I wrote this as part of my costume for Con this year.   I frowned impatiently at the spinning compass. Sailing the trade routes of the South Pacific was boring work, rarely providing anything like the adventures I had always secretly craved, and I didn’t like the possibilities a broken compass was likely to offer. […]

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(Editing is for weenies. Backspace allowed only for typos…) It was a pretty good weekend. I finished a long-running project in my iMac fish tank, more or less. I need to add a couple things, but they’re standard aquarium equipment, the same things I would need to do with any new tank. Heater, PH testing, […]

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As I’ve said before, a huge percentage of my job is writing and communication. I’ve measured a few times, and in a typical week, it can be over 30,000 words between email, formal documents, and various reports. Naturally, not all of this content is unique; I have a number of standard items I pull out when […]

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