Friday, January 23, 2015

Not Been A "Reading" Week...

I've read and reviewed 1 (!!!!!!!!!) book this week.  It hasn't been that I don't have books I want to read, it simply  has been that I come home from work and almost literally crash on the couch and allow Netflix to massage my tired brain.

Which is why you've seen more "Blog" type posts than reviews from me. Part of me rebels at the idea of 'not reading', but a wiser part realizes that sometimes you do have to ease back on one thing and give it a rest. So maybe next week  

Random Randomosity!

I like Tron AND Tron Legacy and if Tron 3 comes out, I hope to like that too.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Author D.P. Prior Just Moved to Number 1 in my Avoidance List...Sigh

I recently blogged about a book by D.P. Prior, entitled Sword of the Archon/Cadman's Gambit.

I copy/paste my reviews as backups on several other places and one of them is Wordpress.
To my surprise, Prior commented on my review and said the following:

"D. P. Prior says:
This was on the product page when you downloaded the book:
“Originally published as Cadman’s Gambit, the third edition, now known as Sword of the Archon, features a new opening chapter, some restructuring of early scenes, and is now rendered in US English.”
It’s regrettable the title change sent you apoplectic.
Glad to be on your list. I’d sooner not encounter this level of vitriol in the future; sours my wine.
Be happy."

I allowed the comment on my Wordpress account because it really confirmed to me that Prior is one of the new breed of Indie authors, ie, thin skinned and expecting everyone to love and kiss their literary projects.

You know, I leave the authors alone. Why can't they leave me alone?

Here is the original Wordpress review/comment link if you care to verify:

I don't expect anything to come of this but I have screen captured his comment and plan to dissuade anyone I can from reading his books. He should have just left it alone and we'd both be happier.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Of the Bears & the Bees or "Nature Sucks"

Today while at work in the woods I ended up putting my hand right in the middle of a pile of bear poop. I am not shitting you.

Then, as if that wasn't enough "nature" for anyone, I also walked through a ground nest of yellow-jackets. This time of year they are cranky because they know winter is coming, so they do not have a live and let live attitude. They have a "you exist so I'm going to sting you and hurt you as much as possible" attitude. I was running for a good while trying to get away from them, let me tell you.

And to top things off and add insult to injury, I finished my book at lunchtime and had to resort to reading Walden by Thoreau. 5 pages of him rhapsodizing about Nature with a Capital "N" and waxing eloquent about the peerless beauty of Walden Pond in the Winter, once again with a Capital "W".

Lord, nobody deserves to have that shit shoveled at them after dealing with poop and stings. Not even me!

And it is only Wednesday.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Dr. Says "Don't Blink!"

Son of a gun! These Stone Angel episodes from Dr. Who always freak me out. And this particular one, oh man. Weeping Baby Angels. The idea is just horrific.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Juno - Free Email Problems?

I have been using Juno since the 90's. Not the same email address, sadly, as in my younger days I regularly created, used, discarded and  rinse & repeat email addresses like they were flapjacks.

I have kept the last couple the same for the past several years because I'm realizing how nice a stable email address can be, even as a backup.
However, in the last couple of months I have noticed that I am getting a LOT more of the "type in the captcha to prove you're not a bot" thing going on. I can understand if it happens once or twice a year, but multiple times a month?
I regularly change my password, I haven't been hacked and had autospam sent out and in fact, nothing that I can think of would warrant this.
Unless Juno wants to get rid of people using their free email by hassling them.

Now, just because I'm an evil, paranoid genius doesn't mean that THEY aren't out to get me. Remember that folks, it could save your life one day.