Category Archive: LiveJournal Posts

Aug 19 2012

LiveJournal Import

Earlier I had started moving over posts one at a time; fixing up the links, marking them as ‘originally posted on LJ’, and what-not. I was also being fairly selective and not moving over the crap posts and the memes. The problem was simple: it was a lot of work. As a result the effort …

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Aug 12 2011

Poem: Upon the Wings of Icarus

(Yeah, yeah… Scansion needs some work. Nor proper verse either. So sue me.) Upon the Wings of Icarus by Jack William Bell The remains of the day, melting away And so much remains to be done Yet here I am and here I stay Staring straight into the sun We each our special talents We …

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Apr 06 2011

Getting my two cents in

On Craigslist today there was a help-wanted ad titled ‘Apple Site News Writer‘: Looking for self-motivated writers for a large Apple News site. – Good English spelling and grammar. – Consistent – Need one writer in-touch with the latest Apple news to post two articles per day – Need one writer current on the latest …

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Mar 16 2011

It’s the little things that matter

I imagine that very nearly every man and woman who reaches an age comparable to mine finds themselves looking back at their life and finding the whole of it wanting. Finding themselves a failure when compared to the ambitions of their younger selves. I believe this to be true, no matter how great (or small) …

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Dec 31 2010

Ten things I’ve done (that you probably haven’t)

OK, I’ll play… I’ve done these ten things that you probably haven’t: 1. Swam with a 4 foot sea turtle at the Great Barrier Reef 2. Played frisbee in a typhoon (we lost all our frisbees really fast) 3. Bought hashish in Turkey 4. Climbed Mount Adams, by myself 5. Explored old steam tunnels beneath …

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Dec 08 2010

I told you so! There, I said it…

Just a short note to those who are complaining about Obama not living up to their expectations, here’s what I said July 10, 2008: As always, I’m the guy who hates the leading politicians on both sides. That means I get to say “I told you so.” when people complain about Obama acting like a …

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Nov 24 2010

I have a new member of my household

Meet Dusty. Dusty is a 10 month old ‘soft coat’ Yorkshire Terrier (‘Yorkie’). She is friendly, quiet, inquisitive, affectionate, and downright tiny. She isn’t a ‘teacup’ style, but I don’t think she’ll ever weigh more than five or six pounds. I got Dusty (old name forgotten already, as it was the kind of name I …

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Sep 14 2010

Greetings from Sydney (and belated Greetings from Cairns)

I didn’t do a ‘Greetings from Cairns’ because it was so difficult to get a decent Net connection there. So this is ‘Greetings from Sydney’, with extra Cairns on top… In my previous installment I described how I returned from Adelaide to Melbourne. I then spent a week at Aussiecon (more on that in a …

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Sep 03 2010

Greetings from Melbourne

In my previous installment I provided a map of my peregrinations from Melbourne airport to Adelaide. I’m still way too busy to write up an in-depth report, nor have I posted any pictures to the web yet. But I do have time to give you the route back. I started early from Adelaide, hoping to …

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Sep 01 2010

My Aussiecon 4 contact info

During the convention (Thursday through Tuesday morning) I will be at the Pensione Hotel. My in-Australia phone number is 0429225065. I posted my Aussiecon 4 schedule last week.

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