Impavid judge lambastes cantankerous companies

Judge Robert Scola gets mad props from me today for two reasons.  First, he censored both Apple and Google for using litigation has a never-ending business strategy. I’ve written about this before, but I’ll summarize: litigation to limit competition is shitty for the consumer (that’s us). The second reason he gets “mad props” is for his verbal skillz.  Not only …

Do not go gentle into that good night

This post is gonna get kind of heavy–sorry. “Do not go gentle into that good night” (by Dylan Thomas) was always my favorite poem.  Initially, I interpreted it to mean that defiance in the face of certain death is the way to go.  I liked that message–continue to live to your fullest until you can’t anymore.  Don’t just give up …

How gaming makes me a better writer

I have been a pretty avid gamer most of my life.  I started with an Atari 2600 and 800xl sometime around the age of 2 or 3 (not saying I was any good), and it just sort of grew from there. I don’t just play RPGs like Mass Effect either.  I have been playing Counter-Strike since late 1999 (yes, it …

I’m back with a writing rant

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus.  I know there’s not a ton of you out there reading these, but for those of you that are, sorry!  I’m sure you missed me. Anywho–onto my writing rant.  What the hell does everyone have against telling a story all the sudden?

Great men live forever

Great men and women live forever.  They live through the lives they’ve touched, and the things they’ve accomplished. Great men and women own up to their flaws and overcome them.  When they make mistakes they accept responsibility and learn from them. Great men choose to share their lives and loves with other great people.  They marry great women (or other …

How to write good sci-fi (not fantasy)

First, I’m not dissing fantasy (I read a good bit of it, and enjoy the genre). I’m just trying to dispel the preconceived notion that sci-fi and fantasy are the same thing. They’re not. More after the break.

Superbugs are no joke

I haven’t posted in a bit–sorry.  I’ve been getting my ass kicked by a “superbug” version of the norovirus called the “Sydney” strain. It’s been awesome, let me tell you.  It’s great getting fluids through a saline drip (two full bags).  In any case, I’m getting better, and you can look forward for more posts coming soon!

7 deadly sins of gaming

If you’re not a gamer, you probably won’t find this at all amusing.  However, if you ARE a gamer–you’re welcome. The 7 Deadly Sins of Online Gaming — powered by Cracked.com

Tech from my book is going to be commercially available!

Image Source: MYO Like I said in my last post, I wrote a book. It’s set somewhere around 100 years into the future, and has corresponding advances in technology. Why am I telling you this? Well, I saw this Engadget article today about the MYO armband. It senses motion and electrical impulses in your body to let you control Bluetooth …