Monthly Archives: December 2004

Adaptations, Co-opting of Voice, and Honkies in Sci-fi

Ursula K Le Guin, a science fiction author who has been writing for several decades with a great deal of success in the constricted genre, has had several of her books condensed and adapted for SciFi channel. Go here to read her disgust with the whole process, and to read her take on the authorial […]

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Crichton’s Prediction

I found this story on Slate (I was actually reading a review of Crichton’s new book). It’s interesting how his prediction of news transmittance is beginning to come to pass with the advent of the RSS feeds. This has been the first year the internet, and blogs in particular, have had any kind of impact […]

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EII Paper

Al Roker and repeats of $40 a Day were on, so here is my final paper from Dr. Lyons’ class. It’s in the PDF format.

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Changes here on the site and the completion of my EII paper.

Well, yeah. It’s pretty obvious, but let me say that I hate HTML. I really disliked the color and general layout of the template we were using before, but I hadn’t found a prefab-ed one that I liked better. So, I found one I disliked the least and began learning what little HTML I needed […]

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Nicholas Was…

older than sin, and his beard could grow no whiter. He wanted to die. The dwarfish natives of the Arctic caverns did not speak his language, but conversed in their own, twittering tongue, conducted incomprehensible rituals, when they were not actually working in the factories. Once every year they forced him, sobbing and protesting, into […]

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Deborah’s Comment

I looked up Dale Peck’s book and he is merciless in his criticisms. The funny part? Look at the praise for Everything Is Illuminated. Second page. “It is one of the best novels I’ve ever been fortunate enough to hold in my hands”–Dale Peck Huh. I’m also reasonably sure Peck works with JSF’s brother at […]

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The internet is a weird, weird place.

You’ve gotta see this. I don’t even have words…just go look and marvel. Every once in a while, something on the internet will come along that will make me pause. This is one of those things. Here’s a tip for the site: click on the picture to view the gallery and then click on one […]

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I’ll never be adept at theory…

I hate theory. Well that may be a bit harsh, but I definitely do hate the majority of the prose that comprises literary theory. I read for a while, and then for some unexplainable reason I find myself organizing my CD collection. Confused, I force myself back to the books. A short time later I […]

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Microsoft catching up

Looks like Microsoft wants to compete with Blogger, which incidentally is owned by Google. Well, the behemoth as set its sights on another victim. It’s only a matter of time…

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Time

I fixed the time setting on the web site. The time it was showing before was actually two hours earlier than reality. That’s actually a little embarrassing if you had noticed the times I was posting. The changes are retro-active so all the posts have been changed.

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