Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Linkee-poo thinks he kept his eyes open for too long

And article on Amazon getting into the publishing business. Hmmm. There's a lot of "e-books rulez" ra-ra going on in there, but some meat as well. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

But I have a thought. Let's say, you start buying your library on the Kindle, Nook, iBook or some other device tied to a single store. What happens when that store goes under? Let's say Borders had come out with an e-reader tied to their online presence. And still went belly-up. Sure, you'd have the books you have loaded currently on the device. Also, what happens when technology leap-frogs again? Just something I keep pondering.

John Scalzi reaches out from Germany and gives us some (media related) writing prompts. Hmm, the plot of Blade Runner as done by Dr. Seuss.

Some more on the what your employer owns if you create something while employed (even in your "off" time).

Some tips on how to survive "open enrollment" season. Some good points from the Kaiser Family Foundation. (Grokked from Absolute Write)

Another video on the quantum locking thing. You can lock in at different heights and angles. (Grokked from Tor.com)

Wow, Glenn, project much? So who is saying they'll have a "night of long knives"? Is it the person who complained about being compared to Hitler because the Nazis are the other guys? Seriously, dude, I'm beginning to think the drinking did permanent damage. Another example of the reverse "Don't throw me in the briar patch" thinking. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Just in case you're still under the delusion that Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan is a good thing, some numbers for your to consider. It's great for a lot of the people Cain knows, because his friends are all rich. Not to mention the plank of repealing the 16th amendment. What he is proposing is not a country I wish to live in.

And I just want to say here, the conservative media's embracing of the Lord's Resistance Army (Beck, Limbaugh, etc) shows just how completely clueless and detached from reality the right has become. Just because LRA claim to be Christians, the blathering masses of the right believe them to be persecuted by the "godless" Obama administration. Really. Hey, guys, might want to do, I don't know, actual research on these people you're supporting. Or do I need to start talking about how the LRA kidnaps children, spends a few months brainwashing them (classic cult tactics) and then, as the right of initiation, sends them back home to kill their parents. If they fail, the LRA cuts of various parts of them (arms, noses, ears). That's the people you're defending as christians. Why do these people, the right-wing media, still have a following?

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