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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Linkee-poo, will you let me show you what I mean?

I hope to have more time starting the middle of next week. Just in the middle of a bad conflagration of work, school, and personal life at the moment (including the last minute trip to DC - which is for pleasure, and should be fun, but is a big chunk o' time - I should write more about that - note to self).

Colleen Lindsay is dusitng off the swivel and want's to know what you want to talk about.

The Rejection Generator Project. You've heard how real writers rack up at least a hundred rejections before they start selling? Well, now you too can get all those rejections, but without that nasty writing part or actually having to submit to several markets. How great is that? The kids these days, they have it so easy. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

To help rid the world of the concept of colonialism helps poorer countries. (Grokked from Catherine Shaff-Stump)

So, Romney is getting in trouble when he mentions specifics. Quelle surprise. See, in Ohio we have a governor that played the same game, "Oh, we'll give you the specifics once we're in office." And then everyone could vote for him knowing that their ox wouldn't be gored. The the governor acted, and his approval rating dropped so low, the polls started asking the question, "If you had to do it over, would you vote for Kasich," and, again surprise surprise, he would have lost by 20 points. That's the major problem for all of these proposals, when you talk about shrinking government, or reducing regulation, or eliminating departments, or "making our (state, city, nation) more business friendly," everybody says, "Yes, go do that." Until you tell them which parts you need to shrink, which regulations you want gone, what departments to cut, and how you're changing things to be more "business friendly", and then people realize that they really don't like those proposals after all (or they discover just how much government helps them). But don't worry, Romney can say, "I was giving giving some examples in answer to specific questions, these really aren't my plans" and lull the people back to sleep. Only if he gets in and then makes those changes. Then the news will be, "But he said he would do this, and now he's making good on his promises." Not my first time to that particular rodeo. And it's not like Mitt and Ann would be all cynical about it. Not at all. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Tweet of my heart:
@annagenoese: If you are surprised ebooks cost 10% less than print books to produce, you don't know how book publishing works.

The supporting evidence. (Grokked from Rae Carson)

Alligator Quotient: In so deep, I might as well head down, I'll eventually be on top… on the other side of the world.

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