Justine Larbalestier with some clarity about working with editors.
And Patrick Rothfuss sings the praises of his editor.
The Scrivener quick cheat sheet.
The digicamo fiasco. I'd like to tell you that this is a rare event, and politics never comes into the purchasing decisions of the Pentagon, and that everybody has the warfighters in mind whenever the offer products to the Pentagon. I'd like to tell you that, but I can't. I can say for the company that I work for, yeah, we do. We not only want the Pentagon to buy our stuff because it means we get to keep in business, but we make our stuff with the warfighter always on our minds. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Fred Clark on who is "getting it." Actually, ma'am, I think the common person is finally "getting it." I just think they don't agree with you. And I also do wish that more of the "common people" also start getting it, because many of them believe the crap you're dishing.
Dear Angry Person, people who criticize you likely aren't defaming you or infringing your copyright. Another story of a person who 1) doesn't get the internets, 2) doesn't understand the law and 3) sigh. Look, after the first few hundred ships fell off the face of the Earth, did people keep sailing towards the edge? No, they learned from other's mistakes. (Grokked from Patrick Nielsen Hayden)
Yesterday was the 50th Anniversary of Starfish Prime. The explosion that brought enough people to their Oppenheimer Moment that we finally banned atmospheric nuclear testing. (Grokked from Jay Lake)