Roundup

Stories

Stories drive everything. One of my day job goals is to do more, and more effective storytelling. Something I feel is lacking in my stories is plot. Just not enough of it. I tend to drive away from conflict personally, so sometimes I do too much of that in my stories. So one of my writing goals is to conflict more. (In my stories…not in my life.) Stories and Pixar! Pixar has a class on storytelling at Khan Academy. You…
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The post valentine’s day roundup-NSFW

Very very loosely sex and love related roundup. Very loosely. NSFW It’s now a real word! (From Merriam-Webster who is also resisting lies in a fantastic way) It was part of their 1000 new words, but this one is 100% the best for this post. Bad Chart Thursday (not this Thursday, every Thursday!) From Skepchick I was actually surprised to find that at 61%, The Sex Lives of Potato Men is actually more popular than Trump. Superbowl Porn! Pornhub statistics…
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Libraries are awesome!

Check out your local library

I was trying to figure out what to post about, I have one that I’ve been working on about unconditional love and my rant about it, that’s not ready yet. But while I was doing it a few things happened. I got a notification that a book I’d been wanting to check out was available, I found a couple of resources I’d been wanting some more information on (audio mixing, I’m trying to get better and faster, and website security),…
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Information and Confessions

Information is critical You are undoubtedly not surprised by this. If you are, I’m concerned about you. Seriously. Sci Am points out that the free flow of scientific information is critical for democracy. You should also not be surprised by this. But it is a very good article about it. About what is reasonable and what isn’t. And for sharing that information? The Sunlight Foundation has a list of who is allowed to talk and who isn’t. It is actually…
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Depressing, sad, and nerdy

Comics I love SMBC. They are weirdly nerdy in so many wonderful ways. Like this one about pop music. And if you are like ugh pop music, SERIOUSLY GO LOOK! You’ll thank me. Another wonderful comic site, Indexed. This one is something I need to remember over and over and over. We still try. We need to try. Keep trying. Vaccines are awesome Seriously, there is probabally someone reading this that is alive because of them. They save lives. Vaccines…
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2016 by the Numbers

Every year at my day job I have to pull together information for everything I’ve done for the year. Usually, this comes this week, someone several levels above me running through and saying they need it. I try to be prepared. So this is my 2016 Roundup of all the shit I’ve done. Quick review of my goals? Back at the start of 2016 I made a post about my goals. Narrating I really dove into narration this year. While…
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Talk to me!

For starters welcome to everyone who has picked up following the blog from the fantastic NaNo Hop.  I wanted to put all the places you can find me in one nice and tidy spot for anyone who wants to talk to me or reach out to me. Let’s start here I’ve got a WordPress blog so if you are on WordPress you should be able to follow me that way. You can also use my RSS feed. If you’d like…
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Animals

Here’s your breakish for animals. Jaguars Humans have killed 26 Panamanian Jaguars this year from Mental Floss. Cattle and sheep ranchers are setting up shop in jaguar territory, which puts everyone in a pretty dangerous position. More than half of the forest in the Isthmus of Panama is already gone. The cats are running out of safe spaces to go. And on top of that, humans have moved in on their wild food supply. Humans are not good at (or…
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Out of this world roundup

Busy doesn’t even touch on how my last two weeks have been. But I’d like to go out of this world a little so here’s a roundup. Far far out of this world Looking for Technosignatures at Centauri Dreams has a great post about one of the great ways to discover life elsehwere, technosignatures. One thought is to look for signs of imbalance suggestive of technologies like ours, producing air pollution that can be measured by spectroscopic analysis.  See, pollution…
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Random Roundup

Mostly not of this earth, but a little of this earth. Just a normal random roundup. Also humans. Not of this Earth Planetary rings are incredibly beautiful. They may be the remnants of the destruction of dwarf planets. The rings are pieces of Dwarf Planets that got torn off in passing, which were then ripped to pieces! Juno – I don’t care how old this is – is out of safe mode and awesome. NASA is awesome. Humans managed to…
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