Monthly Archives: August 2007

The Children of Men

I finally slogged my way through The Children of Men by P.D. James. You may recall that there was a movie out last spring which was much hyped. It came to my attention through science fiction circles that this was … Continue reading

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80/20 Rule

There’s a rule called the 80/20 rule. It states that 80% of the gain comes from 20% time/effort/clients/etc. This is frequently mentioned with respect to my work because about 20% of our clients pay 80% of our fee. The Transportationist … Continue reading

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This Week in Traffic…

…is no more. Make sure you check over at the sister blog for the traffic item tidbits. There were some interesting ones this week. Also, I think I’ve settled on a once-every-two-weeks podcast distribution schedule. That should work out … Continue reading

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Favorite Photo of the Week

John dropped in to Atlanta for a quick flyby. We went to the Marietta Pizza Kitchen on The Square for dinner. That photo of John was a close winner over this image of the parking garage stairwell next to the … Continue reading

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Star Wars Arcade Game (in my basement!)

where would I be without SF Signal! Do you want to own a classic 1980’s vector-graphic Star Wars Arcade game? Hell yeah! That would totally rock.

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We went to see the movie Stardust last night, starring Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert DeNiro, among others. It was written by Neil Gaiman, and is possible the best movie I’ve seen in the last five years. … Continue reading

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Pluto, We Hardly Knew Thee

A year ago, Pluto was declassified as Planet and shunted into the category of Dwarf Planet by the International Astronomical Union. This was accomplished through a series of three qualities that a ‘planet’ must possess, according to the IAU: A … Continue reading

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Strangely Fascinating

While popping around Flickr, I came across a forum thread. It concerns the process of “blocking” another user of Flickr from viewing your photos or emailing you. It’s really quite simple. You click “Block” and voila! No bothering anymore by … Continue reading

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Spotting Crackpottery

These short rules will arm you in your fight against woo-woo mysticism, anti-second-law patents, and fantastic claims. It is good education for anyone.

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Escape Pod Podcast

I am a huge fan of Escape Pod, a Science Fiction podcast published by Steve Eley. Its intent is to deliver an audio version of a science fiction short story every week. It is one of my favorite podcasts, and … Continue reading

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