A book-collecting revelation

When we did our recent reno, I donated a lot of books. Dozens of them, easily. Maybe hundreds. Swept off shelves by the armload, put into boxes as efficiently as possible, and hauled to the thrift store, again and again. Initially I balked at the idea. These were my books, after all, and book lovers…

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What I (didn’t) read this month

Bit of an odd month. I not only forgot to track what I was reading in April (very weird), but I’m pretty sure I actually completed reading… well… zero books. Which is really unusual. Here’s the thing: I put aside Fire Up Your Writing Brain, which I had started in March, in order to read…

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Interactive story first draft: Done!

For anyone who doesn’t get my newsletter… I mean, first off, why not? Geez… but secondly and more to the point, I’m looking for work, and one of the opportunities that came up was a scriptwriter for an upcoming Star Wars game from powerhouse game developer Ubisoft. One of the suggested items to have in…

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Android Guy becomes iPhone Guy

The deal, as they say, is done. After having no end of frustrations big and small with my Pixel 5, a couple of weeks back I finally jumped ship completely over to Apple. I sold the (very quickly devaluing) Pixel 5, paired that with less cash than I’d expected, and got a used iPhone 11…

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What I read this month

It was a slow month, reading-wise. We’ve been hammering away at household materials as we continue to settle into the reno, there’s a glut of various paperwork that needs doing (and for added kicks, we’re also renewing our passports in anticipation of actually being able to maybe possibly travel soon, and that’s a whole other…

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A call to focus

Years prior to the pandemic, I had noticed a trend that was slowly but clearly getting worse, and it has ramped up even harder through these Covid years: People appearing to answer questions, but not addressing the main points. I’ve asked around and know I’m not the only one experiencing it. People in different positions,…

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Tech hates me

Rather than coming up with another catchy title, I figure I’ll just reuse this one as needed. Lord knows I’ve got plenty to write about to keep the title alive and kicking indefinitely. The latest: I’ve recently written about some problems with my Pixel 5, but more issues have come up since then. As a…

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What I read this month

It was a slower month than January, reading-wise, but I’ve certainly done worse. The bulk of it was still dominated by humour material from Simon Rich, with some solid work by Carl Hiaasen mixed in for a little weird Florida mystery fun. ReadFree-Range Chickens – Simon RichBad Monkey – Carl HiaasenAnt Farm – Simon RichSpoiled…

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