November 13th, 2013


I love my parents.

My mother has just gotten a “Your Windows program isn’t working,” phone call. She likes to keep them on the line, apparently, so her half of the conversation is going like this:


“Who is this?”

“Oh *really*?”

“My computer is already on!”

“Oh no! What are you going to do about it?”

“Are you sure? That’s astonishing, because I don’t use Windows. I use Ubuntu.”

“It’s a different operating system. See, the thing is, Windows really *sucks*, so I don’t use it.”

(Long pause, she reports in a whisper.)

“He hung up on me!”

<3 my mom. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)


triumph. sort of.

I believe I’ve bashed this book into functional shape. Mostly, at least. The manuscript is 2 chapters and 2K shorter than it was before, which is a totally useless way of describing it, because it must have at least 30% new content, possibly more. The dead weight has been cut, wrong decisions by the author have been removed, and things I thought had to be that way turned out not to, so that was a lot of revising for only being 17k (now 15K) into the book.

Now all I have to do is write another 50K on it by the end of the month. :p

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)