I guess that "Final Experiment" didn't work out, huh?

 
He should get a hat or something...A few weeks ago I was returning home from a flight. Since I got off the plane, I only had two things in mind: To drown myself in Cherry Coke, and watch Red Dwarf. After coaxing my aging but free television into operation, I briefly flipped to the Sci-Fi Channel. I knew they were broadcasting series three of the new Dr. Who series, and I was curious to see if it was any good.I managed to catch the trailing 15 minutes of Daleks in Manhattan. I was excited to see...

Purple and Black

 
I found myself earlier this evening lamenting about book. You see, last week I had the fortune of taking the most beautiful hardcover I own with me on a business trip. It was not skillfully crafted or delicately ornate. It was, like so many in my collection, of machine construction. Nevertheless, I found this one particularly delightful for its simple composition.The cover was two toned. Purple on each side, tooled with a subtle diamond pattern. The binding was a woven black that buzzed when you ran...

Thanks, but no thanks

 
Dear Apple,While I appreciate your recent effort with the iPhone, I'm afraid that I will not purchase one in the near future. I am quite pleased with my BlackBerry Pearl, as well as the $300-$400 I saved in doing so. Really, aren't the prices you're asking a bit steep for 4 or 8gb? The lukewarm reviews over the weekend gave the impression the product development was rushed. With the iPhone out of the way, can you please start working on a Tablet MacBook now? I am not alone in this, there are...

Rewrite

 
A few weeks ago, I began quietly working on a rewrite to Novella. I hadn't worked on the story seriously since November of last year, and in that time I had many new ideas. Typically it takes me a long time to come up with new ideas for a story, which is partly why it has taken me years to write one at all. Perhaps that would be different if I had been writing full time, but I'd rather be well paid IT guru who writes on the side than a starving young writer.The impetus for this rewrite was not...