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Putting out a non-pony novel · 2:33am Aug 3rd, 2021

A month-long novel-writing experiment over on RoyalRoad, where I'll be releasing a chapter a day at https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/45388/hustling-through-the-dark .

Come read about a vlog by a gal named Dee;
Poor cryonicist, just another nobody.
Then one day she managed to die;
Woke a bit later and learned how to fly.
(Pilot, that is. Spaceships. Lunar landers.)

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Over the Hump, and Starting a Return to Normality · 6:26am May 1st, 2017

There are some downsides to being a data pack-rat, as well as the obvious up-sides.

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Any Second Life content-makers out there? · 8:48am Jan 11th, 2017

I like the idea of Second Life, of being able to build 3D environments, and walk around and interact with them. What I don't like is that if one particular company goes bust, all the content in SL will vanish with it.

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Red Eyes At Night, Sleeper's Delight? · 9:11am Dec 6th, 2016

It's said that cutting down on the amount of blue light your eyes see before you try to fall asleep can help you get to sleep faster. I've been using an RGB light bulb set to 'red' ( http://www.dx.com/p/marsing-r3-e27-3w-200lm-cob-led-rgb-bulb-w-remote-control-white-90-260v-331312 ) and the Redshift app on my computer ( http://jonls.dk/redshift/ ); and just today in the mail, I received my brand-new pair of prescription glasses with reddish-tinted lenses (

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NaNoWriMo is over, but the writing goes on · 1:12am Dec 4th, 2016

November has come and gone, and while I've written 57,000 words for "Extracts" ( https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jPU6QKEohcrw6l6O3SxorIxf2Tnq54h36LtQO6Qv86w/edit ), I haven't finished writing the story. I had a bit of a hiatus due to yet another bout of depression, but I wrote a couple of hundred words two days ago, around eight hundred yesterday, and I think I'm close to being in full form for

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Attempting NaNoWriMo: Extracts · 8:26pm Nov 3rd, 2016


Main goal: Resume habit of writing narrative daily. Secondary goal: Explore a future I wouldn't want to live in. Have managed three days of meeting word-count goal. Am making much up as I go, with a few particular points I'd like to hit. Comments/ideas/suggestions appreciated.

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Still Alive · 1:04pm Aug 14th, 2016

Long story short, after some build-up, about a week ago I was in the hospital, with ambulance ride and IV drip and everything; and I've spent most of the week since then recovering through sleeping. (Best guess: virus, complicated by not being able to keep any calories down.)

Plan for this week: Catch up on what I've been letting slide. Odds of success: moderate. If you're waiting for any responses from me on anything, now's a good time to refresh my memory.

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I'm still writing · 3:19pm Feb 25th, 2016

I'm taking a short break from creating "S.I.", and am trying a somewhat different writing exercise: building up an entire story before I start writing any of it, as opposed to the web-serial model I've been trying with S.I.

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My cat passed away last night · 3:46pm Oct 16th, 2015

Punk Rock Girl, aka Punkers, was at least 16 years old. After many years of being a typical crazy cat - waking up and yelling out meows until someone reassured her she wasn't dreaming, being delighted with the windowbox we set up for her, and so on - the last few days she started being tired.

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I've been writing. · 1:41pm Oct 24th, 2014

I've been writing.

Last May, I took a piece of advice: "Just start writing".

I'm now over 222,222 words into a novel, and counting. You can see my first chapter in my account at DeviantArt at http://datapacrat.deviantart.com/art/S-I-Book-One-Chapter-One-Re-Awakening-489185968 , or at the story's eventual permanent future home at http://www.datapacrat.com/SI/ . (Note: The sample chapter there is NSFW due to containing an image of tasteful female nudity.)

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