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Bad Horse


Art lives in the space between True and False.

Aug
29th
2020

Little girl saved from unicorn · 4:04am August 29th

Newsweek article

On August 24th, an inflatable unicorn snatched a little girl away off the coast of Greece and carried her out to sea. The dastardly creature's plan was foiled when a ferry picked her up a half mile out.

(Rumors of my involvement with her abduction are greatly exaggerated.)

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Jun
22nd
2020

Everfree Northwest is off · 3:41am June 22nd

Jun
1st
2020

Calling all fen for Bob Madle · 3:04pm June 1st

A forwarded message from Curt Phillips, which I've edited slightly:

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Jun
1st
2020

Why (Some) People Like Sad Stories · 4:20am June 1st

That was the topic of my part of Trick Question's talk last night. Here are my slides (revised today). Not Trick Question's slides, because they aren't mine.

Why Do People Like Sad Stories?

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May
30th
2020

Doh! I'll talk about sadfics with Trick Question tomorrow@Ponyfest! · 6:07am May 30th

Trick Question graciously accepted my invitation of myself to join her Ponyfest talk on Saturday, May 30.

The Joy of Sadfics
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Trick Question, Bad Horse

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May
22nd
2020

Virtual Balticon 2020, Everywhere, May 22-25 · 5:02am May 22nd

See the Convention Planning thread:
Virtual Balticon 2020, Everywhere, May 22-25

Free talks from 5PM Friday until sometime Monday, via Zoom, Discord, SCRUM, and a couple of other platforms. You need to register for talks in advance, but not far in advance--I'm registering tonight for tomorrow's talks.

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May
13th
2020

Trotcon 2020 is cancelled; Everfree is not · 7:39pm May 13th

See https://trotcon.net/. If you're registered, you have only until June 9 to get a refund.

So, my only pony con this year will be Everfree NW, in Seattle, August 7-9, which I'm going to mainly because they invited me and airfare is cheap this year. The con hotel, unfortunately, is sold out. There's also a nearby hotel offering rooms for $150 a night, but the first night is non-refundable.

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Apr
9th
2020

What's stuck in my head today: Då Som Nu För Alltid · 1:35am April 9th

This was the 2016 farewell song of Kent, a Swedish band. Its title means "Then as Now Forever", or maybe "We Are Forever". The video is essential to this one. It's basically one refrain, over and over, with a relentless drumbeat, so it can be brutal to have it stuck in your head. (Kind of like Bolero. The music, not the movie.)

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Mar
30th
2020

I retract the main points of my blog post on covid-19 · 6:26am March 30th

Thanks to everyone who criticized my post on covid-19. I still think the analysis I made was well-justified, but it certainly wasn't clear, and didn't adequately deal with death rates.

I was rewriting the article to be more balanced and less conclusive when I was flummoxed by something no one pointed out, which should have been obvious from the beginning: The number of positive cases and deaths is already greater than predicted by the models.

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Mar
29th
2020

Problems Interpreting the Covid-19 Data · 2:09am March 29th

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We've seen a lot of graphs like this, showing the total number of Covid-19 cases worldwide, like this graph from worldometers.info:

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