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Bad Horse


Good stories defend us from bad philosophy.

Oct
30th
2019

The Internet is now officially old · 4:06am October 30th

Happy Birthday, Internet!

On October 29, 1969, UCLA’s Network Measurement Center, Stanford Research Institute (SRI), University of California-Santa Barbara, and University of Utah mounted the first 4 nodes of the ARPANET. The first successful message was sent by UCLA student programmer Charley Kline, at 10:30 pm on 29 October 1969, from Boelter Hall 3420.

That was 50 years, 1 hour, and 30 minutes ago.

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Sep
5th
2019

Upcoming writing workshop in Pittsburgh, Sept. 13-17 · 8:12pm September 5th

JIM MERCURIO'S SCREENWRITING WORKSHOPS
Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Sep. 13, 13-14, 13-15, or 13-17

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Jul
19th
2019

Trotcon! · 3:33pm July 19th

I'm (almost) on my way to Trotcon, in Columbus, OH. PM me if you want to meet up.

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Jul
18th
2019

The 50th anniversary of the first moon landing is Saturday · 7:06pm July 18th

This Saturday is the 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing.

There's a great website showing video from the landing module of the moon landing, synced up with their communications with ground control, altitude data, and Neil Armstrong's heart rate: http://www.firstmenonthemoon.com

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Jul
18th
2019

Stupid Unicorn artist survey results · 2:13am July 18th

On June 5 I posted a survey: Stupid Unicorn: Help Me Choose an Artist!  Present Perfect asked about the results, so I copy-pasted them from the Google Forms summary page.

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Jul
17th
2019

Stupid Unicorn Kickstarter · 6:57pm July 17th

Kickstarter finally approved my "Stupid Unicorn" fundraiser.  It's to raise money to help me pay Duane Leslie $550 for drawing 43 illustrations for the book.  It's also the way to reserve a copy to be held for you at Bronycon, and a way to order one through the mail.

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Jul
11th
2019

My Books and How to Get Them · 10:01pm July 11th

I recently finished 2 books:  The Worst of Bad Horse (described here) and Stupid Unicorn (a picture book).  Both will be available both at Bronycon, and by mail (which costs more because shipping).  (I might possibly have copies at Trotcon or Capclave this month, but I won't be selling them in the dealer's room.)

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Jul
8th
2019

The Worst of Bad Horse: Table of contents · 8:41pm July 8th

The Worst of Bad Horse
Thanks to the tireless work of RBDash471, and to me being unemployed, I'm coming out with a big book at Bronycon.  It's 730 pages, with 54 stories, scripts, and poems. You've seen all these before, except for:

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Jun
5th
2019

Stupid Unicorn: Help Me Choose an Artist! · 4:37am June 5th

I wrote a picture book that I'd like to sell at Aquaman's Bronycon bookstore. I spent the last week finding artists who would draw something I could use at a price I could afford.

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May
27th
2019

Make Mistakes · 3:52am May 27th

… and keep the best ones

When I worked for Zoesis, I once did a test animation of one block chasing another block around a… third block.  (Drawing's hard, okay?) I animated by writing computer code to control each character. About 15 times a second, at least one behavior for each character would execute that updated its speed and heading according to where it wanted to go and what was in its way.  (It used a behavior-based robot architecture, if you know what that is.)

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