Productivity

This is what I call productivity: On the train, to and from work, I wrote 2100 words of my new fiction project. About 1100 in the morning, and another thousand on the way home. Quite happy with that. Making good progress on this new thing… Then… at work, I was able to spend nearly the ...

A decision (or not)

I have decided today that there’s far too many things going on right now. From Will in hospital, to job troubles, to business yes/no-ing, to our imminent need to find somewhere new to live, to everyone’s incessant sickness, it’s just all too much. So one of these is just going to stop. Any of them ...

Daytripping again

Took a little road trip today with the family… an easy one up the northern freeway to Maitland in the lower Hunter. Thinking of moving there. It’s a long story, but as I mentioned recently we have to be out of our current house by the end of September, and we’ve wanted to get out ...

Ups and downs

Long day at work today again, but at least part of that was fun. Got plenty done, dealt with more of the same rubbish that is driving me nuts, but at least we had a two hour lunch and some good food 🙂 Hung out with the brother and watches Wests lose again. Badly. Well, ...

Cough, cough

Well enough for work today, but apparently not enough to stop me from coughing all day anyway. Achieved a surprising amount while there, though also mulling business plans and researching the like at the same time. Major coughing fits on the way home, but ok when I got there. Alex seems to be getting sick ...

All these things at once

Business moves are coming along quite nicely, which ties into moving house because we have to, which ties into changing everything. And THAT is good. On the lighter side, I’ve finally been able to hear what Warren Ellis sounds like — an audio interview with him here about his novel “Crooked Little Vein”. Quite English ...

It’s late and I’m busy

It’s late and I’m putting together an email to send out to some Computer Troubleshooters people. Who are they, you may ask? I don’t recall if I’ve talked about my potential ventures here before, but it does seem like I finally should. That said, it’s really late and I’ve got more work to do… Share ...

Moving on

The Olympics finished tonight… watched a little of the closing ceremony but missed some other parts. Watched Dexter instead, which of course I could have watched at any time via several methods, but it still seemed like the best choice anyway! Had lunch for Dad’s birthday today. Always a nice occasion down at West Ryde ...

The power of the niche

Read a couple of things today that seemed entirely unrelated at first, but then it all came together in a magnificent way. Locally, ABC chief Kim Dalton says that we should be regulating Internet content like we do TV content. Thought he was talking about censorship at first, which is both dumb and unenforceable online, ...

I understand what they’re saying, but …

An interesting story from the Boston Globe today , talking about the pressures that many top writers feel from publishers desperate to have them write at least one book a year. And yet … it annoys the hell out of me in some ways too 🙂 I mean, they’re talking about pop thrillers and adventure ...
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