How to start knitting

How to start knitting

It’s no secret that I knit all the time. As a result, I tend to end up giving out a lot of recommendations for knitting patterns for various levels of expertise, most often people just starting or people who’ve done a little knitting previously but went...
Kylo Ren Has To Die

Kylo Ren Has To Die

This post is not really about Star Wars. It’s not really even about Kylo Ren / Ben Solo. But it does contain spoilers about the latest installment of Star Wars (that’s The Rise Of Skywalker in case anyone is reading this from the future), Godzilla the King...
What comes next?

What comes next?

It is that time of year again; the time when all the planners in the world don’t seem to be enough for all the plans you have and it’s all habit trackers all the time and you’re going to get healthy and pay off all your debts and it’s all going...
2019 – the end of a decade

2019 – the end of a decade

Just over ten years ago, around October or November, I was diagnosed with burnout and assigned (I think) two weeks of sick leave and a few meetings of therapy to deal with it. And I was told that I needed to find hobbies that weren’t in computer science. I did...
Vacation time!

Vacation time!

The trouble with essentially keeping up/growing two careers at the same time is that there’s never any real time off. Conventions are wonderful, but you are “on” for the entire time. Whatever spare time from the day job I’ve had in the past few...
What comes next?

What to do when the well runs dry?

It’s been a rough year for me and I am all out of energy and creativity. I asked my friends for ideas for this blog post because I was all out. And then Jason, genius that he is, suggested talking about what to do when the well runs dry. And hey, right now...
The internet of trust

The internet of trust

I’m getting ready to write my first near-future novel and as research and inspiration, I’m reading and re-reading some tech books. One of the books I’ve been reading is Bruce Schneier’s Click Here To Kill Everybody. Something that I found...
NaNoWriMo Redux

NaNoWriMo Redux

It is now two days after NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. One should probably say the International Novel Writing Month, but that’s neither here nor there. As I’ve mentioned many times before, I like to take part in NaNoWriMo, largely because...

Lost in the woods

It’s NaNoWriMo, and I failed to plan enough ahead enough to have all the blog posts done. I’m writing a secondary world fantasy roughly modeled after Finland during the last Finnish Crusades in roughly the same area. I am so far behind but still determined...
2019 – the end of a decade

Oura

I’ve been trying to fix my sleeping habits for a while now. I’m a natural night-owl. I have a day job, which means that at least five times a week I need to wake up early if I want to get home in time to get my writing work in.  I work two desk jobs which means that...