Friday, March 30, 2007

Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Out of tea bags!

You know you are desperate for a cup of tea when you heat up iced tea and add milk...

Monday, March 26, 2007

It started today...

My best buddy for over 30 years, Starsky, started chemo and radiation today.

I'm so distracted, it's hard to get anything done.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Another work anecdote....

One of my jobs was to set up the store for each new promo, making displays of sale items in the front of the store. One afternoon I was busy putting various telephones on a table by the front door, when a young man came in, walked up, and watched me for a few moments.

I straightened up from my work, asking, “May I help you?”

“Yeah,” he said. “Do you sell phones?”


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

RGR Issue 18

Ray Gun Revival Issue #18 has broken orbit!

Eye of Nukuloo by S. T. Forstner
When night falls and hunter becomes prey, who will come to the rescue?

Saving Beta by Robert Mancebo
The Star-transport's security officer is faced with lying allies, friendly primitives, mass murder, impending planetary destruction, and a very pretty girl.

The Adventures of the Sky Pirate: "Finding Chain" by Johne Cook
Serial Fiction
Flynn turns life at the Haddirron Naval Academy upside down, but is this fast talking, fast thinking privateer-in-training able to avoid the spectre of the Black Blot?

Memory Wipe, Chapter Nine: "Orbit Over Nothing" by Sean T.M. Stiennon
Serial Fiction
Powerful enemies are in pursuit of Takeda and Zartsi: the alien assassin Lashiir, aboard his deadly ship Despair, and Vass, still seeking vengeance at any price.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Slap and Tristan Meet the Snarky Avenger!

In other words, Taylor Kent interviewed me about Deuces Wild:
Snark Infested Waters - Deuces Wild

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


I worked at an electronics store for a couple of years back in the nineties. There were a few humorous things that occurred, and I thought I'd share one...

Our computer tech used to have me field questions for tech support, as he knew I could take care of simple problems, and it would free him to help those with more complicated issues. So, one time I answered the phone and it was a woman who just bought a computer from us; I recognized her unique voice. And winced. She was, hm, how can I say this nicely? ...Very computer illiterate. I anticipated a lengthy conversation helping her do something very complex, such as finding the "On" button.

She began, "My keyboard is missing some keys."

Me: "I beg your pardon?"

Her: "My keyboard is missing some keys. The computer keeps telling me to press the "Any" key, but there isn't one."

Me (trying to suck my cheeks so I don't laugh in her ear): "Ah, yes, well that model doesn't an "Any" key, you're right. But you can use the space bar -- that's the long, straight bar on the bottom row, can you see it? Great. It works just like the "Any" key."

Her: "Oh, that's wonderful! Thank you! But you know, you should really tell people about this model not having that "Any" key."

Me: "You're right. I'm sorry. I'll try to remember from now on."


Sunday, March 04, 2007

Ray Gun Revival #17

Ray Gun Revival Issue #17 is fully live.

50 pages

Flinteye and the Crystal Spear by Sean T. M. Stiennon
Jalazar Flinteye and his ‘bot partner, Axten, are hired to protect an ancient spear that serves as both a source of power and a bone of contention among feuding warlords.

The View Through the Shotglass Floor by Michael Ehart
Everyone has at one time or another wanted a “do over”. But what if your second chance makes things worse than they were already? Would you have enough sense to leave bad enough alone?

Carbonville, Part Two by John M. Whalen
Jack Brand struggles to survive among his allies, much less his enemies, in Carbonville.

Deuces Wild, "In the Lap of the Gods," Part Three by L. S. King
Serial Fiction
When the roof collapses, who will survive?

Jasper Squad, Episode Five, "The Wrong Side of the Law" by Paul Christian Glenn
Serial Fiction
Lieutenant Melendez fights for her life in the present but can't escape her past.