Currently: 24,110 (still)
Tonight's goal: 27,250
Nothing written yet today, but I'm determined, now that I
have an Idea that I like.
I've been reading a few "weblogs" again, so here are
a Volokh guest series,
Traditionalist Case for Gay Marriage.
Nice to be reminded that some people who call themselves
traditionalists are benevolent and open-minded.
"Put simply, I believe in gay marriage because I believe in marriage."
OKs gay rights law.
Actually it's "Maine fundies finally fail to citizen-repeal
gay rights law, after two prior successes".
I'm hoping that this is part of a trend, where as voters get
to know more and more real live gay couples, this kind of
grass-roots bigotry will have less and less chance of success.
Because if that's what's going on, the good guys can't help
Unrelatedly, today's Widely Blogged Research Paper:
Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets: An Empirical Study".
Someone wondered at lunch today if there was any Halo fanfiction (given
that, more or less, most people play the storyless multi-player mode
and even the single-player mode's story is just a thin shell around
shooting everything that moves).
Turns out that there's hardly any; fanfiction dot net has a mere
("Halo 2 and 3 story, starts before the Scared Icon level.
Chapter 3 is a flashback which explains why the Elite Commander
in Halo 2 only has half a jaw").
Which is nothing at all compared to the 12,387 for Pokémon,
the 14,043 for Star Wars, the 37,014 for Yu-Gi-Oh, or the
216,258 for "Harry Potter" (some British kid's series).
(Yeah, nearly three times as many Yu-Gi-Oh as Star Wars sounds
wrong to me also; I've perhaps overlooked some vast category of
Star Wars stuff somewhere else on the site.)
Bunch more links about the Sony copy-protection rootkit that
I mentioned some time in the past:
Macs also, there are at least two
that piggyback on it,
anti-malware stuff will remove it, and
is going to stop doing it.
At least for awhile.
No doubt soon to be widely linked:
Not just gay marriage. All marriage.
Sort of by accident.
You may draw your own conclusions.
Seen on both fark and
Bush Borrowed More Than All Previous Presidents Combined, Group Says
According to the Treasury Department, from 1776-2000,
the first 224 years of U.S. history, 42 U.S. presidents
borrowed a combined $1.01 trillion from foreign governments
and financial institutions, but in the past four years alone,
the Bush administration borrowed $1.05 trillion.
But at least they kept taxes down.
Okay, must go off and buckle down and write novel now; be good!
End of Day Ten: 20,056
End of Day Eleven: 21,617
End of Day Twelve: 24,110
So we've had our ups and downs, rate-wise, on the
Mediocre day on Friday, made up for it yesterday, and
haven't written a word today (oops again!).
I have good excuses: the little boy is sick, and the
little daughter really really wanted me to finally beat
Golden Sun (The Lost Age) which I've been nearly finished
with for months and months and not touching, so that I
could read a (really lovely) piece of fanfiction that
she wrote but that had a spoiler in it for anyone who
hadn't finished the game.
The little boy is in bed and hopefully asleep (sore
throat, fever under control, general blah feeling),
and I beat the final boss on the third try (I would
have had it on the second try but it got lucky and
used Guard Aura on the turn that I unleashed my
biggest and nastiest summons).
On the other hand, I think I've had a mental breakthrough
(that's break through, mind) on the plot, and I
may even be able to see through to the end (although of
course the farthest away parts are small and dim in the mist).
I had one possible ending in mind, but it was both short
and sort of depressing; I think I can now both make it long
enough and more sort of oddly triumphant.
(Unless I change my mind entirely again.)
So many spam subject lines saved up!
Here's a renormous dump of them, just to get them
off my hands, for your scrolling and chortling pleasure:
(I should really style the little scrolly box there, to look
interestingly different in the various skins, but I'm too
sleeping and sheesh it's after eleven already.)
Some of those, even most of them, are wonderful and lyrical, but
there just isn't time to admire each one individually.
Such an embarassment of riches!
Hello, Blackberry, whose shrubbery?
Veracious Forex Signal!
Three that I will say a little more about:
Alannis Rustin says to Aure Helper: "Marvin: You should need this info";
which is nice because "Aure" (great name) is apparently nicknamed
"Marvin", and "You should need this info" is so delicately balanced
on the line between sense and nonsense.
And Coilean Lynam says "Re: Arnolds to you", which seems
mysteriously related to the Governor of California.
And finally Luisa Sweet says "Re: Luisa gunsling", which is ticklingly
related to my novel.
And on the same subject, a
fellow novelist writes:
Because I know how much you love these....
I got one today from Lucas Roberts reading: Re: her start so readable
He was, of course, referring to my NaNoWriMo novel, I'm sure.
Although I didn't open it to be sure.
How encouraging indeed!
I've not managed to (nor tried very hard to) entirely give
up the Sims for novel-writing.
Another Busy Day
at the Danverses, and
Zoom's very successful first day at college (he had a girlfriend, and
a finished term paper, before he'd even met his housemates, much less
gone to class), and
more funny congratulations.
(Haven't made my usual local versions of those last two yet; really
It gives me great comfort to know that there is
FAQ about gunwales.
Really, it does.
Okay, I'm fading fast here.
One probably-last note: a reader wrote
attacks the Open Wireless Community!", and more or less at the
same time I noticed the same thing:
Wi-Fi would be outlawed by N.Y. county.
This seems such a mixture of clue (realizing that Something Needs To Be
Done about the huge number of unsecured boxes out there that are being
0wnx0red and used as zombie armies etc etc) and cluelessness (unsecured
wireless isn't the security problem that leads to the vast
majority of those zombies, as far as I know), that I have a hard time
knowing just how to react.
My guess is it won't pass anyway and no one actually expects it to,
but country government isn't my specialty.
- 4 for "mia"
- 1 for "hack yahoo webcam"
- 1 for "leia nude"
- 1 for "naked helen pictures"
- 1 for "olgo kern"