Posts Tagged ‘off topic’

So, cooking, its something we do. Arguably all sentient races will have some form of food variation and arrangement that they engage in, which may or many not include the application of heat. Last night I experimented with a staple; stuffed, roasted chicken. I wanted to do two things; combine things I never had before, […]

So there’s this movie out, a pretty unknown and minor character set in the Marvel universe called X-Men Days of Future Past. It’s got most of the people from the the trilogy and First Class. Now on to the spoilers. My biggest problem with this movie is completely insoluble; I hate the Days of Future […]

There are several truths about American politics that make for interesting fiction fodder. The construction of the two parties of the day are one of them. Currently, both parties are in ebbs of extremism. Historically, this doesn’t continue for too long before the party that is more palatable in their extremity, usually thanks to the […]

500 And Beyond

Posted: 16th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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According to one of the handy dandy stats built into the blog this is the 500ish th post. I’m still tweaking things here to get them to my liking. Some of you will note I’ve ditched Intense Debate for Disqus for managing comments. Most of the other changes are ones that face me and make […]

Rant Ahead: Waste of Science

Posted: 13th September 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Dear Idiots, Please stop using science as the medium in which you open your mouth and remove all doubt. I know you probably didn’t make the connection that keyboards, and “research papers” can be a very effective tool for painting “fool” across ones forehead, but it is so. It is so so in fact that […]

Discussion: Child Soldiers

Posted: 3rd May 2011 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I was spelunking across the web, and tripped over this post by Mark Van Name on child soldiers. He’s actually donating every cent he makes from the book to a charity on a book he wrote on the topic. So here’s the discussion, I’ll toss in my two cents in a bit, but what are […]

The names have been changed to protect well, no one It was just fun to do. I thought after the delightful weekend battle of the titans, that the publishing industry could use a slightly more amusing bit of nonsense to talk about. Friend: You deal with writers, right? Me: Yes. Me: Why? Friend: Interested… Me: […]

Ink for assistance

Posted: 26th September 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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My google-fu has failed me. I am weak and ashamed. First person to email me what I’m looking for, and attach their contact info get’s a copy of This Crooked Way. I’m looking for the political cartoon that may have been in National Geographic that had a picture of a well dressed European standing next to […]

For those who missed it….

Posted: 28th August 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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And I rarely do this, but It’s Dave Freer’s Birthday, also the anniversary of his first novel sale. You can wish him a happy B’day here on LJ  , on Facebook personally, and or by joining his fan page.


Posted: 5th May 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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In the event that LiveJournal falls down and goes Boom! or get’s noxious, or falls further into it’s inherent and rampant nannyism, I’ve created a Dreamwidth account and imported all my content to there. It is very, very carefully hidden at I hope you can find it.

MS Office Alternative

Posted: 22nd April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

dFor those of you who dislike, or can’t use MS Office, I wandered across IBM’s Lotus Symphony a couple days ago when borrowing a computer for a few hours work. It seems to load a bit faster than Open Office, and feels smoother over all. It includes word processor, spread sheet and presentation tools.  It […]

What do you think?

Posted: 8th April 2009 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Does anyone have an experience with Odiogo? I’ve listened to a few articles read by it, but don’t have a firm opinion on it.Does anyone know if it will even work with LiveJournal?


Posted: 14th November 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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For those wishing to be represented by me, who haven’t yet tried bribery, here’s something you may want to try. LInk large, short sleeve. I make no promises that bribes will work, in fact quite the opposite. But they are appreciated.

Yet more of me

Posted: 3rd October 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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The Lords of the Internet of made it easier for me to post to multiple places at once. Hence, for those of you that hate LJ and read via RSS, but like Blogger or Vox, you can now find me in those places as well.

Other Stuff

Posted: 25th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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For those living North of Boston, or anywhere within driving distance of Newburyport Ma, this weekend makes a perfect time to visit my favorite book store.You can wander the store that hooked me on reading and is indirectly to blame for me being in the business. Jabberwocky books is hosting a special guest. Patrick is […]

What takes so much time…

Posted: 18th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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On 6/23 I received a requested resubmission to my main business address. Since then I’ve sent and received about 500 messages from that address. This doesn’t count the email address that I receive slush to, most of which gets responded to there as well. It doesn’t count the email address that the comments on LiveJournal […]

Something neat

Posted: 13th July 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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For those of us using a cranky desktop, I found a neat little tool on that can help prevent those nasty crashes. It’s called FreeRam XP Pro (it works for several versions of Windows) and it’s free.

Writers and wrongers…

Posted: 18th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Sunday I got to spend a couple hours with a great writers group in Revere Mass at the invitation of one of the members who I’d met at Arisia. We mostly spent the day discussing trends, basic info on the business and what some of the challenges for a new writer are. I had a […]

Help please

Posted: 17th June 2008 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’m looking for a music/mp3 player. It needs to be small, durable and not an Ipod or Zune as I’m not a fan of either brand of koolaid. It should be able to hold a couple gigs of music (4+, 8 great more …) and be able to do playlists.Price isn’t a huge concern but […]

Sometimes the human capacity for ignoring things amazes me. Usually it just disgusts me. Statistics have shown the number of men who never get married has steadily risen over the last half century. This means there are more and more men every year with no wife, mother, girlfriend or whoever to do their shopping for […]