Data, Data, Data… I Can’t Make Bricks Without Clay

For my geek friends, the word Data invokes the image of an android man trying to be human, a modern tin man so to speak.  We all loved Data, although after three Star Trek movies that showed him getting emotions and going a bit bat shit, the trope became tiring.  There are other stories to…

Frustrations

There is nothing more hair pulling than sitting around at work reading through an email thread that goes something like this: Email 1:  Group A needs access to Internal Network A so that they can monitor as part of Service A they provide.  How can we help them? Email 2 (from me):  We are Group…

Focused

I’ve completed a fair number of short stories this year.  Seven to date, with more in the pipeline.  I’ve continued to tweak, modify and see what works with the seven completed ones as well, so pretty much every time I submit one for possible publication it’s not exactly the same story it was that was…

The Internet is Really Wonderful

Ah, the Internet.  Or internet.  I’m not sure any longer if we’re supposed to capitalize it or not, but I don’t think it really matters.  Of course, I’m not a grammar and spelling Nazi – by now any of the three people reading this blog will have noticed my many editing errors – and so…

Halfway

It happened last Saturday and I didn’t even realize it.  It happened early in the day on what turned out to be a marathon writing morning of 3300 plus words.  It happened on the day we were planning a party for a bunch of family members to celebrate my oldest son’s graduation from high school.…

Winter is Civil

The wife and I were talking the other night about Captain America:  Civil War and its merits when compared with Captain America: Winter Soldier. WARNING:  the rest of this thread is uber geektastic.  Serious people who want Very Serious Discussions are encouraged to go find the blog for one of the PBS news shows, I…