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Ugh. Craig Kelly was on me.

September 6, 2021 - 09:38 -- Admin

I got another one of those spam texts from Clive Palmer’s protofascist UAP on the weekend. Some message from the bloated toad man Craig Kelly about the dangerous effects of getting Covid vaccines or some shit.

I felt the buzz on my wrist, lifted my Apple Watch, and there it was. Touching me.

Like most people I’ve had a few spam texts from Clive before. I routinely reply, ‘Go fuck yourself,’ even though I understand that no human being will ever see it.

Dead Dragon

September 3, 2021 - 08:58 -- Admin

I wasted a couple of hours yesterday installing Parallels on my new iMac because I realised to my horror that it wouldn’t run Dragon Dictate. As you know, voice recognition software is a huge part of my productivity. I thought what I might do is run Dragon for Windows in a virtual machine some way down the back of my beautiful new iMac, where nobody could see it.

You've gone too far this time Xi Jinping!

August 31, 2021 - 18:50 -- Admin

I suspect a whole lotta of people are authoritarian-curious about how this video game crackdown in China is gonna go. The New York Times reports that:

China’s strict limits on how long minors can play online video games just got stricter. Chinese children and teenagers are barred from online gaming on school days, and limited to one hour a day on weekend and holiday evenings, under government rules issued Monday.

On ships as characters.

August 31, 2021 - 09:58 -- Admin

The next Cruel Stars book is in its final editing stages and I had a query from a proofreader about whether Defiant should always be ‘the Defiant’

They’re worried about consistency in the text, which is what proof readers do, and why they get to drive Lamborghinis and live in mountain top lairs.

This is my proofreader arriving at Random House…