ToC 2003 – 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013 Pyramids Frank Ocean’s song
Monday, March 18, 2013 Sfadb up to date; next phase
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Locus Interface Fran Myman visited for a weekend; how to update website…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Reading and Rereading, Episode 0 have more time to read [after layoff]; beginning to reread favorite authors
Sunday, November 4, 2012 Cloud Atlas review of the film; theme is freedom?
Sunday, September 16, 2012 The Master review of the film
Saturday, September 8, 2012 Chicon 7, Saturday and Sunday panels fantasy v sf; dangerous; space X; secret history; dinner; NASA; reviewing; reception
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Chicon PS Chicon, not ChiCon
Sunday, September 2, 2012 Chicon 7: Hugos and after not at pre-ceremony reception; last Locus win; sfadb eligible?
Friday, August 31, 2012 Chicon 7 Friday panel browsing; Yeong arrived, birthday dinner; Random House party on river boat; parties
Thursday, August 30, 2012 Chicon 7 opening opening ceremony w/John Scalzi; stroll thru Millennium Park
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Chicon 7 arrival flight to Chicago; people in lobby; dinner alone
Monday, August 27, 2012 Daily Updates facebook; example of work task
Sunday, July 8, 2012 Listening to Bruckner about how composers don’t descend into repetition, as some writers do
Sunday, June 24, 2012 Real Science Prometheus; what is best film depicting real science?
Monday, March 19, 2012 Tape vs Jiffy Bags about review copies and how they’re packed
Sunday, February 19, 2012 Reading Notes — Swanwick, McDevitt, Okorafor Dancing with Bears; Firebird; Akata Witch
Saturday, December 31, 2011 Theme Coraline about format of wordpress blog
Thursday, December 29, 2011 Holiday Notes — website updates, films, iphone notes on 9 different films! iPhone as obelisk
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Consumer Alert: Fie Upon Song Ticketing long story about mistakingly ordering concert tickets through Song Ticketing
Sunday, October 30, 2011 World Fantasy implementation Foundation meeting; panels; art show bids; banquet
Thursday, October 27, 2011 World Fantasy arrival drove thru LA to Town and Country; music in the car
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 World Fantasy prelude leaving for San Diego; Beth Gwinn here; several films including Weekend
Friday, October 14, 2011 R.E.M. Lines selection of favorite lyrics [on occasion of their retirement]
Monday, October 10, 2011 October Country: amazon reinstated california affilitates
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Book Notes: Sex at Dawn; God, No! reviews of those two books
Sunday, September 18, 2011 The Most Beautiful Music in the World Priesner’s three tracks, with links
Sunday, September 11, 2011 Contagion brief review of the film
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Renovation Wrap-up panels, being pointed out by Benford, Hugos; drive home
Friday, August 19, 2011 Renovation at Worldcon in Reno; drove from LA; on two panels
Sunday, August 7, 2011 A Note about Locus Online’s monitor listings official note on new WordPress Monitor blog
Monday, July 18, 2011 The Joy of Browsing Books listings on website will be based on Amazon, etc., rather than physical sightings in bk stores
Friday, July 1, 2011 DisAffiliated amazon cutting ties to california affiliates over sales tax issue
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 One Year of Daily Posts even while on the cruise
Monday, June 6, 2011 On Seeing The Tree of Life review of film, discussion of music; themes
Thursday, April 14, 2011 Sfadb is Coming big project in work, several more weeks
Sunday, March 20, 2011 ICFA close-out Connie Willis; Andrea Hairston; barely left hotel; panel on ‘genre’
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 ICFA arrival in Orlando; United lost my seat reservations; Lambda winners announced
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Kindle Paging Kindle has updated to display page numbers
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 2010 reading only a couple dozen books all year
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Elizabeth Hand’s Swan of Tuonela best story read this month
Monday, January 31, 2011 Kindle and Facebook comments on using Kindle; on Fb since ’07 but only now coming to speed
Friday, January 7, 2011 Return to the Mainland managed to post every day; Locus has electronic editions
Saturday, January 1, 2011 Honolulu airport flight delayed all day; drove around; finally flew out 9.20pm
Friday, December 31, 2010 Na Pali Mustang convertible to beach at Poipu; cruise along northern coast of Kauai
Friday, December 31, 2010 Hanalei north shore of Kauai to the end of the road; lu’au and the expansionist urge
Thursday, December 30, 2010 Kona lava visible from cruise ship; submarine in Kailua Bay
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Kilauea Hilo; rented car to Volcano National Park
Monday, December 27, 2010 Haleakala drove to the top; Mama’s Fish House
Sunday, December 26, 2010 Kailua southeast Oahu; boarded cruise, left 7pm
Saturday, December 25, 2010 Ilikai Christmas Eve dinner; ready for cruise
Friday, December 24, 2010 Waimea, Oahu relaxing on the beach; north side of Oahu
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Makaha arrived Hawaii on 10-day trip w/partner and sons
Monday, December 13, 2010 E-Complexity what did people do before they spent so much time backing up their blogs?
Thursday, November 4, 2010 World Fantasy Con panels long descriptions of several panels
Saturday, October 30, 2010 World Fantasy Con, Columbus OH hotel, panels, dinner, Locus Foundation
Friday, October 8, 2010 Considering issues chrono links on site
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Edit Comments about having to approve comments to the WP blogs
Monday, September 13, 2010 Butterflies are free to fly about Franzen’s Freedom; what are literary novels about? For?
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 drilling down the inbox; hugo results
Sunday, August 29, 2010 the most influential writing contest in science fiction history long description of WotF ceremony w/Gary, Amelia
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 On mixed marriages about an essay of Gary Westfahl’s; my own situation
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 awards site branding considering renaming or re-URLing the site…
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10 years of index to sf awards
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Not Splitting the Baby about ‘magazines’ vs ‘websites’ on the monitor pages
Saturday, July 24, 2010 Websites, Magazines, and Everything in Between magazines vs websites, with 18 responses!
Thursday, July 22, 2010 Coming Up to Speed about posting everyday, and other changes
Sunday, June 28, 2015 Desert Moderne Palm Springs; architecture tour
Friday, June 18, 2010 The Light at the Bottom of the Inbox about email backlog
Thursday, May 27, 2010 Chicago Adventure Jimmy’s graduation from UCI
Friday, May 21, 2010 First Novels Directories new pages on site
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Cache, and RAM solution to problems on site
Saturday, May 8, 2010 Growing Pains problem with site, and super-cache
Sunday, May 2, 2010 New Perspectives, Roundtable two blogs rehosted in WordPress; reviews index
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 New Reviews reviews are in WP blog
Sunday, April 25, 2010 New News News is in WP blog
Sunday, April 18, 2010 Blog Migration moving personal blog to WP, away from Blogger
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 Migration on new server; php
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Infrastructure Note new index to magazine reviews
Sunday, March 21, 2010 Light and Dark in Orlando ICFA report; people of pallor
Friday, March 19, 2010 Overcast in Orlando ICFA report
Saturday, March 13, 2010 Taking Longer than Expected going to ICFA; upcoming changes on the site (Blogger discontinuing FTP support)
Friday, January 22, 2010 When It Rains in California rain in LA; projects and tasks underway
Thursday, December 31, 2009 Reading Notes: King, Doctorow, Banks, Kress, Atwood, Wilson, Bear Under the Dome, Makers, Transition, Steal Across the Sky, The Year of the Flood, Julian Comstock, Mariposa
Monday, November 23, 2009 A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore visiting Marina and Mark; reading Wells’ The Croquet Player’
Saturday, November 7, 2009 World Fantasy Con, Wrapup WFC in San Jose
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 Home from World Fantasy Con quick note
Saturday, October 31, 2009 World Fantasy Con 2009, Friday
Thursday, October 29, 2009 And Now the News… Blog 2009 site redesign now applied to News blog
Saturday, October 24, 2009 Iconic Covers scans of Foundation, Martian Chonicles
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Reading Notes: Beckett, Morrow, Tan, Zebrowski, et al Genesis, Tales from Outer Suburbia, Shambling Towards Hiroshima, Empties, The Proteus Sails Again, The Hotel Under the Sand, Captain Future
Friday, September 18, 2009 Locus Online makes Boeuf Bourguignon with a ceramic pot that broke
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Futures Amid the Flames driving to Wotf as fire burns in the hills
Thursday, August 27, 2009 All-time Novels Polls plans for more polls, with allusion to composite list in the SF awards index
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Cash for Clunkers adventure shopping for new SUV
Thursday, August 20, 2009 Roundtable renovation new design applied to roundtable
Sunday, August 16, 2009 Meanwhile, Behind the Scenes… work on the redesign
Sunday, August 9, 2009 We also serve who sit home and post not at Worldcon in Montreal
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 Charles N. Brown Memorials at the house, at Borderlands Books
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 July 20, 1969: Witnessing the Inevitable recalling the moon landing
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 The Heirs of Charles N. Brown my memorial (which ran in the magazine, a bit edited)
Friday, June 26, 2009 Home Fires not at Locus awards; a bit on the Star Trek movie
Saturday, May 23, 2009 Secrets from Ridgewood Lane visiting Locus; dinner at Garibaldi’s; Jimmy’s graduation
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Wineries, Vineyards, and the CIA Napa valley tour
Sunday, May 17, 2009 Napa’s Empty Storefronts long weekend in Napa and Oakland
Sunday, May 10, 2009 98% Done, and Posted new homepage posted
Monday, May 4, 2009 90% Done working on new homepage
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 At the Nebula Awards at UCLA; Janis Ian
Saturday, April 11, 2009 Furiously at Work all the teams hard at work on the redesign
Thursday, April 2, 2009 Spring on Medina Road spring; April 1st posts; projects, reading
Friday, March 27, 2009 I Feel a Redesign Coming On more substantial than last year’s
Friday, March 20, 2009 Hugos, Awards Index, ICFA reaction to Hugo and other award finalists; six nominees for one hugo finalist; not at ICFA
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 My First Ring first time seeing Wagner’s cycle of operas
Thursday, March 5, 2009 Backpedaling about comment about Sci Fi Wire
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 Just a Few Remarks about Awards mostly about how I’d refigure hugo categories for magazine (not editor), for specific cover art, etc.
Friday, February 27, 2009 Workspace description of office/library, with photos
Thursday, February 26, 2009 Formatting and Infrastructure tweaks for roundtable; juggling so many posts
Monday, February 23, 2009 Work, Workspaces, and Oscars westfahl essay upcoming; roundtable thread on workspaces; approve of oscar winners
Thursday, February 19, 2009 Color Scheming the Style Sheeting tweaking colors on awards index, now w/style sheets
Monday, February 16, 2009 Coraline, Delinked in Bruges, Quintessentially notes on Coraline, In Bruges; Gevers essays coming
Thursday, February 12, 2009 Locus Constellation correcting description of Locus Online; how various parts are done by different people
Monday, February 9, 2009 “February 2009” status of this blog, new Locus blogs, locus poll, awards, etc.
Friday, January 16, 2009 I Get My Sf/F News from…Locus Online! News Blog is significant new development
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 PHP new index page, with News Blog link, is index.php
Monday, January 5, 2009 Changes Are a’Coming news blog coming; Blogger has improved since 3 years ago
Sunday, December 28, 2008 Hanging on Ads reports of malware from Locus site? Page load hanging by ads?
Sunday, December 28, 2008 The Untitled format tweak on awards site via CE Petit
Thursday, December 25, 2008 Floating in Style updating awards index and moving from tables to css floats
Monday, December 22, 2008 Expansion Plans scaling back new books listings in order to work long-term expansion plans (reference to my own LDV); notes during Arlington business trip
Sunday, November 30, 2008 Expansions paypal button; wrote review of best american fantasy; notes on mcdevitt
Thursday, November 20, 2008 Denver Interlude, and the Fires attending tech conference; watching fire coverage on tv
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 World Fantasy Con, Calgary – Day 4, Sunday banquet and awards
Sunday, November 2, 2008 World Fantasy Con, Calgary – Day 3, Saturday mostly about panels
Saturday, November 1, 2008 World Fantasy Con, Calgary – Day 2, Friday panels; notes on KJ Parker’s The Company
Friday, October 31, 2008 World Fantasy Con, Calgary – Day 1 arrived calgary; party promoting australian writers
Thursday, October 30, 2008 Off the World Fantasy leaving shortly
Thursday, October 9, 2008 Autumnal Views behind on posts; awards index update soon
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Home from Alaska did the copter ride and train ride, saw glaciers in the bay
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 Cruising Alaska on a cruise, internet access erratic
Sunday, September 7, 2008 Vacation Notice – Alaska Cruise leaving tomorrow
Saturday, August 23, 2008 Back Office Technical Notes moving off-site links into the blinks column
Friday, August 15, 2008 New Skin working refinement of look and structure
Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Denvention 3 Day 5: Checking Out, Back Home consensus: convention was adequate, not great
Sunday, August 10, 2008 Denvention 3 Day 4: Essential Books; Hugos panel on essential books; reaction to Hugo winners
Saturday, August 9, 2008 Denvention 3 Day 3: Changing the Rules Locus Foundation meeting; Hugo rules change remove Locus from semipro eligibility
Friday, August 8, 2008 Denvention 3 Day 2: Mostly Locus matters panels; lunch w/Locus folks about changing website
Thursday, August 7, 2008 Denvention 3 Day 1: Checking in, Eventually; Very Prelim Best of ’08 arrived Denver; long lines to check in; panel on best novels of ’08
Thursday, August 7, 2008 Denvention 3 Prelude: I’ve Seen It Raining Fire in the Sky Flew in to Denver Sunday, couple days in Estes Park, Rocky Mtn park; hikes
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 Denvention 3: Checking In have arrived
Friday, August 1, 2008 Design Studies links to two alternate design studies for homepage
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 Toying with Redesign various options for redesign
Sunday, July 20, 2008 George Takei and Star Trek Takei’s appearance at Rocketdyne; his autobiography; episode of amateur Trek
Friday, July 18, 2008 Summer Cold; Design Thoughts in response to survey comments, etc.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Hugo Vote managed to vote on last day of voting
Monday, July 7, 2008 Tom Disch; Linkages put Disch obit on its own page, to see if picked up by Google
Thursday, July 3, 2008 Tweaking the Clutter details, with link of recent homepage capture
Sunday, June 29, 2008 Report from SF Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2008 detailed report
Sunday, June 22, 2008 Notes from Locus Awards Weekend, 2008 report; Gibson event; panels; awards
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 No June Gloom little news; Budrys obit; plan to write review of The Invaders on DVD [never finished this]
Monday, June 2, 2008 Writers, Producers, and Harlan Ellison Ellison doc on DVD, rereading early versions of ST script ‘City’
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 Notes on Four Novels by Women Le Guin, Hall, Winterson, Fowler
Thursday, May 15, 2008 Still Sorting extraneous books; notes on McDevitt, Doctorow
Monday, May 5, 2008 What To Do with Extraneous Books? did Huntsville trip; extraneous books
Thursday, April 24, 2008 Locus Finalists spam attack over; poll votes tabulated
Monday, April 21, 2008 Spam Attack some 2000 in one day
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 April 2008 Notes 2-week flu; poll votes
Thursday, March 27, 2008 Film Rec: Into the Wild brief notes
Sunday, March 23, 2008 2008 ICFA Highlights panels, luncheon, awards banquet
Friday, March 21, 2008 Clarke, 2001, and ICFA 2008 personal reaction to Clarke’s death, and writing his obit for the site; arrived ICFA 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008 Lost: The Return of Michael? jazzed by recent episodes, and foreshadowing
Saturday, March 8, 2008 February Reading: Ballard, Le Guin, Swanwick, McDevitt Ballard bio; Voices and Powers; Dragons of Babel; Odyssey
Saturday, February 23, 2008 Interesting Nebula Observation most finalists published in most recent year
Thursday, February 21, 2008 Awards Index update, for now with more frequent updates in the future
Thursday, February 14, 2008 2007 Summaries tried tallying 2007 bestsellers, best books
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 Catching Up; HP Service updates on site; HP response to laptop problems
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Books to Films McCarthy No Country; Simmons’ Terror
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Winter Storms magical sunny day between storms; new blog header photo
Thursday, January 24, 2008 2007 Reading read 87 books; took photo of them stacked up [photo apparently lost]
Sunday, January 20, 2008 New PC Glitches and Fixes like it says
Thursday, January 17, 2008 Transitioned…ing issues moving to new PC
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Office Song and Dance installing old versions of Office on new PC
Monday, January 14, 2008 PC Transitions new desktop; laptop sent in for repair
Thursday, December 27, 2007 Busy December couple books; No Country for Old Men and whether to see movie or read book first
Monday, December 10, 2007 Atonement, the film: quick take film very similar t book, not a bad thing
Saturday, December 8, 2007 Reading of late McEwan’s Atonement; Wolfe’s Pirate Freedom; McAuley’s Cowboy Angels; Morgan’s Black Man
Monday, November 26, 2007 Review of The Man from Earth direct to DVD film written by Jerome Bixby
Monday, November 12, 2007 What I Learned at WFC trust center settings in MS Office
Thursday, November 8, 2007 The Movie List somebody’s list of classic films that would change one’s life
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 WFC, Wrap-Up big, successful convention
Monday, November 5, 2007 WFC, Saratoga Springs, Day 4, Sunday drove around downtown; the banquet, and awards
Sunday, November 4, 2007 WFC, Saratoga Springs, Day 3, Saturday panel, lunch at irish pub; year in review; dinner troll; Rome Q
Saturday, November 3, 2007 WFC, Saratoga Springs, Day 2, Friday Locus Foundation, panels, parties
Friday, November 2, 2007 WFC, Saratoga Springs, Day 1, Thursday hotel irritants; panels; dinner with Beth and Haldemans; etc
Friday, November 2, 2007 Up and Down Vermont Vermonth b&b, route 100, driving, Y to airport
Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Up and Down Vermont, to Saratoga Springs checking in; hotel irritants
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 Provincetown to Walden to Vermont national seashore, Pilgrim monument, Walden Pond, to Vermont b&b
Sunday, October 28, 2007 Provincetown drive from Boston, Crowne Point Inn
Thursday, October 25, 2007 New Developments: Fires, Email small fire near home; spam problems
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 SoCal Fires; Email Problems Again fires, and is there a skiffy solution?; email problems
Monday, October 22, 2007 Firestorm Santa Ana wins, fires everywhere; link to archived home page
Friday, October 19, 2007 Coming Soon: Latest Redesign expanding the width
Monday, October 15, 2007 Movie Note: Michael Clayton incidental correctly depiction of light/sound from bomb in this film; planning WFC
Friday, October 12, 2007 And Then I Read: Bova and Gibson Titan, Spook Country
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 And Then I Read: Matheson and Finney Invasion of the Body Snatchers; The Incredible Shrinking Man
Monday, September 17, 2007 Recent Movie Notes The Nines; The Bourne Ultimatum; Eastern Promises; The Omega Man
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 Hugos Reaction mostly pleased; hot in SoCal, a dry heat
Saturday, September 1, 2007 Imminent Posts posts ready but site down at the moment
Saturday, August 25, 2007 literal August 2007 Stardust; The Invasion; Tiptree bio; meeting CNB and Amelia for dinner in Pasadena; not at Worldcon in Japan
Saturday, July 28, 2007 Harry Potter; Comic Con read the new HP; not at Comic Con, though two Locus folks are
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Internet Paranoia snail mail letter from someone who wants his online references deleted; Andrew Keen book
Wednesday, July 4, 2007 Muted Sunshine preview screening of Danny Boyle’s Sunshine on Fox lot, with long review of its flaws
Saturday, June 30, 2007 Travel Notes: Vancouver, Seattle, Tampa notes about those cities; SF Hall of Fame; tech conference in Tampa
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 Locus Awards Weekend, 2007 panels, awards, Hawaiin shirts, Rome Q, SF Hall of Fame; Will Wheaton
Monday, June 18, 2007 Vancouver Seattle Tampa been on the road; will catch up
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 Paper, Plastic, or World Fantasy Con Tote Bag? using cloth tote bags to take groceries home, a year or so before it became popular to do so
Tuesday, June 5, 2007 Quills Scope sf finalists better; but awards have no science category
Wednesday, May 30, 2007 New Reviews Gary Westfahl hate mail; my review for Locus Mag, first in 5 years
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 Portal Update Links Portal update; upcoming reviews
Thursday, April 26, 2007 We Get Letters — Well, Not Actually fewer letters these days; Links Portal update; link to 10-year history of Locus Online
Friday, April 20, 2007 Thanks for voting in our poll… results in, winners determined
Thursday, April 19, 2007 Website, 10 Years On; Vista, 3 Weeks On issues with Windows Vista, some cool things about the new Office
Monday, March 26, 2007 Vista glitches Paint Shop Pro; my scanner; iTunes
Saturday, March 24, 2007 Well, That’s One Way to Clear Out the Inbox…; Vista, Office 2007 new laptop after Key West theft; changes with Vista and Office
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Someone in Key West Doesn’t Like Me driving Mustang from ICFA to Key West; stroll to dinner; room burgled, laptops stolen; back to Ft. Lauderdale, changing passwords; loss of several days’ emails
Sunday, March 18, 2007 ICFA 2007, Saturday last ICFA in Ft. Lauderdale; pool photo; lunch
Saturday, March 17, 2007 ICFA 2007, Friday scholar’s luncheon; mundane sf; dinner w/L Schimel; Ryman reading
Friday, March 16, 2007 ICFA 2007, Arrival fourth time since 2000; dinner at brazilian steakhouse; gender and sexuality
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 China, Florida F Wu reports blocked in China; heading to Florida
Saturday, March 3, 2007 Calling 978 problems with Amazon links and new 13 digit ISBNs (that begin with 978)
Thursday, March 1, 2007 Favicon update old and new favicons
Saturday, February 24, 2007 About Book Editors; What Does an Editor Do? editors list; PNH feedback about reprints; US v UK editors
Saturday, February 17, 2007 Incremental Updates figured out how to update awards index without rebuilding entire site
Thursday, February 8, 2007 Awards Index Update nominee indexes now have fixed pagination; thus permalinks
Monday, February 5, 2007 Temporary Glitch; Please Stand By problem with server; rebooted
Sunday, February 4, 2007 February 3 Update 71 locus poll ballots in first 24 hours
Friday, January 26, 2007 Notes on Letters from Iwo Jima, et al and Pan’s Labyrinth, Dreamgirls (please stop!)
Saturday, January 20, 2007 Best Editors site will post lists of 2006 books arranged by editor
Saturday, January 20, 2007 January is the busiest month awards index update; Lambda judging; movies
Monday, January 8, 2007 Notes on Curse of the Golden Flower spectacular film; crack about Crichton
Friday, January 5, 2007 Four in one day posts on the website that is
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 Notes on Children of Men and The Road similar reactions: both films assume premises without examination
Tuesday, January 2, 2007 Happy New Year 2007 finished Blogger blog for site features, to facilitate reader commenting
Friday, December 29, 2006 Features Blog new Features blog, with comment moderation
Saturday, December 23, 2006 Carl Sagan Memories Cosmic Connection; Cosmos; Contact; Demon-Haunted world, cf Shermer, Harris, Dawkins
Friday, December 22, 2006 Secure Sockets Layer, and so on security certificate issue; cruise notes; sample reviews coming soon
Thursday, December 21, 2006 Notes on Next the Crichton novel– creaky as fiction; at least he raises issues; but indulges in slurs
Saturday, December 16, 2006 Back on Dry Land home from Ensenada cruise; impressions of first-time cruise
Thursday, December 14, 2006 Ensenada quick note
Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Catalina trying to download email on a cruise ship
Monday, December 11, 2006 December Cruise about to leave on cruise; may not have internet access
Sunday, December 10, 2006 Var Partition email to Locus vanished for 24 hours; no clear explanation
Saturday, December 9, 2006 About James Jean, and so on photo of WFA winning artist in Wired
Thursday, December 7, 2006 Judging have agreed to be judge for Lambda Literary Awards
Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Vesper (Movie Notes: James Bond) never been a fan; watched a couple early ones; this one describes that cocktail
Tuesday, December 5, 2006 Movie Notes: Little Children; The Fountain) liked the Clint Mansell score of the latter, especially
Sunday, December 3, 2006 Spam Solution, for now not examining spam for any stray legitimate emails; robots
Saturday, December 2, 2006 The End of the Year? how best-of-year lists appear well before end of year; efficiency of NBA process
Friday, December 1, 2006 Today’s Spammer Oddity spammers attacking older pages and not the latest pages
Thursday, November 30, 2006 What Are Spammers Thinking? when they send emails to imaginary addresses, e.g.
Sunday, November 5, 2006 Austin WFC Saturday panels; lunch w/Howard and Lawrence; Ted Chiang’s first panel; banquet and awards (Saturday night)
Sunday, November 5, 2006 Austin WFC Friday best of year panel; Kenn Bates; Clarion dinner; mass autograph session
Friday, November 3, 2006 Austin WFC Thursday arrived Austin, visited old friend, wildflower center; checking in; dinner w/Beth
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 Three Magicians about The Prestige and The Illusionist
Thursday, October 19, 2006 On Reading H.P. Lovecraft for the First Time (Part Two) long essay; how HPL finds reality a threat to human values; summary of intro’s to various HPL editions
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Checking in 16 Oct. finished reading HPL; behind on site listings
Friday, October 6, 2006 Lost s3/e1 about premiere episode of season three
Monday, October 2, 2006 ISBN update new ISBN-13s add 987- but change the check digit
Friday, September 29, 2006 Real-Life Mysteries about a murder at a house down the street; about calls to my phone for “Kevin Terani”
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 DSL Issue voice calls interrupt DSL service
Monday, September 25, 2006 Links and Blinks updating some links pages
Friday, September 22, 2006 On Reading H.P. Lovecraft for the First Time (Part One) having decided to read HPL stories chronologically in order; progress so far
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 Checking in 18 Sept. running behind; jury duty and flu
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 A Phantom Airplane that Never Left the Ground links about how employers and keyboard monitors; ISBN-13s coming Jan 2007
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 Rules of ISBNs via Contento, how the new ISBN-13s change the check digit; issues with Amazon links
Monday, September 11, 2006 Featured Blog this blog a ‘featured blog’ on analog and asimov’s websites; had to sign forms!
Sunday, September 10, 2006 Lockdown about a ‘friend’ whose company was just sold to a uptight east-coast firm, and how they clamp down and suppress web searches
Thursday, August 31, 2006 2006 Anaheim Worldcon — Odds and Ends follow-ups about Russell Letson, 15yo Michael’s reactions; Harlan’s grope
Wednesday, August 30, 2006 2006 Anaheim Worldcon — Day 3/4/5 — Wrap-Up Eos party; Yeong and Michael came, did parties; Losers party; Mark & Marina (stopped by house)
Monday, August 28, 2006 2006 Anaheim Worldcon — Hugo Voting Comments comments of voting breakdown
Monday, August 28, 2006 2006 Anaheim Worldcon — Day 4 — Saturday evening — Hugo Awards description of ceremony and winners
Sunday, August 27, 2006 2006 Anaheim Worldcon — Day 4 — Saturday panels; pre-Hugo reception
Saturday, August 26, 2006 2006 Anaheim Worldcon — Day 3 — Friday best books panel; bloggers; Locus 40th
Friday, August 25, 2006 2006 Anaheim Worldcon — Day 2 — Thursday Locus Foundation; panels
Thursday, August 24, 2006 2006 Anaheim Worldcon — Day 1 — Wednesday arrival Anaheim; dealers room
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 Convergence to Locus Beth staying at house; Locus van stopped by on way to Anaheim
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Notes on The Ruins Scott Smith’s novel
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 Service Interruption problem with phone line at home
Sunday, August 6, 2006 The Presumption of Certain Possible Joys quoting John Updike’s rules for reviewing
Wednesday, August 2, 2006 Constituencies submitted Hugo votes; wondering how voters think
Monday, July 31, 2006 Too Close two reviews that dismiss works on minor but personal issues
Sunday, July 23, 2006 It Was Hot very hot today; cf global warming
Friday, July 21, 2006 The Interview my interview w/JPKelly in new issue of Asimov’s; why webmasters do it
Friday, July 14, 2006 Still Here behind on matters
Thursday, May 25, 2006 As Others See Us… two reviews that begin with cliches takes on sf/f
Thursday, May 25, 2006 True Blue Science Fiction Award realized that Campbell Award is truest blue SF award
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Arizona Aftermath ads; all-time poll not yet tallied; writers who read my blog; apologies for photo
Sunday, May 7, 2006 Nebulas ’06 Connie and Harlan; marginal photo
Saturday, May 6, 2006 Tempe Arrangements Last week, conference in SLC; drove to Tempe; dinner, party
Saturday, April 22, 2006 Locus Poll Finalists Pending votes tallied, pending lingering paper ballots
Saturday, April 22, 2006 What I Meant by Fantasy Romance examples of books on bestseller lists that I don’t necessarily compile
Thursday, April 20, 2006 Fantasy Romance 9th anniversary of site just passed
Saturday, April 15, 2006 Second to Last Day for the poll; 50 ballots just today
Friday, April 14, 2006 As Widely Seen on the Net… noticing that several big sites expanded to 980 px wide
Tuesday, April 3, 2007 April Foolishness bit of flack from an april 1st item
Saturday, April 1, 2006 Nobody User email problems due to e-mail upgrade at CI Host
Friday, March 31, 2006 Updates, Spam, and Forms new corporate owners making it difficult to update site, see email; issues with spam
Saturday, March 25, 2006 Links Portal Update some re-org of that page
Thursday, March 23, 2006 Contest Fallout; Hugos Bantam Spectra problems sending books to winners; Gaiman not on Hugo ballot
Saturday, March 18, 2006 Not at ICFA VanderMeer giveaway contest stalled
Friday, March 17, 2006 Quiz Update 2 too easy or too hard?
Thursday, March 16, 2006 Quiz Update Only 8 correct responses so far
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 A Little Quiz have agreed to host Bantam Spectra giveaway contest on site
Friday, March 10, 2006 Distillations, 2005 comments on some 47 stories read for Hugo nominations
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 We Get Letters (Once in a While) letter re new SF reviewer at NY Times
Thursday, March 2, 2006 Locus Poll Voting Patterns from past two years; percentage of votes winners get
Thursday, February 23, 2006 DigiComp photo and description, triggered by Boing Boing mention
Saturday, February 18, 2006 Full Moon photo on blog is of moon at sunset
Saturday, February 11, 2006 Category Inflation locus poll ‘novella’ cutoff now 59,000 words
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 Voting Sins, 2 we disregard ballots that vote for same item in every slot of a category
Monday, February 6, 2006 Voting Response 250 ballots already
Friday, February 3, 2006 Off and Running 86 ballots in first 24 hours, twice as heavy as last year
Thursday, February 2, 2006 Get Ready, Get Set, Vote poll now online; doing an online-only poll for best poem
Thursday, January 26, 2006 Scam Scam? donations to site; email from someone about subscription service scam
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 One More Slice added major novel winners, 1951-2005 on awards index
Monday, January 23, 2006 Version 1.4 awards index update; still contemplate CD ROM version
Wednesday, January 18, 2006 Traffic; E-mail; Workplace Restrictions traffic to site spikes for reviews; new PCs at work change email, block more sites
Friday, January 13, 2006 Video Hugo will be video game Hugo; examining locus survey stats on such interests
Thursday, January 12, 2006 Best and Worst general rule: for any work, some will think it genius, others a waste of time
Wednesday, January 11, 2006 Writers and Readers how there seem to be more aspiring writers than there are discriminating readers
Monday, January 9, 2006 Filling in the Gaps no progress on awards index, but gathering gaps in data
Sunday, January 8, 2006 Awards Gaps compiling data for awards index update
Saturday, January 7, 2006 Web Sources, Awards compiling data; odd how some awards have no sites of their own
Friday, January 6, 2006 Busy January many things in work for the site
Tuesday, January 3, 2006 New Links emails and adding links; issue with compiling personal blogs
Monday, January 2, 2006 Rainy Day storm and wind
Monday, January 2, 2006 Happy 2006 raining in SoCal, maybe on Rose Parade tomorrow
Thursday, December 29, 2005 Holiday Interlude catching up after holidays
Saturday, December 24, 2005 The Books of Adventure brief summary of Blyton’s Adventure novels
Monday, December 19, 2005 Live, from Starbucks at a Starbucks (in Mammoth) because no wifi in rental condo
Saturday, December 17, 2005 The Sites with No Names odd how some sites have no authorship credits
Monday, December 12, 2005 Print to Screen Brokeback Mountain: most faithful print to screen adaptation ever seen
Friday, December 9, 2005 Wooden Rockets? wondering about this years awards for websites
Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Thanks for Your Visits Cheryl Morgan’s website stats; Locus Online’s; dubious significance
Friday, December 2, 2005 More about Hugo Fantasies speculation about splitting Hugos for SF and fantasy
Saturday, November 26, 2005 The Hugo Fantasy Awards Benford pointing out how four of last five Hugos for novels are fantasies
Thursday, November 24, 2005 Plenty More Lists to Come feature lists and statistics; not at LosCon
Wednesday, November 23, 2005 Next Time No Lists comments about Westfahl essay about compiling quotations
Sunday, November 20, 2005 It’s 2006 2006 dir on site; Westfahl essay coming; LAT review of Lost tie-in nvl
Thursday, November 17, 2005 Brief Period flu; episodes of Desperate Housewives and Lost; book club freebie
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 Into the Aether demise of Sci Fiction; will after the apocalypse all websites disappear?
Monday, November 14, 2005 Several Kinds of Brilliant about the first season of Desperate Housewives
Saturday, November 12, 2005 Still Bare Norton problem; terrible news about Sci Fiction
Thursday, November 10, 2005 Norton, Barely problems installing Norton Antivirus update, though trying not to whine about computer issues so often
Monday, November 7, 2005 Madison WFC Sunday Mark & Marina; Lois Tilton; banquet and awards; judges panel; enormous dinner group
Sunday, November 6, 2005 Madison WFC Saturday panels; dealers room; artists reception
Saturday, November 5, 2005 Madison WFC Friday flying into Chicago; Locus Foundation (Liza replacing Jennifer Hall); dealers room; panels; walking tour; autograph session
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 Peopled & Published mentioned in Locus because nearby SoCal wildfires
Sunday, October 30, 2005 Darkening October backlog, Norton problems, pre-Halloween party
Saturday, October 29, 2005 October Interim back from business trip; new books; watching Desperate Housewives; news about George Takei [CNN link broken]
Tuesday, October 25, 2005 Passages from Alexandria Didion on Lessing; from a Time Mag 100 all-time novels
Sunday, October 23, 2005 Sound Check my take on audiobooks; leaving for business trip to Alexandria VA
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 Berlinksiing reading a book by David Berlinksi, quoting his weird, extravagent, rhetoric
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 Extreme Weather, LA Style thunder and lightening, rare in SoCal; Horton essay coming
Sunday, October 16, 2005 If the Thundercloud Passes Rain glitches on site, resolved
Saturday, October 15, 2005 Regress links from Monitor pages to Directory pages; news on separate pages
Tuesday, October 11, 2005 For Your Consideration… setting up 2005 cover art gallery page
Monday, October 10, 2005 Wikipediaed homepage update; Wikipedia page for Locus Online; Corpse Bride
Friday, October 7, 2005 Friday Notes A Google alert; Dahlia Litchwick on intelligent design
Friday, October 7, 2005 Comments Be Gone comments suppressed; Lost; going to WFC in Madison
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Design Study comment options; refining homepage
Tuesday, October 4, 2005 Desert Sojourn Palm Springs Living Desert, Aerial Tram; no time-share
Saturday, October 1, 2005 October Pause wildifres and mapping tools; leaving for Palm Springs, without computer
Friday, September 30, 2005 The Fire When It Comes bit wildfire NW of us in LA
Thursday, September 29, 2005 MoviePlans upcoming essays and reviews on site
Thursday, September 29, 2005 Lost Transmission cable out during Lost episode
Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Facilitator recall Sherry Gotlieb saying that she doesn’t read the stuff anymore
Monday, September 26, 2005 Flightplan Jodie Foster film about missing girl on huge jet
Sunday, September 25, 2005 Story Arcs season premiere of Lost; played Myst V in 3 days; being able to figure them out
Thursday, September 22, 2005 Author Events, and More Stories lots of author events; jet landing w/o front gear
Tuesday, September 20, 2005 Infrastructure storms in LA due to hurricane; [a link that’s broken]
Monday, September 19, 2005 Lost Won Lost won best drama series Emmy; Steven Johnson cmt about such series
Thursday, September 15, 2005 Quick Update Six Feet Under finale; binge watching 1st season of Lost
Friday, September 9, 2005 Creeping Backlog catching up with items on site
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 Labor Day birthday at home (not at Worldcon) [did not mention is 50th bd]
Friday, September 2, 2005 Drop-down Tweak javascript drop-down menus on homepage
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 Five-Oh next post tomorrow
Thursday, August 25, 2005 Cover Artist Listing set up cover artist listing page, with stats of frequent covers
Tuesday, August 23, 2005 Little Lists will do cover artist list, and list of book editors
Saturday, August 20, 2005 Friday Notes Ellen’s photos from Glasgow; re-instating BookSense links
Thursday, August 18, 2005 Surely Wifi Wants to Be Free virus problem at work; expense of wifi in Europe hotels
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 Just One Vote just as well didn’t win Hugo; panel about point of website Hugo
Monday, August 15, 2005 Back Home back from Europe
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 Continental Hiatus on vacation in Europe; no posts for a while
Monday, August 8, 2005 Glasgow Sunday Y here for Glasgow shopping; Hugo nominee reception and ceremony; lost by one vote
Sunday, August 7, 2005 Glasgow Saturday WSFS business meeting; met Y at airport; HC party on ship
Friday, August 5, 2005 Glasgow Friday brk w/Gary and Diana; panels; was on in memoriam panel
Friday, August 5, 2005 Glasgow Thursday arrival, check-in, on panel about reviewing
Thursday, August 4, 2005 Arrived Glasgow flights, Heathrow, Moat House
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 Transit to Glasgow setting off to LAX for Glasgow, Europe
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 Harry Etc. finished latest Harry Potter book; item about lawsuit against The Matrix
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 Pottering starting HP 6; debate about Rowling’s series
Monday, July 18, 2005 Harry Potter and This Year’s Edition summary of reading the books so far
Tuesday, July 12, 2005 Summer Blues behind on email, review copies
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 Quills SF odd criteria for Quill awards sf/f/h finalists
Saturday, June 25, 2005 Summer Awards… recent finalists; Glasgow worldcon program; Cunningham
Tuesday, June 21, 2005 Please Stand By… have the flu
Saturday, June 18, 2005 Results Pending compiled all-time fantasy story poll; quote in bk listing cited by Langford
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 Follow-up to the Book Meme further thoughts; and thoughts about culling
Saturday, June 11, 2005 Book Meme own 8650 bks; bks that mean a lot: by Bradbury, Silverberg, Wolfe, Wilson, Wright, Eliot
Thursday, June 9, 2005 Books in the Home Freakonomics (quote about morality v economics); effects on children of having books in the home
Monday, June 6, 2005 We get E-mail email objecting to book title including ‘Faust’ in Locus Index
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 Neffy News news that Locus Online won a ‘Neffy’ awards [link now invalid]
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Infrastructure Updates new ‘about’ pages, indexes, cleaned some ‘clutter’
Monday, May 23, 2005 Site Down site down since Sunday afternoon
Tuesday, May 17, 2005 And the Winners Finalists Are… poll tallied; starting this year top 5 ‘finalists’ will be revealed…
Friday, May 13, 2005 Book Season lots of new books; complaint from ‘Karl’ about unprofessionalism of the site
Monday, May 9, 2005 Restyling latest updates use style sheets
Friday, May 6, 2005 Impending News Sheckley illness; Locus policy about health news
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Voting Sins editing write-ins; the usual voting sins
Monday, May 2, 2005 Thank you for your votes poll closed; over 900 ballots; time to compile
Monday, April 18, 2005 Ishiguro about Never Let Me Go
Sunday, April 17, 2005 Re-Linked updated/checked all Links pages
Friday, April 15, 2005 Links Obsessed preoccupied with updating links pages
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Bellow Pulitzer Synchronicity Pulitzers announced, Bellow died, lines from H’s Gift about Pulitzers
Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Format Changes Amazon link changes; Locus Online on Internet Wayback Machine
Monday, April 4, 2005 April 3rd removed alarming April 1st post (about leaving Locus and working for
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Parsing Websites response to Cheryl Morgan’s comments about Hugo noms for best website
Monday, March 28, 2005 It’s an Honor nominated again; surprised by some of the others
Friday, March 25, 2005 There Is No Rising or Setting of the Sun subscribed to Amazon Prime a while back
Thursday, March 24, 2005 RSS added rss feeds provided by Alexander Turcic
Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Return from ICFA good time despite illness; no intention of leaking anything
Friday, March 18, 2005 Arrived Fort Lauderdale layover 6 hrs in DFW, reading Cloud Atlas, delayed Norton obit post
Thursday, March 17, 2005 By the Time I Get to Florida… ICFA soon; wondering about hugo website nomination; response from Glyer
Tuesday, March 8, 2005 Restyled redesigned homepage uses style sheets and simplified html
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 Marching On 260 poll ballots so far; invited to nominate for Sturgeon
Sunday, February 20, 2005 What Was in the Mystery Package description of contents of odd review package
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Counting the Bests tallying best of 2004; Grammy awards balkanization
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 Traffic special subscription pages for interviewees; 150 ballots so far
Friday, February 4, 2005 Technical Difficulties (Yet Again) with outgoing email
Thursday, February 3, 2005 Best of Year, Hearby essays by Claude and Jeff posted; comments to fantasy poll
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 Tally Options expanded options for fantasy story poll to nearly 300
Sunday, January 30, 2005 Tally Miscorrections corrections to poll; email troubles; this blog on JPK list [link broken]
Saturday, January 29, 2005 Tallying the Bests poll is up, including best fantasy story poll
Sunday, January 23, 2005 Noted, not Blinked quote from PKD reviewing denying his stories were sf
Sunday, January 23, 2005 Awards Index Update posted, including a couple corrections to errors no one noticed
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Pop You Up no objections so far to pop up ads
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 It Pours lots of rain in SoCal; La Conchita residents and their landslide
Saturday, January 8, 2005 Bestsellers are Different from the Books You and I Read… Crichton’s State of Fear and issues of media; Moore, Stewart, Koontz bestsellers
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 Availability whether certain films are fantasy; never did see Old Man’s War in a physical bkstore
Monday, January 3, 2005 Fantasy Is Where You Find It saw Hero and House of Flying Daggers; are they fantasy?
Saturday, January 1, 2005 Happy 2004 Back from NYC, cold there; been good year for website, and reading
Sunday, December 26, 2004 Holiday Hiatus Leaving for NYC, intermittent updates
Thursday, December 23, 2004 Conspiracy Theories Crichton’s State of Fear and the problems with conspiracy theories
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 Winter Was Warm warm; reading Susanna Clarke; bizarre package in mail
Friday, December 17, 2004 Catch-up-date busy this month; new homepage in work
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Robot’s Revenge RSS feeds; exploring WordPress etc
Thursday, December 9, 2004 Bloggering tinkering w/Blogger; perhaps will invest in Movable Type
Monday, December 6, 2004 Disclaimers interesting graphic [link obsolete]; working w/Blogger; need to clean up links
Saturday, December 4, 2004 NYT Best Books minus SF this year’s 100 notable books no longer has separate SF group
Friday, December 3, 2004 RSS Re-engineering queries about RSS feeds; considering blog-based homepage
Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Thinking Alike overlaps between Gary Wolfe’s lead reviews, and John Clute’s
Monday, November 29, 2004 Alien Species article about global warmings forces species to migrate to areas where indigenous people have no names for them
Saturday, November 27, 2004 Two by Shepard Viator, A Handbook of American Prayer
Friday, November 19, 2004 Fahrenheit Pinot Bradbury award; saw Sideways; rec reading lists; NBA winners
Monday, November 15, 2004 Incredibly…Fast Saw The Incredibles, noting how past-paced it is, esp. near the end
Sunday, November 14, 2004 It’s All Just ‘Theories’, All the Way Down Label *all* the science texts as ‘just theories; NatGeo on Darwin
Saturday, November 13, 2004 Friday Evening: Mondegreen that term for mis-hearing lyrics, e.g. REM; quoting some of my poetry
Friday, November 12, 2004 You Know It In Rhyme rules for listening to new music; REM; latest album
Friday, November 12, 2004 Reconciliation Amazon and PW
Thursday, November 11, 2004 Mystery Mail received “I, Robot” screenplay in mail, no idea why
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Affiliations Amazon no longer displaying PW reviews; Locus and BookSense
Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Ordinary People partner’s reactions to Heavenly Creatures, House of Sand and Fog
Saturday, November 6, 2004 Let Me Say This About That thoughts about re-election of Bush; sides; the squishy middle; will of the majority, on matters of fact; imposing morality
Tuesday, November 2, 2004 Return to Medina Road driving home from Arizona
Monday, November 1, 2004 World Fantasy Winding Down panels; judges panel; bloggers; dinners
Saturday, October 30, 2004 Tempe arrived last night, mass autograph party, Ford, Shepard, et al
Friday, October 29, 2004 Level 5 achieved CMMI level 5; leaving for WFC
Friday, October 29, 2004 Configuration Management going to WFC depends on result of CMMI appraisal
Friday, October 29, 2004 My friend’s neighbor’s brother’s accountant saw a movie star last week… rain; cable movie filmed at neighbor’s house all day
Friday, October 22, 2004 The difference between good and great Economist article on reading 132 bks in 147 days; to stand out a novel needs courage, vision, language
Thursday, October 21, 2004 About the Booker Cloud Atlas lost but admire Hollinghurst, whose Line of Beauty won
Thursday, October 21, 2004 It Does Rain in Southern California… storms in LA
Sunday, October 17, 2004 Checking In, Securly now have security certificate on site
Monday, October 11, 2004 It Was an Honor did not win Phantastik prize
Friday, October 8, 2004 Thursday evening checking in
Thursday, October 7, 2004 Compleat Mystery compleat v complete? Security certificate; fraud and stolen mail
Tuesday, October 5, 2004 Virtual Worlds Sky Captain movie; Myst IV
Saturday, October 2, 2004 Alice in Computerland PC problems: Myst IV install; router issues magically resolved
Friday, October 1, 2004 Recovering/ed recovered from cold; catching up; Salon article on Neil Finn; his pendant melody examples
Sunday, September 26, 2004 September Cold have a cold
Thursday, September 23, 2004 Worldcon Addendum David Gerrold also turned away by door Nazi at Losers’ party
Wednesday, September 22, 2004 Air is Here several new bks, including new Geoff Ryman
Tuesday, September 21, 2004 The Sundays visited Hammer museum; pet peeve about misleading award claims
Sunday, September 19, 2004 Sorry, Wrong Ending? watching Sorry, Wrong Number; can’t imagine film with this ending being released now
Friday, September 17, 2004 Unsystematic complaints about John Shirley’s roundtable, no one on the ‘right’ accepted
Thursday, September 16, 2004 Featured Responses responses to roundtable; Shirley says invites to right-wing writers were refused
Wednesday, September 15, 2004 Special Features Shirley’s roundtable brought 15K viewers on Sunday
Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Unwired figured out how to activate wireless receiver on laptop
Tuesday, September 14, 2004 Shopping On and Off Line shopped various electronics stores, then ordered online
Sunday, September 12, 2004 Reading Patterns reading entire authors early on; returning to that pattern lately
Saturday, September 11, 2004 Editorial Non-Meetings never met most of my reviewers; not part of LA sf scene
Friday, September 10, 2004 Return to Villa Medina using credit card miles to upgrade
Monday, September 6, 2004 Conning Around panels at con: best bks of year; ‘mixed’ marriages
Sunday, September 5, 2004 Hugos and Losers Hugo ceremony; missed breakfast; barred from Losers’ party
Saturday, September 4, 2004 Foundation — and Empire? Locus Foundation meeting; Locus Awards; Eos party at aquarium; parties
Friday, September 3, 2004 Blogging from Boston in Boston for Worldcon; new laptop w/high speed internet access
Saturday, August 28, 2004 All Right, I’m Actually Starting to Become Slightly Annoyed spam rate abruptly doubled
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Title seen while compiling bestsellers odd title about some global conspiracy
Friday, August 6, 2004 Spam getting 1200 spam emails a day
Thursday, July 29, 2004 Hugo Reading have read most of hugo nominated short fiction; no new books page
Tuesday, July 20, 2004 There, I Did It Again tweaking of homepage and complaints
Monday, July 12, 2004 Reader Queries about what constitute ‘invalid’ ballots
Monday, July 5, 2004 Locus Poll Stats #1 valid ballots, number that filled out all categories, etc
Saturday, July 3, 2004 Updating Yeong off to China; Wooden Rocket awards
Thursday, July 1, 2004 Locus Awards Winners results posted; staff shakeup this week
Monday, June 21, 2004 Where We We… placing more ads…
Tuesday, June 8, 2004 Technical difficulties (again) DSL down
Monday, June 7, 2004 Pamphlet Found in a file cabinet the Star Wars souvenir program I have from 1977
Wednesday, June 2, 2004 Busy Weekend quick takes on Troy, The Day After Tomorrow; new KSR; new ads
Saturday, May 29, 2004 Almost Free beginning Gorilla Nation ads
Wednesday, May 26, 2004 Cost Benefits responses to comments about amazon commissions, wipeovers
Tuesday, May 25, 2004 Changes PSP quandaray; contract for website ads
Monday, May 24, 2004 Manga browsed manga books sent for review
Saturday, May 22, 2004 Feedback response to feedback, including irritating PC application defaults
Friday, May 21, 2004 Options no comments; new subscription idea?
Thursday, May 20, 2004 And the winners are… locus poll votes in, editing write-in votes
Thursday, May 13, 2004 About Reviews issue about reviewer comments; stupid reviewer tricks
Thursday, May 13, 2004 Transitions transition to CI Host has gone smoothly
Saturday, May 8, 2004 Progress considering dedicated server, CI Host
Tuesday, May 4, 2004 Alternate Loci Locus extended deadline for voting for the poll without telling me
Monday, May 3, 2004 Votes are in voting concluded for locus poll
Monday, April 26, 2004 Information on the Web anatomy of wonder; ideas for ultimate expansions of SF awards index
Friday, April 23, 2004 And the Hills the Greenest Green return from Seattle, with links to places we visited; title is a song lyric (you can look it up)
Friday, April 16, 2004 Leaving on a Jet Plane leaving tomorrow for Seattle
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 Hijackers about viruses trying to take over my computer
Monday, April 12, 2004 Skiffy Flix films: notes on Target Earth, and The Angry Red Planet
Friday, April 9, 2004 Visibility awards news, and using Google News
Wednesday, April 7, 2004 Hugh Goes There? news that 2005 Worldcon will have another best website category
Friday, April 2, 2004 April Foolishness reactions to April 1st spoofs; byline anagrams; I was Karl Kerrybot Lem
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 Mysteries of the Web looking at website visits, trying to understand spikes
Saturday, March 27, 2004 You Are You planning Nebulas in Seattle; about expansion pack for computer game URU, figuring it out
Monday, March 22, 2004 Updates and DownDates poll votes so far; not attending ICFA; no word of cat
Thursday, March 18, 2004 The Known and Unknown Worlds this blog’s faults of a good blog; opera notes; website expenses; lost cat — Puss’n’Boots
Thursday, March 11, 2004 Summer Breeze current weather; tweaks to homepage
Tuesday, March 9, 2004 Lost in Locusland responses to friend’s post of locus recommended reading list; locus awards not at westercon any more
Sunday, March 7, 2004 It Must have been a year LAT reviews Benford! With quotes
Saturday, March 6, 2004 Genre Recognition LA times book awards have category for mystery/thriller, but nothing for sf/f/h
Friday, March 5, 2004 Straw Dayling Desire editing Links Portal; title is allusion to song, not named, but which is by Neil Finn)
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Bookstore day about current habits of visiting bookstores every Tuesday for what to list on the new books page
Friday, February 27, 2004 Affiliations and Adaptation comments about Hugo categories and whether Locus Online is ‘professional’ and not ‘fannish’
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 being webbish possibility of another hugo website category; my three principles for how websites should take advantage of the medium
Wednesday, February 25, 2004 reading again about not reading much shf anymore
Friday, February 20, 2004 alexa example traffic ranking of various major sites
Thursday, February 19, 2004 apophenia pattern in recent voting
Tuesday, February 17, 2004 passages, 1: road rage passages from two novels about road rage
Saturday, February 14, 2004 awards db update fixed error in locus poll all-time results
Friday, February 13, 2004 this year’s nebula stats posted own version of nebula ballot, with statistics
Thursday, February 12, 2004 couldn’t help noticing… 5 of 6 nebula novel nominees are by women
Wednesday, February 11, 2004 voting options voting patterns, ideas to revise poll
Friday, February 6, 2004 clades 66 ballots so far; comments
Wednesday, February 4, 2004 voting early, and often online ballot live
Tuesday, February 3, 2004 technical difficulties, please stand by problem getting online locus poll active
Wednesday, January 28, 2004 can read, but not talk chest congestion
Friday, January 23, 2004 another prototype another slight tweak on homepage
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 flu home for a few days
Wednesday, January 14, 2004 further design irritants mentioning URL without a link; anonymous sites
Tuesday, January 13, 2004 design irritants I do object to undated content
Thursday, January 8, 2004 I have some little lists overlap between prelim nebula list and locus recommended list
Wednesday, January 7, 2004 This time for sure makeover homepage now posted
Saturday, January 3, 2004 Makeover draft draft complete
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 Holiday Makeover tweaking website, will eliminate what’s new page
Monday, December 22, 2003 And Razzleberry Dressing archive links; compiling data; favorite holiday movie
Friday, December 19, 2003 Cross Link UK books appear on searches on
Friday, December 19, 2003 Consolidation updating awards db with locus poll
Thursday, December 18, 2003 The ships have come to carry you home holiday break; worry about Blogger archives
Wednesday, December 17, 2003 Databasing combining my and bill contento’s db’s of book reviews
Tuesday, December 16, 2003 Open House unpacking, open house last weekend, Jennifer Hall
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 Bananas that favorite Far Side cartoon
Friday, December 5, 2003 By the Light of the Fireflies Google News; essays on site; visitors to site
Thursday, December 4, 2003 Busy Busy stephen king essay; being busy
Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Twenty Oh how people pronounce current years; bottom of inbox
Friday, November 21, 2003 Don’t Blink Now tweak to homepage; the autonomy of running the site
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 Joys of Homeownership how we can’t get our cars in the garage, despite new driveway
Sunday, November 16, 2003 Maybe I Think Too Much did not care much for “Love Actually”
Saturday, November 15, 2003 A moonlit reflection of a boat in the distance brief comments; need new video card
Friday, November 14, 2003 Out of Time visiting the bookstore; new driveway; problems installing Uru
Tuesday, November 11, 2003 Infrastructure updating indexes on site; amazon searches; cmmi; uncle died
Sunday, November 9, 2003 Too Many Books disputing charges that sf is in a slump
Saturday, November 8, 2003 Stupid DSL Tricks service outage; example of badly written review; the disappearance of omni online
Thursday, November 6, 2003 Secret Masters locus foundation meeting; set up an email newsletter?
Wednesday, November 5, 2003 Mail Call why it takes so long at the post office
Tuesday, November 4, 2003 Home again home again what we saw in DC, a bit about the WFC banquet
Thursday, October 30, 2003 Capitol Dome two days touring DC
Tuesday, October 28, 2003 Transit to DC long day of travel
Sunday, October 26, 2003 Orange Glow fire to the east, more winds
Sunday, October 26, 2003 Dangerous Blue Sky santa ana winds threaten more brush fires
Saturday, October 25, 2003 Live traffic to locus online, etc
Friday, October 24, 2003 A Different View another template change for the blog
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 Near Term Plans Leaving for DC, what will be on the site
Monday, October 20, 2003 Fresh Face setting up the blog
Friday, October 17, 2003 Inbox watch 200 emails today
Thursday, October 16, 2003 This is only a test… experimenting with Blogger