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SIX OF THE WORST… ways to get me to come back to your website

Insofar as the internet goes, I'm pretty old -- I'm 39, and have been online for more than half my life, ever since my parents' friend created a CompuServe account for me. I've seen a [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about the new Wonder Woman movie

Buckle up, nerds, because I'm about to shatter your illusions about the "awesome" new Wonder Woman movie that hit theaters last week. There will be spoilers aplenty. If you haven't seen the film and don't [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… problems with grounding your nerdy child

I'm rather proud of the fact that my daughter is kind of a nerd. Oh, she won't admit it, but she loves Star Trek, board games, Minecraft, and technology in general. And I'm also proud [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about conference calls

Many of us nerds are forced to sit through interminable conference calls -- and most often more of them than we really need to be a part of. If you're a technical person, you just [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… Enterprise design problems

Matt Jefferies should be a household name to Star Trek fans. As art director of the Original Series, he's the one who came up with the general look of the USS Enterprise -- and that [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… questions I was left with after watching The OA

Netflix's new series The OA should've been right up my alley: a short series (only eight episodes) written by (and starring) Brit Marling, who wrote and starred in the introspective sci-fi film Another Earth. It [...]

By |January 4th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… self-promotion fails

If you follow me on any social media and don't live under a rock, you know that I wrote a new novelette and released it last month. Let me pause for a moment while you [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about social media (for writers)

If you're a writer, having a social media presence is pretty damn important. After all, where are your readers going to go to learn more about you, your books, what's happening, and what you're working [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about health insurance

Health insurance sucks. Just when you think you've got everything covered, you get dinged for something else that you didn't budget for. It's one of the most annoying things about being an American (especially now [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments