Pollute your mind with LinuxJournal

The October 2007 issue of LinuxJournal hits the stands today, and the apparent obscenity seems again without end. This time, they’ve brought me on to propagate the new media gospel of guerrilla video editing with open source software. It’s a disgraceful, disreputable thing to do. It undermines good old American …

Destiny of the Gods

Having discovered the magical power of creating new blog post titles by recombining words from previous short stories and novels, your humble narrator has decided, after much deliberation, to open the official “George Lucas Jedi Academy of Title Creation.” The building will sit alongside the “Joseph Campbell Memorial Plot Workshop …

Going Linux!

Continuing his unbending quest to turn the world into his own private fiefdom, your humble narrator will be appearing on the Sept 5 episode of the “Going Linux!” podcast – a show targeted specifically at people who are switching to Linux from other, less hoopy operating systems. On the show …

65,000 and counting

Well, that transition that was coming closer like a soul-hunter’s girlfriend has decided to take a u-turn. Some deep dark part of my subconscious got the bright idea to go all Dashiell Hammett on the moon and I got sidetracked into a hard-boiled detective story in the middle of my …

The big push

There are five weeks until the end of summer. In five weeks, I should have Predestination finished, except for a bit of editing. Closer now. It comes. The transition…

Writing Progress

As you would expect from the sort of unsavory mind that considers Predestination and Other Games of Chance a reasonable title for a science fiction espionage thriller, I haven’t had a terribly firm grip on reality lately. Not that this is a bad thing. Letting go of reality is the …

Gatherin’ Rosebuds and other cliches

Don’t worry, I’m not going to subject you to recitations of Robert Herrick’s poetry…not until I have you strapped in the comfy chair and primed with the soft cushions! Umm…oh, excuse me, sometimes I get carried away. The first podcast is going to be a collection of stories called Sculpting …

Deep Images

The July 2007 issue of LinuxJournal hits the stands today, and tucked within the shiny pages of this seditious rag is a small article on the use of open source software to rewrite the rules of photography. Well, kinda. Actually, High Dynamic Range Imaging has been around for a while, …

Tapping on the microphone

Test…test…is this on? Good. Most of you stumbling upon this blog probably have only found it through the rabbit trail of links from LinuxJournal or Blenderwars or ArtisticWhispers Productions. I’m a writer, and I promise: that’s not as redundant as it sounds. I’ve been writing since I first learned to …