Steampunk Education, Part 3

On the Indamixx once again – this week I’m attempting to mix and edit Antithesis on it. Recording on it worked well already, though I am encountering issues with the thing’s root authentication – but more on that in my LinuxJournal article. For this weekend’s foray into steampunkiness, I ordered …

Steampunk Education, part 2

Continuing my prep for Steamcon, It’s time for round two in the furthering my steampunk education. I’m still blogging on the Indamixx – going to try recording an Antithesis episode later today to really put it through its paces — once I figure out how to get NFS working on …

Steampunk Education, part 1

So, with Steamcon coming soon, and me sitting on a couple panels, I’ve got to bone up on a genre that I’ve hereto only been passingly familiar with. This involves an extensive reading list, which I’m honestly not going to have time for. Fortunately, I’m not giving a talk on …

Book Review: Playing For Keeps

I have to say, up front, that I’m not a big fan of superheroes. Occasionally, a stand-out will come along, like the new Batman Movies or the first X-men film, that will stop me in my tracks and make me cheer, but generally speaking, the whole notion just doesn’t appeal …

MSNBC endorses LOLCAT English!

—edit— Lisa Paul, in the comments, delivered a round bitch-slap to me for missing the obvious possibility that the following faux-pas could be an attempt to emulate the Brooklynite coloquialism “S/he was robbed” and convey their accent. She could be right. However…I like my take on it better ;). Can …

Aging and death: Desirable , necessary evils, or preventable dysfunctions?

As part of the research for one of the new books I’m working on, I’m coming up to speed on the state of the art in biotech, nanotech, gerontology, and bioethics. As such, I’ll be posting periodically links to speeches, lectures, and articles I find germane to the topic so …

The Future of Education is…?

No bullshit – if you have children – or if you suffered through school as a child – you should watch this video.

Lets talk about Sex!

Why is “Sex” capitalized in the title? Well, because it’s so much fun – and scares the hell out of so many people. The latest episode of Apologia features your humble narrator going toe-to-toe with one of my friendly neighborhood evangelicals, Apologia’s own Kevin Harris, on the topic of sexual …

Got a Curious Mind?

I’ve recently done another episode of the Curious Minds podcast in my continuing effort to spread the subversive gospel of artsiness and open source. Come on over and take a listen as host Josh Gough and I talk about Photography, 3D graphics and Blender, filmmaking, and teaching oneself how to …

Glittering in the Darkness

I took a couple hours out of my mad scramble to keep up with revisions on Predestination to sit and watch through my dearest Christmas gift. Somebody got me Blade Runner: The Final Cut. This is supposed to be my professional blog, not so much a place for me to …