Got yet another short-story rejection this morning.
Even though I just sent the story back out to another market, I still feel like curling up and sobbing for a bit. Thinking thoughts like "who am i kidding?" and "why do i bother?"
I know it'll pass. Still, hard to feel motivated to do anything, let alone focus on the (very nice) day job that I should be more grateful for.
Notes from Day Two of WonderCon 2018: http://mindbat.com/2018/03/27/wondercon-2018-day-two/
WonderCon was a blast!
Here's my notes from Day One: http://mindbat.com/2018/03/26/wondercon-2018-notes-from-day-one/
#introduction :wave: I'm apg on github/gitlab, apgwoz on the bird service, and some combination of apg or apgwoz pretty much everywhere else on the internet.
View from the train through Encinitas, CA
Hey peeps, I'm Stu and I run straylight.expectnomore.net. It's a small instance where I constantly try to cajole old internet friends into joining, but it's also open to anyone looking for a home online.
I post mostly about my pets, music, game development, and home improvement. And also usually links to weird shit.
Hi! You may most likely know me as co-editor of ActivityPub, the decentralized social network message which is more-than-likely how you're actually receiving this message! https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/
Other things you may want to know:
- I'm a user freedom activist (free software, free culture)
- I post a lot of leftie politics stuff
- Expect lots of tech posts around lisp, decentralized network stuff, obscure-ish programming history
Fan of pen/paper (really, lots of pen/paper/ink for me)
Wildly new to drawing/etc and really not that great but poke at it sometimes. (See avatar for example)
4 masto accounts, Where's Waldo? 😉
Managed to hit my new, higher, word count goal for this week!
Hit my writing goal for the fourth week in a row, which means it's time to up the goal: http://mindbat.com/2018/03/16/keeping-score-march-16-2018/
My first serious laser cut on the Glowforge: an acrylic Atreus case. One false start, then turned out great.
John Oliver's non-technical primer on Bitcoin was good but left out some useful information IMO. He mentioned that the transaction process is secure & decentralized. Yes, but no mention of the ridiculous time it takes to validate transactions as well as the rampant insecurity of online wallets/exchanges. Millions hacked. Mentioned a Bitcoin conference not taking Bitcoin but failed to mention why (ridiculously high transaction fees). Last, he covered ICOs but no mention of recent SEC crackdown.
The weekly writing streak continues! http://mindbat.com/2018/03/09/keeping-score-march-9-2018/
Coder, writer, cook, geek
Generalistic and moderated instance.