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.
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.
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
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.
Coder, writer, cook, geek
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