Short Film: Echo Torch

24 Oct

Excellent, no-dialogue film about a retro/steampunk blue light, a not-so-friendly ghost, and a fateful WWII-era dance. —————————— My new book is called Pale Blue Scratch. It’s a 19th century steampunk mystery involving a joke-cracking nun, a genius teenager, and a … Read More »

Photo: Yours Truly

23 Oct

Can you spot me? Look for the stud-in-the-making, sporting the impressive—most impressive—Darth Vader shirt this side of the universe. —————————— My new book is called Pale Blue Scratch. It’s a 19th century steampunk mystery involving a joke-cracking nun, a genius … Read More »

Links of Possible Relevance, Part 18

21 Oct

The Dull Men’s Club – I hope to be one someday. I may be well on my way. Spain Is without a National Government — And Spaniards Are Digging It Photo: The Primal Kitchen’s Coconut Cashew Bars – I got … Read More »

Be An Insect

19 Oct

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, … Read More »

Hiring and Firing

14 Oct

Oopsies at Yahoo: In the [discrimination] suit, as reported by The Mercury News, Ard alleges Mayer encouraged the use of an employee performance rating system to “accommodate management’s subjective biases and personal opinions, to the detriment of Yahoo’s male employees.” … Read More »

Pale Blue Scratch Still Available For Free

8 Oct

There’s four hours left to download Pale Blue Scratch for free, over at Amazon. Hooyeah… Unless I get a lot more downloads today, it peaked on the Amazon charts at #593 for mystery, and #29 for steampunk. Being a no-name, … Read More »

Rise of the Dude Raiders

8 Oct

I listened to Molyneux’s analysis of Zootopia (video here and audio here)—which sounds like a terrible movie, by the way—when he mentioned the white feather phenomenon from World War I. A tough time for pacifist or “other principled” guys, for … Read More »

Download My New Book for Free

6 Oct

Pale Blue Scratch is available on Amazon for free…right now. Go get it! Edit: This applies to the ebook version only. Whew. Giveaway is over, but it will happen again soon… —————————— My new book is called Pale Blue Scratch. … Read More »

Melon Shooter

5 Oct

In honor of me level-capping Lara Croft in Rise of the Tomb Raider, here’s a video of me doing a headshot chain in expedition mode. Sometimes the Xbox One native recorder will capture things like this autonomously. While I didn’t … Read More »

Graham Got Scratched!

2 Oct

Graham, aka: Azure Ides-Grey, bought Pale Blue Scratch and sent in some glorious photos. Since he sent in two photos, I get to plug his two blogs: the hesitant telos and The Christian Philosophy Cafetorium. Send in a photo of … Read More »