Requisite Hugo Awards Commentary

I chose not to watch the Hugo Awards ceremony last night as it was too painful but today, the morning after I have a couple of opinions. Because of course I can’t not have opinions. And I am going to fucking name names because BURN IT ALL DOWN. Hugo Awards are not Pokémon, you don’t need to get them all and relentlessly campaigning for them every year at this stage of your career is…unseemly....

September 5, 2022 · 3 min · 507 words

Coding and Thinking

Did you know that I have not one, but two kanban boards? One for getting this site set up as I want it to be, and another for mothballing my old site. They both have a LOT of things on them. It’s gonna be a lot of work. But this evening, I knocked out a fair number of backend things I wanted to fix on this site, primarily with the CSS....

June 12, 2022 · 4 min · 766 words

F Stands for Fungible

I started the process of mothballing my old site last night. It was really hard to go through nearly 700 posts and unpublish them, leaving only the ones I’m planning on archiving on a static site. Really, really hard. Also hard was seeing people respond on Twitter to my statement a few days ago that I was shutting the site down. It’s been, personally, a terrible few years. I’ve lost my health, my career, and now I’m losing the vast majority of my social network....

June 11, 2022 · 5 min · 925 words

My Current Feelings Towards SFF Fandom

This is a fairly accurate description of how I’m currently feeling about SFF fandom. Burn it all down, my children.

June 10, 2022 · 1 min · 20 words

Random Thoughts (June 9)

Oof. I went in for my monthly-ish paracentesis yesterday morning. If you don’t know what this is, here’s a handy explainer from Wikipedia. First of all, I was up entirely too early for my own good. But it did mean I was able to take my meds and eat breakfast before having to leave for the hospital, so that’s something, yes? Normally, it’s not too bad, but the doctor doing them yesterday was a resident and while she was very nice and perfectly competent, she was also still a resident, which means that she wasn’t as skilled as some of the doctors who have been there for years....

June 9, 2022 · 3 min · 550 words