May 8th, 2008


attention Shore Leave attendees -- such a deal!

I have just gotten off the phone with norda, and we're all set -- there will be many many copies of Doctor Who: Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership at Shore Leave 30 this July. I will be selling the book at Meet the Pros Friday night and other places at the convention for the low low price of $20 -- that's a Shore Leave 30 special price. (The book retails for $28-30 U.S., plus shipping, depending on the exchange rate.)

As an added bonus, if you get the book at Shore Leave, not only will you save a few bucks, you will also be able to get the anthology editor and nine of the twelve authors to sign the thing for you, as the following will all be attending the convention:

It's also, if I do say so myself, a damnfine anthology with some excellent stories about the first eight Doctors meeting leaders throughout history (and elsewhere).
  • Current Music
    "Run Straight Down" by Warren Zevon

name that computer!

I am typing this from the local Starbucks. Still getting used to the very wee keyboard. In particular, I keep hitting the up arrow instead of "Shift," the 9 instead of i, and 0 instead of o. But I'll get used to it.

In any event, the little bugger needs a name. I'm leaning toward Scout II, since Scout was the name of my 1977 Ford Pinto, which was the same color as this little guy, but that's kinda dull. I'm open to suggestions from y'all.

So suggest away! The winner gets a character named after them in Star Trek: A Singular Destiny....
  • Current Music
    "Big Black Mariah" by Tom Waits

meet Opportunity!

With thanks to trampledamage -- who needs to e-mail me at keith at decandido dot net -- I introduce my new mini-laptop Opportunity:

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terri_osborne's like laptop -- which is exactly the same, only all black -- is named Spirit. *grin*

Thanks to everyone who suggested names.
  • Current Music
    "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" by Bob Dylan