rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Jan. 1st, 2013 11:26 am)
Thanks to [personal profile] josephina_x  for the gingerbread man!

Finally recovering a bunch of my music from a lost computer, and I realize that I really want a Dean Winchester vid to “Going Through the Motions” from the Buffy musical. It wouldn’t work except in my head, but the heart wants what it wants.

How to suppress women’s remix, round zillion
, from Ars Technica.

dystopian YA, quasi-utopian solar system colonization, disappearing woman )
rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Sep. 2nd, 2012 05:46 pm)
Free/nearly free Andre Norton books via Kindle, and apparently elsewhere.

Calorie science )
I didn’t build that: “Over the years, I’ve encountered a few successful people who believe they did it all themselves and achieved success because they are just better than their fellow human beings. Some were bankers; some were writers; some were lawyers. Some male, some female. Some rich, some not. Some were born into privilege, some weren’t. I guess they’re a pretty diverse crowd. They only have one thing in common, really: They’re all assholes.”

White dudely thinking:
The company was hiring more women in managerial jobs, and while he had no problem with that in general, he said that some of these women hadn’t started out hauling cotton as he had and didn’t know the business from the ground up. But the company felt pressure to hire them, Charles told me, “to keep up with the times.”… Charles was always pretty handy, so he considered starting a construction company [after he quit], even though he had never run a business. Working with trucks and piles of wood was a “humbling experience,” especially after having been a head of national sales. He said that he knew he would be competing with men who were in the business a long time or with younger men who once worked for him.
Now, this dude is not to blame for America’s economic woes. But JFC that’s some entitled, hypocritical bullshit!  

poetry by Dessa, apocalyptic policeman, shapeshifter love, Janis Ian's songs, gumshoe exorcist, robot zombies )
[personal profile] giandujakiss has a Revenge vid!  An overview of the first season. As the Softer World cartoon has it, “They say when you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. They underestimate me.”

Do not take a car title loan; you are likely to lose the car.

This review of the Chromebox/Chromebook got me slightly interested and might be of interest to those looking for a cheap computer, even though I haven’t been able to log in to my pro account on Chrome in weeks and have been reduced to using IE to blog because of Chrome’s infinite redirect loop when I try to log in. (Yes, I have cleared my cache and restarted my computer. There may be more that I could do, but the fact that I have to do it is indictment enough in my opinion.)
Jemison, Robinson, Barnes )
Sigh. I have a really, really good reason that I probably won't get to see Serenity in theaters in September, and the DC advance showing on May 26 is already sold out. Damn you, fellow obsessed fans! (If anyone knows where I might snag a ticket, let me know -- I'm willing to travel pretty much anywhere within a 5-hour radius of DC.)

Talking to [livejournal.com profile] harriet_spy made me realize I haven't actually said here that my visit in DC has turned into a non-visiting, tenure-track job, which is great. I miss NY for the friends (and the chocolates), but it turns out I go back on a regular basis and get to see the fabulous folks pretty often. Also, Mariebelle sells via the Internet, so the chocolate part is under control. A guy is coming to put built-in bookshelves in the Riv-cave tomorrow, so I guess we're here to stay.

Fiction: Rusch, Hamilton, Robinson, Baker, Butler, Mosley, Ruff, Crusie )
O my Honda Civic Hybrid -- I love you because when I took [livejournal.com profile] misterrivkat to the airport for his trip to Iceland, we left DC at 4:15 and I spent until around 6:30 navigating the usual, moderately awful DC-area rush hour in DC, Maryland, DC again and then Virginia.

And I got over 45 miles per gallon.

Admittedly, this is a notable result, and I probably won't get that for the whole tank. But it still makes me unreasonably happy.

Book reviews: Coben, Rusch, Robinson, Kellerman, Briggs, Stross, MacLeod, Butler )
[livejournal.com profile] boniblithe! You sweetie!

She sent me Dodie Smith (author of The Hundred and One Dalmations, a book I loved to pieces, literally!), Patricia Briggs, and The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property -- isn't that amazing?

Short story collections: Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Borderlands, Lawrence Block, Murder by Magic, Redshift, Kim Stanley Robinson, Men Seeking Women )



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