These people are clearly mad. I never let perfectly good ammo or explosives go to waste, and engine blocks are critical to the construction of my many infernal devices, so I don’t have to worry about the first three. As to the rest, well, that’s a bloody damn inconvenient policy. I guess it’s back to my neighbor’s basement with a shovel…
What was set to be an epic return to post-blizzard life after Farpoint ended up becoming a week-long boss battle with a stealthy fever plague-demon. While some point and invoke the word “irony” when I become ill, remember that my job is killing diseases for a living, and given that they take a dim view of this, means that they send assassins after me on occasion. I take these bullets for you, people.
Hello Feb 1! Can I pretend that this is the start of 2010 and that January didn’t happen?
And so I shall leave it at that.
Amazon and McMillan publishing had a bit of a tiff over the weekend. While this has inspired much commentary, I will point you to Charlie’s analysis of the business, Tobias’s look at the author-based economics of eBooks, Cory’s take on the art v. money of the publishing issues involved, Matt’s glorious rant in response, and John’s deconstruction on how Amazon is seventy-times seven-times a heavyhanded corporate dick in this whole affair.
Apple also happened to announce a shiny new thing this past week. Ken encapsulates exactly why I’d want one, while Chris examines why the iPad (and, to a lesser extent, the entire Apple product line) are less “computers” and more “appliances”… and why that may be a bad thing.
“When you are playing a character of solid blackness, that in itself is very interesting, in the sense that you have no other motivation other than the accumulation of power… It’s not so much about not having a moral center, it’s just that the only thing that mattered is increasing power.”
“I’ve been trying to find a redeeming feature to Palpatine, and the only one I’ve got so far is that he’s clearly a patron of the arts because he goes to the opera.”