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Month: October 2017

FYI on the Paladin going-out-of-business sale

I just took a look this morning and discovered that the discounts have gotten even steeper at the Paladin Press close-out sale. Books are now at 65% off, putting the Bad Attitude Guide to Good Citizenship at $8.05 and The Freedom Outlaw’s Handbook at $12.60. Equivalent bargains on ALL Paladin books. So get ’em while you can. The last day Paladin will be be selling is November 29, but I would expect many titles to be gone long before then. It’s the end of an era, folks. Again, NFI to me, except for royalties paid on my own titles. At…

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Stupid, stupid, stupid Amazon security

[rant] I have a vendor account on Amazon to sell dead-tree copies of RebelFire and Hardyville Tales. Yesterday I logged in, only to learn that as of next Tuesday, all vendors will be required to have two-factor identification or be locked out of their accounts. Well, that’s rather short notice. But I don’t mind two-factor ID. So today, Amazon nags me again and I click … and discover the ID can only be by phone. No email. Grumble. I absolutely hate the damn noisybox telephone. But what can I do? I choose SMS over voice. They send me a code.…

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Story fragment now on Patreon

If you’re one of my Patreon subscribers (in any amount), you can now read a draft fragment of the promised RebelFire story. I just posted it for critiquing. I also plan to share the story, when it’s finished, with a few Friends of the Blog. And someday perhaps it’ll be part of a RebelFire novel for one and all; I don’t know. Meantime, I’ll post fragments, and random thoughts about the writing process, on Patreon, with some posts open to public view. Happy reading.

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Thursday links

  • The DoJ is trying to get personal data on five Twitter users (one or two of whom you may know) because they received a smiley from a security researcher the feds have it in for.
  • Black preacher claims he was banned from a health club for giving an interview supporting Donald Trump.
  • Via Wendy McElroy: Big data meets Big Brother. In China. But I’ve seen hundreds of people on credit forums who’d think this horror was a fabulous idea.… 4 Comments
  • Writer’s to-do list

    1. Get RebelFire: Out of the Gray Zone into a Kindle edition.* 2. Get Hardyville Tales into a Kindle edition.* 3. Create a second edition of How to Kill the Job Culture Before It Kills You (currently out of print) for Kindle and print-on-demand. 4. Create a new edition of The Freedom Outlaws Handbook for Kindle and print-on-demand. 5. Write that new story in the RebelFire universe! For my Patreon subscribers only. (It’s in the works, folks, and I have the most clever co-conspirator helping with key developments.) 6. BIG, TOP SECRET COLLABORATIVE MYSTERY WRITING PROJECT. More later if it…

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    Midweek links

  • Bovard: let us not forget the FBI’s own long criminal record.
  • Well, Jeff Flake (who went from libertarian-ish rep to RINOish senator) was right about one thing: “Resentment is not a governing philosophy”. More mainstreamers should be asking what causes so much resentment and why it’s become a driving force in both “right” and “left-wing” poly-ticks.
  • Five years from now, will we will we be wearing headbands to stimulate our brains and make us smarter? (H/T JB)… 9 Comments