From his latest Orbital Operations newsletter: All of which is to say: so much of this absurd job is feeding the compost bin. I have spoken in the past to so many writers, not even limited to beginning writers, who focus on prodigious word counts and/or deep narrow research wells. Or just reading the medium … Continue reading Warren Ellis, on writing
In late 2000 or early 2001, I joined the Johannesburg PRIDE 2001 Organising Committee. I've written about my experiences of that year already. This post is something different, but related. Imagine you're scanning your receipts for 2013 and 2014, and you accidentally move a PDF file to the wrong folder. Then you decide to sort … Continue reading Where Is Your Pride?
I posted this quote on Twitter earlier today, in capital letters, because it's true. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING — Randolph West (@rabryst) December 3, 2014 This past week, M and I made a big decision. We're all about big decisions in this family. We got married when it was still a … Continue reading “I Have No Idea What I Am Doing”
Today is M's birthday. Before the end of the year, it'll be mine. We're getting older. But are we getting old? Adulthood is an invention by children to explain why adults are grumpy all the time. I feel older. Time is moving faster because as a percentage of my lifespan so far, a day is … Continue reading On birthdays and getting older
This is getting a lot more interest than I expected, so I'll just let you know that: After a lot of to-and-fro with customer support, I spoke to a director at the company. The director disavowed any wrongdoing on FastMail's part. I received a full refund, even though I used the service for two months. … Continue reading FastMail: the Final Chapter