Anything you dream is fiction,
and anything you accomplish is science,
the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
- Ray Bradbury
July 9th, 2008

Google Lively

Google announced its Virtually Reality Web Site. It is slow, like second life, easier to use, but geared towards children. I was hoping that they would have a nice API so I could create some content. No content yet, though and the only avatar that you can make is about 14 years old. (I was disappointed that they didn’t have over-weight, out-of-shape old guys as an option.)

Here’s my blues harp room. I have Carlos playing on the jumbotron and my Lava Lamp playing on a wall TV.

Go to www.lively.com to get the software – it’s a browser plug-in.

July 4th, 2008

4th of July Quote

I am a big John W. Campbell, Jr. Fan. As a person, he seems to have been a jerk, but as an editor, he created modern science fiction. As a writer, he was mostly readable. He’s  known mostly for writing Who Goes There?, which has been made into a movie called The Thing, twice.

History doesn’t always repeat itself. Sometimes it just screams, "Why don’t you listen to me?" and lets fly with a big stick. – John W. Campbell, Jr.

February 22nd, 2007

Wil Wheaton Links In

Wil Wheaton’s blog linked to this site (the cliches list) and instead of 300 distinct users and 500 page views a day, I jumped up to 1500 distinct users and 3000 page views per day for the last few days. Actually that’s not a lot compared to my other sites, but it is interesting that a Trek star reads my site.