- Digital Dickens: How Scott Sigler is changing the way we read
- The Independent (UK) covers the upcoming UK release of Scott Sigler’s “Infected”.
- Leo Laporte Does 24 Hours of iPhone to Over a Quarter Million Viewers
- I always find Leo entertaining. I tuned into this a few times and was amazed at how even with numerous technical faults and no sleep he kept things interesting.
- Human Mirror
- Improve Everwhere fills a subway with identical twins creating a human mirror, and messing with peoples minds.
- Interview: Gaiman, Zelazny and More Coming To Your iPod
- An interview with Steve Feldberg, content director for Audible’s science-fiction/fantasy line Audible Frontiers who have been releasing some very exciting audiobooks (including the upcoming release of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories)
- Story of a Peanut: The TiVo Remote’s Untold Past, Present and Future
- Fascinating history of the TiVo remote.
Download Scott Sigler’s “Infected”
Your first hit is free
On April 1 Scott Sigler‘s thriller novel Infected will be released in hardcover to bookstores. But why wait? Thanks to a special arrangement with Scott and his publisher you can download the entire novel in PDF right now, but only until March 31.
Infected is the first major print release from Internet phenom Scott Sigler, whose podcast-only audiobooks have drawn an immense cult following, with more than three million individual episodes downloaded. Now Sigler storms the bookstore shelves with this cinematic, relentlessly paced novel that mixes and matches genres, combining horror, technothriller, and suspense in a heady mix that is equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Michael Crichton, and Stephen King.
Does that sound at all interesting? Go on, give it a try. Just this one time. Download it already, and tell your friends to do the same. There’s no risk here, unless you’re afraid you’ll like it so much you’ll feel compelled to purchase the book. Go on, risk it.
But wait there’s more
Want to learn more about Scott Sigler? You’re in luck. J.C. Hutchins just released the latest episode of his UltraCreatives interview series with Scott as his guest. Yeah, that’s free too. Old One-eye Jack knows how to treat you.
Links of Interest (January 28th 2008 through January 30th 2008)
- jQuery Validation plugin overview
- The Dissing of SF
- Ever have someone ask you for a favor and simultaneously insult your career? Science Fiction author Robert J. Sawyer had this happen twice in one hour, and he posted his responses.Tags: Robert J. Sawyer, Science-Fiction,
- Getting HTML 5 styles in IE 7+
- Write to Done
- A friend (thanks Kate) recommended this spin off of zenhabits.net which is billed as “Unmissable articles on writing. Twice weekly.” So far it’s living up to it’s promise.Tags: articles, Writing, Productivity, howto,
- MD044 – Stan Lee Interview
- Veronica Belmont interviews Stan Lee on Mahalo Daily. I never get tired of seeing interviews with Stan Lee. Maybe it’s his voice.Tags: interview, Stan Lee, Veronica Belmont, video,
Links of Interest (November 27th 2007 through January 3rd 2008)
- How to rewrite
- A detailed post on rewriting, and how to do it.Tags: Justine Larbalestier, Writing, howto, rewriting, editing,
- Podiobooks.com Community
- Online community based around Podiobooks.com. A place for listeners, authors, producers, etc. to communicate and help improve Podiobooks.comTags: Podiobooks, social-networks,
- Issue #1 of Sci Phi is available
- The first issue of Sci Phi (The Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy) is now available. The download version ($7) contains all stories and articles in various ebook formats as well as MP3.Tags: Sci Phi, magazine, Audiobooks, Science-Fiction, philosophy,
- GTD: Free Bundle of GTD Articles Written By David Allen
- Lifehacker has a link to a collection of 17 articles available for free download from the David Allen Company.Tags: gtd, free, Productivity, organization,
- Infamous IE hasLayout is toast
- This “feature” of the IE rendering engine has caused me more headaches than I care to remember. I’m not at all sorry to see it go.
- Kindles in libraries – the importance of ebook standards
- DRM, lack of e-book standards, and related issues are even bigger issues for libraries.Tags: standards, Kindle, e-books, Tower-of-eBabel, ePub,
- AICN: 12th Episode will air!
- SaveJourneman.net brings word that episode 12 of Journeyman will air. Journeyman is my favorite show of the new season, and I hope it comes back, but at least it will get to finish it’s run.Tags: NBC, Journeyman,
- Doug Morris, Old Person
- Jonathan Coulton posted this summary of the New York Magazine blog’s summary or Wired’s profile of Doug Morris, CEO of Universal Music Group. I’m not going to further summarize, just read and be enlightened.
Links of Interest (September 7th 2007 through September 20th 2007)
- Lincoln’s $5 bill gets a colorful makeover
- I was just thinking, boy I wish this $5 bill had a big purple number on it (of course I was hoping the number was $1,000,000, but you can’t win them all).
- The future keepers
- Philip K. Dick’s children work to ensure the influential author’s cinematic legacy. I hope it works out because there have been some less than stellar adaptations of some truly amazing stories.
- Animal Magnetism: Making O’Reilly Animals
- History of the animal designs on O’Reilly’s book covers.
- Record Industry Proves Again How Much They?ve Lost The Plot
- Say hello to the Ringle!
- Floatutorial: Step by step CSS float tutorial
- Exceptionally detailed tutorials on floats.
Links of Interest (August 7th 2007 through August 15th 2007)
- Doubles champ
- Interview in the New Zeland Herald with Jemaine Clement. Discusses his new movie Eagle vs Shark, and the possibility of a second season for Flight of the Conchords on HBO.
- Television Studios Embrace BitTorrent
- It appears an exec at Warner Brothers Television used his neighbor’s child to leak the “Pushing Daisies” pilot via BitTorrent to help increase it’s exposure.
- The Optimus Prime PC Case Mod
- PC case transforms into a 6’10” Optimus Prime. Images with and without Autobot Matrix of Leadership.
- I Return To Doctor Who And Meet Kylie Minogue
- Colin Baker visits the set of the 2007 Doctor Who Christmas special “Voyage of the Damned”.
- Inflatable dress turns into a chair for impromptu sits
- Feel like sitting down? Walk around for a bit in this dress and it will turn into a chair. Why? I have no clue.
Links of Interest (July 2nd 2007 through July 11th 2007)
- Star Trek + LOLcats. You has want laugh? This be super funny.
- How To Write The Great American Novel
- Informative instructional film (no, not really, but it’s funny).
- Derek Gaw’s wonderful search front end to Amazon.com (currently in alpha).
- New Books, late June 2007
- Locus Online’s listing of new SF/F/H books for late June 2007
- Wikipedia:Lamest edit wars
- This may be the best page on all of Wikipedia.
- Open standards for social networking
- Interesting commentary Marc Canter. from I know I wish all these things out there talked to each other better and/or supported OpenID.
- jQuery 1.1.3: 800%+ Faster, still 20KB
- The newest version of jQuery is available with 80+ bugfixes, increased performance, expanded selectors, and more.
Links of Interest (June 21st 2007 through June 29th 2007)
- Pirate keyboard
- CORSAIR Ergonomic Keyboard For Pirates
- David Allen Company Podcast
- David Allen Company podcast
- Writer Stalking
- Vlog-paparazzia stalk author/podcaster Mathew Wayne Selznick at Balticon.
- Locus Online: New Books, mid-June 2007
- Locus online’s listing of new SF/F/H books for mid-June 2007
- The Dawn of Dilbert
- The original batch of Dilbert strips that were submitted to the cartoon syndicates (with reactions).
Links of Interest (June 8th 2007 through June 20th 2007)
- Got allergies? Tiny discovery nothing to sneeze at
- I hope this comes to something. My tree allergy is so bad I can’t eat most fruit. I miss fruit.
- Deconstructing a Star Wars AT-AT Imperial Walker Baby Stroller
- Thingamababy analyzes a DIY stroller conversion from a handful of photos.
- How To: Translate a foreign language RSS feed
- Using Yahoo Pipes to translate RSS feeds. Looks nice and simple.
- Future Sony e-book reader to offer IDPF format and Adobe DRM support?via Digital Editions
- Sounds like the next version of Sony Reader will support the IDPF open ebook standard. I like reading ebooks from dedicated readers, but I hate the hoops I have to jump through to get them on there. Sounds like a step in the right direction.
- Developers launch kid-safe add-on for Firefox
- Glubble is a Firefox plug-in that allows parents to create a whitelist of approved sites to let their kids visit.
- Dissecting a Plugin: Better Comments Manager
- Ronald Huereca disects the “Better Comments Manager” WordPress plugin, in what is hopefully the first of a series of articles of this type. Should be a great place to start if you’re trying to figure out how WordPress plugins work.
- Batman?s New Set of Wheels
- Slice of Sci-Fi has pics of the new Batcycle for “The Dark Knight”
- How victim snared ID thief / She chased down woman who had given her 6 months of hell
- Karen Lodrick bumped into the woman who had stolen her identity, and gave chase for the next 45 minutes!
- Primer, part two (glossary)
- Glossary for Diana Peterfreund’s primer on publishing.
- Primer, part one
- Diana Peterfreund’s primer on publishing.
- New Books, early June 2007
- Locus online’s listing of new SF/F/H books for early June 2007
- Ars System Guide: June 2007
- When I’m building a new PC for someone, this is where I start. Great if you’re trying to get the most bang for your buck.
Links of Interest (May 24th 2007 through May 31st 2007)
- Feed Your Television
- Google Reader has added support for the Nintendo Wii (yeah, I’m bit behind on noticing this one).
- Potter buffs may soon be able to visit Hogwarts
- J.K. Rowling OKs a Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, FL. That could be fun. Unfortunately most of the article is about the upcoming book 7, but it sounds like it would be part of Universal.
- Sci-fi writers join war on terror
- Homeland Security calls on Sigma, a group of Science Fiction writers (including Jerry Pournelle, Arlan Andrews, Greg Bear, Larry Niven and Sage Walker) put together to advise government officials.
- squirrels with lightsabers
- as adviertized
- Programming: How to build a Firefox extension
- Occasionally I go looking for an extension to do something, fail to find it and start thinking I should write it myself. Maybe next time I will.
- How To: Maintain threaded view in Thunderbird
- I’ve been looking for this for years and I didn’t even know it.
- Interface elements for jQuery