Mom Update 5/28

Tree on the Beach

Mom’s moved to a room on a different floor, so she’s now out of the ICU. Also, Rick posted a comment yesterday that clarifies what she’s up to: I was over there yesterday and a couple of times today, and Deirdre’s been over there, too. Cheryl started physical therapy this afternoon. Predictably and as I […]

Ellora’s Cave: Judge Denies @pubnt’s Motion to Quash

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Today, Judge Adams issued a ruling in the Ellora’s Cave v. Dear Author case relating to @pubnt’s letter to the court in February that the judge interpreted as a Motion to Quash (the defense subpoena to Twitter to determine the identity/identities of the @pubnt account). From the ruling (note: I’ve replaced Jane Litte’s legal name […]

BayCon Panels and Notes

BayCon—san francisco bay area science fiction & fantasy convention

I may make it to BayCon tomorrow, but I might not, so I thought I’d go over some of the panels I was on while everything was still fresh. Friday’s Panels Writing Handicapped Characters There was a lot of great discussion about various handicaps though, with the panelists in question, we had more discussion of […]

Creative Market Raising Money for Nepal Earthquake Relief

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I’m one of 474 Creative Market shops donating some or all of their shop proceeds for the Month of May to Nepal earthquake relief efforts. Creative Market will match shopowners up to $20,000. I’m donating 50%. Here is the announcement and a list of participating shops: Throughout the month of May, participating Creative Market shops […]

Mom Update 5/18

Mom update

She’s down to two IVs: food and pain meds. Still has some of the other meds injected, but they no longer need to be IVs, which is huge progress (she was on at least three heart meds, one of which was pretty toxic but super-critical). Physically, she was more alert and happily watching HGTV. After […]

Hugo Awards Voting Packet Now Available

The Hugo Awards

The Hugo Awards voting packet is now available. You’ll need your registration number and Hugo PIN in order to download the packet. Haven’t yet registered? Here’s the registration page. What’s in the Hugo Awards Voter’s Packet The next two paragraphs are from the press release: This free download is supplied by the creators and publishers […]

Email Lists: CAN-SPAM Compliance

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I just went through a bunch of (non-writer) email lists I was on, and realized that a whole bunch of them weren’t even pretending to comply with US anti-spam laws, even for people/companies sending commercial email in the United States. So here are the two biggies if you’re sending commercial emails of any sort: You […]