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By public demand, and after a delay of an embarrassing number of years, I've finally put my notorious essay, Ender and Hitler: Sympathy for the Superman, free on the fabulous internets.

A bibliography of my published books and stories.

Here's a simple card-counting FAQ to get you up to speed on the basics. Here's the true story of the notorious DD' blackjack team, told for the first time on the fabulous internets. No other team went from a starting investor's bankroll of zero to winning millions of dollars.

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10 things to know before you email me

2003-02-17 - 7:27 p.m.

  1. Most of my email addresses are exclusive, which means that unless you are already in my contacts list, I won't receive your email. As an experiment, I'm going to open my diaryland email account and start receiving email here. However, if I get a lot of spam or hate mail, I'll shut it down again, and all you will have accomplished is to prevent others from emailing me. My diary is my diary. It is not about equal time for all points of view. It is not about debate. It is a record of my thoughts and experiences, especially my travel, garden, and birding experiences, with a little nod to the fact that war is bad for birds and other living things. If you think my diary is stupid, badly designed, badly written, or offensive, or that I myself am old, ugly, stupid, ill-informed, lazy, and just plain in bad taste... don't bother to write because I simply don't care what you think. My diary will continue to be about what I think.

  2. I do not accept attachments in email. Period. End of sentence.

  3. I can't get your book published. I have never worked one day as an agent or an editor. I live in my own little universe and have absolutely no influence in the world of publishing. Don't email or snail mail your work. It will be deleted or discarded unread.

  4. I can't loan you any money. I got Enron'd and WorldCom'd just like everybody else.

  5. I don't want to chat or instant message with you, no matter how wonderful you are. You have no idea how excruciating chat/instant message is for someone who types over 100 words a minute.

  6. I don't want to have cybersex, exchange photographs, meet you for lunch, explore your urge to lick my boots, visit your porn site, purchase Viagra, or have any sexual encounter with you in any way whatsoever. And I don't want to look at your pictures of so-called teen-aged celebrities getting it on with donkeys either. I am just so not interested.

  7. I can't get you a job on a card-counting team, and I am out of the business of answering 50 bazillion questions about how to count cards. If you are a beginner to counting cards, you can visit my page where I have a short discussion of card-counting and other legal advantage play. The truth is, I played cards to get money. When I got enough money to suit my modest needs, I got out. I really, truly, deeply, sincerely do not want to spend the rest of my life talking about it. If that sounds crabby, try it yourself, and see how fast you get tired of answering the same questions over and over and over and over again.

  8. If you are a bitter casino employee, then get over it. If it upsets you to see someone win through legal methods, then you've got bigger problems than stalking me is ever going to solve.

  9. If you're a friend who lost touch because I was in a casino for years, stop by and say hey. But, um, re-read item #4 first.

  10. If you've read all these rules and still feel like emailing me, I do welcome your kind words and insights, but please understand if it turns out to be impossible for me to answer all my mail.

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