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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.

A Sadean take on Asimov's classic Three Laws of Robotics can be found in Roger Williams' NOW REVIEWED ON SLASHDOT!!! The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect. Adult readers only please -- explicit sex and violence. For updates on the "Dead Tree Project" and other topics, you may visit the official fan site, Passages in the Void..

My Bird Lists -- My Louisiana State Life List, My Yard List and, tah dah, My World Life List.

HEY! What happened to the Peachfront Conure Files? The world's only OFFICIAL Peachfront Conure site now features free peachfront conure coverage, including a magazine length Intro to Conures previously published in American Cage-Bird Magazine, now free on the web. I offer the best free Peachfront Conure information on the internet. If you have great Peachfront Conure info, stories, or photos to share, contact me so I can publicize your pet, your breeding success, your great photograph, etc. on my site. Thanks.

fires and false alarms

2013-11-30 - 10:57 a.m.

Fire and rescue trucks showed up in the wee hours at the house across the street and took someone away. Don't know what that's about. No evidence of a fire. The lady who eventually went off with them wouldn't let them in so a bunch of firemen were milling around in the street for awhile.

Speaking of fires, a few days back some crackheads burned down an allegedly historic plantation in St. Bernard Parish. The house in question hadn't been inhabited in...wait for it...60 years. Dudes. If you leave an uninhabitable property standing long enough, crackheads will get in and they will burn it down. And you usually don't have to wait 60 years. They're lucky no one was killed. It's way past time to knock down the abandoned properties. Sheesh. Or are they waiting until it's 60 years after Katrina to get a move on?

They probably figure if they wait long enough and let the drug addicts burn down all the junk houses, then they have a deniable way around historical preservation rules. But c'mon. Somebody could get hurt.

I was finally motivated to find out how to remove people from my Facebook feed without defriending them and giving away the fact that I'm not looking at their shit. Someone posted a graphic surgical photo. Why do people think that's OK? There is nothing empowering about forcing other people to look at amputated body parts. While I was at it, I also hid two other people who apparently have nothing better to do except parade their ignorance all day. So now my Facebook feed is pretty much all bird photos. So there.

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