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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..

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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.

spring may actually be here now

2014-03-31 - 6:56 p.m.

I just read A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction by Joel Greenberg. It's a relentless and depressing description of how a species that numbered in the billions was reduced to extinction in the wild in less than 40 years -- but 40 years is being polite and a nod to rounding errors because the whole thing really took place the decade from 1878 to 1888. This sickening and wicked waste of life is difficult to describe and the motive often seemed to be nothing more than putting a few extra pennies (literally pennies) in people's pockets. It wasn't bad enough to make all the adults run a gauntlet. They also collected all the squabs so that there was never any new generation to replace the birds that were killed.

On a more cheerful note, it's nice to see that SEO hasn't completely killed off the ridiculous description when a writer is looking for an alternative to repeating the name too many times. I found a particularly hilarious example yesterday. "The bequiffed Sheffield lad." Is bequiffed even a word? Maybe it is in English English but it struck my funnybone.

We've had some nice weather for a change. The neighbors had their small birds out enjoying the pleasant weather, and I ate dinner out on the bird porch with my own little flock.

I know. I was supposed to put up a photo page from Spain. I will do it soon. I wanted to make a collage but evidently I have forgotten how to do it in PhotoShop. So there's another delay.

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