Monthly Archive: March 2009

Amazonclicks Reader’s Choice Award 1

Amazonclicks Reader’s Choice Award

My novel, Dusk Before the Dawn, won the AmazonClicks.com Reader’s Choice Award for March. Full detail can be seen at the AmazonClicks web site. Thanks very much to all who voted.

Olympic Gods assembled for Percy Jackson 1

Olympic Gods assembled for Percy Jackson

Though I’d rather see Uma Thurman as Artemis, where she could employ her Kill Bill martial arts skills, this looks like an excellent cast. Featuring Uma Thurman as Medusa and Pierce Brosnan as Chiron,...

Pidgin, or why 4 chat programs no longer suck my PC dry 0

Pidgin, or why 4 chat programs no longer suck my PC dry

Granted, my PC needs to be replaced (it is my trusty Sony Vaio that has been around the world with me for years)…but it was dragging, in some not-so-small part due to the number...

bookrev: Sunrise Tai Chi by Ramel Rones 0

bookrev: Sunrise Tai Chi by Ramel Rones

Sunrise Tai Chi provides an introduction to Tai Chi Chuan, with easy to understand descriptions of the history and principles, plus visualizations to help with the hard-to-understand breathing/mental disciplines and a short “Sunrise Tai...

Amazon MP3s on Twitter 1

Amazon MP3s on Twitter

While we can argue whether Twitter is a “new social media” or not, one great thing about it is the Amazon MP3 twitter feed. Amazon certainly seems to be trying to put a dent...

Watchmen – Book vs. Movie 1

Watchmen – Book vs. Movie

Always, read the book first. The movies are often good, but the source material is almost always better. My review of the Watchmen book is here. Read here for a good description of Alan...

1993 Silver Oak and a Special Occasion 1

1993 Silver Oak and a Special Occasion

My wife had purchased two magnums of 1993 Silver Oak Alexander Valley several years ago. One we gave to our friend Monte for his birthday, one she gave to me to save for a...

bookrev: Fool by Christopher Moore 0

bookrev: Fool by Christopher Moore

With Lamb and Fool, Christopher Moore has now added his own unique set of background material to two of the English language’s most read stories: The Bible and the Works of William Shakespeare. Fool...

The Demigod Files: Percy Jackson & The Olympians by Rick Riordan 3

The Demigod Files: Percy Jackson & The Olympians by Rick Riordan

While waiting for Riordan’s next Percy Jackson novel The Last Olympian, readers can get their Percy fix with this collection of short stories and interviews. While short (133 pages excluding pictures, puzzles and a...

Asteroid impact via Google Maps 2

Asteroid impact via Google Maps

With news of asteroid 2009 DD45 near-miss of the Earth, what better time for a tool that shows the impact implications? Carlos Labs has released Ground Zero, where you can pick your location and,...

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