Thursday, September 29, 2011

Farewell Sara Douglass - Australian Fantasy writer

I found out today that Sara Douglass - well known Australian fantasy writer has died from cancer. I've read and loved a number of her books starting with the Axis Trilogy.

I briefly spoke to her once at a world sf conference. Waiting for a panel to start and none of the other panelists had arrived.

I know which books are next in my read again pile now.

Her personal blog and her professional site.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sometimes I am easily amused

I am perpetually amused by getting referrals to my blogs that are from a search engine where the query is ... the url of the blog they want. Oops, someone typed in the search bar and not the address bar. It's very obvious with a url like - not exactly the world's most used search term.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I think I'm going to have to find a new food blog

I'm a follower of Health Cheap Good blog. It was quite a good blog, reasonable recipes, regularly articles.

However, the main blogger got married and is writing for something else now and there have only been a few posts in that blog for months.

So, I need to start looking for another regular food blog that has stuff I'd actually make and eat. I do follow a food blog from Tuscany but that's more for the information. I really don't think I want to try drying out meats for salami or some of the other projects she's done.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I'm of two minds about Twitter. It can be entertaining - short interesting posts or links to neat stuff.

It also attempts to consume my soul. Both the sheer volume of stuff and sometimes feeling like a completely unwanted trespasser in that part of cyberspace.

So I'm taking a break from Twitter. And not a soul will ever notice.