October 16th, 2006

books, organization

Authors who've jumped the shark

I haven't used that phrase in so long! Such a wonderful excuse to use it.

Meme: "What authors have you given up on for good? And why?"

For me, David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey and Terry Goodkind. Some of their books I can read, but it's only the ones I've read before. And only one at a time. Other than that, they make me want to smack them. There's just something about the writing style, particularly in their later novels, that bugs the crap out of me. It's not as cardboard as Dan Brown, but it's certainly not what I'm looking for.
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typewriter, technology


With everyone talking about how Google was going to take over YouTube last week, my coworkers and I were talking about how it was really just a matter of time before they got sued for a boatload of money. Does YouTube really host anything that's worth watching that's not copyrighted? The only things I ever see on there are Jon Stewart captures.

Anyway, seems like we're not alone in our assumption. I can't wait to see how this works out.

The cure for "boring"

I was feeling very boring and irrelevant over the weekend until I read this post on saving LJ. It struck me because I know most of us go through cycles of feeling like we're too boring to post anything and that people are just humoring us by keeping us on their FList. I know I certainly feel like I have nothing new or interesting to say on a regular basis.

However! It's finally occurred to me that other people won't be bored with the stories I tell because they haven't lived them. Why was that so hard to see? I wish I knew. Anyway, this may result in far more posting, particularly of the weird things that happen to me on a regular basis.

But now I'm off to get my hair cut. Waiting 6 months between appointments isn't always a bad thing...