Wild-Ass Speculation


Polyphasic sleep: Day One

Well, first off, I’m a bit sleepy as I write this. But maybe even before that…zeroth off?…I do wonder how the hell to count this first day of my polyphasic sleep attempt, and also maybe whether to count it at all. Maybe I’m done with it? Depends. How long is a day, when all the…


To nap, perchance to dream…

So there I was, exulting in my triumph. I had inspired a friend to…this might require explanation…try my barefoot shoes! And then he ordered some of his own! Two different kinds! We’d had a long and whisky-fueled (except when it was whiskey-fueled, ’cause these terms are island-specific) discussion one night at my cabin. Topics included…


What I should say is…

…probably not something I’m going to figure out any time soon. I’ve been reading and thinking about habits lately. Well, okay, that’s a damn lie. I started thinking about habits because I’ve been thinking about productivity. Another lie there, by the way. Sort of. More on what’s going on around here in a bit: truthfully…


What’s a professional publisher, anyway?

Let’s start with the obvious: I’m not one of them. And I’ll tell you up front that if you are in the business right now I’m going to say a few things that will irritate you in this post. Some of them may seem to come from left field. Some bits may scream of ignorance…


Opting out? Or creating something new?

Hi! Here’s a spoiler: I think those are interdependent concepts, meaning it’s sometimes hard to do one without also doing the other. Which has interesting implications. Or at least they’re interesting to me. A reader sent me a link to the video on the right (well, it’s supposed to be on the right, but if…


Rackspace hackery update

  [UPDATE, later on 10/12:┬áthe weird cert error for my SSH login to the web server (yes, this one) went away today sometime today. No apparent changes to relevant certs/files on either side since January. Which looks exactly like a discontinued MitM attack. Interesting…no conclusions here; just a mystery. Plus, you know, a need to…