Monday, December 28, 2009

  • 11:42 @KMWeiland It will leap to life straight away, or else it's no good. My fave site is #
  • 11:55 Great article for fiction! RT @KMWeiland "11 Killer Chapter Breaks" New #blog post and #podcast. wordplay-kmweiland.blogspot.comGreat #
  • 13:27 RT: @spiritualtramp: RT @jchutchins: You know what's a lot cooler than writing about writing? WRITING. - Heh, amen. #
  • 14:32 @KMWeiland yes they are awesome. I always do 10 at a time and then glance through them. Sometimes there's a winner among th em! #
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

  • 19:20 RT: @Flipbooks: 50 Ways To Build Your Optimism! (via @Avinio @dkasrel) #Inspiration #Motivation #
  • 19:33 .@lifeledlearning @KMWeiland Prompts are hit-or-miss for me. That story I had in Digital Dragon was one. #
  • 21:32 This is a good one - Solve any problem by intensive listmaking: #
  • 22:42 Well, I've done tomorrow's work so I get tomorrow off now. Wonder what I'll do...sleep in? call Germany? Read some stuff, for sure. #
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Saturday, December 26, 2009

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Friday, December 25, 2009

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

  • 14:37 Kiwis - Does anyone know the recipe for Siberian Cream? My grandma used to make it. Has gelatine and egg whites, no actual cream. googlefail #
  • 14:52 @icarusforde ooh, that looks like it! Thanks! What did you do to Google that I didn't? :P #
  • 15:04 The Lost Genre Guild More Residential Aliens News: Our Christmas ficti.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 15:04 - For my Northern Hemisphere friends, here's what Santa gets up to downunder. #
  • 16:13 RT: @paulusthebrit: if you're struggling this holiday season FREE TEXT 5626 FOR HELP (in NZ) and check out #
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

  • 14:55 @theladyisugly Go purple dresses! No matter the shape :) #
  • 14:56 I'm at Glenfield library. Wifi is too slow to click on any twitter links; maybe this means I can get some work done! Writing - blogs - wow! #
  • 15:05 The Lost Genre Guild News for December 22nd, 2009: Rick Copple says: I.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 16:00 - The purple dress from Paris :) at work in the library #
  • 16:07 - View from the library desk. Almost like at my old flat. Good place for getting on with stuff. #
  • 16:10 @theladyisugly Look I just took a pic cause you mentioned it -The purple dress from Paris :) at work in the library #
  • 16:20 @librarykris no, not yet - only recently saw that they've finishe d it. It's on my list! Sadly I don't live so close to it as I used to. #
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

  • 15:05 The Lost Genre Guild Guild Member Spotlight: Malcolm Cowen: Malcolm Co.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 16:59 Fascinating article on the deeper meaning of Avatar and sci-fi in general #
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Monday, December 21, 2009

  • 17:19 RT: @teenbizcoach: RT @EdEntrepreneur: Ever thought about reading your own blog so you could change your life? #
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

  • 22:15 I have a bedroom again, thank goodness! Was heartily sick of camping out on the floor. It's been a tough few weeks. #
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

  • 10:46 So who is all going to the tweetup at @Giapo? I'm still undecided. #
  • 11:16 @Kiwiseabreeze you mean there's SUN up there? :) #
  • 11:16 @Giapo lol I don't know any tyra #
  • 14:58 Yes they are! RT: @cameocreams: Nz tweeters are such a nice bunch of ppl :) #
  • 15:03 @spiritualtramp ooo have you been reading Flashpoint? #
  • 15:19 The Lost Genre Guild News for December 16th, 2009: A.L. Marquardt says.. < a href=""> Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 15:35 @spiritualtramp You have got to be kidding me. #
  • 15:44 RT: @star_trek: Patrick Stewart To Be Knighted #
  • 15:46 WOW!!! RT: @petapixel: Stunning photographs of animals inside the womb: #
  • 16:04 RT: @PublishingGuru: 155 Bestsellers that started as self-published books: #
  • 16:15 @PublishingGuru Oh, thanks! I was just messin' around :) You like Trek too? #
  • 16:16 @BrownSpeak I did! Thank you very much. Been having a good laugh over it with my mum. #
  • 16:32 @spiritualtramp Even the critics and agnostics have loved this one. Seriously, it's a classic. #
  • 16:34 RT: @Flipbooks: RT @govizin RT @OMGFacts #Canada is an Indian word meaning big village. #omgfacts #
  • 18:08 @spiritualtramp If it helps any, I hate LB, and I believe so does Frank :P #
  • 20:29 @Flipbooks cv is British for resumé #
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Friday, December 18, 2009

  • 16:20 Snow in Copenhagen for the first time in 15 years. Gotta laugh. Via @theskypirate. #
  • 19:11 Does anyone know how to set up a shopping cart with various shipping charges according to quantity and location? Driving me nuts. #
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

  • 10:39 @echofon Hi! It'd be lovely if new tweets didn't shift the tweet list but were simply added to top.I often lose my place in 100's of tweets. #
  • 21:08 @echofon Thanks...but where do I find the settings? It's not in the add-on options. #
  • 22:52 RT @NickiMcClintock: Call to Action - Cat Crisis at SPCA Auckland. at critical mass with cats and kittens and need find them loving homes. #
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

  • 11:24 RT: @llhargrove: Skip the toys. Give a goat this year. #worldvision #
  • 12:11 &lt;-- is reading Flashpoint by @FrankCreed for the second time in a month, 5th time overall, and there's still plenty to discover. #
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Monday, December 14, 2009

  • 10:57 Agreed! RT: @kiwiwriter: If airports were more like Singapore's Changi airport, a 12 hr layover would be a dream #
  • 11:23 Great stuff! RT @kiwitravwriter 16 tips for taking great photos -- learn from my mistakes #travel #photos #tips #photo #
  • 13:54 RT: @EntirelyKiwi: Twitter reunites lost camera #
  • 14:04 Personally signed copy of the bestselling 'You're a Real Kiwi When' to give away. Just RT to win (via @BrownSpeak) #
  • 14:27 I favorited a YouTube video -- Gumboots #
  • 16:33 RT: @waybis: Millennium Falcon Bed Allows Star Wars Fans to Have Sci-fi Dreams - Walyou (blog) #
  • 17:39 Ooh, cute mini houses! I want the one with the bookshelves, about halfway down the page: #
  • 17:50 Lucky or what?? RT @BrownSpeak: The winner of 'You're a Real Kiwi When' is chocoholic @gracebridges - DM me Grace and I'll send you a copy. #
  • 18:10 Ok, work's done for today. I still want to do 10km on the cycle. Need it so's gonna hurt! Tweet at youse tomorrow. #
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

  • 16:07 RT: @KayDouglas: Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff. - Robert Eliot #quote #
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

  • 11:14 @nessliddell oh great! I'm glad you like them. It's a great recipe eh! #
  • 11:18 After a huge dinner of succulent lamb last night, I was overcome by guilt and spent an hour on the cycling machine this a.m. while skyping. #
  • 14:37 The Lost Genre Guild It's Been a Great Year...: The other day I realis.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Friday, December 11, 2009

  • 11:30 @telstraclearnz any idea why use of landline phone would interrupt my broadband connection? been happening since yesterday. #
  • 12:31 @telstraclearnz I thought we had filters on them all but just found one that didn't! Thanks! #
  • 13:08 Someone's playing guitar out in the park. How lovely. A reminder of days far gone. I still have mine stashed away somewhere around here... #
  • 13:56 @nessliddell did you get your cookies all right? #
  • 14:12 @nessliddell oh dear, and that's only across town! well I'm sure they will show up tomorrow. #
  • 14:13 @nessliddell oh and I gave @rgoodchild hers at the tweetup. It was a direct swap! #
  • 15:12 And now there's a bouncy castle going up in the goodness there's a lot going on over there today! #
  • 16:12 @nightshowdan sounds good! do your parents know about this?? #
  • 17:44 Man, I've gotten nothing done today. Can't just blame the hot weather, surely. Need a good kick probably. #< /li>
  • 21:45 @kiwisnake Indeed, I could blame Christmas, except I decided not to do it this year. As a friend put it: Fa La La La Blah. #
  • 21:46 @lifeledlearning oooh yeah I sympathise, believe me. But they say the brain works better in the cold than in heat. I bet you're productive! #
  • 22:12 @kiwisnake I just don't have it in me to party. It's been a horrible year and a horrible month. I'd rather work to make next year better. #
  • 22:41 @were1962 bei dürfte es sowas geben #
  • 22:42 @kiwisnake Thank you :) #
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

  • 10:25 That's exactly it!RT: @robertleebrewer: I never run out of ideas. Only time. #
  • 15:04 The Lost Genre Guild Announcing the Catholic Writers' Conference Onlin.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

  • 11:19 @lynnie68801 No I hadn't seen that one before! Interesting! #
  • 11:19 @NikeChillemi Don't worry, just about everyone gets confused with what time I'm at - and it's usually in the future! #
  • 11:59 RT: @star_trek: Link: Hubble Captures Deepest-Ever Image of the Universe (Again) #
  • 12:45 Must be the blue contacts in your skies RT: @bellybeyond: Hello Auckland! You look different - have you done something with your hair? #
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Monday, December 7, 2009

  • 08:59 @jasons_travel Wednesday's Santa @SmithandCaughey is one of my neighbours :) #
  • 09:14 @chandalier In fact Santa does the garden for us :) #
  • 09:20 @chandalier Nope. But he's a good gardener. #
  • 09:21 @jasons_travel yeah I guess it gets way hot in that suit, better to share the job! #
  • 10:04 @swordfishmktng Good to meet you too :) #
  • 10:22 RT: @Flipbooks: 10 Easy Steps to Speed Up Your Computer - Without Upgrading (via @Your_Say @Lanny_S @Gingerkalevala) #
  • 14:48 @shaunduke I think Seven of Nine said "irrelevant" quite often. Pleasure is irrelevant. Guilt is irrelevant. Death is irrelevant. Etc. #
  • 15:03 RT: @audaciousgloop: The latest @looksy is up and it's absolutely awesome! Nice work @wizardneedsfood! #
  • 15:12 Cool, a world first and I was there! RT: @joegreenz: Short video of Auckland TweetUp #
  • 20:51 Me too! RT: @vavroom: Cool RT @clairednz: Calling all NZ photo peeps --&gt; Please read and RT :-) #nzphotopeeps #
  • 20:55 @Wendywings I had a cat who was crazy for everything, except occasionally raw veges. She wasn't into those. But everything else, yep! #
  • 22:22 RT: @dailygalaxy: Ultimate Sci-Fi Gadget: Robo Surveillance Swarms: #
  • 23:19 @gianouts I lived seven years in Bavaria. Yeah, those Christmas markets are something eh! We had several different themed ones in our town. #
  • 23:21 @NikeChillemi That's because of the time zones. It's 11.20PM Wednesday here! I'm off to bed shortly, been a long day. #
  • 23:22 RT: @jillporternz: How do your friends react when they find out you're on Twitter? "Twitter - a waste of time?" #
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

  • 19:38 I favorited a YouTube video -- Esther Melody- "Why fight when you can dance?" (Lower bitrate version) #
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Saturday, December 5, 2009

  • 10:55 @velofille Heh. I was texting. Just like lots of others there. At least I kept it to one tweet! #
  • 10:57 Morning! My internet connection seems to be working again - does anyone know if the rainstorms disrupted services overnight? #
  • 10:58 Thanks to the guys from @TelecomNZ for the broadband stick I won last night at the tweetup! #
  • 11:00 I'm hoping to use the new connection for sites that Telstra refuses to let me at: facebook, itunes, ning,, and many more. #
  • 11:12 @nessliddell Oh! Why didn't you say hi, I had no idea! Ah well, another time. It was a great night eh! You still need to dm me your address! #
  • 11:28 Tweeps I met at last night's #nzxmastu - @shessassy @stockhausens @lewisbostock @justinflitter @giapo @jasons_travel @cateowen #
  • 11:30 More tweeps I met at #nzxmastu : @amiemccarron @octopauly @rgoodchild @THEEDGE_events @chandalier @kiwiseabreeze @swordfishmktng @hamishcr #
  • 11:33 And yet more tweeps I met @ #nzxmastu @nzrob @gianouts @librarykris @jillporternz @cameocreams @angelfish007 @courtneysit @thewinevault #
  • 13:09 Hilarious psychologist cartoon: 0/ #
  • 14:13 Cool Thoughts: #
  • 14:32 The Lost Genre Guild News for December 4th, 2009: Karina Fabian has ha.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 14:58 Explaining time travel in Star Trek: #
  • 15:02 @nessliddell @rgoodchild thanks for the RT! #
  • 15:42 @rgoodchild Just tried one of your cookies - YUM! And I love the box - was so excited when I found that Van Gogh Cafe in Arles recently. #
  • 15:47 @kiwicoffeeman @nightshowdan I was thinking the same thing... #
  • 16:22 RT: @Kiwiseabreeze: RT @cameo creams @justinflitter Thank you Justin and the all the sponsors for making it happen! #
  • 17:47 RT: @thecreativepenn: 100 Online Resources That Will Make You A Better Writer #
  • 18:31 Just spent half an hour chasing the cat away from baby blackbird and frantic parents. She scooted in a hole in garage door. I boarded it up. #
  • 19:38 @teachernz yes and that is the reason I stopped using picasa! So annoying. #
  • 20:14 Just ate a swagload of sweet juicy mandarins off our tree after dinner. & that's a lovely colour o f dusk in the sky right now over Auckland! #
  • 20:20 You might want to meet @CustomTees! RT: @jillporternz: @gracebridges good to meet u too Grace. Great t-shirt:-) #
  • 20:21 @shessassy I just realised it reminds me of European daylight. Heh. #
  • 20:46 12 hours at the computer...I can barely type any more! Just a bit more work. Danged deadlines. #
  • 21:08 @WritingSpirit Boy, I know that feelling. Mostly it's all I can do to make myself finish the first draft before I do the cover! #
  • 21:5 7 @mz_de Gute Nacht aus Neuseeland! ich höre das hier: Happy Electronica zum Wohlfühlen am Samstagabend #
  • 21:59 @WritingSpirit My artistic side is a bit suppressed. But I often make the movie way before I get done writing! as with #
  • 23:18 @audaciousgloop Yeah, I totally get what you're saying. I tend to have blogs for various purposes, and then I cross-post a lot of stuff too. #
  • 23:19 @WritingSpirit Totally fun! Rented a room in Ireland last year for a w hile, that's where that was made. Why write if it's boring... :) #
  • 23:21 I've certainly done my duty today - read through 2 large manuscript excerpts for the literary poll going on at @marcherlord. Both very good. #
  • 23:44 RT: @nightshowdan: RT @kellableeping: There are two great days in a person's life. The day we are born, and the day we discover why. #
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Friday, December 4, 2009

  • 09:33 I've broken a back tooth. Corner missing all the way into the gum. Thing is, I have no idea how it happened. Doesn't hurt. Dentist later. #
  • 09:34 .@nessliddell @dlishblog so have you guys figured out which of you is cookie-swapping with me? I've got mine ready you see. #
  • 09:35 RT: @philipnewmannz: So like, I like pie ... do you? do you want to help me with me collaboration video? #
  • 09:46 My favourite ambient electronica has come to - check it out at ! My soundtrack for work and play. #
  • 09:57 .@dlishblog - @nessliddell says she's behind and that I should send to you and she'll send to me. I think that still works out. dm yr addy? #
  • 10:02 @nessliddell yes I am meeting @rgoodchild at the tweetup tonight to swap in person, how cool! Are you coming too? #
  • 10:04 @rgoodchild did you decide yet? do you need some help? :) #
  • 10:14 @THE_EDGEevents the symphony in the park for sure... I mean where else do you get so many thousands of people singing old anthems!! #
  • 10:23 I've been scribbl'n: Cookies: Ugly But Good: Apparently this recipe comes from Italy and is.. #
  • 10:38 @nessliddell what? so you'd have to send twice? no no that's not needed. I will send to dlish and you can send yours to me when you do them. #
  • 10:50 @calypsogozzo Morning! No, I begged an extra day so I still have it round my neck till Monday. Plus two others on its heels! And how are u? #
  • 11:23 @nessliddell ok I am finally starting to see, we are just putting things back the way they were originally on the cookieswap blog. #
  • 11:28 @calypsogozzo Yeah...finishing seems a long way off right now. But looking forward to the tweetup tonight! Are you coming too? #
  • 11:36 - Can anybody help me decipher the handwritten number in the middle? Oh, the random joys of translation... #
  • 11:38 @nessliddell and your address is? #
  • 11:40 @duncn well that's funny because I'm sure my cat spends 85% of her time curled up on my bed :P #
  • 11:41 @calypsogozzo here's the link: It would be great to see you there! #
  • 11:45 Thanks @shessassy @andreawong_nz @chandalier, looks like the consensus is that it's an 8. Much appreciated. You gals coming tonight? #
  • 11:54 @shessassy That weather report doesn't sound good. Hope my buses don't get cancelled! #
  • 11:55 @AlastairJNZ You know you might be right. He's done it again on the next page. No idea why someone'd write the month in Roman numerals... #
  • 11:56 @waynemcdougall @GIALIAT Looking again I think it might be a V. Weird, but the closest match. #
  • 11:59 I'm off to the dentist for my broken tooth, carrying cookies in case I go straight to the afternoon do and then the tweetup! See youse there #
  • 13:53 Just left the dentist complete with my first ever filling. Yes it was horrible but now it looks fine. Worst thing=not being able to swallow! #
  • 14:15 @TeeMonster Oh, that's too bad. And those weren't even the actual scary klingons that came along later. #
  • 14:16 @Wendywings aww aren't you coming? or have you got a chauffeur? #
  • 14:18 @Miraz Yeah well I hope it'll be my last filling, too. Been real lucky so far I guess. #
  • 14:26 The Lost Genre Guild Exciting news from Marcher Lord Press: This just .. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 15:11 How long does this post-dentist numbness last? It's been two hours. I want to be able to talk at the tweetup! #
  • 15:20 Mind-boggling technology - augmented reality. Reminds me a bit of Back to the Future 2... #
  • 15:21 @NadVega Thanks for the tip! I'll try that. #
  • 15:22 @yomcat You have got to be kidding. I don't think I could even bite it! #
  • 15:23 @vavroom< /a> it's not that bad...just mumbly. #
  • 15:24 @toxaq Well he did have to give me two injections. Maybe that's why. My first time so I have no idea about anything. #
  • 19:37 I'm sure a lot of people would stop resisting twitter if they knew about the free beer at #nzxmastu Happy Tweetup! #
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

  • 11:37 Now that's what I call WORK! RT: @tonyeldridge: Pre-Natal Care for Your Book by @LynnSerafinn #
  • 12:20 Oooh, there's the thunder. It's been bucketing down all day, too. A world of water, green and grey, NOT letting the cat out just now! #
  • 13:36 RT: @NZHistorydotnet: Sing along with "Sticky beak the Kiwi' - warning, content contains ear worm #
  • 13:56 I've been scribbling A new story begins: Monday morning, and the move is over, such as it i.. #
  • 14:37 RT: @PureN ewZealand: Want to know what's on in New Zealand this Summer? #
  • 14:41 @findingnewo I'll give it a go if you have an invite left :) #
  • 15:09 @findingnewo Thank you! #
  • 15:36 The monster I'm currently translating is a user manual for a Car Part Availability Planning Software Program. That's all one word in German. #
  • 15:53 @rgoodchild No, I didn't know that! Have you been in Germany, & what part? I'm a true-blue southerner myself. No. I'm a Kiwi. You know. #
  • 16:33 .@Miraz Autoteiledispositionsplanungsprogramm. That's the manual I'm translating this week... Long words are so funny aren't they! #
  • 16:34 @rgoodchild I haven't been up that far north. I loved it too, for a while, but had to come home after 7 years. Missed the sea too much. #
  • 16:36 @toxaq Autoteiledispositionsplanungsprogramm. Say, might you be able to send me that awesome recipe for mint choc cookies? They were yum! #
  • 16:38 @PegPhifer Usually they say it after the next song. OR you co uld google a snatch of lyrics inside speech marks...that should find it! #
  • 17:54 RT: @joegreenz: How's this for ironic?: the fear of long words is called Sesquipedalophobia #gofigure #
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

define the title you want

This is the TEST shipment you asked for

  • 15:42 @kimwoodhouse That's great! Awesome news :) Congrats to both of you! #
  • 15:43 So true! RT: @wigsgiw: Man, Auckland sure knows how to do humid and raining well. You forget these things. #
  • 15:52 @lifeledlearning That's a decent length. I find the 3 minute video edits tough enough! Glad you're having fun anyway :) #
  • 15:52 @DawsonVosburg So that's the first one of the trilogy that's out already? Good onya! #
  • 16:31 @DawsonVosbur g Cool! So tell me, are your books complete in themselves or do you like to make cliffhanger endings? #
  • 19:25 Ahh, the smell of wet cat, settling in beside me to sleep. She insists on going out in this rain! #
  • 20:21 How is it possible that I've been sitting at the computer for nearly 12 hours and accomplished so little? Never mind, I'm talking to myself. #
  • 20:36 @calypsogozzo Thought that yesterday. If only, if only...I really need to translate 3000 words tonight if I can. Oh man that sounds crazy. #
  • 20:42 @CateOwen yeah me too, I was thoroughly grossed o ut by that as a kid! #
  • 20:42 RT: @igorkheifets: "Always listen to the experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it." Robert Heinlein #
  • 21:02 @CateOwen No kidding! There is sci-fi and then there is horror! No, not my thing. Give me Trek any day, Borg and all! #
  • 21:48 Amazing! Think of all those stories! RT: @mikodragonfly: #nanowrimo total collective word count for 2009 2,147,483,647 --- wow. #
  • 11:37 Now that's what I call WORK! RT: @tonyeldridge: Pre-Natal Care for Your Book by @LynnSerafinn #
  • 12:20 Oooh, there's the thunder. It's been bucketing down all day, too. A world of water, green and grey, NOT letting the cat out just now! #
  • 13:36 RT: @NZHistorydotnet: Sing along with "Sticky beak the Kiwi' - warning, content contains ear worm #
  • 13:56 I've been scribbling A new story begins: Monday morning, and the move is over, such as it i.. #
  • 14:37 RT: @PureNewZealand: Want to know what's on in New Zealand this Summer? #
  • 14:41 @findingnewo I'll give it a go if you have an invite left :) #
  • 15:09 @findingnewo Thank you! #
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

  • 10:19 @Miraz Yup, Auckland. But mainly the North Shore. The "other side" of the bridge often seems like a foreign country. Janeway rocks :) #
  • 10:22 @waynemcdougall Ha ha, very astute. All right, how about favourite secondary characters? Mine are McCoy, Guinan, Geordi, Harry, and B'Elanna #
  • 10:24 .@qlcoach let's start with a basic definition of what we do. The technical term for my enterprise is micropublishing, but I write too. #
  • 10:25 @shaunduke Aargh! What conclave is this? :P #
  • 11:10 Wow, I had like a dozen @ replies this morning. That's a first. Thanks, everyone! #
  • 12:58 @waynemcdougall Uh, I never connected with Pulaski. It always seemed obvious the actress was just acting. #
  • 12:59 @shaunduke Whatever...(looking for the key to my Weird Box) #
  • 13:01 It is incredibly effective when packing to remove all the little things first. Then bigger things like books can be dealt with very fast. #
  • 13:02 @waynemcdougall don't forget all the tim es Harry died bravely in alternate realities. That's what impressed me. Glad we agree on Geordi. #
  • 13:05 The time has come to start packing my books and pictures. I can't bear it, knowing I'll likely not see them again for months. #
  • 17:50 @shaunduke You bet I have a weird box. Many in fact, for various kinds of weird. That's what comes from packing up to move this week! #
  • 18:09 I favorited a YouTube video -- Star Trek Voyager - You Are My Sunshine #
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Monday, November 23, 2009

  • 09:59 @PoemVidz Nice to meet you too. That was a good & thoughtful tweet! #
  • 10:06 @waynemcdougall thank you! That's very much appreciated :) Are you a trekkie, too? #
  • 10:13 RT @waynemcdougall: Recommended @gracebridges to @MrTweet 'a New Zealand sci-fi author needs to be cherished...' #
  • 11:01 Housemoving progress: Wardrobe emptied, 3 boxes of clothes & 1 suitcase to live out of, 1 big pink sack for the op shop. Next: Books? sob! #
  • 11:04 The first cricket s are singing! It must be summer! Surely that is the sound of a heatwave for any Kiwi. Full of memories of summers past. #
  • 11:28 Calling French speakers! Anyone know what a "pôle média" is? #
  • 12:15 @lenandooley I didn't know obtruded was a word, but it is certainly a beautiful one! #
  • 12:59 RT @shaunduke: How would you survive your own story if you got stuck in it? #
  • 13:08 Wrestling with a French translation. Haven't done one of these in a while - looking up lots of words! It's taking about 4x as long as German #
  • 13:46 @qlcoach sounds good; how exactly do you imagine it working? #
  • 13:47 RT: @lifeledlearning: 11yo girl: "What's that burning smell?" Me: "Your brother. He's thinking too hard again." #
  • 13:49 RT: @elpie: Man Arrested For Not Using Twitter (via @jeanlucr). #
  • 14:55 @waynemcdougall Nemesis stunk, you didn't miss much. But the new one this year was pretty darn amazing. My favourites: Janeway, then Picard. #
  • 14:57 All right, work done, I'm g oing out to run around in the bush for a bit before I get back to packing. NOT liking that job. Still in denial. #
  • 21:00 My turn! :) Interview with Lost Genre Guild member Grace Bridges, writer of science fiction, #
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

  • 09:32 @ksuyin landlord is chucking us out, though promised verbally we could stay past the fixed term. He may turn up today wanting to move in! #
  • 09:32 Talking to three people at once on different chats. Fun but time-consuming! #
  • 09:33 RT: @Liturgy: You cannot control the length of your life, but you can control its breadth, depth, and height. #
  • 10:28 @ksuyin on paper he's right. but verbally he misled us that it would go longer. so we have a case to stay till we find a place to go. #
  • 15:34 No less than 3 translation jobs waiting f or me this morning; unusual to get so many on a Saturday! Now that I've partied a bit,time to work. #
  • 15:47 How not to derail your novel by...triumphs! Great article: #
  • 23:37 RT @PoemVidz Fear less,hope more,eat less,chew more,whine less,breathe more, talk less, say more, love more & all good things will be yours. #
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Friday, November 20, 2009

  • 09:39 Uh oh, Facebook is a bit broken today - only loading half a page. So much for marketing efforts. I might go pack up my books instead. #
  • 09:52 Ooo! Looks like a VERY powerful exercise for writers:'ll-ever-spend-as-a-storyteller #
  • 12:34 Ok, got my winter clothes packed away and a sack of stuff for the op shop. Hmm, I wonder what next...perhaps the dormant sewing projects. #
  • 16:37 Housemoving progress: Done the mending and sorted the sock drawer. Really need to work on a story, might do that now. Or pack more clothes. #
  • 21:07 Very weird day, but at least I got a few things done. I'm a mess, but who wouldn't be at having to pack up and get out so quick? Ack. #
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

  • 10:32 @trnsltntech Have a simple registration process. One agency I signed up for had online forms that took 2 hours to fill out! #
  • 11:42 @trnsltntech A related point: LSPs should accept existing CV/resume documents instead of asking for all the same info in miles of forms. #
  • 11:42 @Wendywings he must have recognised you from twitter, or from the telly. You're famous after all! :) #
  • 12:12 RT: @BonnieGrove: Why is it. . . when writing you think: Where is my life? When living you think: I should be writing. #
  • 13:26 Any idea how I find out what was the population of Auckland in 1879? Google isn't very helpful today. #
  • 13:31 Here's a trickier one. What writing materials were available in Auckland in 1879? #
  • 13:58 .@yomcat @elpie @audaciousgloop thanks all! must be something to it if everyone says Wolfram Alpha... wonder why I never heard of it before. #
  • 13:59 @yomcat that would appear to be the current population of other cities...the search continues... #
  • 14:01 I was really happy not to have any deadlines this morning, but the time has gone wh oosh just like that. Heh. #
  • 14:32 @nessliddell Would love to be in cookie swap! Did it last time too, just ask @vavroom and @toxaq. Please stipulate number/mass of cookies! #
  • 15:14 @nessliddell We said 2 doz last time, I was sad to only get 1 doz in one case. Needs to be fair. But 2 doz is a LOT. #
  • 15:16 Looks like moving day is next Fri. Rats! Do not want. Where to is anyone's guess, I have 3 options which may become clearer in days to come. #
  • 21:15 @rgoodchild You need to follow me so I can dm you. :) #
  • 21:17 @kiwisnake I watched that in a plane the other week. Enjoyed it very much. #
  • 21:21 Now beginning the search for a storage facility on the Shore to put my bit of stuff in while I move back to Mum's for the summer. Any tips? #
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

  • 08:38 I can no longer read "Tell me something I don't know" without hearing it in Karl Urban's "Bones McCoy" voice! #startrek @trekmovie #
  • 09:08 I reckon if anyone still has Facebook notification emails enabled, they are losing a LOT of time every single day. Turn 'em off, folks! #
  • 09:51 RT @SamNZed: Saying NZ has 4 seasons in one day isn't really accurate, it's more like 4 seasons several times nearly every day. #
  • 09:55 @gram2five Not a Trekkie? I think he was brilliant in that role. Great movie in any case. You ought to see it :) #
  • 11:11 Just inf ormed visiting landlord that we will NOT be moving out on Saturday. Shake. Shudder. He is not a happy chappy and neither are we. #
  • 11:20 @yomcat No we don't. Fixed term does end but was begun with verbally agreed view to long-term -so we thought. The law is on his side, sadly. #
  • 11:45 @AlastairJNZ not for fixed term though, according to standard contract. Verbal agreement was for longer but landlord is now disputing that. #
  • 11:53 @gram2five So you have the CD? Forgive me, I can't remember giving it to you! What was the occasion? #
  • < li>11:57 @AlastairJNZ yeah we are talking with them. Looks like we will have to be "contract breakers" as he says, for 1-2wks till we find a place. #
  • 12:27 @MillerMosaicLLC Yep, they're called labels. One of the buttons at the top of the message window. #
  • 12:50 @MillerMosaicLLC No, you have to do that yourself. Go into a message, click Labels, then Create New. You can even autofilter to labels. #
  • 12:53 @gram2five Ah! Ok :) Yes, should do Kindle...give me a few weeks. Glad you liked it! Seen the other new release I just put out ? #
  • 12:54 @MillerMosaicLLC try this for help with labels: #
  • 12:56 RT: @ktsp: What the? 'Women banned from wearing trousers in Paris' Gotta love these laws that lie around... #
  • 13:47 @vavroom why pay for a personal font when there's a perfectly good free one at ? Accents too. Fontmaking = my new hobby! #
  • 19:12 @gram2fiv e I didn't write it, but I stand behind it! You know I started a publishing company, right? :) More at #
  • 19:16 @gram2five oh yeah and it may be tomorrow here but it's sure not as late as it is where you are :) So I'm a ways from sleeping yet. #
  • 19:35 Some of these made me laugh: How to tell you're an entrepreneur... #
  • 19:42 No matter how many times your friends and family ask what you do, you know they still have no idea what you do.- #
  • 21:05 @dom_sutton yeah I'm a shoreite and I work from home. But in the quiz I came out Raglan. Go figure. #
  • 21:07 Way cool! RT @TrekMovie See R2-D2, Slusho, The Tribble, Friends & Family and more Easter Eggs in Star Trek #
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

  • 11:04 @lifeledlearning Not to worry! I'm glad you had a good time :) #
  • 11:05 Ok got some serious work to do today folks...story edits for @frankcreed and a translation due tomorrow. And a soul in upheaval somehow. #
  • 14:56 RT: @lenandooley: RT @LizBabbs: 'You must never try to appeal to all people.' Stephen Poliakoff #
  • 16:18 @pegphifer The apostrophe goes last: her parents' business :) #
  • 16:21 I'm in a bit of a rut today workwise. Might be because my web connection is playing up. Then again, maybe not. Been uneasy all we ek. #
  • 16:22 Something is going to change and I'm not sure what or when, or how life will look afterwards - but change is coming. I feel it. #
  • 20:08 It's official, we have to move out. Gutted. times like this I really wish I had no stuff! Aaargh. #
  • 21:39 RT: @velofille: RT @terrencewood: How to get a baby boomer to read email: prefix the subject line with "FWD: FWD: Fwd" #
  • 21:43 For the non-Kiwis confused by my last tweet, I'm sorry! Gutted means I feel like a gutted fish, or somesuch. Could really do without this. #
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Monday, November 16, 2009

  • 10:30 @interislander I thought as much :) but you should have seen the faces round the table as she pulled past us in Torpedo Bay! #
  • 10:32 New review for The Muse at ! Don't forget release chat 7pm US CT / 2pm NZ #
  • 12:00 RT @WritingSpirit: RT @AriaaJaeger ❤╔╗──❤╔══╗❤╔══╗╔══╗❤╔══╗❤ ❤║║──❤║╔╗║❤╚╗─╚╝─╔╝❤║═╦╝❤ ❤║╚═╗❤║╚╝║❤─╚╗──╔╝─❤║═╩╗❤ ❤╚══╝❤╚══╝❤──╚══╝──❤╚══╝❤⋕ #
  • 13:42 Splashdown Books Release Party for The Muse by Fred Warren, coming up on the hour at ! There's prizes :) #
  • 13:59 @lifeledlearning want to come join a book release party at ? Now for 2 hours. #
  • 14:23 Now chatting at about The Muse by Fred Warren, a fantasy about a writer and his inspiration. Come join us? #
  • 15:36 I subscribed to callmesideshowbob's channel on YouTube #
  • 16:11 Michael W. Smith concert streaming live at tell your friends! #
  • 00:00 Interview with Lost Genre Guild member Fred Warren, writer of fantasy and sci-fi, #
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

  • 21:49 fire evac at Glenfield mall, Interislander in Auckland harbour, yep this weekend was an odd one in these and many other ways #
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

  • 10:40 I just signed the petition to label foods containing palm oil: #
  • 11:18 Anyone else sick of the articles that make you click through a dozen very short and graphic-laden pages to read the whole thing? Bah. #
  • 11:35 Great collection of first lines from novels, and comments on their nature: #
  • 12:07 Strunk's The Elements of Style, a writing classic - free online! I had no idea! Thanks @ToddMGreene !! #
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Friday, November 13, 2009

  • 12:28 RT: @inkyelbows: RT @poewar Writing Tip of the Day: Never end a sentence with the word the. #
  • 12:30 RT: @lenandooley: RT @RachelleGardner: The 12-step chocoholics program: Never be more than 12 steps away from chocolate. #
  • 12:40 Hahahaha! This one's funny! RT: @ananelson: RT @ninajansen: Ha! RT @astroengine: What Stormtroopers do on Their Day Off #
  • 13:47 RT: @vavroom: RT @Weaverous: "you're from New Zealand? Wow your english is really good" - always makes me chuckle @HOTLabRescue #
  • 13:51 Yeah, that too. RT: @waynemcdougall: I usually get " Oh, you're from New Zealand, did you know/you must know John..." @Weaverous @vavroom #
  • 14:38 Agreed! RT: @MoriahJovan: Maybe it's just me, but I don't think ADHD is a "problem," per se or that it necessarily needs to be "cured." #
  • 14:41 @waynemcdougall True. Or at least, someone from their school/work/suburb/ or who used to go camping at such-and-such too. #
  • 14:43 Hmm since when is Crikey a latin word, I wonder? :) Snail named after Steve Irwin #
  • 15:32 RT: @Flipbooks: 100 Ways To Live A Better Life #BookMark! #
  • 16:14 @freitasm Thank you. It's been a few months, still clearing out the email. Enjoy your weekend! #
  • 16:30 RT: @ggSpirit: RT @ZAGrrl: RT @Silixell "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ~ C.S. Lewis #
  • 16:33 Right. Cake o'clock. Carrot or chocolate...or both? #
  • 16:42 @RotaryEllerslie Carrot cake with cream cheese and walnuts, of course! Mmmm... #
  • 16:42 @LLOnline Yep, you got that right! Veni, vidi, vici. #
  • 16:43 @thegospelwriter Carrot this time my friend. Can it be that you are unfamiliar with The New Zealand Cinnamon Carrot Cake (with cream cheese) #
  • 17:54 @LLOnline yeah yeah #
  • 18:02 Looking for a decent online French-English dictionary. Can anyone give me a recommendation? Thank you! #
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

  • 10:46 @yomcat how so? #
  • 10:47 Anyone willing to help me test a new email address? Not sure i got the setup right. DM me. Thanks! #
  • 10:53 @yomcat Looks like brown to me. #
  • 10:54 @cathwest what's up? you okay? #
  • 13:37 @ksuyin Hello! I'm back! How was that opera? :) #
  • 13:41 @ToddMGreene I keep thinking about trying Joomla, but have been too scared. All my sites are just plain html...that's a big jump! #
  • 13:54 @ksuyin Great! Feeling very travelled. Boy it was a long trip though. So glad to be back in the warm! #
  • 13:55 @acchile know what they say about old dogs and new tricks...I plan on tackling it when I have LOTS of time, lol. #
  • 15:03 @hashjoomla thank you! I'll have to do that one of these weekends! #
  • 15:03 @ksuyin oh yeah, and isn't today just stunning? THIS is what I couldn't wait to come home to :) #
  • 15:53 RT: @photonaturalist: "Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes." ~Saul Steinberg #
  • 16:49 @jasons_travel we've had sun all day on the Shore. Is it not so clear where you are? #
  • 16:51 RT: @KathleenYBarbo: "It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."―J.K. Rowling #
  • 17:23 Nice article by a German living in Dublin #
  • 19:33 Me too! RT @lifeledlearning We have much in common. RT @BonnieGrove T hings to know about Bonnie Grove: I don't own an iron or ironing board. #
  • 19:38 Yep! RT @dom_sutton twitter is like a mall. there's lots of things & people to look at, but you need to keep focused or all you get is dizzy #
  • 21:51 @authorchristina Goodness I don't think I could multitask that much! And you seem to see it as relaxing :) #
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

  • 09:59 RT @vavroom: Aquarium visitors stunned as shark gives another shark an impromptu Caesarian, thus saving baby sharks' lives #
  • 10:00 RT: @PianoGeek: RT @CHRISVOSS: I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones.John Cage (1912-1992) #
  • 17:24 RT: @nzlemming: RT @J4yZ33: In New Zealand, MC Hammer pants are known as "poo catchers" #
  • 17:31 Vatican open to alien life forms: but I do disagree that creationism has a problem with it! #
  • 20:09 just joined a video ch at at #tinychat #
  • 20:31 Agreed! RT: @chrisnoble_nz: Brown M&M's. Why bother? Ask a kid what colour M&M they want - they never say brown! :P #
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

  • 09:35 @elpie Either that or I'm still jetlagged! #
  • 09:35 @Kiwiseabreeze must be still jetlagged I reckon...not doing too bad for three days in! #
  • 09:37 @vavroom Mmm! I still have a lot of caramelised french onion soup in the freezer :) #
  • 09:37 Beaut morning! Couldn't ask for better. #
  • 13:14 Do Americans write Advertise with a Z in back? Just wonderin'. Yep, back to translating data privacy policies for a livin'. #
  • < li>13:22 @yomcat Thanks. I wasn't quite sure! #
  • 13:55 For lunch: Salad with camembert & pesto, topped with salmon pieces fried in an egg and bran crust. No pic, I was too hungry! #
  • 13:56 Good one! RT: @audaciousgloop: Commehnication (n) trying to communicate but not quite making it cos you're bored (Meh!) #
  • 14:05 In China ist alles verboten, auch wenn es erlaubt ist. In Deutschland ist alles verboten, was nicht erlaubt ist. (...) #
  • 14:05 (...) In den USA ist alles erlaubt, was nicht verboten ist. In Italien ist alles erlaubt, auch wenn es verboten ist. (Quote from forum) #
  • 14:09 @jasons_travel My dad grew up with the Blake kids, sailing dinghies at Bayswater at the end of the garden. The tales he told of their races! #
  • 14:17 @JaneLebak Awesome! Let us know when it appears! #
  • 14:19 RT: @Flipbooks: Nine Scientifically Proven Ways to Get Retweeted (FastCompany) #
  • 14:34 I favorited a YouTube video -- Shaun The Sheep & flock dance #
  • 14:35 I favorited a YouTube video -- Air New Zealand - 90's ad. #
  • 14:35 I favorited a YouTube video -- Shaun The Sheep - Life's A Treat #
  • 15:42 RT: @RussAdams: Big Collection Of Free Design Textures Gotta love free! #design #
  • 15:44 RT: @Homeschool_Mom: RT @Callousbrunette Easy Steps To Homeschool Your Children In Less Time Than You Think: #
  • 18:44 End of a lovely day - if partly very rainy! Off to cook dinner and take a walk in the sunset. See you tomorrow! #
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Monday, November 9, 2009

  • 08:15 Was planning to reinstall my laptop OS but it seems I don't have any XP installer CD. Maybe never did. It was pre-installed. Sigh... #
  • 08:58 I favorited a YouTube video -- 'Aotearoa' Minuit #
  • 10:30 RT: @TheWineVault: Tweetup: NZ National Christmas Tweetup on Dec 4, 2009 RSVP here: #NZXmasTU #
  • 10:59 Great, short blog on freedom of living: #
  • 14:38 Progress on new kiwifruit varieties: #
  • 19:54 Retro Kiwiana - Country Calendar gags: #
  • 20:46 "Every interaction between two people is on some level a negotiation for status." - Zack Stentz, writer on Terminator #
  • 21:00 @Kiwiseabreeze I forgot too...what are we to do now? It's a bit late to think about food now... #
  • 23:00 Interview with Lost Genre Guild member Rebecca Ellen Kurtz, writer of supernatural suspense, #
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Sunday, November 8, 2009

  • 09:32 slept 12 hours from 9pm to Ma #
  • 09:34 slept from 9pm to 9am, somehow don't think I'm going to have a problem with jet lag this time around. Great to be home. Yay sunshine! #
  • 20:33 Met a couple at church this morning. He was wearing a Star Wars shirt; she, a Superman one. I happened to be wearing a Starfleet one... #
  • 20:54 @vavroom but church is all about being yourself, sci-fi nerds or otherwise :) and Star Wars vs Star Trek makes a great conversation starter! #
  • 21:05 Oy I am drooping already, time to turn in. Monday's coming soon enough! And I plan to reinstall m y computer. Fun? We'll see. #
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

  • 21:44 Home at last! Bathed, Baileyed and in my own bed. Now if only the fireworks weren't so loud...consideration of those who sleep? not today. #
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Friday, November 6, 2009

  • 07:25 Got a couple hrs@ Frankfurt airport. Writing a blog for my supporters re action for @frederation's book launch, hope to post from Singapore. #
  • 09:15 About to get in the plane fo Singapore. 12 hours in the air! Then 4 hours to wait, and then 10 hours on the second flight to Auckland. #
  • 23:56 @macaronique yes yes, I found the Guylian cafe! Not sure if my stomach is up to it...will see shortly! #
  • 23:59 Singapore airport, dusk is falling. Free wifi, international power sockets, calming piano music, indoor waterfalls and palm trees. Lovely! #
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Thursday, November 5, 2009

  • 05:53 Have had a persistent neck pain for 2 days. Dreading the long miserable journey home, but can't wait to get there. In check-in queue now. #
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

  • 08:59 Took an afternoon nap in a four-poster bed made in 1775. Curled up of course - people really were smaller in those days! #
  • 20:45 - The antique four poster bed at Erika and Georg's home deep in the mountainous forests. #
  • 20:54 @cherapple Thanks for the RT! I take it you agree :) #
  • 20:55 @immeemz Hmm, I can see what you mean...but since I don't own it, the time has not yet come to make the switch... #
  • 20:56 @linuxluver Yeah, point taken. So far I've only succeeded in messing up all my documents! Maybe one day I'll do as you suggest. #
  • 20:57 Forest all around, fog and mist and cold, the total stillness of the German countryside, but hearts are warm within. #
  • 03:31 Sitting in a café in Bayreuth station, waiting for the train to Lichtenfels. They are playing Spanish techno. Not bad. #
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Monday, November 2, 2009

  • 23:00 Interview with Lost Genre Guild member Greg Mitchell, horror writer, #
  • 23:18 I'm heartily tired of travelling. Lovely to see people again, but I'm certainly looking forward to home! & back to spring weather of course. #
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Sunday, November 1, 2009

  • 08:47 Exciting discussion on homeschooling with friends. Germany is one of few countries where it is illegal... Which makes me kinda mad. #
  • 08:59 As a product of homeschooling/unschooling education of course I have a passionate opinion on the topic. School? Bah. For some, anyway. #
  • 23:47 Catching up on email for the last time till next weekend. Will be out of range now until Saturday or so. See you then! #
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

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Friday, October 30, 2009

  • 22:33 Getting to try out Word 2007 for the first time. Wordcount is great. But quite a lot of it is rather odd. I'm glad I have 97 on cd! #
  • 22:34 Last night I baked 21 mince pies for dinner. There are now three left. Pie, strange as it may seem, is a rare delicacy in Germany! #
  • 00:21 @jst5150 Yeah, I like how Word07 counts words as you go. Very useful for a writer. File handling is nice. Some options are tough to find. #
  • 00:22 @nzlemming I've repeatedly tried to use OO and it's scared me off every time! Guess I'm too set in my ways for even a little learning curve. #
  • 00:23 Booking trains. Making appointments. Reading forums. Working a translation. Eating lunch. Yes, all at the same time. Sort of. #
  • 05:49 Finished a long and painful technical translation, wow, feel the freedom! Thinking about dinner, messing with a guitar, uploading some pics. #
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

  • 08:21 Had a busy day about town today. Saw a lot of old friends. Bought some stuff. Took pictures. The usual tourist stuff. #
  • 08:22 I happened to tell my employer where I was going for a haircut. The secretaries were sent after me later to ask about an urgent translation! #
  • 08:25 So now I have a lot of work to do and only two days to do it in. Plus a breakfast date and two dinners, and I haven't visited my cats! Sob. #
  • 08:27 I know the cats are doing well, and maybe it'd just be sad to visit and have to leave them again. Especially if they don't know me any more. #
  • 08:28 @S uzInIL Use Firefox with the add-on called Ad Blocker Plus. Simple as that to get internet without ads! #
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