Sunday, January 31, 2010

  • 17:01 Here's an interesting perspective on book marketing and social media - for when it all seems too much: #
  • 22:51 Great retro Auckland video. Don't approve of the car craze, though. A fun watch. #
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

  • 11:28 Another day, another technobabble translation. Not too difficult, anyways. Just have to find the English words for the German I know by feel #
  • 12:54 All right, time to head out on the open home circuit. A fun hobby I take up again now and then. #
  • 21:42 RT: @ClaireDel: The 19 most complex and dangerous roads in the world - SCARY (via @gianouts) #
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Friday, January 29, 2010

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

  • 12:32 @theladyisugly - Lovely! Looking young has its bonuses :) #
  • 14:01 Help! Anyone know why my Amazon affiliate product widgets won't appear on my pages? The HTML is in there, but not working. #
  • 14:04 @campmotha I sympathise. Used to have the same problem. My mum gets it since I left home. Tried explaining to her? Worked for me eventually. #
  • 14:28 @hmariey the plain text links are ok, but don't look so great. #
  • 16:07 cree py weather in glenfield, thunder & black clouds in the south, blue & sunshine in the north, no wind, nothing moving, stuck in between... #
  • 16:09 So is that thunder I hear actually dumping any rain south of here? Like Auckland City or even Northcote? #
  • 21:40 This looks like an interesting site for those wanting to go into publishing: #
  • 22:16 I just got a job in to do tonight. Resisting the temptation to stare at the visualisations running in my media player...they're addictive! #
  • 22:59 Wow. Just, wow. The trailer alone is amazing. RT: @kalena: Is th is a joke? Star Wars in Concert : #
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

  • 14:00 Reading and implementing an excellent manual on book marketing: Aiming at Amazon by Aaron Shepard #
  • 14:03 RT: @ExaminerWriter2: WOO HOO !! Prayers answered: German homeschool family granted U.S. political asylum - #
  • 14:42 @matociquala have you tried rubbing the pill in a wee handful of dry cat food? my cat then eats the lot without a glance. #
  • 23:54 I've been scribbl'n: So I painted my car the other day...: So I painted my car the other day. There was paint left... #
  • 00:19 The Lost Genre Guild News for January 27th, 2010: Fred Warren, A.P. Fuchs: tweetmeme_source = ... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

  • 20:28 RT: @Flipbooks: 11 Cool Tips EVERY #Gmail user must know (via @Twitter_Tips) #
  • 23:52 5 Emotional States That Result In Bad Decisions. - (via @kiwigordie) #
  • 00:09 @mz_de Jetzt gerade gibt es mein schönes Bett in der neuseeländischen Sommernacht...heute sehr warm, dass man kaum schlafen kann. #
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Monday, January 25, 2010

  • 15:04 RT @KarinaFabian Computer cluttered with programs and other junk? Get the decrapifier: #
  • 20:11 RT: @hellonearthis: RT @stevebiddle: RT @Shadowfoot: 12 year old joke: What did Aucklanders use before candles? A: Electricity #
  • 20:12 @nessliddell yeah they are pretty cool #
  • 21:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for January 25th, 2010: Terri Main, Brandon Barr, Marcher Lord Selec... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

  • 18:04 So I drove over the Auckland harbour bridge for the first time the other day. All the way to the airport in fact, but the bridge's scary! #
  • 18:52 @valeriecomer the tricky thing is that some of its lanes are really narrow at times (barrier shifting machine). trust me to pick that one! #
  • 18:54 RT: @petapixel: Funny photograph of a unique protest: #
  • 21:59 RT: @ProudKiwi: RT @bridgetdev: Avatar language based on Maori - /via @Black_Tomato #
  • 22:00 Has happened 2 me 2! RT @BrownSpeak @joegreenz Saw a woman wearing one jandal today. 'Lost a jandal?' I asked. 'No, I found one.' #shoejokes #
  • 22:28 I favorited a YouTube video -- The Known Universe by AMNH #
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Friday, January 22, 2010

  • 21:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for January 22nd, 2010: <br> />tweetmeme_source = 'gracebridges';<br... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

  • 21:00 The Lost Genre Guild News from Digital Dragon Magazine: Digital Dragon Magazine is celebrating... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

  • 11:13 RT: @NZRob: RT @vaughndavis: Best kiwi vintage TV ads, courtesy NZ Film Archive: Enjoy! [Ahh the memories :) ] #
  • 11:50 Hey publishers, @lightningsource is on twitter! This should be interesting. Yes, I print with them. Indy publishing is the future! #
  • 12:21 @Wendywings In charge? Where did you hear that? #
  • 12:32 @Wendywings @stockhausens The cheek! well whoever said that didn't do it on twitter as far as I can see, so it doesn't count, right? #
  • 12:36 @Wendywings and one who's not on twitter at that. If they don't use the medium they don't have a right to SUGGEST stuff let alone order it. #
  • 13:07 - My newest shipment of books to read. Know any of them? #
  • 13:17 RT @TheTwitCleaner: If you live in [or travel to] the UK, be a little careful. Twitter joke= arrest+lifetime airport ban: #
  • 13:19 @Stockhausens would love to, but got a lot of work on. Next time maybe! #
  • 13:51 RT: @freitasm: RT @mikerigsby: Duct Tape is like The For ce. It has a Dark Side and a Light Side and it holds the universe together. #
  • 16:05 @JamesHip Good on ya! #
  • 16:31 Got around my PDA's buggy MP3 player by combining whole albums into single tracks. I always listen like that anyway. None of this shufflin'! #
  • 17:16 @TheWineVault yep in town it's mostly rosella, tui, fantail, thrush, blackbird, silvereye. what's it look like? #
  • 17:37 Another paragraph-long sentence to translate, ick! Any German speakers out there right now? #
  • 17:45 @IcarusForde you're kidding! there's no way that could manage a 100 word sentence let alone in the right order! Sorry, pet peeve. #
  • 17:56 @IcarusForde I understand the words and clauses individually, it's stringing them together that's proving tough because they r ordered odd. #
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Monday, January 18, 2010

  • 09:09 @candynh ich wohnte 7 Jahre in Bayern - Regensburg. War sehr schön. Hab u.a. für die Polizei übersetzt. Nun mach ich das freiberuflich. #
  • 11:09 @candynh Letztes Jahr hab ich damit angefangen, Bücher zu verlegen. Es gibt so viele gute Geschichten, die sonst keine Chance hätten. #
  • 11:44 got 6 books in the mail today, 3 novels (sci-fi, superhero, fantasy) & 3 on writing. Yay! :) #
  • 11:46 @candynh Yes, and it still is fun - a lot of work, but I love the design and marketing aspects as well as the editing and reading new stuff. #
  • 12:32 Windows Security Center has closed the program "Windows Explorer" published by Microsoft Corporation because it endangers your system. Ha! #
  • 15:55 @candynh no I don't take submissions in the usual manner... see - I have found this works great! #
  • 15:56 @candynh oops wrong link, sorry, it's this one: #
  • 16:05 @jasons_travel your site is kinda hard to understand. I think I entered... #
  • 16:24 @jasons_travel recommend a message to say "You have successfully entered this contest" - that's what confused me, it went to different page #
  • 16:52 @jasons_travel cool, that's better now! #
  • 17:14 RT: @PublishingGuru: The Indie Message Spreads Through Multiple Industries - #
  • 17:57 "It's Moments Like These You Need Minties!" RT @joegreenz: What is the most memorable ad jingle in New Zealand history? (Pls RT) #kiwijingle #
  • 17:57 @PublishingGuru I do, as far as I know :) To what are you referring? #
  • 17:59 @PublishingGuru My recent mention of Lulu was a two-part tweet in which I explain the diff between indy publishing and self publishing. #
  • 19:03 @PublishingGuru I don't consider Lulu to be indy. It's an author services gig, tho some indy presses use it, but that harms their rep IMHO. #
  • 19:07 The sp°m hour has struck, must be morning in whatever part of the world their sweatshops work in... #
  • 19:26 @dom_sutton what about some of the books I've published? check out and see if that would suit what you have in mind. #
  • 19:28 @PublishingGuru Not quite, because it doesn't actually have to cost anything. Vanity to me is author-pays. Lulu and CS are DIY. #
  • 19:29 @dom_sutton email. I don't get too many either, but it's amusing to see them all arrive from a certain hour onwards. #
  • 19:31 < Is translating an incredibly boring document of incorporation. Legalese. At least it's predictable, in whatever language. #
  • 20:29 @PublishingGuru yeah but u don't "have" to buy. Anyway I'm with Lignting Source and glad of it. But Lulu can be a good place to start/learn. #
  • 21:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for January 18th, 2010: <br />tweetmeme_source = 'gracebridges';<br ... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 23:45 @candynh I wanted to avoid sending rejections, plus have fun doing my part in the process. It's working well, except for those against indy. #
  • 23:49 Reading a good book, don't want to stop, have at least a dozen more ahead of me, but gotta get some zzz's. #
  • 23:51 Friend on first leg of long-haul flight to NZ might be over Mongolia by now. We're so far makes us who we are. #
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

  • 09:54 - The results of yesterday's car pimping! If I drive an old bomb it may as well look good, right? #
  • 18:15 @Scriptwriter49 Thanks! In fact it's not self publishing, but small press publishing. I also publish other people. > #
  • 18:16 @Scriptwriter49 if you really want to self-publish, Lulu and Createspace are the top two. But be sure your work is top notch first!!!!! #
  • 18:17 @candynh Freut mich, dich kennenzulernen! endlich mal wer interessantes in D :) #
  • 18:29 Did my cycling this morning at an average of 17kph instead of 15, and boy are my muscles telling me all about it! Saved a few minutes though #
  • 19:41 @cameocreams go glenfield! I still reckon they built that thing the wrong way round though, should be big windows to the view. Darn Aussies. #
  • 20:34 @cameocreams yes albany has a lovely entry on the east side. west side, yeahnah, same as everywhere else! #
  • 21:17 @BrownSpeak Never bought a whole pav. Only had slices occasionally at buffet restaurants, weddings etc, otherwise always homemade. #
  • 21:19 @BrownSpeak The dead-slush article fails to take into account the myriad high-quality small independent publishers who often BEG for tales. #
  • 23:44 @BrownSpeak I publish sci-fi and fantasy. only the very best :) just started up last year but it's looking good! #
  • 23:47 Finished one large assignment and wrote up this week's travel article, so I'm pleased with that. Time to knock off! Yawn... #
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

  • 17:21 It's kinda fun that no one in my online world knows what I did today. I'll write a blog, so you'll find out in time! #
  • 18:14 Mais oui! RT: @vavroom: en effet, c'est fantastique! RT @sisutcliffe: C'est magnifique: #lovenz #
  • 20:20 Watching the cat climb a tree. So funny! When she came down she started out head first and sort of spun around on her claws. #
  • 20:20 @cmpriest That sounds like a lot of fun. #
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Friday, January 15, 2010

  • 21:00 The Lost Genre Guild Axiom-man on Kindle: <br />tweetmeme_source = 'gracebridges';<br />Axiom-... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 21:00 Cool! Orion viewed from two hemispheres, summer and winter: #
  • 21:37 Heh. Wo bleibt dieser Typ? RT @OReilly_Verlag Ist's leichter, ne Freundin als ne außerirdische Zivilisation zu finden? #
  • 21:37 @Miraz thanks for the rt! #
  • 21:45 @CateOwen no you're not. I was alternately snowed under with work and blobbing at Orewa beach. But no bdo. #
  • 21:56 Really cool light-painted animation! #
  • 22:32 .@andreawong_nz @CateOwen @rgoodchild @Wendywings @nessliddell 's brownie is better than most chocolate cakes. #
  • 00:00 Happy new day! #
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

  • 11:21 Ack, MORE paid I ever gonna get back to my novel this week? Ah well. Money's money :) #
  • 15:24 The Lost Genre Guild News for January 13th, 2010: Terri Main says: I j.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 15:44 RT: @MelissaWrites: Great metaphor, I love U2! The U2 Method of High-Impact Writing #
  • 16:00 RT: @valeriecomer: You all know January 16 is Appreciate a Dragon Day? Want to do something to celebrate? Was started by @DonitaKPaul #
  • 16:49 @hmariey never mind. Twitter's all about the present! What's going on at your end? Did Shamus read my story? It's submitted now. #
  • 17:28 @velofille - awww! want one too! #
  • 17:31 @hmariey there's definitely going to be more. haven't had a spare moment to think about it though! will have to do some brainstorming. #
  • 17:33 @lifeledlearning please explain? @valeriecomer and I want to know why you are a dragon... #
  • 17:37 celebrate the morning sky / bring a haunted heart to dance / our every velvet voice and rhythm will gleam #
  • 20:35 That's funny! Theoretically though, surely some of the pairs are duplicates, especially when there are no lice involved? #
  • 20:36 now that coro is over I can remove the heavy duty headphones and stop the music :) oh, the joys of sharing living space... #
  • 22:51 @josiecampbell I agree. been nomming em all day! thanks @nessliddell! #
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

  • 12:11 @nessliddell ooo! courier van! #
  • 12:58 For those who missed my review of Avatar posted late last night, here's the link again: #
  • 13:06 @nessliddell sure did. I'm resisting opening it for the moment, but that can't last long... #
  • 16:08 Hey Kiwis, any ideas how to explain to a Yank that we find their excess emotionalism corny & cringe-worthy without insulting their feelings? #
  • 16:12 @Frederation oops #
  • 16:16 @Frederation Yeah I noticed that. I have had reason to be very thankful for it! #
  • 16:23 @theskypirate Doesn't count for fiction you know. It's comparable to LGG views on bonnet romances I guess. We're on the same side! :) #
  • 16:39 @JamesHip we are an introverted culture. but at least better than some places I've lived! #
  • 16:44 Right, got to go, folks - it's been a productive day. Lots of stuff caught up on, stories submitted, blogs scheduled, it's neverending! bye #
  • 16:47 KITTENS!! Awww! WANT! RT @nessliddell: One more tweet for anyone looking to add another fur baby to their household #
  • 20:56 @nessliddell legendary brownies, girl! Very impressive. And I hope to be in the market for some kittycats one day soon. #
  • 21:17 @velofille Thanks, I think! BTW I now have true cat envy. he's delectable! What's his name? #
  • 23:29 RT: @thecreativepenn: Market Your Book Like A Movie Thx @cnlifeasitis #
  • 23:35 @websitedevel Avatar - cool but 3D hurt my head. My review here: #
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Monday, January 11, 2010

  • 14:47 @Stockhausens aha from what I remember there was a Scout hut and also a Brigade hut, round the back. I'll have to get back sometime too! #
  • 16:22 @Stockhausens good to know there's still a place to stay! #
  • 17:09 @KarinaFabian very interesting. how does one use it? #
  • 17:29 Am beginning to get brain fatigue after all day at the computer. But this job'll take a few hours yet, and it's due tonight. #
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

  • 12:41 I've been scribbl'n: New Year, Kiwi Style: A group of my friends extended an open invite to.. #
  • 13:38 @prodigaljohn Idea for your blog: Changing small words in church songs, "I" to "we", "from" to "through" etc. Does improve em sometimes eh? #
  • 16:00 People, I'm excited! Only 80 more sales to break even on The Muse by Fred Warren! Free shipping worldwide here: #
  • 21:49 RT @ludwigw: Anyone know a Dean Horgon who just flew from Wellington to Auckland? He took my dad's bag by mistake. Kiwis please r etweet. #
  • 21:51 wow, that's hilarious! RT: @justinflitter: This so random // Project Name Generator #
  • 21:59 I subscribed to theladsband's channel on YouTube #
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

  • 13:28 RT: @CathyBryant: RT @JaneSmithA1: "There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate." Charles Dickens #
  • 13:46 Well, duh! RT: @Flipbooks: RT @OMGFacts Sheep outnumber humans in New Zealand 15 to 1 #omgfacts #NewZealand #
  • 14:38 I favorited a YouTube video -- Flight through the Virgo Cluster #
  • 15:11 The Lost Genre Guild News for January 8th, 2010: Amy Deardon, winner o.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 22:10 @ellenmaze Thanks for the shout out! #
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Friday, January 8, 2010

  • 13:08 @yomcat Good question, lol. I use Lightning Source & Ingram, the same distributor as most large publishers. I also publish other people. #
  • 14:15 @yomcat I have some stock here myself too. Have you read them? How many would you want? #
  • 14:31 @rgoodchild Agreed, I go as often as is humanly possible! We should enjoy what we have, there are so many who don't have the sea at all. #
  • 14:49 Help! This meant to b full German sentence but I can't make sense: "Wohnungstrennwand zum Flur Wohnung links mit rechter Wand Aufzug links." #
  • 14:51 @yomcat Try looking them up on iPage: ISBN 978-0-9864517-0-6 and 978-0-9864517-1-3 #
  • 15:08 @AlastairJNZ Fraid not. I wish it were. It's a sentence without a verb, buried in a paragraph of architectural description... #
  • 15:47 @Kiwiseabreeze there are no words...thinking of you #
  • 16:33 @nessliddell so that means I can't lean on you to make you bake my cookies? :P #
  • 16:39 Ok, so I watched Avatar last night. Still processing. Guess I'll write a review when I'm done with that. Not sold on 3D. #
  • 16:42 @nessliddell Brownie sounds great, too! Who said it had to be cookies? lol #
  • 18:02 @gianouts From that page it seems it is a paid service and not free...shame, that. Would be real nice. #
  • 18:48 @gianouts I imagine so. Most libraries have it free these days as well, though I agree there'll be more maccer's around than libraries! #
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

  • 14:38 @IcarusForde that one was a travel article about new year in Tauranga; otherwise I just write science fiction. What about you? #
  • 15:33 The Lost Genre Guild News for January 6th, 2010: Congratulations to Am.. Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
  • 15:55 @IcarusForde sounds cool! I'll take a look. #
  • 16:20 Please welcome the latest author to join Splashdown Books...drumroll please... @Caprice_Hokstad ! More details at #
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

  • 10:58 Screwball comedy. The story is about 6 planetologists. It starts in a Belgrade gun shop and climaxes with spying. #
  • 11:01 Wow, thanks everyone for the shout outs! You are an overwhelmingly awesome bunch of friends and it's my honour to know you all! :) #
  • 11:10 Awesome article on active/passive writing and the was/ing problem for fiction authors: #
  • 11:49 The next craze in supernatural fiction: Angels? And naughty ones at that, it seems... #
  • 11:55 Another great writing article: Things that drive an editor crazy #
  • 12:11 Oh, my, the mind boggles: Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room - definitely some nsfw #
  • 23:13 Wow, what's happening to me...wrote a 700 word article in twenty minutes, this late at night? woohoo... #
  • 23:44 @IcarusForde indeed! #
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

  • 11:38 Thanks @yomcat @valeriecomer @Wendywings @kalena @nessliddell for the wishes! #
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Monday, January 4, 2010

define the title you want

This is the TEST shipment you asked for

  • 17:12 @Wendywings I thought everyone watched the special features... :) #
  • 17:34 @simon_w mine is slow too, did everyone just get home from work or something... #
  • 17:44 how about this for a sad, sad speed then @simon_w? How do you find the traceroute? #
  • 18:16, what's Terminal? #
  • 20:56 @BrownSpeak toss-up between roast lamb with kumara, steakk n cheese pie, or fish n chips slash shark n kumara... #
  • 20:57 ok I am apparently going to have a bday dinner party tomorrow, if you wanna come dm me and I'll get you the details :) Restaurant. Auckland. #
  • 22:44 @lifeledlearning Another time we will party my friend, be sure of it :) #
  • 22:54 Night, all. In the morning I'll be older. It never ceases to amaze me / freak me out. But true age is within, right? haha. #
  • 11:38 Thanks @yomcat @valeriecomer @Wendywings @kalena @nessliddell for the wishes! #
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