Monday, May 31, 2010

  • 11:05 woah...oil spill visualisation tool, enter your location and compare it to where you are #
  • 17:48 Is now going to go and wrestle with the graphics program again. Hope it doesn't crash this time. Doesn't like these big book cover files... #
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Sunday, May 30, 2010

  • 18:30 mmm porridge and manuka honey, just the thing for a quickk working dinner...yeah not much of a life right now heh #
  • 21:51 wanted: gloves without fingertips for typing. Oy it's cold! Even the cat is snuggling up to my hot water bottles. I have 3 of them. #
  • 22:22 @yomcat Thanks! Yeah I keep forgetting to look in there... #
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Saturday, May 29, 2010

  • 11:16 I've been scribbl'n: Basics 2: Grace the Author: ...the authorGrace began to pen her first science fiction tale a... #
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Friday, May 28, 2010

  • 21:34 AARGH have lost almost total book cover in progress due to program crash while saving. Anyone know how to rescue corrupted PSF files?? #
  • 23:02 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 28th, 2010: Rick Copple says: I'm a guest blogger for a seco... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

  • 13:04 Ha! A breakdancing panda, a singing giraffe and a crowd-surfing pig...very cleverly done #
  • 14:04 I am writing a press release and designing a book cover at the same time. Fun! #
  • 14:09 OH, btw, my cat is now happily using the litter pan on top of the toilet seat with this gadget #
  • 14:27 .@bloggeratlarge No what? Whyever not? cats are SMART, they can do it! Everyone I've told thinks its a huge joke... #
  • 14:47 @bloggeratlarge Well, no. Even a fully trained cat will not flush the loo. I have to do that for her. But it's far preferable to litter pans #
  • 16:18 Yay I wrote one press release! Now on to the next... #
  • 17:23 Looking around at the team in my mind, I'm truly humbled and amazed. Authors Fred Warren, Caprice Hokstad, Adam... #
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

  • 21:15 @amiemccarron ohhh that face - gotta love em! #
  • 21:19 CAT RESCUE RT: @nessliddell: Love it!! @belindanash: Adopt a Ginga! Pls RT #
  • 23:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 26th, 2010: Randy Ingermanson, the mad professor of fiction ... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

  • 11:44 @joegreenz Firefox add-on "Ad Blocker Plus" means I haven't seen an ad in years. But even before that I never once clicked on one. #
  • 11:56 @joegreenz Links in tweets - all the time! It's one of my chief timewasters, if not the very top contender. #
  • 13:16 RT @AmandaPRNZ CATSITTERS WANTED Please send this around! Hi all, Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a home #
  • 13:19 @AmandaPRNZ I'd think about it if no one else offers. I have a 10 year old lady cat (who doesn't go out much) and n ot much garden though. #
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Monday, May 24, 2010

  • 10:46 @idahoguy Well, the Superman show stuff is certainly relevant... #
  • 10:56 @idahoguy Oh! I didn't know about that account. Right, I'll do that then. Thanks! #
  • 19:01 This guy is hilarious! Random rants on lampposts. Must see! #
  • 20:54 @virb Any chance of adding a rotate image function to the photo albums? That would rock. See #
  • 21:13 Typing around a cat is not easy, but not impossible, either. You just need a good footstool and long enough arms. Oh, and touch typing skill #
  • 21:55 I got some digital photos printed out today for the very first time ever. Been shooting the pics for what, 4yrs? Lot of catching up to do! #
  • 23:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 24th, 2010: Rick Copple has published an extensive article o... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

  • 22:59 Cat is insisting on sleeping in front of heater, even after it's turned off! Warmer in bed. I'm sorry, but that's just not smart! #
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Saturday, May 22, 2010

  • 11:16 I've been scribbl'n: Basics 1: Who Is This Grace: Who is this person? In brief: Grace Bridges is a sci-fi author ... #
  • 11:30 Followed up on a bunch of promotional opportunities that have been waiting for me a while. Good feeling! #
  • 11:47 Right. Off to dig in my other fruit trees - mandarin and lemon. Fun! #
  • 12:11 SplashdownBooks Blog This Year's Lineup: I have been assembling publicity blurbs for all the books due out from Sp... #
  • 12:28 Have tweaked my website www.g - hope it makes sense now. The history page is new. Opinions? #
  • 12:29 @kalena certainly not, LOL. A zip file, yes! Then you can make your own binder or not, as the notion takes you. #
  • 12:30 Comments are invited on the first part of my basic author info at #
  • 12:31 @karinafabian Oh, that's good to hear. Glad your equipment's running again! #
  • 21:30 @JanalynVoigt @hmariey Thank you! :) #
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Friday, May 21, 2010

  • 08:03 @Giapo I'm in town this morning, so will come by and see you before lunch! Not much of a day for ice cream, but I've been wanting to come... #
  • 13:11 Starting to feel human again - as opposed to amphibian - after one of the wettest days out I ever had! Soaked to the skin. But we need rain. #
  • 17:58 Anyone else get free soup in the mail from Onecard today? The timing couldn't be better, really. Onset of winter and all that. Mmm, soup. #
  • 23:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 21st, 2010: Bruce Parsons' Trek fanfic novel Second Federati... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

  • 11:51 Hello @CelebrityPizza - beats me why I'd follow a restaurant in Ohio, but welcome to my followers anyway! Waves from New Zealand "o" #
  • 13:37 @nessliddell Hello!!! (waves) #
  • 14:57 Aw man, I keep having plans and then bailing on them. Was meant to go out last night but plain couldn't make myself. Same today. What up? #
  • 15:56 Bamboo backscratchers for the WIN! Ahhh... #
  • 15:57 @jasonarmishaw About $25 US per year at doteasy. Less if you buy on a special, usually US public holidays #
  • 15:59 RT @AnneRiceAuthor Here's one of those articles that inspire writers to dream up fabulous speculative novels #
  • 17:38 OH! Did these guys like totally NAIL it or what?? Church Parody - you gotta see this! #
  • 21:19 This hoomin's mine, and I make sure she don't forget it! #lolcat (kludged) #
  • 23:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 19th, 2010: Terri Main says: You can check out the cover for... Sci-Fi & Fantas y Lit #
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

  • 17:26 @andreawong_nz @natobasso @GabrielleGem There's a doozy of a cloud hanging over Motutapu right now. Pink and puffy and very, very tall! #
  • 17:32 Fascinating clouds above Motutapu #
  • 17:35 The sunset cloud over the water. I wonder how high it is? #
  • 17:39 @GabrielleGem you're welcome! did you see the second one? #
  • 20:18 Tea Total Tweet Up: Cool! /via @ CameoCreams @LewisBostock #TeaTotalTU #
  • 21:17 @cameocreams Oh sorry, was it private? I didn't mean to crash it! #
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Monday, May 17, 2010

  • 18:37 @ellenmaze only if people are birds! #
  • 19:00 Wow! 3 year old photographer! She's short, but she's got an exhibition... #
  • 23:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 17th, 2010: Kat Heckenbach's short fantasy, "The Artist," wh... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

  • 14:17 @velofille more than welcome! your sis knows where #
  • 14:18 @idahoguy LOL that had to be a very, very funny dream. At that very moment I was watching detective movies. #
  • 17:16 When I played this vid, my cat perked up her ears and listened #
  • 19:28 @cldyck Yeah, you definitely have a point. "Toy" is the right word in any case. #
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

  • 12:37 Ooo, thunder! And yay for more rain :) I just planted four little feijoa trees in my front yard, this is great for them! #
  • 12:57 It's at times like this I am very glad the household washing is hung up in the carport as a matter of course. #
  • 12:59 Typical, Waiheke got no rain. At least according to - can anyone confirm? #
  • 13:49 Having borrowed Mum's breadmaker, I've set Tomato Pesto loaf to knead. Mmm! Yeah I've not eaten bread for months but hey everything changes! #
  • 16:19 Woah, when the notion takes me it's not to be sneezed at...I have baked 3 cakes, 1 doz muffins, 1 loaf of bread, and 4 batches of pikelets! #
  • 16:22 However, I forgot sugar in the pikelets so they have to be eaten with honey or jam. Now trying to decide whether to do choc bread & pavlova. #
  • 16:24 ...or whether to stop now, since the pikelets made a royal mess of the kitchen. Hmm. Maybe that's enough of a good thing for now. #
  • 17:45 woah my aunt just brought the rather large remnants of an afternoon tea to add to my baking...there is a LOT of food at my house! #
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Friday, May 14, 2010

  • 12:36 Ok, off to have lunch and then my first drive by myself!! Woo... #
  • 17:29 @Frederation Of course! What do you take me for? :P Nah, it was fine, no need for nerves :) #
  • 17:30 Enjoying the latest track of my favourite ambient electronica at - mmm, nice groove! #
  • 21:38 @calypsogozzo Hey Thanks for the FF! Much appreciated :) #
  • 22:32 @Thomas_J Heh, im Englischen kommt das auch nicht vor! Hab mich neulich gefragt wi e ich das übersetzen würde...ich weiß es nicht #
  • 23:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 14th, 2008: It's that time again - nominations are open for ... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Thursday, May 13, 2010

  • 10:38 @ellenmaze Thanks for the RT!! #
  • 10:41 @techtigger Thanks! I'm so glad you like it. I have just written episode 3, but after that it's anyone's guess where it goes, LOL :) #
  • 12:30 @techtigger Oh! btw my good friend @lifeledlearning also has a great SF serial running at #
  • 13:49 Someone could make a very decent living working online PR for authors who'd rather spend their time writing. #
  • 14:56 @hmariey @c_putman All it needs is someone to do it. I bet they'd get lots and lots of takers right away! Kinda like the Virtual Assistant #
  • 18:23 SplashdownBooks Blog How the Sith Slipped Into a Novel: This is my first post on the Splashdown blog. In Tales of ... #
  • 19:03 Wow my cat just full on meowed in her sleep, that must be some dream! She didn't budge a muscle though...How odd! #
  • 19:06 @autobees I did 7mths backpacking! But only Ireland & USA. Definitely recommend NZ - but I'm biased, I live here! #
  • 19:48 Phew I got my work finished and it's not even late. Now to catch up on some of these great blogs #
  • 20:11 Translation and significance of the All Blacks haka provided by @bloggeratlarge #
  • 21:39 Alert! Facebook app "Great Gifts" spams all friends as soon as you allow it access to your data! BLOCK IT! I fell for it - SORRY! #facebook #
  • 21:41 @MenwithPens Audacity for recording, every time. I have yet to explore all its options, but it's very powerful! #
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

  • 10:36 Whoo, that's some ferocious storm wind in Auckland today. And in 5 hours my driving test will be OVER, yay... #
  • 10:53 @immeemz someone else said the bar came up on a page reload. #
  • 11:12 Worth repeating! RT: @CampbellLiveNZ: Good to hear so many of you enjoyed Poi E last night. If you want to watch again: #
  • 11:27 Lyrics, translation and background of the Poi E musical phenomenon: #
  • 12:19 You know you're a grown-up when...parcel de liveries are never a surprise, but always something you wanted #
  • 13:33 I well remember many rough trips! RT: @waihekeisland: RT @FullersFerry: All ferry services are operating as normal, despite the bad weather. #
  • 13:34 Hey @techtigger great to find you! I am writing my first serial beginning at 2 eps so far! #
  • 13:48 All right. Going offline to grab a bite (if I can get it down) and then off to the driving test! Think of me folks!! Thank you... #
  • 22:27 I passed, people. thanks for all your thoughts these past days, it sure was nerve-wracking! But over now, thank goodness! I can drive alone! #
  • 22:41 Went to a cultural show this evening. New overseas flatmate was slightly terrified of the haka. I guess if you never saw one live before... #
  • 22:48 My To Be Read pile just keeps on growing. Okay, I have read one or two before, but they're kinda like reference wo #
  • 22:51 My lovely cat Petal. Sepia and cappucino colour! #
  • 03:12 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 12th, 2010: Lyndon Perry is posting a free flash fiction "s... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

  • 11:55 Anyone know why the cat is scratching at the door when it's OPEN?? LOL #
  • 13:08 @RogerBruner I passed through Richmond by night on a roadtrip; sadly nothing more. But I've "been there"! :) #
  • 18:53 @cameocreams yeah I'm in! #
  • 18:55 Driving test tomorrow. I know I can do it; just hope nerves & technicalities don't conspire against me. I've waited too long to do this! #
  • 19:49 Hmm, have just been checking out the new order of my Likes on Facebook. Amazing how many well-known names don't have a fan page! Potential.. #
  • 21:28 For my overseas friends: a piece of NZ! RT: @JohnJCampbell: Poi E, 26 years on. Magic! #
  • 23:03 Wow, an easy way to corral those online presences! My prior attempt: - your thoughts? #
  • 23:06 Re - will likely mess with design settings soon, but this was very easy to set up. #
  • 23:17 @immeemz Hmm. I don't think there's meant to be a scroll bar! My last text on the page is LinkedIn. #
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Monday, May 10, 2010

  • 12:09 Am now translating a manual for a machine that smooths the edges of drill holes in diesel injectors. 5000+ words, due Wednesday. Oh joy... #
  • 12:13 I can actually see huge waves crashing onto Rangitoto, even at this distance ~10km or so. They must be the size of houses! Well, small ones. #
  • 12:26 @oharris69 Don't think so. This is at the northern end where there aren't even any paths as far as I know. Plus, they come and go like waves #
  • 12:28 The cat has gotten quite adept at coming and going via top floor balcony door and roof. It slopes all the way to carport & convenient tree. #
  • 12:59 @josiecampbell I agree with @websam! Don't let em bug you. #
  • 13:00 @lifeledlearning Reamer...I do not know that word. Off to look it up in case it is the object in question! It grinds with fluid, anyway. #
  • 23:06 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 10th, 2010: A.P. Fuchs says:  Just a friendly reminder that ... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

  • 10:04 Hey, guess what, I was in Ike's yesterday and on a notion, picked up some canvases, acrylics and brushes. Even a palette! A return to art?? #
  • 13:39 @RogerBruner You gotta be kidding! Do you know what an insult that is?? LOL. As you see, the Aussie/Kiwi rivalry is strong. I'm in Auckand. #
  • 13:45 Today's been very productive so far. Finished half of a short story first draft - "Girl Power" due to Digital Dragon mag for June. happy! #
  • 16:01 @Miraz Ooo I liked that one. Seeing some of Seven's past. I'll have to dig out my DVDs again soon... #
  • 16:11 @lifeledlearning LOL I didn't think of it like that. Am very much a beginner. I got some progress on my serial today, too! Writing rocks :) #
  • 17:42 @Miraz my favourite is Dark Frontier so far. I haven't finished season 6 though, so maybe something better is coming still. #
  • 18:36 Woohoo! I finished a short story (serial episode) Comet Born part 3: Girl Power! now to get some critiques and figure out where it goes next #
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

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Friday, May 7, 2010

  • 10:20 New Review: Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider by Ellen C. Maze: It was with some trepidation that I opened my first ever ... #
  • 12:35 @alex_bettylou Hey wow congrats! Awesome news!!! #
  • 15:27 Kiwis! Remember Jules Riding? Well, he's here on Twitter. Go follow him (and assorted associates) @elkanahmusic !! #
  • 23:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 7th, 2010: From Karina Fabian: The May issue of A Dragon's E... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

  • 13:52 @shessassy Oh no! Will be thinking of you. #
  • 13:53 Okay, so I've had a blissful week so far in the publishing world, but now a big translation job has come in so that takes first priority. #
  • 18:04 Anyone know if a text from an 022 number to an 027 will work? In a perfect world it should, but I never tried it before and, well, who knows #
  • 20:19 All right, call me crazy, but I just ordered one of these. Should be entertaining in any case! #
  • 22:16 "Not a Blogger" - you'll like this even if you are! #
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

  • 12:06 Apparently, Facebook thinks all links are spam. Therefore this to test the waters: #
  • 13:07 I've been scribbl'n: Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider, by Ellen C. Maze: It was with some trepidation that I opened my f... #
  • 16:33 @RogerBruner Thanks! The problem seems to have cleared up now in any case :) #
  • 23:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 5th, 2010: The Christy Nominees list has been published! The... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

  • 13:15 New Review: Rooms by James Rubart: Every so often, a story comes along that is obviously going to get under your s... #
  • 13:15 SplashdownBooks Blog Please Welcome...Adam and Andrea Graham!: Andrea and Adam Graham have signed a contract with ... #
  • 13:54 So I send my tweets to FB and both tweets and blog RSS to my fan page and my blog to Twitter, something's gotta double up somewhere! Hmm. #
  • 14:38 New Review: Axiom-Man: First Night Out by A.P. Fuchs: In this little book we observe Gabriel in the phase where he... #
  • 14:49 Hey @Frederation @Caprice_Hokstad @povbootcamp @idahoguy I set up a feed of your tweets to the SB fan page: #
  • 14:50 Oops wrong link, sorry guys, here it is: #
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Monday, May 3, 2010

  • 11:09 oooo it's cold in Auckland today! brr! three layers of fleece tops and I'm only just comfortable! #
  • 14:45 @shessassy You have great-nephews? Wow, that's gotta be a record for the youngest great-aunt in history! #
  • 14:54 I've been scribbl'n: The CFRB tours The Muse by Fred Warren: I am the publisher of this book, and therefore in an ... #
  • 14:54 I've been scribbl'n: A Home for my Brain: For many years now - as long as I remember, actually - our family has be... #
  • 14:55< /em> I've been scribbl'n: Inside Publishing: The Soundtrack for The Muse: There's a wonderful story behind the soundtra... #
  • 14:55 I've been scribbl'n: The Muse: Cover Design: I used to be a great artist. Not in the sense of being great, no way,... #
  • 14:56 I've been scribbl'n: The Muse: Making Movies: Despite my limited technical skills and computer gear, I've always b... #
  • 18:00 Please welcome new authors Adam & Andrea @idahoguy & @povbootcamp to Splashdown Books! Glad to have you on board :) #
  • 18:13 Lovely big twinkly cruise ship pulling out beyond Rangitoto, lit up like a Christmas tree...well, like a Christmas tree that fell over #
  • 18:48 I can't think of anything else needing done online right now. That probably means I should get off and finish @ellenmaze 's book! #
  • 23:00 The Lost Genre Guild News for May 3rd, 2010: C. L. Dyck has posted Part 8 of The Moonborn Code... Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lit #
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