Tweets from March 2017

Wed Mar 01 10:20:06 +0000 2017

To Shape the Dark, ed. Athena Andreadis: a hit and miss collection; I particularly liked the Singh and de Bodard stories.

Wed Mar 01 10:31:53 +0000 2017

New Alien: Covenant trailer!

Wed Mar 01 10:41:20 +0000 2017

.@takealot, you delivered my mother's order to the wrong address days ago; still no resolution. What does she have to do to get this fixed?

Mon Mar 06 10:02:01 +0000 2017

@TAKEALOT Order # 10048525 I can't DM you. Please give me some kind of contact email for more details.

Mon Mar 06 10:44:45 +0000 2017

Tiny #scaleconf tortoise (sadly no banana for scale) C6eW0vgWQAUA2Vd.jpg

Thu Mar 09 11:51:19 +0000 2017

@faassen Yes; PDFs of not scanned books. ;) OCR should be good enough to fix this now.

Sun Mar 12 10:27:09 +0000 2017

@faassen The speed of loading is the least of the problem; scanned images of text are also not searchable, indexable, etc..

Sun Mar 12 10:27:54 +0000 2017

@faassen If the typeface is consistent it should be possible to OCR reliably -- but just because it's possible doesn't mean it's done. :/

Sun Mar 12 13:11:24 +0000 2017

The Bel Dame Apocrypha (trilogy) by Kameron Hurley: often grim and depressing, but I really enjoyed the worldbuilding and characterisation.

Mon Mar 20 08:51:57 +0000 2017

The Mirror Empire + The Empire Ascendant by Kameron Hurley: feels too busy; too many factions, axes; would have preferred a narrower focus.

Fri Mar 24 14:18:26 +0000 2017

timg is a pretty good terminal image viewer:

Sun Mar 26 20:32:51 +0000 2017

PSA: you can't stick "whatsoever" at the end of any sentence. Why has everyone started doing this all of a sudden?

Sun Mar 26 22:34:48 +0000 2017

Currently reading The Stars Are Legion. There's a fictional name which looks like a typo of a common Polish woman's name. So distracting. :/

Mon Mar 27 10:27:39 +0000 2017

Mouse Metronome. Not as ridiculous as some Star Wars EU names. ;)

Tue Mar 28 18:18:48 +0000 2017

CDs are so old now that arts & crafts websites that tell you what to do with your piles of useless CDs have begun to succumb to bit rot.

Wed Mar 29 22:24:10 +0000 2017

Yoon Ha Lee is doing an AMA!

Thu Mar 30 21:43:36 +0000 2017