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The Battle of Snoopy's Poopies


On sfconsim-l, we were discussing what an interplanetary battle between Earth and Mars might be named. The OP speculated that it would be named after the constellation it was “in” from the point of view of Earth, simply because there wasn’t anything physically near by.

However, I noticed that there actually are a ton of asteroids all over the place, so one of them will be near.




The problem? The overwhelming majority of these asteroids have a very boring long numerical designation rather than a catchy name.

OR?

Okay, if we postulate that some flash-in-the-pan scheme lets people name asteroids, then we could easily end up with “popular” names for all these asteroids. Sure, a lot of them will be vanity names. But I’m thinking most will be silly on the level of Boaty McBoatface.

And that, my friends, is how we get the 2166 Battle of Snoopy’s Poopies.

#ScienceFiction #Writing #PostcardsFromCutty
 

Just Start

I've always put the following statement in by bios: I'm a software architect, but I long to be a writer.

Yet, I've only stumbled in that direction a few times a year. If I'm being honest with myself, it seems that I need an event to write instead of making it a part of my day-to-day life. I game more than I write.

I stumbled across this video:

YouTube: The Toolbox Fallacy (Passion of the Nerd)

I've made an agreement with myself- to write each day. Whether a sentence, a paragraph, or a few pages. I don't need an event. I will #JustStart.

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Booking, publishing, and would like some help.....


Doing some publishing work tonight. Trying to get the 2 books in a collaborative series I've worked on over the past (almost) decade ALL OVER THE WEB. The first one has been out for a while, but I'm giving it some love to other platforms in preparation of the release of the second.

I'm trying out some new platforms (Google Play Books, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and more). I also want to have a non-retailer giant friendly version. Something that's more direct. It's also something that I want to be able to use with my personal giveaway stories that I do regularly (I've crudely been using Dropbox).

I'm finding Gumroad might be the sweet spot. Any Gumroad users on this site? Anyway...

I'm setting it up two ways for my personal usage:
1. one link in the Gumroad store for purchasing
2. another "discount" link I can use that offers the same book for free

Here' show that looks:
1. $0.99 version of my short story The Experiment: https://gumroad.com/l/experimentnaw
2. FREE version of my short story The Experiment: https://gumroad.com/l/experimentnaw/naw001

You do not need a Gumroad account to purchase/download. After you purchase, the email address you provided will receive a receipt with a download link. Save that email for yourself. And because I'm nice, there's no DRM on the ebook. That way you don't have to worry about "too many" copies locking your file, or it only working in certain apps, or whatever.

Feel free to click the links and use it. Let me know what you think. Is it nice? Is this a process you wouldn't mind going through if you were purchasing an ebook? And no, you don't have to give me $0.99, you can use the freebie one. This is a test.

#writing #amwriting #publishing #writers
 

I’ve spent five years writing a JavaScript framework


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20310020
Posted by jcormont (karma: 71)
Post stats: Points: 141 - Comments: 54 - 2019-06-29T00:35:07Z

\#HackerNews #five #framework #ive #javascript #spent #writing #years
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PingCAP Talent Plan: Courses on writing distributed systems in Go and Rust


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20161214
Posted by ngaut (karma: 2458)
Post stats: Points: 117 - Comments: 14 - 2019-06-12T02:22:21Z

\#HackerNews #and #courses #distributed #pingcap #plan #rust #systems #talent #writing
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Writing Hello World in Web Assembly (2017)


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20126578
Posted by WA9ACE (karma: 88)
Post stats: Points: 135 - Comments: 15 - 2019-06-07T16:59:24Z

\#HackerNews #2017 #assembly #hello #web #world #writing
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Tips for Writing a Technical Book


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20070558
Posted by bcherny (karma: 916)
Post stats: Points: 156 - Comments: 29 - 2019-06-01T18:13:51Z

\#HackerNews #book #for #technical #tips #writing
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Undervalued Engineering Skills: Writing Well


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20061078
Posted by gregdoesit (karma: 1237)
Post stats: Points: 161 - Comments: 69 - 2019-05-31T14:18:16Z

\#HackerNews #engineering #skills #undervalued #well #writing
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Captain America: After the Endgame

#MCU #CaptainAmerica #Endgame #Movies #Comics #Writing

I'll try to avoid spoilers in this particular post, but something about the ending of Endgame stuck with me. There's been more and more scrutiny of one particular detail, and it inspired me to write down my own version of what I think events could have been.

Of course, there are spoilers in the short story, so be warned of that. It needs more editing to be sure, but it is at least at a point where I'm comfortable sharing it. Criticism and comments are definitely encouraged.
 
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Writing an OS in Rust: Testing


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19765350
Posted by pcr910303 (karma: 745)
Post stats: Points: 135 - Comments: 7 - 2019-04-27T13:20:52Z

\#HackerNews #rust #testing #writing
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Dear Humans. Comply, or die.


Several years back, I sat down on my front porch and began writing an improvised monologue in a new app I was trying out on my phone. The app was a simple notes app with the unique feature of reading said notes back to you in a very robotic voice. I wrote a very silly monologue, making the robotic womanly voice say things you didn't normally hear AI voices say. I tweaked it until it sounded pretty good. And then I realized it sounded really good. And that there might be something there. So I edited it down, took out all the comedic elements, and thus Dear Humans was born.

I wrote, recorded, and edited 3 episodes (transmissions). I intended on putting out about a 12 or 13 episode season, but my ADD mind got side tracked before I could follow through at the time. I could have had it done and dusted then, had I not wanted drastically to collaborate with other writers on the project. So after I made the first 3 episodes, I began working on how that collaboration might work. And then, my ADD mind took me elsewhere. Shame.

And then my laptop died. Double shame. I lost the Audacity files I was using to make the episodes. I still plan to finish it, but I've yet to share it except with one or two folks. But that ends today. I want to hear what ya'll think of this stuff and if you're a writer that's mildly interested in writing an episode, let me know. I've also made the episodes available for download, in case you want to take them with you.

Here are the 3 episodes: https://soundcloud.com/babylontales/sets/dearhumans1

About the show.


Dear Humans is an experimental story told through transmissions made by an Artificial Intelligence who has taken over the world's technology and subsequently the world itself.

#Podcast #ScienceFiction #Storytelling #Writing #AmWriting

SoundCloud: Dear Humans Volume 1 (Nathan Weaver)

 
Well, I'm #newhere, another G+ refugee checking out this platform. It looks promising; hopefully it can become a robust system and as great a community as I had at G+.

Below is an alphabet soup of hashtags with some of my more frequently visited interest areas. Historically I haven't used hashtags in much of anything I've written online, so I don't know that I'm gonna start doing that here all of a sudden, either. In any case this place looks like it emulates G+ circles (with the aspects thing), and afaic that's an adequate way to track and find my interest groups and like-minded peeps. Guess we'll see how it all works out!

By the way almost all my posts are public unless I'm asking a very specific question to a particular group of people (like asking fellow novelists something about writing craft or marketing). So what you see here is pretty much what you get.

(Btw my profile pic is way overdue to be changed but I'm starting out with it here for the sake of visual recognition for G+ friends.)

My main current interest areas: #3dprinting, #artificialintelligence, #china, #currentevents, #fantasy, #futurism, #gaming, #german, #germany, #history, #miniatures, #petmice, #rpgs, #science, #sciencefiction, #technology, #wargames, #worldbuilding, and #writing.
 
Hey everyone,
I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #android, all things #aws (studying for Solution Architect Associate), #linux, and #writing, and I'm a #GPlusrefugee.

Curious what I can find and learn here. I'm not always the most chatty one but be worried when I start talking about my books. I wrote quite a lot of them... #fantasy #scifi #steampunk
 
I'm #newhere, though I was on diaspora a few years back, before it went all pod-like, but lost interest as it seemed too narrow in focus - or else I just didn’t understand how to break out into wider waters. Thought I might dip my toe back in again now that G+ is dead. #GPlusrefugee.

I’m an #artist born in #Scotland, work in #Ireland, and wish the #UK would remain in #Europe. I’m interested in #art, #environmentalism, #technology, #writing, & #science.
 
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