So, it appears that I have Utterly Forgotten everything about this book in 12 short days, so my first order of bidness, on Get Back To Work Day is?  Rereading the manuscript.  Again.

Also, there does not appear to be a Bluetooth dongle anywhere in this house, which fact is producing a cosmic crane-load of angst.  Steve has gone out to hunt and gather and promises to bring said dongle home, but how can he be sure — that’s what I want to know.

Also, also, I finished reading Vision in Silver, only to find that the ebook edition of Marked in Flesh is $13.99, which — no.  I guess I’ll wait ’til next year to find out how long the Elders have given Simon to prove his point — just as Simon begins to Get A Clue, may I say?

Also, also, also!  Windows has declared itself to be downloading updates for the last six hours, revving like a jet plane the while.  Steve has done Mighty Work in re resetting directories and whatall, but it hasn’t seemed to appease Windows, or even convinced it to shut up so I can hear myself think.  I may be finishing this book sitting in a corner of the couch, with the nice, quiet Linux laptop.

We did visit the ocean very briefly yesterday, and came home to find a note from Baen, pointing to the Official Press Release regarding the partnership between Baen ebooks and Pinbeam Books.  Here’s your link.

Everybody have a good weekend.

I’ll be on the couch.



11 thoughts on “La”

  1. OverDrive is a free app that will let you check ebooks out of the library. I have it on my Kindle, my Nook, my phone, and my computer. Just a thought…

  2. Thanks for the reminder. I actually have Overdrive on my phone. What I don’t have is a library system that believes in stocking much in the way of sf/f. I just logged in, and Maine InfoNet claims to not own any books by Anne Bishop. On the other hand, it let me put a hold on one of the two copies of Fire Touched available, so, yanno — half-win.

  3. I would be glad to gift you ebook Marked in Flesh. What’s the best way for me to do that? It would be a small way for me to thank you for countless hours of enjoyment in your universe.

  4. Does your library system have a reciprocal arrangement with any others? May be able to pick up a dead tree version with interlibrary loan.

    Hoopla is an App I didn’t know about until it was listed on the library home page – music and graphic novels are what I’ve enjoyed with it.

  5. If you lie to Windows 10 and tell it you are on a metered connection you can decide yourself when updates will be downloaded rather than letting Windows 10 decide. Then you could start updates when you are leaving the room, perhaps.

    Haven’t gotten around to reading the Anne Bishop books yet, but perhaps I will since you seem to like them and I trust your taste (given that I buy all your books!). Maybe after I finish the Vorkosigan saga books – another long-running series that I’m just now getting around to reading. Late to the party again.

  6. I’m clinging to Win7, and am seriously contemplating entering a long-term relationship with Linux Mint, which I have on Number 10 Ox, the laptop, and which is just so…quiet, and efficient, and well-behaved, and is such a pleasure to work on. Unlike the Drama Queen desktop.

    The Others series grew on me. There’s nothing at all wrong with the writing or the world-building (to a point that bugged me during the first book, but has been satisfactorily explained in subsequent books), but the hero made me so crazy, I basically finished the book because I didn’t want to miss it when someone killed him. You really do have to depend on Meg — the heroine — to get you safely through the first book. I gather that some folks have a lot less trouble doing that than others.

  7. Linux Mint is nice, I happen to prefer a different desktop so my main system runs Linux Debian with the Mate desktop. Widows 7 is on the laptop I am using at the moment and it annoys me a lot but I can sort of live with it in the laptop (an elderly Lenovo Thinkpad X61s).

    I did instal Windows 10 on another desktop computer but disliked it so much I actually bought another copy of Win7 to replace it and put an application called Never 10 on both this laptop and the desktop so that MS won’t bug me to upgrade to win10.

    I have been happily using Debian Linux since the late 1990s an have had no real problems using it. I do a daily system upgrade and rarely need to reboot (unlike Windows). LibreOffice does a pretty good job as a subsitute for MS Office. The only problem package is finding a good substitute for Acrobat Reader as the ‘free software’ pdf readers are poor in comparison.

    Unless you do weird things with macros in MS Office then you will probably find you can manage most things with Linux, The only fly in the ointment will be those websites that insist on only working with windows, some .gov sites are like that here in the UK which is why I have to keep one windows system around the house.

  8. I actually use LibreOffice to write on now — desktop and laptop. As someone who migrated from writing on a typewriter to CP/M and WordStar, and thence through all the various Windows. . . Microsoft Office makes me crazy. I have used it at various day-jobs, but I don’t even have it installed on my desktop here at home. The reason I didn’t convert years back was that I did a lot of layout on the desktop, and the programs available to Linux. . .did not meet requirements. Things have changed now, and the ability to do layout isn’t as important as it once was.

  9. Wordstar, that takes me back to the beginning of my involvement with computers.

    The GPO engineer who set up the first computers in the govt office I worked in showed us how to bypass the security features and access Wordstar, SuperCalc and a couple of other applications. the operating system was Concurrent CP/M.

    I eventually got a personal workstation and installed IBMs OS/2 on that. I was managing a Novell network at that time so was able to pick and choose what software I used. I’d moved on from Wordstar to WordPerfect but still used Supercalc, and by using lots of macros created a useful budgetary control system.

    When I retired in 1994 I was able to retire a workstation with me 🙂 I continued using OS/2 Warp until IBM ceased supporting home users at which time I converted to Linux and have never looked back.

    It is regretably true that some software companies still don’t support Linux and that opensource software needs a lot more development to be able to fully compete with proprietary stuff

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