The new job is great (staff writer for a trade journal). I'm finally getting paid to write. I mean really paid. Story sales just don't do it. I shudder to think what the amount I get paid for a story looks like when divided by number of hours spent. But let's not discount the joy of creating something unique and (hopefully) entertaining. I'm planning to really crank out that sequel to Awesome Lavratt in November with all of you NanoWriMo participants. Nothin' like a deadline and peer pressure.
I'm making plans for OryCon30 in Portland, OR. Looks like a lot of fun panels in store.
While scaring up facts for a column a few things stuck with me. I thought I'd share.
Researches at Purdue University have invented a tricorder! Check it out.
Affordable electric cars coming later this year. Read about the 2009 models. Chrysler is getting into the game. They have three prototypes for 2010. Dodge sports car, Jeep Wrangler and a Chrysler minivan.
On Sunday, the first privately developed rocket achieved Earth orbit. Go SpaceX!
Interview with Ben Bova along with a review of Mars Life.
Review of GUD (Greatest Uncommon Denominator), a SF magazine.