Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ready Player One Prepares for Paperback!

Ready Player One gets a very professionally rendered cover for the paperback release!

And it is gorgeous. The Stacks become the focus of the new cover, done so beautifully that Cline states, "I think I need a print of that illustration for my office."

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Financial Perspective

I do not pay as much attention to the news and national happenings as I should, but I have noticed the Occupy Wall Street and I Am The 99% movements and memes across the internet. I do not fully understand what these are about, so I cannot agree or disagree with what is being said or done. I can say that the people involved have caused quite a stir and have finally impacted my life. No, I was not among those locked out of entering my bank, but I was on hold for a very unreasonable amount of time with my credit union as a result of one of their spreading messages.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Marketing Win!

I don't know how they pulled it off, but the marketing team over at Fiber One deserves an award for their new commercial.

I grew up on Cheech & Chong, so when I saw the link to the video, I clicked. The title intentionally misleads you into thinking Oh! A new movie! This will be awesome! Then you watch and you realize that the people at Fiber One are geniuses.

They have compiled an entire storyline and have many short videos starring the iconic duo. You can explore more of this greatness on their dedicated webpage:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wil Wheaton Crashed My G+

I can't calm my geeky heart. I swear, at the moment I realized I could say that, I SQUEE'd, and I SQUEE'd loud.

Mr. Wheaton posted a simple, innocent little thing:

I, as the wife of a guy that loves to try to find the perfect brew, felt it was my duty to raise my hand, and tell Mr. Wheaton that I wanted to join. A circle of people dedicated to home-brewing? Learn tips and recipe adjustments from people more experienced that I can pass on to my husband? Yes! Please! Sign me up NOW!

As a result, everyone on the list started cross-adding each other. My notifications have exploded. I had to turn off notifications on my iPhone. I can't really do much on the G+ webpage from my computer because my internet sucks and runs super slow and when I try to clear the add notifications, my screen freezes. When it finally works through the refresh cycle, I have twenty more notifications waiting for me!

Wil Wheaton crashed my G+ account. Aside from the fact that he is, in my opinion, a geek idol and god amongst men, I can't be upset with this; I have already gotten some great tips to help brew small batches of my preference in the confined space of this tiny apartment and have already gotten recipe exchange offers. Once the cacophony and excitement die down, this will be one of the coolest and most fun decisions I've made in a long time. I look forward to it.