Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday Surfing and Waving From Vegas

What I Learned From Having a Literary Agent

5 Ways to Deal with Word Repetition

Self-Publishers: Do You Need Nurturing?

I found this one quite illuminating: LOL isn't funny anymore

Getting Everything Right Is Wrong

Pirates & Trolls But No White Knight by Beth Fred (on the pirating of eBooks)

Notes on Writing Fight Scenes

"Illegal" Magic Systems

And this is just a "little" thing for you science fans: A Boy And His Atom. Guinness-certified world's smallest movie, created by stop-motion photography of actual atoms arranged by IBM researchers. Magnification factor? 100 million times.


This North Carolina boy is heading to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend a LOMA/ACORD conference for work. While I love flying, I despise airports and all the hassles that come with them.  However, the upside to this trip is that I get to see Dr. Michio Kaku in person! He'll be wrapping up the conference!

Dr. Michio Kaku

Dr. Kaku's website is a great place to visit.

Wish me safe and hassle-free journeying. Time and wi-fi willing, I'll pop in and do a bit of visiting. Until then, write wisely!

49 comments:

  1. Love the Sunday Surfing, Jeff. I just read the CNN article on LOL...I still think it's mangling the language. Yes, it's the birth of a new one...but one that you lock in the basement when company comes.

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    1. With birthing comes pain. It will be interesting to see where the pendulum stops.

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  2. Have fun. And remember to silence your cell phone while Mr. Kaku is speaking.

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    1. That would be embarrassing, wouldn't it?

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  3. Have a safe trip! Enjoy the conference and Mr. Kaku.

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  4. Have a good conference, I used to enjoy business conferences.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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  5. Thanks very much for linking to my "Illegal" Magic Systems post. That ought to get me a bit of traffic. I'll consider it an early blogiversary present (May 15th).

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    1. It was a good post! And happy anniversary.

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  6. Have a great time at the conference! I just hate flying period.

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    1. Then you definitely don't want the 5-hour flight from Charlotte to Vegas.

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  7. Thank you for the links. Just want to let you know that your surfing makes a real difference. After reading Sequels by Sheena B. I bought her book Funny Tragic Crazy Magic for my kindle. So keep right on surfing and opening our eyes to new articles, blogs, and information.

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    1. It's always good to hear that people are finding the links helpful. I'll keep surfing. :)

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  8. Echoing other: have a great conference and thanks for the links.

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  9. Have a great trip and thanks for the wonderful links. I love your Sunday Surfing. Good luck with airport craziness.

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    1. Fortunately the airports weren't too bad heading out on Sunday. I hope the same holds true for the return flight.

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  10. I saw A Boy and His Atom earlier this week. It's amazing what we can do these days.

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    1. That was amazing. Left me with some questions though.

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  11. Very helpful links. Thanks, Jeff. :)

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  12. I don't think I've used the LOL twice in its life. Remember to gather the tips from the Disco Dwarf Show! Share is 50/50.

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    1. Tip #1: Don't stare at patrons when they fall backwards into a deep fountain. (I saw this before I even got to my hotel room!)

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  13. So many great links! The "Getting Everything Right is Wrong" article was especially comforting, since I tend to be a perfectionist...

    Hope you have fun in Vegas, even if the airport part of the trip will be dreadful for you!

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    1. Being perfect is hard work, isn't it? :)

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  14. Have a super time in Vegas! You lucky thing you!

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    1. People keep saying lucky. Maybe they're right. ;-)

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  15. I read that article on pirating. Crazy!

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    1. Yeah, kinda disheartening and definitely sad.

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  16. I've read a few of Michio Kaku's books and he's made some complex stuff understandable and interesting. Physics of the Impossible was excellent.

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    1. Maybe he'll be able to one day derive that inch-long equation. Time will tell.

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  17. Sweet links! Those are some great finds, Jeff. Thanks for sharing them! :)

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    1. I shall always share and make Mom proud. :)

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  18. I'd heard of the movie IBM created but I hadn't seen it before. Thanks for the link to it--and the others as well!

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    1. It was an interesting video, no doubt about it.

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  19. Waving from NC. Have a safe trip!

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    1. I'll be waving from NC again come Thursday night--providing all goes according to plan. Thanks!

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  20. Hey Jeff,

    Y'all have a nice time in Las Vegas and say hello to Dr. Michio Kaku for me. Have you ever heard of Dr. David Suzuki? His daughter was on the same plane as my human, Gary, when he went to Vancouver.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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    1. Can't say that I have. But I'll definitely relay your greeting if I get the chance. I would like to shake his hand. (Maybe some of his smarts will rub off on me.)

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  21. Really interesting links. Thanks for sharing Beth's guest post. :-)

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    1. The post was worth sharing. It was my pleasure.

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  22. Thanks for sharing these links and have fun in Vegas (even if it is for work)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. Vegas wasn't so bad. I'll post pictures later.

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  23. Safe travels Jeff. Don't lose your teeth (that happened to my mother, she went to Vegas and lost her teeth...they were fake, but still, it was what she used to chew with)

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    1. I just arrived back home. I'm happy to add that all my teeth arrived with me. :)

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