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Posts in November 2011

Every. Single. Day.

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2011-11-21 17:29:43
I went fishing recently with my good buddy, Isaí. He is a lawyer. But before he went to law school, he studied English. He loved the short story. I personally prefer novels, but there is a lot to be said about the short story. Because of its brevity, it must pack a punch in order to be good. Consequently, a good short story is always well worth the read.

Isaí also had a penchant for creative writing. He is pretty good at it, to boot. But ever since he started lawyerin', his time for writing has gone down to zero. While we fished, he told me that he wanted to start writing again, but he was having trouble finding the right thing to write about. He told me that he loved stories that illustrate problems in clever ways, and he wanted to explore that idea but didn't know what problem to tackle. Consequently, he hasn't started. 

I thought about it, and I told him that it didn't matter what he wrote about. I said that the important thing was to write a lot about anything. Then, when the big ideas come to him, he'll have the skills and the discipline to execute them. There are three excellent writers who contribute to this blog, all of whom are writing novels. I am sure that is the approach they take to writing: do it often and do it well. I look forward to reading each of their works. And if Isaí will take my advice, I have a feeling he'll be realizing his goal in no time.

Net Neutrality

by: Andrew | on: 2011-11-10 13:46:02
The Senate just tried to pass a bill that would overturn the recent Net Neutrality rules put in place by the FCC.  And while this sounds like good news, to be honest I'm a little torn on the issue:Read more...

I mustache you a question.

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2011-11-08 08:52:34
I am participating in Movember this month. Consequently, I have a fine mustache going right now. I feel like it makes me look like a Mexican campesino, and that led to a recent discussion with Natalie while riding in the car and listening to music.

Me: Natalie, since I have this mustache, I feel like I can't fully live the hip-hop lifestyle anymore.
Natalie: Oh?
Me: Yesh. I just don't look hard core anymore.
Natalie: True.

There you go. For the month of Movember, I will not be livin' the thug life. 

What it takes.

by: Abinadi Ayerdis | on: 2011-11-07 17:26:12
Ongoing projects and goals:
  • Somehow acquire a scooter with which I will "scoot."
  • Exercise four times a week.
  • Learn everything I can about Expression Engine. (Don't ask, or I will explain it to you. You have been warned.)
  • Grow a mustache.
  • Build an online version of the card game Dominion.

The one that occupies my mind the most is that last one. It is out of character for me to be making games. I don't much like games, but for some reason, this one has got me good. So much so that I want to be able to play it online. Don't worry, when I figure it all out, I'll invite y'all to play it. I don't expect any of you will, but I'll likely invite you all the same. Don't expect a beta version any time soon. I haven't even hit the alpha version yet. This is why these are "ongoing."