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Thursday, November 21, 2002

tvpicks updates

Last week I made some major additions to TVPicks.net. Sad to say, it seems like my energy is focused more on that page than this one. I suppose it's because there are now so many weblogs out there, but there still aren't all that many sites that cover what I do at TV Picks.

Anyway. Added a separate support page with information on how to support tvpicks.net (but all that stuff goes for windowseat.org, too). It has links to a new donations page with info on how you can make donations to help me keep these websites online. Plus a shopping page, which contains links to all the sites that my websites are affiliated with. You know how this works: shop via my links, I get a small cut of the money you spend.

I also spun my growing list of TV series available on DVD off onto a separate page. I think it's pretty cool. Not only do I list what's available in the U.S., I try to list some of the UK and Canadian DVDs of series that aren't yet available in the U.S. (in case you've got DVD player that can play DVDs from multiple regions).

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002


I love bright colors. So it shouldn't surprise you that I love most of the jewelry at SuperHeroDesigns.com. Fun! If only I could afford to splurge on a pile of bracelets.

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giant lava lamp

I don't know about you, but I'd go visit a giant lava lamp. Surely there have been many many worse tourist attractions.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002

world fantasy con

I had a great time at World Fantasy Con. Thanks to everyone who was there for making it such a cool experience. Highlights? All sorts of cool programming, listening to all sorts of cool people talk (including Gene Wolfe, Joe Haldeman, Jonathan Carroll, Neil Gaiman, Kathe Koja, Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman, John M. Ford, Pamela Dean, Peg Kerr, Jane Yolen, Charles de Lint, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Charles Vess, Dave McKean, Graham Joyce, Robert Sheckley, and on and on and on . . . ). Cool people talking about cool stuff, that's fun. Yes, I even had my say on a few topics. And then there was the art and the music! I worked in the art show and got to see some mighty fine stuff. Sets at First Avenue by Folk Underground (the Fabulous Lorraine's new band) and Lojo Russo. I got to meet Neile Graham (someone I've known for a while online). A fine Guy Fawkes party. Music parties featuring PNH, Charles & MaryAnn de Lint, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Ellen Klages, Ellen Kushner, Lojo, Lorraine, Todd Menton, and so on and so forth. Fun conversations in the consuite and at parties with old and new friends. 'Twas all good.

I'm a lazy girl, I should be linking to websites for all sorts of these cool people. Maybe later. Many are folks I've mentioned before.

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Loved James Lileks' recent Bleat. I'd quote some of it, but I'd be a quoting fool-- you're better off reading it. Long, covering a variety of topics, but oh-so-good.

It strikes me as funny that I now go and visit people's websites to read their words and then I comment on their stuff on my own website or maybe via email. And many of these same folks (like Lileks) are people I used to just hang out with on BBSes. Isn't it weird how far we've come and yet how much more inefficient it can all be? (Dialing up a BBS and chatting with everyone Right There was simpler in a lot of ways). Maybe I just miss that community. There are all kinds of communities online now, but with a local dial-up BBS you knew you could all meet up at a coffeeshop or a Perkins sometime if you wanted to, you know? Had a certain immediacy that some modern day net.communities lack.

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more dvd news

Finally! FOX announces plans to release the first seasons of Angel and NYPD Blue on DVD. I'll post links @ tvpicks.net when they're available for pre-orders. Aren't y'all just loving the releases of TV series in DVD sets? If only I could afford more of them (or, for that matter, could find the time to watch the DVDs I have). Still on my Most Wanted List: Homicide: Life on the Street, China Beach, Northern Exposure, NewsRadio, Deep Space Nine, Cupid, Nowhere Man, Now and Again, plenty of others.

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Monday, November 11, 2002

attack squirrel

Beware of squirrels.

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Thursday, November 7, 2002

no really

TV Picks have returned. Honest. This time I'll try to stick with it for good (or at least as long as I can still afford net.access and server space and all that jazz).

I should really get back into the habit of posting here, too.

How are you all? Does anyone still visit this tired old weblog?

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