Charlie Stross

Charlie Stross

  • Commented on Apology
    Eh? The first six books were revised and reissued as three. The new ones are 7-9 inclusive (or 4-6, depending how you count them.)...
  • Commented on Apology
    What's your tablet/phone problem with tap-zooming on the text column? (I'd prefer to keep the sidebar available because it's got lots of useful stuff in it.)...
  • Commented on Apology
    You folks aren't getting the point of a series subtitle. In the post-ebook world, it's basically a bunch of keywords that allow readers to find other books in the series. For example, if you read Jim Butcher and hear he...
  • Commented on Apology
    Yes, I was just kind of startled. (Being ID'd in an SF convention is normal. Being ID'd inside a bookstore is rare but not unprecedented. Being ID'd at random on the street is ... eek!)...
  • Commented on Apology
    Public notice: The problem with "Merchant Princes: The Next Generation" is that there are no "merchant princes" in the new trilogy; it's set 17 years after the Gruinmarkt was nuked, and is a near-future SF thriller about cross-paratime espionage between...
  • Commented on Apology
    Reasons I use Movable Type: 1. Perl 2. Not PHP. I refuse to allow PHP on any computer I own; it's a security hole. 3. Your CSS issues are not my problem; if you don't like it, roll your own...
  • Posted Apology to Charlie's Diary
    Seems I bought a case of con crud home with me from Dublin; the first server software upgrade went off okay, but then I spent the rest of the week dying of Ebola man flu rather than working. This puts...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    Please drop the Rotherham topic for now. 1. I have con crud and am too ill to blog effectively or moderate a civil discussion. 2. Never mind third-rail topics, Rotherham strays close to third, fourth, and fifth electrified rails: institutional...
  • Commented on Service update
    Point it, I have a much less sanguine view of international relations and Cameron's motives than you do. I think you attribute far too much intelligence and far-sighted scheming to Call me Dave. Until relatively recently, the view from Westminster...
  • Commented on Service update
    An iScotland would instantly lose access to the "five eyes" products; a sharing agreement between UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Setting up new agencies wouldn't be cheap, even if formed on a nucleus of Special Branch... You're doing...
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    Upgrade to Wheezy worked; blog functioning!...
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    Test comment -- ignore...
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    The one other issue is to prevent password sniffing by intermediary web proxies. This site uses passwords SOLELY as an anti-spam measure. Blog comment spammers see the "register a password" page and generally fuck off immediately rather then jumping through...
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    You just need to use the same URL as ever. You won't be able to use the encrypted connection but just because I'm building a new porch doesn't mean that I'm going to brick up the back door....
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    There's another longer-term reason why having SSL support may be useful to me, but I'm not talking about it in public (because workflow-related stuff). In any event, I haven't actually done it yet....
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    Small headsup on the Debian upgrade. I'm outsourcing the upgrade to someone who does this for a living (a sometime Debian package maintainer and full-time professional sysadmin). And in event of remote whoopsies, there is a serial console connected to...
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    However, you being a famous author and one of the vanishingly few internet commentators who actually understands the subject, every so often you'll get slashdotted. Happens every month. (Boingboing and Hacker News too.) It's no big deal. Now, breaking a...
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    Then just keep using the old (non-encrypted) HTTP server to access the blog. It'll still work!...
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    Nope, you need Javascript to comment. But I believe Links should work....
  • Commented on Service announcement: upcoming outage(s)
    know people still use XP, how many people hit your various sites using IE6? This month, 1.86% of hits came from MSIE 6. A further 1.26% came from MSIE 7 and 0.94% from MSIE 8. If I was prioritizing...
  • Commented on Service update
    The QRA costing that included Typhoons said "but if you don't have them, who's going to chase away Tu-95s sailing down the North Sea, or intercept hijacked airliners before they crash into Canary Wharf Edinburgh Castle?" Thing is, Typhoon-IIs can...
  • Commented on Service update
    Salmond is too old to be more than a one-term first minister of an independent Scotland. Which is why references to his personality are one of the most useful indications that a given line of anti-independence argument is totally bogus....
  • Posted Service announcement: upcoming outage(s) to Charlie's Diary
    Tomorrow morning (UK time) we will be updating the operating system on the server this blog and website runs on. Service may be intermittent as we're going to have to reboot it at least once. (In case you're wondering it's...
  • Commented on Service update
    This blog's readership has a lot of expertise (or at least informed opinions) on defence & nuclear tech & tactics Which are utterly irrelevant to the question of Scottish independence. One thing about the whole matter which should be glaringly...
  • Commented on Service update
    Greg, if you keep up with the abuse I'm going to have to ban you from this -- and any other threads on the topic of the referendum. (Hint: it's not about personalities or individual politicians, and it's not about...
  • Commented on Service update
    the "No" campaign is a cross party group, and it needs to speak to people across the political spectrum. Said spectrum is so narrowly defined by the parties in the "No" campaign that it excludes anyone who isn't 100% on-message...
  • Commented on Service update
    Never fear, there will be Other Stuff™ on the blog between now and September 19th. Mostly Other Stuff™, in fact! And guest blog essays by Kameron Hurley (who is so damn good at blogging that two weeks ago she picked...
  • Commented on Service update
    I believe Ken Macleod has an interesting principled position on why Scotland should stay in the UK. As I'm inclined to the opposite view -- for different principled reasons -- I'm trying to see if I can get him to...
  • Posted Service update to Charlie's Diary
    I'm home. Two weeks on the road, 1300 miles driven, two international car ferries, two large SF conventions (the worldcon and the eurocon) and about six business meetings later ... I'm home. So normal blogging will resume once I catch...
  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    Why (oh why oh why?) do the people of the USA hate their fellow-citizens so much? One word: racism. Of a kind qualitatively alien to your (British) experience. Yes, there are ethnic minorities in the UK. But they came...
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