Commented on App store annoyances
I just switch off apps in iTunes before syncing when I want to rationalise my apps, but use model is probably a bit simpler. I suspect the soon-come complete rewrite of iTunes in the cloud that eddy cue has been...
Commented on One week to go to THE RHESUS CHART
So excited by this. I am busily re-reading the whole series to get the maximum enjoyment out of this one. They're even better than i remembered....
Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
Some conversation up thread about amazon lack of profit. Which is true, but it has very positive free cash flow, which is more important to investors and also cannot be taxed. Amazon is famously concerned about tax management. Good discussion...
Commented on CMAP: "Why do you use Microsoft Word?"
I don't want to be merely contrarian, but I've mostly enjoyed using Word. I felt closest to it with 5.1 on the Mac. But I use the current version on Win7 very happily. Intellectually I understand some of the criticisms...
Commented on "Fuck every cause that ends in murder and children crying" — Iain Banks, 1954-2013
So bummed about this. He was my favourite author. On hearing of his imminent demise I re-read Excession (possibly my favourite SF book ever) and read The Bridge. Both wonderful. I echo michael's comment @4 - one of the few...
Commented on Books I've written
Festival of fools is better than singularity sky, IMO. And please actually write a story called space nazis must die, sounds hilarious!...