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How to help

One for the FAQ series. Several folks have asked how than can help and support my work. (Which is fantastic!)

So here’s what I’m trying to accomplish, in broad strokes:

  • Delighting fans. Reaching a larger audience.
  • Experimentation. If half the things I try aren’t failing, I’m not pushing the envelope enough.

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To NT or not NT, that is the question

I’ve been recently identified on the autism spectrum.

This is not terribly unusual. Tongue-in-cheek estimates peg half of Silicon Valley programmers as on-the-spectrum–in particular citing Asperger Syndrome, which is widely thought to be an autism spectrum “disorder”. Pop culture is laden with characters that display ‘aspie’ symptoms, to various levels of authenticity.…

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Whirlwind daze

So, day 1 as a free listing. The book spent a chunk the day in the #1 best seller position for short (= 30 minute) reads in Science Fiction and Fantasy. It’s also done well on the lists for Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Cyberpunk, and (oddly to me) Literature and Fiction.…

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Unicorn hunting

It’s become a trope: the super-smart hacker, faced with a highly secure system, frantically hammers on the keyboard for a few seconds (if it’s a really tough job, with a few pauses to show a thoughtful face) then another burst of activity, and they’re in.…

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Re-learning to type

I got a new gadget called either an iGrip or alphaGrip (both names seem to be used somewhat interchangeably). Keyboard_AG5_main2

This gadget is described as an ergonomic keyboard, though careful to avoid any specific claims about being less likely to cause, say RSI.…

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Micah Joel

Purveyor of things geeky