review

Oyster: in depth review

I’m trying out a new app called Oyster. It’s iPhone specific for the moment. Think of it as Netflix streaming, except for books. I’m paying $10 out of pocket per month for the service, the standard rate.

The reader

Everything about the reader seems aimed at a smooth reading experience.…

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Got an opinion on this cover art?

Not that anyone reading this would be opinionated <pause role=”for laughter”/> but I’d appreciate any feedback on this cover art for Ritchie Boss, Private Investigator Manager (which you can read in full here under a Creative Commons license).

I haven’t yet decided on the details, and thus welcome feedback in this regard as well, but this will be published as a standalone short story in something like Kindle Singles/Createspace/Lulu.com.…

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A geeky perspective on The Difference Engine

The Difference Engine starts off with a fantastic premise: what if Babbage’s ideas turned out to be more than mere ideas? The resulting history brings the information age a century early, complete with mechanical computers, punched cards, and a “clacker” culture.…

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Micah Joel

Purveyor of things geeky