ShadowBytes WebComic: Center of the Universe

On December 30, 2011, in The Shadow Bytes Webcomic, by Patrick Hester

ShadowBytes is a new webcomic from Patrick Hester and Clifton Hill.  New episodes appear every Tuesday and Thursdays on the Webcomic website.

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Disaster Recovery Plan, Simplified

On December 29, 2011, in Carrie Cuinn, Tech Nerd, by CarrieCuinn

A disaster recovery plan does exactly what it sounds like: it gives you a way to recover from a disaster, usually a loss of data. This can be anything from losing your laptop, or having your hard drive die on you, to something as terrible as losing your home in a fire. With recent advances […]

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Episode 085 – Samuel Montgomery-Blinn and John DeNardo

On December 27, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 85 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Samuel Montgomery-Blinn and John DeNardo into the super secret Functional Nerds lair to chat about nerdy audio stuff like audio books and spotify. About Samuel Montgomery-Blinn: Samuel Montgomery-Blinn is a husband, father, and software engineer and speculative fiction magazine publisher from […]

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ShadowBytes WebComic: Feline Grace

On December 23, 2011, in The Shadow Bytes Webcomic, by Patrick Hester

ShadowBytes is a new webcomic from Patrick Hester and Clifton Hill.  New episodes appear every Tuesday and Thursdays on the Webcomic website.

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A Cup of Good Cheer

On December 22, 2011, in Andy Romine, News, The Booze Nerd, by Andy Romine

Happy Holidays! ’Tis the season for frightful weather, and nothing warms the soul after a slog through the snow to buy those last minute gifts like a hot, spicy drink. For some, the perfect antidote is a cup of coffee, or tea, or even hot chocolate. But this is a Booze Nerd post, so you […]

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Review: The Worker Prince by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

On December 21, 2011, in Book Review, Cathy Russell, by Catherine Russell

    The Worker Prince by Bryan Thomas Schmidt takes the Biblical story of Moses to the stars and beyond. When Prince Xander Rhii – Davi to his friends – graduates from the Borali Military Academy at the top of his class, his horizon looks clear and bright. Privileged enough to grow up in the […]

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Episode 084 – Karin Lowachee and Gabrielle Gantz

On December 20, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Patrick Hester

In Episode 84 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Karin Lowachee and Gabrielle Gantz. About Karin: Karin was born in South America, grew up in Canada, and worked in the Arctic. Her first novel WARCHILD won the 2001 Warner Aspect First Novel Contest. Both WARCHILD (2002) and her third novel […]

 

The World as MMORPG: The Restoration Game by Ken Macleod

On December 19, 2011, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

Lucy Stone works as a game designer in Edinburgh. Digital Damage is making a Massively multiplayer online role playing game based on dark ages Britain. With Zombies and other odd things.  Slaving away at this game, Lucy gets a call from her mother, a fellow émigré from a troubled region in the Caucaus.  Her mother […]

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ShadowBytes Webcomic: Revenge 1

On December 16, 2011, in The Shadow Bytes Webcomic, by Patrick Hester

ShadowBytes is a new webcomic from Patrick Hester and Clifton Hill.  New episodes appear every Tuesday and Thursdays on the Webcomic website.

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Holiday Survival Guide

On December 15, 2011, in News, by Sandra Wickham

We all know the holidays are filled with opportunities to merrily eat festive baked goods while drinking down buckets of holiday cheer. It’s no surprise the scale tends to go up a few pounds after the holiday season is over. Here are a few tips to help you avoid weight gain during one of the […]

 

A twisty maze of passages all alike: Mirror Maze by Michaele Jordan

On December 14, 2011, in Book Review, News, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

Jacob Aldridge, scion of a respectable, well off family in 1882 London, has had the shadow of tragedy hanging over him. His beloved fiancée, Rhoda Carothers, has suddenly died, and he seems more than usually affected by the tragedy.  A chance meeting with Livia Aram is shocking to both, for Livia very much resembles the […]

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Episode 083 – Cherie Priest and Sam Sykes

On December 13, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 83 of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome Cherie Priest and Sam Sykes. About Cherie: Priest is a Florida native, born in Tampa in 1975. She graduated from Forest Lake Academy in Apopka, Florida in 1993. She moved around quite a bit as a child of an Army father, […]

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City of Ruin Review

On December 12, 2011, in Book Review, Jaym Gates, by Jaym Gates

City of Ruin, by Mark Charan Newton #2 in Legends of the Red Sun Series 448 pages ISBN: 0345520882 What do you get when you blend noir, 1920′s-style glitz, horror, an approaching Apocalypse, alternate universes, and a smattering of nearly every genre out there? Well, in this case, you might just be reading Mark Charan […]

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Steampunk, Zombies and Alternate History: Boneshaker, by Cherie Priest

On December 7, 2011, in Book Review, Paul Weimer, by Paul Weimer

Its late 19th Century Seattle.  The gold rush of the Klondike a couple of decades earlier  meant that the city was large and growing when inventor Leviticus Blue’s magnum opus due too greedily and too deep, releasing a gas that turns those who breathe it too deeply into the walking dead.  Those bitten or injured […]

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Episode 082 – Matt Forbeck and Jay Garmon

On December 6, 2011, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

In episode 82 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author Matt Forbeck and professional geek Jay Garmon to the super-secret underground lair to talk about nerdy things. On the list of topics: Batman: Arkham City Garageband for ioS devices Kickstarter The Avengers movie Links: Matt Forbeck (website) Jay Garmon (website) […]

 

Autumn in a Glass: The Widow’s Kiss

On December 1, 2011, in Andy Romine, News, The Booze Nerd, by Andy Romine

Hello again! This is your friendly Booze Nerd, back from a short hiatus. I hope you all have been drinking well. I know I have. So here we are in the late fall, rushing towards winter and (in the northern hemisphere at least) colder days and especially nights. As far as I’m concerned, those crisp […]

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