Testing Google Docs WordPress Add-on

I’m testing out a Google Docs Add-on that can turn documents into WordPress drafts. I enjoy writing in Google Docs, so this could have interesting implications for my writing process. Still need to find the thing I was looking for though, will report on that later. Supposedly it saves the formatting. And the pictures: Let’s see how this goes!  

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Nintendo E3 Announcements Exciting

Nintendo’s big E3 event was today, and most of it was pretty exciting news. Mario Odyssey Mario Odyssey looks weird but fun. Mario has some sort of magic hat that lets him possess different animals and objects. That includes a tyrannosaurus that looks amazing. Metroid Prime 4 for the Switch! This was a big surprise to everyone. There hasn’t been a new Metroid Prime game in ten years; it’s generally known as the Metroid Prime Trilogy. It was announced as “in development,” so no telling how long before it comes out. Here’s the teaser: In the mean time, there’s also a new Nintendo DS Metroid game, Samus Returns. It’s described… Read More

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Weekend Reading: Tubes by Andrew Blum

We made a trip to Book People today. I was excited to come across Tubes, by Andrew Blum, which is about the physical places that the internet depends upon to exist. I’m working on a new fiction project and have been trying to wrap my head around this exact subject for several days. I intend to inhale this book pretty quickly.  

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New Plan: Whatever the hell I want

It’s hard to start blogging again when I’ve been out of the habit. I have no idea what to talk about, much less how to say it. I recently did a bunch of planning and brainstorming my two marketing-oriented blogs, but I’m still at a loss as to what to say here on Cheese and Glory. I did have a funny revelation the other day. I can never make myself stick to the various niches I’ve come up with because this is really a lifestyle blog, a very geeky, quirky lifestyle blog. The phrase tends to raise up visions of new moms trying to capitalize on stories of their baby’s… Read More

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The vampires never showed up

We saw Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tuesday night. They’re on a 40th anniversary tour, and they still put on a damn good show. The set was all hits, practically a “best of” album collection, and that was okay. The crowd trended older, but you couldn’t tell by the energy they were putting out. This woman in her 50’s sitting just behind us kept screaming “Whoo!… Yeah… Let’s go…” in a raspy voice. She was in the thralls of that sort of ecstatic joy everyone should feel at some point. I think if someone had asked her to die for Tom Petty, she would have. Tom Petty was visibly amused… Read More

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Review: Black Bolt #1 Promises A Fine New Series

The new Black Bolt comic from Marvel is finally here, and it’s pretty great. Written by Saladin Ahmed with art by Christian Ward, Issue #1 kicks the series off into a strangely lit, dark direction. I’ve been a fan of Ahmed’s writing ever since I picked up his novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, during one of my “read all the Hugo nominees” phases, and I’ve been looking forward to this book for months. It was worth the wait. Black Bolt #1 feels like the start of a big, mythic story about escaping a strange Underworld. Black Bolt, king of the Inhumans, has woken up in a prison thanks to… Read More

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Please Stand By…

This blog will be coming back online sometime in the next few weeks. A better theme, better organization, better collections of cat pictures. It’s been a weird few months.  

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Pensive Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049 teaser trailer

Ryan Gosling is hunting replicants in the just-dropped teaser trailer for Blade Runner 2049 and pissing off old man Harrison Ford.  The visuals and the tone so far are all right.  I am cautiously optimistic about this questionable sequel.  

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What I’m Reading and Watching Lately

I’m reading this fantastic pop science book on physics, Spooky Action at a Distance, which discusses the very weird phenomenon known as Non-Locality, which is a thing Einstein hated because it looks like magic. I’m listening to the audio book of The Fifth Season, the Hugo-nominated first installation in M. K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth series.  The audio performance is really good, and the story very much has my attention.  I find myself looking for the sorts of mindless tasks I can handle while listening to a book, which means the apartment is pretty clean right now. I have, in the last month or so, finally indulged in watching Twin Peaks on… Read More

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Stories and Weddings and Other Projects

I got up early to put in some hours on a new side project, which I’m referring to as Infinite Haunted House. It’s an exercise to develop my short story skills. The idea is to think of an enormous haunted house (with infinite rooms), and every room in the house gets a one word theme. I’m taking those themes from the WordPress Daily Prompt, which I’ve been trying to utilize lately with varying results. It’s basically a twist on the storytelling games I like to play with my RPG group when we’re doing a campaign. Writing dialogue is hard. And this first story has turned into something very dialogue-heavy right… Read More

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