Since I hit 20 years of blogging this November, this year I’m posting a daily list of anything I published on this day in the past.

There are 24 posts previously published on November 30th

  • 2020
    • This year’s series of Microblogvember posts is done! Once again, lots of SF/F microfiction. Find all of them — plus, if you scroll back far enough, all of last year’s — on the microblogvember tag page, and (hopefully) enjoy!
    • She closed her eyes, reciting line after line of every poem, song, and book she could remember, desperately trying to reinforce her mental defenses against the earworm’s attack. Unfortunately, humanity had yet to find a working defense against “It’s A Small World, After All.”
    • Washington state has enabled COVID-19 exposure notifications for iPhone and Android users. More information and installation instructions are available at WANotify.org. You should enable this! Also, stay at home when you can, mask and social distance when you can’t.
    • On This Day: Nov 30 Recognizing 20 years of blogging, here are my past posts from November 30
    • 📚 forty-eight of 2020: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome by Joan D. Vinge ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Better than I expected for a novelization of an ‘80s action flick. Makes me want to re-watch the film again to see if it’s better than I remember, or if Vinge just did a particularly good job.
  • 2019
    • Thirty days, thirty posts: I successfully completed Microblogvember! All my posts are tagged with ‘Microblogvember’ on my blog. All fiction (as far as I know, at least), all in the general SF/fantasy/horror spaces. This was a fun project!
    • “I told you I had to integrate the all the systems before we could start!” “Yes, I know—I just didn’t realize you meant…all the systems,” they replied, looking in horror at the wires and tubes running from the console and snaking under their skin. Microblogvember: integrate
    • 📚 fifty-six of 2019: Taking Wing, by Michael A. Martin and Andy Mangels. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Captain Riker’s first assignment post-Nemesis. Also, quite coincidentally, in many ways a sequel to the last Trek novel I read, with several direct ties, and by the same authors. 🖖
  • 2017
    • Day one! #cardsagainsthumanity #cah
  • 2016
    • Lit by the Christmas tree lights. (335/366)
  • 2009
  • 2005
    • Wishlist time! Seeing how it's less than a month before Christmas and we've run full-bore into the shopping season, I figured I'd put up my wishlist. Of course, the one thing standing in the way is that for the most part, I really don't _have_ a wishlist...at least, not a serious one.
    • Tweaking the ads I've done a bit of tweaking on the ads served up on the pages of my site. While I certainly have no intentions of becoming an adfarm, I finally decided that I didn't mind at least _slightly_ increasing the possibilities of having a few pennies slide my way from time to time.
  • 2004
    • ADD, Hyperactivity, and Ritalin I have serious issues with the current obsession with ADD and the associated pharmaceutical treatments. My personal belief is that it's an incredibly overblown and overmedicated issue.
    • iTMS: Kevin Spacey ‘Beyond the Sea’ Last night while bouncing randomly around the iTMS, I noticed an album by Kevin Spacey. Since I know Kevin as an actor, and not a singer, I was a little curious, and did some investigating. Turns out that there's an upcoming biopic of Bobby Darin called Beyond the Sea with Kevin in the lead role, and he actually does all of his own singing for the film.
    • Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com An Australian phone company is offering customers the chance to blacklist numbers before heading out for a night on the town so they can reduce the risk of making any embarrassing, incoherent late-night calls.
    • A Seattle-centric blonde joke A blonde was feeling so depressed that she decided to end her life by throwing herself into Puget Sound. She went down to the docks and was about to leap into the frigid water when a handsome young sailor saw her teetering on the edge of the pier crying.
    • Blast from the Past Something I never realized before — apparently, the person in this iconic ad for Maxell audiocassettes…is none other than then-Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy. Nifty!
    • LotR:TYEBEE (Lord of the Rings: Till Your Eyes Bleed Extended Edition) 7am: friends arrive, pancake breakfast. / 8am: Fellowship of the Ring (~4+ hrs) / 12:30pm: Lunch / 2:00pm: The Two Towers (~3 1/2 hrs) / 5:30pm: Dinner / 7:00pm: Return of the King (~ 4 1/2 hrs) / 11:30pm: Eyes ooze out of our sockets, bedsores open on our asses.
    • Adoption Lately, I've been really enjoying reading The Sticking Point as Tommy and his wife travel to Seoul to finalize the adoption of a baby boy. Being able to experience the adoption through Tommy's eyes has been rather touching for me, as some time ago I was somewhat involved in an adoption from the other side of the process.
  • 2003
    • First LotR:TRotK review…almost The Return of the King is ... sorry about this, but we're not allowed to tell you what we think of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King until next Tuesday.
    • Bombardier Embrio The Embryo is a single-wheeled vehicle, balanced using internal gyroscopes and powered with a hydrogen fuel cell, emitting only water as its exhaust.
    • The fitty-cen' project Of course, the real question is whether gangsta rappers are going to chip in…
  • 2001
    • Upcoming reading material In the course of a LotR discussion quite a few books and series were mentioned, and I thought I'd jot some of them down so I can pull from this list next time I need to find a book to dive into.