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Space Trash Blog

Scene it here?

Scene it here?

A scene. Loosely defined as the smallest unit of book building, built of many of the sub-units of book building known as mugs of coffee.

Twitter chats and how to find them

Twitter chats and how to find them

What are Twitter chats, and why should I care? Twitter chats depend on a hashtag topic, and are like the coffee bar of the Twitterverse, where you meet new people and discuss stuff.

Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig

It’s the year of the Pig in the Chinese zodiac, the twelfth in the twelve-year cycle, and where I live, Chinese New Year mostly means fun, food, and firecrackers.

Snow and escapism

Snow and escapism

Snow and escapism: I’m not saying it’s cold, but a witch and a dwarf just tried to lure me aboard a sleigh with Turkish Delight…

INTJs in an extroverted society

INTJs in an extroverted society

It’s tough for INTJs in an extroverted society – but what are INTJs, what are introverts, and why can’t they just be normal and sociable like everyone else?

Lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipse

Most unusually for Vancouver, we had a perfect view of the lunar eclipse in January. Frankly, I’m still figuring out this eclipse’s adjectives, and trying not to start writing something I can’t stop again…

Staying humble

Staying humble

Staying humble isn’t usually a problem for me. I have two Siamese cats. On the other hand, sitting wrong is apparently pretty effective as well, in terms of humbling.

Types of spaceship in the Cortii

Types of spaceship in the Cortii

There are a variety of types of spaceship in the Cortii, from Cortii-classes down to one-person scoutships that can slip in just about anywhere.

Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas

You know those terrible, sexist jokes about men and asking directions? Well, there’s a direct link with the twelve days of Christmas and three blokes showing up twelve days late for an event…

Etymology Excavation: Judas goat

Etymology Excavation: Judas goat

The term ‘Judas goat’ refers to a goat that is trained to make itself familiar to a herd, which then leads them to the slaughterhouse, and refers to the legend of Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus to his death in the Bible.

No New Year’s resolutions, no regrets

No New Year’s resolutions, no regrets

Really? No New Year’s resolutions? Nope. I’m an irresponsible creature, and I hate resolver’s regrets. I gloat about the great stuff I got done over the past year, instead.

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