Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Got to love good reviews, like this one.

4.0 out of 5 stars Good book with a few things I just didn't
like, June 27, 2012
J. Sallee
Amazon Verified Purchase (What's this? )
This review is from: The Art of the Houdini Scientist and the
other soulless zombies who were never here... (Hummingbird
Series) (Kindle Edition)
I gave a 4 because I didn't like the ending. I would think that the
girls would have banded together and eliminate a few problem
boys. With all the skills at their disposal, why didn't the kids just
take over? If she's that uber smart, why didn't she find a way to
fix the tooth problem? They have cameras everywhere, but not in
the rooms to monitor what happens there? Little inconsistant
things that bother me. Kill off the XO , top of my list.
Read well. Characters interesting. Good flow.

Well, Sallee, good news if you wanted to see that :) you'll love Patent Mine.

Re: kill the XO.
Since he was alive in Patent Mine (written a year or more before Houdini) killing him off just wasn't an option :(

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hail break

Ok,here goes.

I'm taking a break from writing right now. My "last" book in the hummingbird series is "Waffen" which is German for weapon and was briefly mentioned in "Daughters"

No, I'm not blocked, it's going very well so far. I'm closing on 80k right now. Those writers out there know when you get past a point, the story takes over and youre just along for the ride. Well 80k is that point for me. I can feel it in my fingers.

But I'm taking a hail break as a twister-ish storm blows through and is flickering the lights, and laptop.

Yes, I use a laptop, but when the Sony batteries in this "we don't use Sony batteries" NEC daylite smoked, and yes, I mean smoked like a cigarette gets smoked, I pulled them and never put them back.

So, now it's just a PC that looks like a laptop.

Anyway, the Waffen book is rolling right along. I'm averaging over a K a day (that's big for me). And I've reached the point where the main chr comes back on screen... sort of.

Every time I kill off this poor girl, it makes me cry. Every book of hers I sware will be my last and that I can't keep doing this to the girl... and then another book comes to mind and she lives again.

It's the longest relationship I've ever been in. :)

Ps. I typed all this on my Google phone with Kingsofts app. Got to love the times we live in.

For those looking for Waffen hints here, here you go.

She wakes freezing cold in total darkness, her heart stopped, no breath, yet she feels herself blink. She pushes hard against her tiny prison, it cracks open, and she finds herself... on the back side of the moon :)

Pocket dialed from an annoyed anDroid :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hmmm. Sounds familiar

read this on

"ELECTRIC-BLUE NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS: Data from NASA's AIM spacecraft show that noctilucent clouds (NLCs) are like a great "geophysical light bulb."

It's like I'm not making these things up. :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Diamonds and quantum computing

I'm so tired right now.

One of the criticisms of "Houdini scientist" is my "fantasy " of a solid state 'quantum computer " made from a man-made diamond ring.

Well, read this.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Hacking video cards is "fantasy"

One of the gripes and rips I hear by "nerds" on my book "Houdini scientist" is that you can't hack video cards and use them as a powerful parallel co-proccessor for computers.


This supercomputer was built on the power of video chips for China.

And then there's this...

And this...

What most misunderstand is that, today, graphics cards Are a computer all unto themselves. The GPU is powerful, fast, and has Mega and gigabytes of built in memory. Its the little computer inside the big computer and 99.99% of the time its in idle.