Chess Democracy

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

November 10, 2018

Radiolab - There's an especially great line in here that the US has the perfect democracy for the 18th Century, but younger countries have found ways to improve on the system. We very obviously have a problem with our elections, where we're expecting two enormous tents to contain everyone's political aspirations. Rank Choice . . .

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NaNoWriMo Day 8

MikeNM

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November 08, 2018

Meandered a bit today, but nailed it right on the word count. The weekend seems like it is going to be touch and go to get writing time, wish I had padding and not a deficit. Caffeinate and type I guess.
Word Count: 11961
Target Word Count: 13336
Writing Music:
Fugazi - Instrument
Empire - Expensive Sound

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NaNoWriMo - Day 7

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

November 08, 2018

Today's chapter came easier than yesterday. It fit right into the space I laid out for it. I'm feeling where this story is going, though it needs some more meat on the bones to triple its length.

Total Words: 10294
Target Words: 11669
Writing Music:
RSA Podacast
Syndae Podcast

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Link Post - The Best Sci-Fi Spaceships

MikeNM

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November 07, 2018

Space.com - I would take the Arwing or one of the Wing Commander ships over Halo.

H/T Mac Observer

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Link Post - Macs, iPads, and Trusting Apple

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

November 07, 2018

Baldur Bjarnason - I don’t tend to put much credence in these ‘leaving the mac’ type stories. But I did appreciate the last few paragraphs. The idea that Apple is a company that relies on keep saying “trust us” to their longtime customers rang true. It feels like the company has a vision for the future of all their platforms, but they haven’t . . .

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NaNoWriMo Day 6

MikeNM

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November 07, 2018

Didn’t have time before bed to update progress yesterday. Still roughly around 1400 words behind. If I can chop down a hundred words a day, I won’t need to pull double duty one day the rest of the month. I think that the story is probably meandering at this point, but I have a real sense of the main character, and where I want to the story to . . .

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NaNoWriMo Day 4

MikeNM

Rants and Reviews. Mostly just BS and Affiliate Links.

November 05, 2018

Missing a day due to a concert on Friday. Hit my targets yesterday and today. Though didn't do one of these posts yesterday as I fell asleep around hitting 1600 words.

Total Words: 5,178
Target Words: 6,668
Writing Music:
Godspeed You! Black Emporer - Yanqui UXO

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