NaNoWriMo 2018 Day 1

MikeNM

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November 01, 2018

It probably could have gone better, but I got a late start. I think that I'm finding a bit more of what I want the story to be about. I can see a lot of other writer's voices slotting in for mine as I go. Something I really hope that this exercise can excise, but I want to keep going forward.

Word Count Today: 1710
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Link - Hasbro's Lost VHS Console

MikeNM

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November 01, 2018

Polygon - Jeremy Parish recounts Hasbro's attempt to create a game console based on VHS that lead to some Sega CD "classics".

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Link Post - Missing The Point

MikeNM

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October 31, 2018

Cracked - This has to be one of the most fundamental misunderstandings of a genre I have ever seen. Not understanding that horror has always been about appealing to the most basic fears is pretty bad even for a listicle.

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This Is Why We Write

MikeNM

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October 31, 2018

It was back on the old Typed version of this blog that I last wrote about why I liked to write. It was shortly after Macgasm had folded, but before I wrote for Make Use Of. The seven months I have been without a professional home for my writing. My posts here have varied in their frequency, and there’s still a scant . . .

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Link Post - Tuning The Channel

MikeNM

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October 30, 2018

Morning, Computer - I think that in the next few years you're going to see this becoming a trend. Pulling back from the firehose isn't a bad thing, but Ellis stumbles on something even more useful here. The idea that we curate our own content means that you have to actually curate it. Twitter and Facebook became terrible because the . . .

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Link Post - Voting For Dummies

MikeNM

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October 29, 2018

Techdirt - There are so many reasons that electronic voting machines are stupid, but the latest to-do in Texas turns out to be user error. If your state foists these on you, be sure to read instructions carefully and don't let impatience screw up your vote.

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Link Post - The Four Billion Dollar Photo-Op

MikeNM

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October 29, 2018

The Verge - In what shouldn't surprise anyone, it turns out that the Foxconn deal was a little less lucrative than pitched in the press conference. The deal has already been altered now that the political capital was delivered, and it turns out that likely Wisconsin is going to join several other states in giving Foxconn a donation for . . .

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