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May 2022 Video Hangout

It’s spring. We can leave the house without freezing. Why are we still meeting? Oh. Pandemic. Right. Saturday 14 May 2022, 7PM, to support the West Coast folks. I need a little more text to keep the invite below the preview, so here’s a snippet of the in-progress OpenBSD storage book. It’s fairly generic material […]
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May’s Mellifluous Sausage

I can occasionally open the office window without freezing. Life is once again worth living. There are other reasons, yes. But after six months locked in my office, swapping out the air is a delight. My house is heated by a boiler, which is energy-efficient and cozy and does not move the air. At all. […]
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Video Hangout, 10 AM, 16 April 2022

Last month’s hang out was in the evening, so we will meet in the morning. 10 AM Detroit, on 16 April 2022. The zoom invite follows at the end of this message. I have a few new Patronizers at this level, and I’m always delighted to see new faces, so don’t be shy. If it […]
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April’s Abrogated Sausage

April isn’t turning out as difficult as last month. In March, four books with my name on them came out in quick succession–“DNSSEC Mastery 2/e,” “Domesticate Your Badgers,” “Letters to ed(1),” and the “Fiction River: Broken Dreams” anthology. I did my best to promote everything, and burned out my promo brain. Seeing as I’m planning […]
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March 2022 Video Hangout

Welcome to False Spring, which is a step before Fool’s Spring, which comes before Taunting Spring. It’s a perfect time to sit inside and talk online while all any of us really wants to do is hang out on the taco shop patio and sample the abuela’s latest masterpieces. Saturday, 19 March, 7PM Detroit time. […]
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For all Patronizers: “Letters to ed(1)”

Hi folks! I answer the letters column for the FreeBSD Journal. I wanted to call it “Letters to ed(1),” but the actual editors had other ideas. (Setting aside the totally irrelevant fact that I am not FJ’s editor!) I’ve collected the first three years as a cheap (not inexpensive, cheap) ebook, to be released on […]
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March’s Macerated Sausage

Hi folks! Pardon my typos, it’s been a wild few days. This last month brings you not one, not two, but three books with my name on them. The new Fiction River: Broken Dreams anthology has a long Prohibition Orcs story in it. DNSSEC Mastery is everywhere in hardcover, paperback, and ebook. Domesticate Your Badgers […]
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February’s Fried Sausage

My brain, that is. Fried sausage. With a bit of sauerkraut on the side, and maybe a pirogi or two. DNSSEC Mastery came back from copyedit and is starting to leak out into the world. My cunning plans for this book kind of imploded, and I wound up working through the weekend trying to batter […]
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For Patronizers: “DNSSEC Mastery, 2nd Edition”

Hi folks, This book took far longer than I hoped. I blame the Moon. Download your book before the end of March. I need to add some more words here to avoid the preview, so: This is the first tech book I’m distributing directly from BookFunnel. Bookfunnel keeps copies of all the books you’ve downloaded […]
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New Book: Domesticate Your Badgers

For those who hadn’t heard: I finally wrote a book on writing. It was partly to make people stop asking me for writing advice, and partly because I finally found an empty space in a glutted market. Most of you back me for tech books, but for good or ill Patronizers get copies of everything. […]
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