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September’s Scrambled Sausage

Woke up this morning and realized I hadn’t posted this month’s Sausage, or scheduled the video hangout. Oops. This month can best be described as “overload.” I’m writing the very last chapter of OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems, and as usual it requires me to go back and fill in missing tidbits from earlier. “How the system […]
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August’s Agonized Sausage

August 2022, two and a half years into Covid, and all is as well as it could be. I mean, society’s decided to ignore Covid, and to pretend that monkeypox is an STI rather than a wildly infectious bacteria that can be transmitted by touching a shopping cart, but other than that everything is dandy. […]
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A note on the orc Kickstarter

Hi folks, There’s been some confusion about the Prohibition Orcs Kickstarter, so I’m making a standalone post. There’s no need to back the Kickstarter to get the rewards you’re already entitled to. If you back me at Digital Reader or above, you’ll get a copy of the Prohibition Orcs collection and novel. If you back […]
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July’s Jaundiced Sausage

Half the year gone, and a quarter million words written? Some of them useless, yeah. But still, a quarter million words! Now to see if I can keep it up in the constant hail of immoral Supreme Court decisions. Speaking of disasters, you might want to know about my latest FreeBSD Journal column. The theme […]
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June’s Jaunty Sausage

June 2022. Halfway through the year, sort of. Shouldn’t I have gotten more done? Maybe not thirty books yet, but a couple dozen at least? Alas, no. Why? Because teeth suck, but not having teeth also involves sucking. I’ll spare the details, especially as they involve phrases like “fracture” and “implanting someone else’s bone in […]
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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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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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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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