Musings from a science fiction writer

Knotty Geeks Episode 23 - Parking Lots and Physics


Post #: 183
Post type: Podcast
Date: 2013-05-22 19:44:14.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Knotty Geeks

In this episode of Knotty Geeks, we are on the rooftop at Oakridge Mall, in full view of a beautiful parking lot. We go over the poll results from the last episode, and then utterly, completely, and totally fail to achieve the results of that poll. I try and fail to remember the name of the physicist I’d seen a couple of weeks ago (it’s in the show notes) and then I try and fail to explain his theories on Physics and then I try and fail to steer the conversation to a specific topic.

This episode also features special guest Brian Palfrey, who has certain views about 3D in movies.



Links from the show:

Lee Smolin, physicist, author of Time Reborn






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The Stalker: a short story featuring Starcraft!


Post #: 182
Post type: Blog post
Date: 2013-05-15 11:02:38.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Writing, Science Fiction



I’ve always wanted to combine my passions for writing and watching professional Starcraft, and now I’ve finally done it.

The Stalker is a short science fiction story that centers around John "Heart" Wolanski, a professional Starcraft player living abroad in South Korea. John encounters a strange glitch in the game that comes at the worst possible time in his professional gaming career. He must struggle against the glitch and his own personal demons, which are threatening to destroy him.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/316284

It’s absolutely free, but if you have a Kindle and want to support my work, you can purchase a copy at Amazon for 99 cents here:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CS8Q3I0




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Knotty Geeks Episode 22 - Parks and Polls


Post #: 181
Post type: Podcast
Date: 2013-05-08 09:19:46.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Knotty Geeks

In this episode of Knotty Geeks, we travel to the beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park and enjoy sunshine, fountains, and non-stop weddings. We talk a bit about podcasting, flat design and Windows 8, and for the first time, we ask our audience what direction we should take the podcast in!

Behold, the first ever Knotty Geeks poll! Please vote!








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<h4>What should Knotty Geeks focus more on?</h4>


More technology news and reviews of new gadgets!
A single topic for each week that we cover in-depth!
More off-the-cuff and spontaneous conversation!
More reviews of science fiction books!
More discussion about old computer history like the Amiga!





Poll Results:

Total votes: 3

A single topic for each week that we cover in-depth! : 2..................................................................
More discussion about old computer history like the Amiga! : 1.................................




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This is a test poll!


Post #: 180
Post type: Blog post
Date: 2013-05-06 15:05:46.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Poll

This is a test. It is only a test. You will be able to vote now! Try it out!
<h4>Test vote poll topic</h4>


Test option one
Test option two
Test option three





Poll Results:

Total votes: 7

Test option one : 2............................
Test option two : 2............................
Test option three : 3..........................................


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This Week in Starcraft - Episode 3


Post #: 179
Post type: Blog post
Date: 2013-05-03 20:35:45.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Starcraft

In this episode we go over some great games from Dreamhack and update the status of WCS Korea, Europe, and America, including WCS Points standings!

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Knotty Geeks Episode 21 - Quantum Washing Machines


Post #: 178
Post type: Podcast
Date: 2013-04-30 17:41:51.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Knotty Geeks

In this episode of Knotty Geeks, we go to a random Starbucks in Burnaby and brave the weather and traffic noise to talk about how we’re basically missing the forest for the trees.

What forest? What trees? We’re basically talking about how society is changing and how technology accelerates this change. From washing machines to quantum mechanics, we cover it all!



Links from the show:

Quantum theory - galaxy observing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler’s_delayed_choice_experiment

Ars Technica rise and fall of AMD http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/04/the-rise-and-fall-of-amd-how-an-underdog-stuck-it-to-intel/

Washing machines and how they changed society http://www.amazon.com/Things-They-Dont-About-Capitalism/dp/1608193381

Gun control and Australia http://www.castleawesome.com/2013/04/22/jon-stewart-gun-control-and-australia/

John Birmingham novels - alternate history of WWII http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_of_Time






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The History of the Amiga series returns!


Post #: 177
Post type: Blog post
Date: 2013-04-29 08:37:06.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Amiga, Computers



Part 8, or 8.5, or 9, depending on how you're counting, has been posted at Ars Technica!
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/04/a-history-of-the-amiga-part-9-the-demo-scene/

In this installment, I look at the demoscene, the amazingly creative group of people who made demos on the Amiga (and later the PC), held demoparties, and pushed forward the limits of graphics and the imagination.

Reaction to the article has been very positive:

"This article gave me chills. Excellent, excellent writing." - generic_1013

"Thanks author, I’m loving this series even though I just found out that it existed. Here’s hoping that it won’t take so long for the next installment." - secretknight42

"Awesome article and I got a mention in it too -- woot!" - MrNSX

I'm really excited and I'm going to start working on the next article right away!

Comments (1)

Views: 4364


Knotty Geeks Episode 20 - Baccalaureates and Battleships


Post #: 175
Post type: Podcast
Date: 2013-04-22 13:34:13.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Knotty Geeks

In this episode, recorded ONLY A WEEK after the last one, we head out to the University of British Columbia and sit outside the Student Union Building. Topics include playing Starcraft, the gap between trying something and succeeding at it, the rise of good television, and the movie Battleship compared to real battleships.








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New show: This Week in Starcraft!


Post #: 173
Post type: Blog post
Date: 2013-04-19 16:42:46.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Starcraft

Hello!

I’ve always wanted to do a news show, and I love professional Starcraft, so I’ve combined my passions into a weekly show called... wait for it... This Week in Starcraft.

You can watch Episode 1 here:
http://www.twitch.tv/jeremyreimer/c/2177275

And you can watch it live every Friday at 3PM PST here:
http://www.twitch.tv/jeremyreimer

It’s basically a recap of what’s been happening in the professional Starcraft scene over the last week. I try to keep it down to 30 minutes because who has that much time in life?

Hope to see you there!



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New Knotty Geeks logo!


Post #: 172
Post type: Blog post
Date: 2013-04-16 14:47:37.000
Author: Jeremy Reimer
Tags: Knotty Geeks

iTunes recently changed their rules for podcast feeds, and one of the new requirements is a high-resolution logo (1400 x 1400) so that all those lovely iPad Retina Displays don’t see nasty pixels.

So here’s the new logo, whipped up in Photoshop:



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So who am I?

I'm a writer and occasional programmer. I write science fiction stories and novels.

I also write technology articles for Ars Technica.

I'm the creator of newLISP on Rockets, a web development framework and blog application.



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