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    The future of this blog and blogs in general


    Post #: 262
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2019-08-20 17:14:51.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Writing



    You eagle-eyed observers out there will have noticed that I haven’t been posting as much on my blog lately. To some degree this is the nature of blogs themselves— unless they are an actual business, there are going to be natural gaps when the author’s interest waxes and wanes. Many people think that the age of blogs is over. If nobody cares about anything except Twitter and Instagram anyway, what’s the point?

    Well, I’ve never been one to follow the crowd.

    In the past this blog has been a place for me to post anything and everything that interests me, from Starcraft to LEGO to movie reviews about legendary figures in personal computing. That’s not going to change, but I’m going to focus more on my fiction writing from now on.

    I’ll be posting at least once a week, so there will be a regular cadence of updates. Once a month, on the 15th, I’ll continue to send out my writing newsletter via email. If you sign up for this, you’ll get exclusive free micro-stories set in the same universe as my science fiction.

    Speaking of my science fiction, I’m excited to reveal the title of my next novel, coming out later this year! It’s a hard sci-fi novel set on Mars in the year 2072, and it features artificial intelligences, sexy robots, a bizarre love triangle, and a fight for the future of all humanity. It’s called Silicon Minds of Mars, and I’ll announce it officially next week.

    Stay tuned!



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    A new server and a new planet!


    Post #: 257
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2019-06-05 17:39:31.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags:

    I've finally moved the server for jeremyreimer.com to a more modern AWS instance. The original was set up in 2013 and ran on a t1.micro, which is no longer supported. The new instance is a t3.nano, which has even less memory than the micro instances but is faster than the old t1.

    Why use such a small server? It's not for the cost savings. Instead, it's a good way to test my newLISP on Rockets web framework to see how it performs with tight hardware constraints. In the future, I might upgrade to a more expansive server.

    You might also notice a new banner up top. After many years, my avatar has left Earth orbit and is now circling Mars. And why not? My upcoming novel is set on Mars. More about this very soon!

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    Announcing my writing newsletter!


    Post #: 251
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2019-06-04 23:22:57.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Writing

    I’ve thought about doing this for years, but I’m finally taking the plunge.

    My monthly newsletter is going to be a place where I can communicate directly to my readers and to other fellow authors. I’ll be talking about the writing, editing, and marketing process, as well as including sneak peeks of my upcoming works.

    Come join the fun!

    https://tinyletter.com/jeremyreimer



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    Two years! Where have I been?


    Post #: 250
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2018-10-09 15:07:44.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags:

    Why, right here, of course.

    The dates show that I haven’t posted on my blog since October 2016, and here we are in October 2018. Well, what has happened since then?

    In the rest of the world, rather a lot. Much of it pretty terrible.

    But in my own personal world, there haven’t been too many changes. I’ve started and abandoned tons of new projects, but I haven’t told the world about them.

    Right now I’m working on a redesign of both newlisponrockets.com and jeremyreimer.com, and a brand new site that I plan to launch to promote my next novel (my fifth, if anyone is counting!)

    I’ll keep you up to date on my progress for these new sites. And I promise, the next update won’t be two years later. :)

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    Knotty Geeks Episode 46 - Artificial Intelligence


    Post #: 248
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2016-10-04 15:23:24.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks



    Apologies for the late podcast update! In this episode we talk about artificial intelligence, both specific and general.

    Will this lead to Skynet? WHO KNOWS! But if it does, I’d like to welcome our new robot overlords!

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    Knotty Geeks Episode 45 - Toasters and Shares


    Post #: 245
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2016-03-13 21:34:12.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    We’re back at the wedge-shaped Starbucks to talk about my upcoming article on the Video Toaster, the history of computer marketshare, talk about some interesting books, and generally bask in the Vancouver sunshine.



    Links:

    - Total Share
    - From Altair to iPad
    - Personal MBA
    - Economix






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    Knotty Geeks Episode 44 - If I had a billion dollars


    Post #: 244
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2016-01-27 13:43:00.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    We’re merging the video and audio versions, so the number scheme is going back to the old numbering.

    And no, we weren’t hit with a nuclear explosion! The background is super bright and we are super dark because of... reasons. Mostly because we are still learning about lighting. But we still have some stuff to talk about.



    Links from the show:

    * Duke Fightmaster
    * Powerball Lottery
    * Wealth inequality
    * Billion here, a billion there
    * Show of the week - The Expanse
    * Book of the week - Barsk: The Elephant’s Graveyard






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    Knotty Geeks Episode 43 - Video Episode #1 - Microsoft Ruins Christmas


    Post #: 243
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2020-02-26 21:41:58.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks (video)

    Happy New Year! Here's another exciting VIDEO episode of Knotty Geeks!

    In this episode, we explore the INSIDE of a Starbucks, as we discuss Microsoft's peculiar position with Windows 10. Starting with a story of how Windows 10 ruined one woman's Christmas, we go back to look at why Microsoft made such drastic changes with Windows 8 in the first place, and how that affected the company's decisions going forward.




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    Knotty Geeks Episode 42 - Video Episode #0


    Post #: 242
    Post type: Blog post
    Date: 2015-12-22 10:33:28.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks (video)

    Yes, the vlogging we talked about in such wistful, hopeful terms in the last podcast has actually come to pass! It’s a Christmas miracle!

    Join Terry and I in a very special Video Episode #0 of Knotty Geeks!

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    Show notes:

    - Forever TV show
    - Castles of Steel book



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    Knotty Geeks Episode 41 - Vloggy Geeks


    Post #: 241
    Post type: Podcast
    Date: 2015-11-12 11:26:51.000
    Author: Jeremy Reimer
    Tags: Knotty Geeks

    Is Knotty Geeks going to video? We talk about way the show could become a vlog, how you can use Blender to edit video, and what the new YouTube Red service could mean for vlogs in general.

    - Knotty Geeks going to vlogs?
    - Starcraft II Legacy of the Void discussion
    - Blender has video editing!
    - YouTube launches YouTube Red subscriptions
    - Google tailors web search results to your IP address
    - New Compass card is kind of available
    - New TV shows: Blind Sight, Mr. Robot, Quantico

    Links:

    * Blender Video Editing
    * Blender Beginner Tutorial
    * Simple Video Editing with Blender
    * 4k vlogging camera








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