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  1. I find vocabulary not as important as how the words are strung together. Big words do not a compelling story make. Lately, I've noticed a lot of 3+ syllable words in music on the radio. Maybe there is hope for the next generation. IF
  2. Finished reading the Ender quartet. I probably should have skipped the last two books. Now I am about six chapters into Seeker by Jack McDevitt. It feels like a detective story, but set about 10,000 years in the future. I like it so far. IF
  3. Interesting. Just got a mailer from Verizon that they are offering early upgrade to any smart phone. I'm barely halfway through my 2 years. Must be to compete with AT&T allowing iPhone owners to upgrade to the iPhone 4 before the contract was up. Hrm. Maybe a Droid X... IF
  4. Mr. Thoth, I see a flaw with basing the start of a sentence on the word after the period being capitalized. I rarely see people use a double period. They just look out of place. I vote that we change the abbreviation marker from a period to something else. Let's change it to semicolon. No one uses semicolons correctly anyway. IF
  5. But, then how am I to distinguish between the end of a sentence and an abbreviated word? In my field, at least, abbreviations are so common that it actually makes a difference in how fast the brain can parse the text. IF
  6. In that case, I'm 20 pages from finishing Xenocide. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. IF
  7. So, are you looking for a host, a CMS, or both? I'm pretty happy Dreamhost's service and available web apps. PM me if you want a coupon code. I was *not* happy when I used GoDaddy years ago. Before you pay a web designer, try to flesh out the content of the site. It's not worth spending money on a fancy layout if you do not have enough content to fill it out. IF
  8. Seems like a hot off topic. Maybe we need a separate thread just for Card? IF
  9. I've been reading Xenocide after finishing Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead. I'm about 100 pages in, and I think I'll give up and skip to the next book in the series. Do you guys primarily read books you like, or do you read for research? IF
  10. I have to admit. Writing apps for iOS looks a lot easier than writing them for Android. IF
  11. Android is just a platform like iOS. Most of the phones that I have seen... well, suck. My Moto Droid has a 5 MP flash camera, but the optics are so horrid that everything comes out blurry. I mean, seriously. What's the point of putting uberpixel cameras on a device that's too small for a decent lens? The Droid certainly does not support videophone out of the box. I'm sure someone has hacked in support for skype, though. I would be more interested in standard video phone support than iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 only video phone. Android has some serious magic. It magically starts ap
  12. Wow. I am in awe of your postnificence. IF
  13. Just go to the top level of Storyist Forums and look for statistics toward the bottom of the page. IF
  14. It sounds like we might find the Dyne at the bottom of the hole, considering Higgs gave Agatha a drink of that mystical water. Higgs strikes me as another one of those secret agent types. A little too cool under pressure. IF
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