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About arjaybe

Jim has fought forest fires and controlled traffic in the air and on the sea. Now he writes stories.

The Prime – Halftime Report

I still haven’t come up with an image to use with this book. I have been writing my current novel — tentatively titled The Prime — for three months now, and I’m halfway through. That means it’s time for a … Continue reading

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Green Comet Available in Stores

Green Comet is showing up in stores. I’ll update this post as it appears in more outlets. Even though I have released Green Comet with a Creative Commons license, I’ve been encouraged to give people the opportunity to reward me … Continue reading

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Transliterations of Alien Texts

People ask why I use human referents in my stories about aliens. Why, for instance, did Archie take the name Archimedes when his history doesn’t include Archimedes? Shouldn’t Archie have named himself after a great mathematician from his own world? … Continue reading

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Cavum

Cloud of the Day – Cavum Cavum is one of the new clouds that show up in the latest edition of the World Meteorological Organization’s International Cloud Atlas. I reported on the release of the new edition in this post. … Continue reading

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Measuring Dimensions

We live on a rocky ball about 12,750 kilometers through and 40,050 kilometers around its widest diameter. It has a mass of about six quadrillion megatonnes, which is so ridiculously large compared to things we’re used to that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Two Spaces

Grammar of the Day – Two Spaces There should be two spaces after a full stop. I know everyone says there should only be one. The style guides agree with them. Even this blog software agrees with them, turning all … Continue reading

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Daily Crossword Puzzle

I’m experimenting with running a daily crossword puzzle widget. I’m not sure how it’s going to work out, that is, whether anyone will want to do it, or if it’s a trojan that will take over the website and hold … Continue reading

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Industry Groups Paint Dark Picture of Right to Repair

If you have been following this blog, then you know that I have posted several times about the right to repair movement, and the despicable behavior of some vendors who would rather you couldn’t. I wrote about how John Deere … Continue reading

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People Who Know the Least Think They Know the Most

The Edmonton Journal has an article about an inverse correlation between how much a person knows and how much they think they know. People often suffer from an ‘illusion of knowledge,’ write the authors of a new study that finds … Continue reading

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Why Do They Say the Earth is Flat?

I think that most of the people who say the Earth is flat are trolling. Unlike T-Rex, I don’t think that all flat-earthers are trolling, just most of them. I think they do it to get noticed. I think they … Continue reading

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