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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Reaping the consequences of being a dick

Wil Wheaton gives advice on what you should do when someone you know and like is being a dick.

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 09:31 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote for the Day: How Penny Arcade’s Robert Khoo is more evil than mastermind

[You] know what’s … rare? A guy who can write excellent code in several disparate languages, manage multiple different server installs, administrate databases, and configure office firewalls. All while being motivated to do “tedious” work and manage his own projects while not caring about his work/life balance and being solely focused on the job. That’s […]

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 21:00 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Letting artists be artists

In the olden days, producers knew what visual effects were. Now they’ve gotten into this methodology where they’ll hire a middleman – a visual effects supervisor, and this person works for the producing studio. They’re middle managers. And when you go into a review with one of them, there’s this weird sort of competition that […]

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 15:28 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: What do Muslims and Mormons have in common?

I don’t recognize the Orson Scott Card I see today, but I refuse to believe that the author whose stories helped me navigate my teenage years has disappeared entirely. Others may hate him, but I’m still struggling to understand him. That’s the least I owe him for gifting me with an ethical compass when I […]

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 09:38 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: When “viral” is a dirty word

You say you want to go “viral.” I’m gonna tell you that you actually might NOT want to go legitimately “viral” and here’s why: About 90% of videos that go viral are a trap for their creators. Tay Zonday made Chocolate Rain, and regardless of the fact that he’s a talented singer and songwriter, he […]

Posted on October 31, 2013 at 08:53 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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In Russia, game tests you!

“Epic game development” – A development process where a lot of important information (location of critical resources, build-in cheat codes, status of some sub-systems) never gets written down, but instead is passed by the word of mouth from developer to developer, like a folk tale. Most game development in Russia is Epic. —Anonymous, explaining some […]

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 08:09 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: Why joke-thieves will never prosper

But why is it—and this only seems to apply to comedy—that some people so deeply resent those that can write jokes, can invent new perceptions of the world that actually make people laugh? Resent them so much that they have to denigrate the entire profession, just so they can feel better about themselves? Do they […]

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 07:17 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: How to apologize on the Internet, part 2

By our organization’s current bylaws, the president of SFWA has unilateral control of, and therefore is ultimately responsible for, the organization’s publications. This includes the Bulletin. This means that when all is said and done, I personally am responsible for the Bulletin and what is published between its covers. I have said this before but […]

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 07:05 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Picture of the Day: Ursula Vernon is the best artist, ever

Among the good things that have come out so far regarding the problem with the most recent SFWA Bulletin is this encounter between Ursula Vernon, creator of the Digger webcomic and the Dragonbreath series of books, and John Scalzi. I’ll let Vernon speak for herself here: SFWA announced that they’re putting a task force on […]

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 21:16 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Quote of the Day: When in Philly, don’t be in Scotland

If the movie is set in Philadelphia, why aren’t you filming it in Philadelphia? Admittedly, when I visited Glasgow, one of my first comments was that it reminded me of Philadelphia. But even so, Philadelphia itself would be a better stage for a story supposedly taking place in the City of Brotherly Love. Besides, your […]

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 08:18 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · Comments Closed
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