Priming the blogging pump

Trying to get into the habit of posting again. Here’s a quick peek at what’s on mind at the moment. Hopefully more to follow

Stuff I’m working on:

  • Learning and experimenting with Mahout – Machine learning for recommendations, clustering and classification
  • Twitter API – First a simple SFF poll and then on to more interesting projects
  • TagShadow Fixes
    • The large and interesting pages (like the global Locus Recommended Reading page) are unwieldy. Working on that.
    • Facebook shares reference wrong images. need to fix
    • Entering Locus Recommended Reading works


  • subscribed to Lightspeed, Asimov’s, Analog, Interzone, Locus
  • listening regularly to fiction from Clarkesworld, EscapePod, PseudoPod, PodCastle, Drabblecast and Lightspeed
  • Listening regularly to Coode St., AiSFP, Writing Excuses, SF Signal, Functional Nerds, The Writer and The Critic, SF Squeecast, Locus Round Tables and The Outer Alliance Podcast
  • Tracking my reading at Good Reads. Annoying that I can’t track short fiction.

Blog posts I’m working on (some for quite a while):

  • Review of Kafkaesque – Great anthology. Owe this review to Adventures in SciFi Publishing
  • Review of Distress by Greg Egan. Written this review 3 times now. There’s a ton of good stuff here but I’m having organizational issues .
  • there are more

Authors I’m trying to read more of (novels):

  • Greg Egan
  • Tricia Sullivan
  • Marie Brennan
  • Jay Lake
  • Kim Stanley Robinson
  • C. J. Cherryh

Fantasy series I’m in the middle of:

  • Ken Scholes’ The Psalms of Isaak
  • A Song of Ice and Fire

Why are awards not given more often?

~ by mentatjack on February 5, 2012.

2 Responses to “Priming the blogging pump”

  1. Lots of things in common with your list: I work (or used to work) in Machine Learning, I subscribe to Lightspeed, Clarkesworld and Asimov’s, I listen to Coode Street and SF Signal and I think that Greg Egan is one of the best SF authors ever 🙂

  2. Fixed what was making large TagShadows so heavy. Now you can explore the Locus Recommended Reading TagShadow and I recommend that you do.

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