http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500486523 (bloody useless
though it is)
Just discovered I’m still here: http://iamwarrenellis.bebo.com
(People keep asking about this one: someone gave me a free trial account for Suicide Girls, I didn’t keep it up once it expired, and I understand people on the groups there have been asking after me. So that’s the whole thing.)
http://www.subkultures.net/warrenellis — May start using this one more in the coming week. I have an idea.
http://warrenellis.zaadz.com/ (beats me, just noticed I had an invite in April)
(Gave up many moons ago on the likes of Imeem, Friendster, Tribe. Does anyone use Tribe anymore? Such a good idea, so fucked up. Gave up on Multiply, Hi5 — only got a Xanga page because someone was reproducing my writing as their own on that site. In fact, the reason I establish a presence on so many of these systems is to ensure it’s hard for someone there to impersonate me…!)
April 5th, 2007 | admin
These are the places you can find me on the internet:
Bad Signal is my email journal. I use it for thinking out loud, work updates and random jabber.
http://www.myspace.com/warrenellis = I add anyone, me. I also abuse the bulletin system terribly.
http://www.flickr.com/people/warrenellis/ = where I store my photos. Feel free to add me there — I always like seeing new stuff.
THE ENGINE is my message board. Join using your real name or professional name and say hello.
Last.fm: music thing.
http://www.bloglines.com/public/warrenellis = my daily reading list.
Livejournal: mostly used on Saturday nights, and for occasional structured thoughts.
I don’t use IM. I can most easily be found on warrene @ aol.com.
March 17th, 2007 | admin
After all, in a broader ethical sense, is there a difference between a superhero, acting outside the due process of law, killing a President he believes to be a criminal any different than a country, arguably acting outside the law, invading another country that it believes to be a threat?
March 14th, 2007 | admin
Future spacecraft may surf the magnetic fields of Earth and other planets, taking previously unfeasible routes around the solar system, according to a proposal funded by NASA’s Institute for Advanced Concepts. The electrically charged craft would not need rockets or propellant of any kind.
Mason Peck of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, US, has received a grant to study the idea, which is based on the fact that magnetic fields exert forces on electrically charged objects.
He says a satellite could charge itself up in one of two ways – either by firing a beam of charged particles into space, or simply by allowing a radioactive isotope to emit charged particles. The charged satellite would then be gently pushed by Earth’s rotating magnetic field, enabling it to change orbit and even escape to interplanetary space. Early signs suggest the idea may work…
I got the cover design for CROOKED LITTLE VEIN last night.
I like this an awful lot. All of a sudden I feel like A Real Novelist. It’s simple, understated, stark, and you can see my name on the cover from eighteen fucking miles away.
The black background will be gloss, the white letters will be matte, and the snake will be silver foil. People will rub themselves against the cover, grope and stroke it. Which, thinking about it, will ruin the sales. Ah well.
(Note also that if you go to the Amazon.com page for CLV, you can currently pre-order it and William Gibson’s SPOOK COUNTRY together for a bigger discount.)
February 13th, 2007 | admin
RFID tags are tiny radio chips that resonate with a single echo when hit with a radio trigger. Kodak’s digestible tags are harmless and intentionally fragile. The tags would be covered with soft gelatin that takes a while to dissolve in the stomach. After swallowing a tag a patient need only sit next to a radio source and receiver.
And goddamn it I wrote that into a script last December!