Using the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

As authors, piracy is a constant threat to our income and property. Some don’t mind having their works available for download, while others are adamant that their work should be purchased. Should you find your works posted on a pirate website — or worse, plagiarized with someone else’s name as the author — you can […]

7 Places to Go to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

  You know it’s coming. Perhaps Darwin will have the last laugh and a mutant superbug will evolve in the grease on a McDonalds grill in South Dakota. Maybe there’s some crazy Al-Qaeda splinter group working with a stolen Cold War-era Russian virus. All they have to do is slap on a label with Hanna […]

Pirates: Dead Sites Tell No Tales

As authors, piracy is a constant threat to our income and property. Some don’t mind having their works available for download, while others are adamant that their work should be purchased. Should you find your works posted on a pirate website — or worse, plagiarized with someone else’s name as the author — you can […]

Anime Review: Blood, the Last Vampire

I went to the store to pick up a copy of the Akira DVD, and a copy of Blood: The Last Vampire was next to it. I’m not a Vampire-genre fan, but the storyline sounded interesting, and since it was an Oshii film, I figured it would be worth a look. The first thing I […]

Life & Everything Too Now Available

 My collection of essays from over ten years of writing for Everything2 is now available for purchase. Visit Amazon to pick up a copy of Life & Everything Too.

Secret Rooms

 Imagine you purchased an old 1918 house. Imagine living in it for three years. Now imagine finding a secret room behind a shelf. That’s exactly what happened to me. I was working on replacing my old cloth-and-asbestos wiring with modern (grounded) wire. An electrician pal of mine was doing the heavy work. We replaced my […]

Yup, still working on the new site…

 Welcome to my new website. It’s about time I updated the place and give it some additional functionality. The good news is I can watch Doctor Who while I’m coding. 🙂 If you have the time, I would appreciate your feedback and suggestions on improving it. Guy

Give Ralan Some Love

 Yes, folks, it’s time to put your money where your pen is. If you’ve ever found a market opening on Ralan’s website, or chanced upon an important submission change notice there, it’s time to toss a few bucks into keeping Ralan’s online. The suggested donation is about $10US. That’s it…ten bucks for one year’s worth […]