Nineteen: The Final Chapter

Itís that time of year again. The time of year when everyone and their dog waxes nostalgic about all the shit nobody cares about from the year past, and stupidly predicts the next year in the grim knowledge that when the next New Year comes along, nobody will remember that the dumbass predicted a bunch of foolish shit that turned out to be complete and utter balderdash. I might as well, too. Just like I did last year (yes, a lot of this was pasted from last yearís final chapter).
I want to apologize for my absence from S/N for the last six months or so; Iíve been busy offline. Iíve penned a few SF stories Iím shopping to the magazines, and took out a mortgage and bought the house Iíve been renting for ten years.
Iíve also written a few articles that really should have been at S/N but I only posted at I apologize for that, too. I did write more articles than last year, even if they didnít all go to S/N.
Iíve kind of always been like that; I was away from slashdot from about 2000 to around 2005. I havenít been there for a few years now. I'll try to be here a lot more next year.
Some of these links go to /. (these would be old stuff), S/N,, or As usual, first: the yearly index:
Random Scribblings
the Paxil Diaries

Stupid Web Tricks

A Piece of Asimov Pi

When Will Christ Return?



A Useful Computer Program Using Only HTML

The Federalist Impeachment

As mentioned above, Iím shopping the SF. Youíll see it sooner or later.
Last yearsí stupid predictions (and more):
I predicted that I wouldnít have a book ready in 2019. I got it right!
Iíll also hang on to most of last yearís predictions;
Someone will die. Maybe you, maybe me. Not necessarily anybody I know... we can only hope. I did lose a friend and some acquaintances this year.
SETI will find no sign of intelligent life. Not even on Earth.
The Pirate Party wonít make inroads in the US. I hope Iím wrong about that one.
US politicians will continue to be wholly owned by the corporations.
Iíll still be a nerd.
Technophobic fashionista jocks will troll slashdot (but not S/N). I have no idea if that one or the following held up, anybody been there lately?
Slashdot will be rife with dupes.
Many Slashdot FPs will be poorly edited.
Microsoft will continue sucking. Windows 10 really sucks, it sucks that theyíre stopping support for 7 next month, and it sucks that Iím not sure if my new Dell convertible laptop will run Linux.
There will be elections in the US
Happy New Year! Ready for another trip around the sun?


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