This week’s rejection “letter” can’t really be called a letter. To me, it looks more like a sign that you might see posted on the telephone pole outside your house advertising a garage sale, except in this case, it’s advertising that your submission will not be appearing in Pulp Magazine.
Archive for November, 2008
Posted by jamesviscosi on November 30, 2008
Posted by jamesviscosi on November 23, 2008
This week I got a cute addition to my iconography from Alyson over at Laugh in the Sun:
Posted by jamesviscosi on November 16, 2008
So it’s been quite a while since I did a “free software” post, mainly because I had already blown through all the free software that I use that might be of general interest. (Unless someone wants to hear about the wonderful PekWM window manager for Linux. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?) However, recently I’ve been spending time with Avidemux, a simple yet powerful application that allows you to do some basic video manipulation. You’re not going to be creating green-screen Stephen Colbert lightsaber duel videos with it, but you might find it useful for other things. Like what, you say? Let’s take a look:
Posted in Free & Open Source Software | Tagged: avidemux, change video contrast, crop video, free software, Linux, open source software, os x, resize video, rotate video, save video frame as image, video editing, windows | 5 Comments »
Posted by jamesviscosi on November 10, 2008
Here’s another example of a form rejection letter that manages to convey a little more information than just “go away”. While obviously not nearly as valuable as one that contains actual feedback, I was still happy to get this sort of rejection, because at least I felt that someone had taken the time to read what I sent them.
Posted by jamesviscosi on November 2, 2008
This week I finished up reading Homefront, by Kristen Tsetsi. (You may have seen the occasional comment from Kristen here.) I don’t usually write book reviews here, because it’s difficult to apply my snarky rating system to them (“this book put my wife to sleep in N minutes” … nah, doesn’t really work), but I’m making an exception for Kristen because I really want to encourage people to pick up her novel.
Posted in Books, Reviews | Tagged: army wives, audrey niffenegger, cat's eye, homefront, iraq war, janet fitch, kristen tsetsi, margaret atwood, paint it black, separation, the time traveler's wife | 7 Comments »