Monday, March 4, 2024

Preparing for the RV

Last summer, my wife an I bought a travel-trailer RV but didn't have enough to buy a tow vehicle, so we rented a spot in a seasonal campground on the Ohio River, and we will be returning there this spring once it opens. The RV is a small-ish one, considering there are four of us and a very energetic dog. My plan is to mostly live and work out of it through the season, returning home to check on things and maintain the lawn and such, but space is already limited so I won't be hauling my personal laptop with me to work from. However, my work laptop is a little small to work from, so I recently decided to check out a portable screen as a second monitor. I've got it hooked up to my work laptop, and I think this is going to be a perfect solution. If we had purchaced a larger RV which had a space dedicated for me to work from, I'd probably take my personal laptop with me.

Friday, March 1, 2024

Favorite Books: Old Man's War

This series for books will be similar to the album covers I did for February, except I plan on making it an ongoing Frday thing, and I plan on including a little commentary in the post instead of adding a comment later. I also will not be crossposting to Facebook, because that's just too much work. And again, they are in random order.

I discovered John Scalzi several years ago at Penuicon when he filled in for Wil Wheaton as a guest. I had never heard of him before that, but he was likable and I enjoyed all of the panels he was on and such, so I decided to check him out. Natually, I had to start with his first traditionally-published science fiction novel, and immediately got hooked on his writing.

There are other books of his in my library which I may enjoy even more, but without this one I would not have known his writing at all. That, I think, is enough to land Old Man's War on this list.