Friday, May 10, 2013

The Trolls Lose Again!

Prenda bites a bitter pill in this ruling by Judge Otis Wright, littered with Star Trek references, and beginning with Spock's Kobiyashi Maru epigram from the Wrath of Khan.

Gotta love a judge that quotes Spock and kicks Troll butt.

Also gotta love a judge that calculates his sanctions with an eye toward irony. See footnote 5.

And lest you think it's just an Internet torrentfreak thing, here's an article in Forbes and one in American Lawyer about it.

How Recent is YOUR Latest Backup?

Agent Rachelle Gardner has recently blogged about a writer of hers who almost lost a novel due to a hard drive crash. And what every writer should do to avoid that.

Myself, I have just spent a dozen hours collecting up twenty years of writing from various backups and getting it all (or most of it) copied onto a single writing machine. Over the summer, I expect to winnow it down to a single set of organized backups, where everything is actually organized in some semblance of logical order.

The important parts can probably all fit on a single flash drive, big as those are nowadays. That being done, I expect to start moving forward again presently.

Wish me luck.