Friday, January 9, 2009


A company providing DRM authentication for a portion of Fictionwise downloads is shutting down at the end of the month. They are replacing the affected titles, but I recommend anyone with a Fictionwise bookshelf check if their titles are OK before 1/31. See: Article from Techdirt and FAQ from Fictionwise.

There is a new database online for SF/F/H book reviews.

The first test flight of a jet using a 50-50 blend of jet fuel and algae-based fuel went better than expected. Wired has an article cautioning that this may not be as good as it sounds.

Wired has a great article about an inventor who made a generator that runs on used cooking oil. Used by restaurants that deep fat fry, it could save $1,000 a month.

Battlestar Galactic returns to TV next Friday. Along with catching up on the last couple episodes I've missed, I also need to watch the webisodes at

The Norwegian podcast hit legal difficulties, so we still have to wait for Beatles music online.

Swoosie Kurtz (Pushing Daisies) will be guest starring on Heroes this season in an episode written by Bryan Fuller.

DVRs for tonight:
6pm Stargate: Atlantis (series finale)
7pm Sanctuary (season finale)
8pm Ghost Whisperer
9pm Monk (also plays at 6pm)
10pm Numb3rs & Psych (also plays at 7pm)

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