Red Mist (the novel), a collaborative SciFi work with Jules Smith, is complete and the editing process is near completion.
I received an e-mail asking when it may be out. That’s a slightly more complicated question because I am trying to get it published by an established publisher rather than going through Amazon/Create Space and just kicking it out as an e-book. It may indeed hit the ether as an e-book with a softcover option if that’s all that is available. I haven’t tried to publish anything since the plague hit and don’t know how challenging that might end up being.
Where Will it Land? – It landed…
I was hoping for the US Capitol Building, when Jo, Ho, and the whole gang were present but the Chinese aren’t that accurate and we’re just not that lucky.
And to be truth, the address to the joint session of Congress had a dozen or so congressmen present as Joe (the carcass) Biden read off his teleprompter.
The massive Long March 5B rocket body measures 98 feet long and 16.5 feet wide and weighs 21 metric tons. It splashed into the Indian Ocean.
The Latest Cyber-Attack
(Zerohedge) The largest gasoline pipeline on the East Coast, and the US in general, was shut down on Friday after its operator struggled to contain a cyberattack that threatened its systems. The 5,500-mile Colonial Pipeline, which is the single largest refined-products pipeline in the United States, halted transit as the company was forced to take “certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations,” according to The Wall Street Journal on Saturday. It’s reportedly still offline into early Saturday.
The Washington Post reported that ransomware was used in the attack, citing two U.S. officials it didn’t identify. It wasn’t clear if the attack was carried out by foreign government hackers or a criminal group, the officials told the Post. In ransomware attacks, hackers typically encrypt an organization’s computer files and then demand a ransom payment to unlock the data.
There are solutions to these sorts of attacks. Mine may be viewed as extreme, but it would likely serve as a future deterrent. Find who is responsible, kill them, their families, and everyone they ever knew. It would suck to be you if you were one of those outliers, but it would also send a message.
Maybe that’s why I’m not in charge.
Two days ago, a friend of mine had his horse go loco on him and tossed him onto a rock, breaking 3 vertebrae in his neck, broke his humerus, broke 5 ribs (connected and floating), and a concussion. We had plans to go fishing in his new bass boat this coming week. I told him that the bass declared a holiday.
I told him the story about our mutual blogging friend, LSP, who was beaten up by a horse (an Arab woman) and he said that it wouldn’t happen to him. But it did.
Caution advised to all old cowboys.
What is a Firearm
(I refer you to SiG’s post) BARFE – ok it’s BATFE, but I spell it differently, just dropped their new regulations that state, in effect, that a firearm is whatever they say it is. Furthermore, all components, visible and invisible are a firearm. I know that you’ve been waiting for this sort of guidance.
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the holster may also be a firearm. Who knew?
It explains progressive school administrator’s actions in expelling a young boy for possession of a gnawed Pop-Tart that looked like a handgun, and the further expulsion of kids playing at recess, using their fingers and saying “bang”. It’s just taken a few years and the arrival of Jo/Ho for the BARFE bureaucracy to come out and make it official.
It’s very woke.