Memnon Vanderbeam may have been the captain and curator of the galaxy's finest starship museum, but starships aren't the only place you and I can find treasures.
Half Price Books is a family-owned chain of bookstore in the United States where you can buy and sell new and used books, DVDs, CDs, video games, computer programs and more. The state I live has a few of their stores within not that far a driving distance, including one outlet store. At the outlet store this weekend, everything was half off, and this is the branch where prices are already heavily discounted, such as books for $2 or DVDs for $4. My trip there netted me about three dozen books, movies and music CDs for about $65.
But it was about a month ago that I found an even bette…Read more >
A few months ago, Kris Straub announced on his Broodhollow.com website that he had to shut down the wiki he was running for Broodhollow. It got so overrun by spam that no one could repair it. As I was reading through the website, I found out that the same thing happened a few years before to the wiki he ran for Starslip. I also see that spam has been appearing for several months, though the way the website is set up, it only shows you the five most recent comments. It's not readily apparent that the situation is getting worse.
I just became an admin on the Broodhollow Wikia. Another user and I have done a lot of work to put up descriptions of each comic so that people who are blind can still enjoy the story, whether another person reads it to…Read more >