This is a reboot of one of my favorite blogs because I am off shopping in the City!Precision vs. accuracy in the scientific world
(i.e. my world) =Precision
: Reproducibility, check by repeating measurements, poor precision results from poor techniqueAccuracy
: Correctness, check by using a different method, poor accuracy results from procedural or equipment flawsCommonly Misused Latin Expressionse.g.
= exemplii gratia
="example given" or: for exampleetc.
= et cetera
= "and other [things]" or: the like (refers to THINGS)et al.
= et alii
= "and others" or: the others (most commonly refers to PEOPLE). It can also stand for et alia
, "and other things" or et alibi
, "and other places"i.e.
= id est
= "that is" or: in other wordsq.e.d.
= quod erat demonstrandum
= "which was to be demonstrated" often used with mathematical or philosophical proofs shown to be self evidentstet
= Latin for "let it stand" not an abbreviationviz.
= "see" or: namely (often refers to an author, as in a work or idea cited, rather than to an object as referred to when using i.e.)Gail's Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Some seriously cool new-vintage boots
from Victorian Trading Company.
Your Tisane of Smart:Alexander the Great wore fabric armor.
Your Writerly Tinctures:
For the record this is not
me, but interesting none-the less: my agents talks no ARCs for you! Word for Teens
very nicely says, "I couldn't put this book down. It's funny, engaging - if I could pick my perfect book to read, it'd be this one."
SPOILER ALERT! Amazon and Powell's have posted Changeless
cover along with blurb. Blurb gives bits of Soulless away so don't read if you haven't read the first book.Blameless
: Expecting copy edits soon.
Super Secret Project H:
Treatment submitted to agent. Paused.
Super Secret Project F:
Consulted betas, good to go. Hope to write first two chapters next week.
CAKE in Space: Trunked for the moment.
(can go up to 3000) Finished first draft.
Not so secret fiction short:
(can go up to 13,000) Working this week. Yes, it's true. This is for the Mammouth Book of Paranormal Romance 2. For once, my British fans will get something first. I'm warning you now, it may not be what you expect.
Quote of the Day:
"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber."