Mnemonics, poor Pluto

Personally I was extremely annoyed that Pluto was recently demoted to the status of a dwarf planet. It’s really not fair to poor old Pluto, a planet that has steadfastly guarded the currently accepted outer reaches of our solar system since its discovery in...

Sidebar below

It has come to my attention that some of you out there are still using Internet Explorer for your browsing. I have no idea why, but that’s not really an issue for me. What is an issue, however, is that when you view The Word in IE you don’t get the sidebar...

The Word via email

I’ve recently discovered a great service offered by Feedburner. They now supply an option for people to subscribe to a blog via email rather than just the traditional RSS feeds. You can read all about it at the Feedburner site and their Terms of Service and...

Osama’s lust

You sometimes can’t help laughing at things that are really quite serious. For example, the thought of Osama Bin Laden arranging the murder of a man in order to have that man’s wife as his own. You think I’m making this up? Not at all. According to the autobiography...

Improved SF and Fantasy forums

For those of you that enjoy chatting in cyberspace about things that excite you, there’s recently been a merger of a couple of Speculative Fiction forums. The result is one of the largest discussion forums on the web, with over 12,000 members. Of course, as with...