August 15th, 2006

City-of-Tomorrow

A Century of Infinite Possibilities (call for papers)

Here's a call for proposals for next year's National PCA/ACA conference in Boston. The Heinlein Society will give several hundred dollars in awards to the best papers from the conference. Deadline for abstracts is October 15th.

And don't forget that the 2007 Campbell Conference will take place in tandem with the Heinlein Centennial convention in Kansas City. We have limited spots available - only 30! - so register early!
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Robert A. Heinlein 1907-2007:
A Century of Infinite Possibilities (10/15/06; PCA/ACA, 4/7/07-4/10/07)Collapse )

Best,
Chris
To infinity and BEYOND!

Warning: Dell laptop battery recall

Hi folks -

I just read in the NYT online that many Dell (and other) laptops manufactured from about 2004 onward might contain faulty batteries which could overheat or explode. You can find if your Dell battery is one of the potential problems on the Dell website.

Warning: Other laptop and cell-phone manufacturers which use a particular type of Sony lithium-ion battery made in Korea have the same potential problem, but Dell is the first to do a recall. Expect other recalls - and be careful!

Best,
Chris
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Eureka tonight! 8pm, my joynt

Hi folks -

Just a reminder that I'll be hosting TV night at my place tonight at 8pm to watch Eureka again. I'll be arriving just a little before 8pm, as a few of us will be doing some card action with Pooch this afternoon.

I gave two presentations today for KU teachers, paid my tuition bill, dealt with a lot of MFA things, and now it's time to blow off some steam. See you later!

Best,
Chris