Randomness for 4/9


1) Which is nerdier: Dr. Who or the X-Men? From the Extremely Bad Advice column.

2) Barack Obama looking at awesome things. via @Scalzi

3) Tricks for better Google searches.

4) Lawrence Watt-Evans tells how he became a published author without contacts, classes, networking, or family support.

5) How MMORPG designers keep you playing, even when you’re not having fun. More about this later, I think. via Kate Nepvue

6) An instance of Nerd Rage examined. –although this isn’t relegated to nerds (“geeks” whatever you want to call them). The Kindlegarteners dropping one-star reviews on Amazon.com because they can’t buy a Kindle edition in Australia, or because they think the price point is too high are no different than these bitterly angry LOTR fans.

7) 11 Tips for bookselling success at brick-and-mortar stores.