A Reason Not To Write Long Books

So iTunes has Audiobooks of The Song of Ice and Fire Series. How long does it take to read George to read them?

  • A Game of Thrones – 33h 45m
  • A Clash of Kings – 37h 13m
  • A Storm of Swords – unavailable

Based on my calculations, it should take about 2 min per page. So it would be about 43 hours to read 1216 pages. Ummmmmmmmmmm…. 33 + 37 + 43 = 113 hours to read the 3 books which are out now.

Only 7 days to listen all (assuming 8 hours of sleep and the 3rd one exists).



Now I understand why George did not read the 3rd one. He had already recorded 70 hours of reading. Yeah……… Wow.


seriouslyuguys may be on to something. Anyone want to go in on getting The Penguin Classics Library Complete Collection? It is like $8,000 so we could do shares at $200 a pop? We would only need 40 shares to sell. LOL

From Edwin A. Abbott to Emile Zola, the 1,082 titles in the Penguin Classics Complete Library total nearly half a million pages–laid end to end they would hit the 52-mile mark. Approximately 700 pounds in weight, the titles would tower 828 feet if you stacked them atop each other–almost as tall as the Empire State Building.

Okay, looking at this list, I am not nearly as well read as I should be. I will pick out the most important ones and add them to my wish list.

Sniff Tests

As Dvorak points out, BitTorrent is the largest single protocol. The Web’s HTTP barely counts compared to BitTorrent and the other P2P protocols. That’s a heck of a lot of traffic—as any network administrator knows—and having it increased with crapware is not good news.

In addition, some anti-virus and anti-spyware programs don’t look at Torrents for trouble. That means even users who are bright enough to run programs like those are still in danger of having junk delivered to their computer. That’s a problem.

The real problem is that now BitTorrent, like e-mail, the Web, and soon, I’m sure, IM, is being used to deliver malware.There Is No Conspiracy Against BitTorrent

Perhaps there is a conspiracy within Microsoft to pollute every standard ever made?

Microsoft also said it had created some new extensions to the RSS format, which will be available for content publishers to use under the Creative Commons licence.
Microsoft makes web feeds easier

C’mon, people!! Your Pseduo-HTML created by people clicking on “Save as Web Page” drives people batty attempting to figure out why it does not work. Why does it not work? Because web browsers often cannot read parts. Why can they not read parts? Because it is not HTML!

Do Not Tease the Idiots

Country: United States

City: Columbus, GA

Citation: Sec. 14-34. Idiots, etc.; teasing, harassing.
It shall be unlawful and disorderly conduct for any person to tease or harass, either by words, signs or acts, on the streets or public places in the city any simple minded, idiotic, or crazy person, or any cripple, or other unfortunate person, and it is hereby made the especial duty of the police department to enforce the terms of this section.
(Code 1914, § 662)

Dumb Laws – Georgia

Blogging Legal Guide

The Electronic Freedom Foundation has a number of very useful resources. They fight for the freedom of people to express their freedom of speech on the Internet.

Their Legal Guide for Bloggers looks to have some pretty good information. For example, I have been reading on The Bloggers’ FAQ on Online Defamation Law which seems to say more clearly some of the things I have been trying to get across to a couple people. They do not yet have anything in The Bloggers’ FAQ on Labor Law but I imagine when they do, it will be one of the best resources.