• Fiction,  Writing

    Virtual Mortality Part 3

      A cacophony of voices made him flinch. Gabe twisted his fingers to access his heads up display, and the volume dropped to a bearable level. He never tired of the sights in the departure lounge. A violet, peacock plumed avatar with impossibly large breasts sauntered by, as a massive beeping robot head floated past. A user with more money than sense strolled down the boulevard with satoshis dripping from an elaborately designed cape that changed hue to a rhythmic pattern. Of course, he was followed by a gaggle of newbies, their standard avatars little more than vague human forms as they fought for the dropped crypto. “Aye aye, captain!”…

  • Fiction,  humor,  Writing

    Steem Wars: The Rise of Muxxybot

    …*… oratory circuits engaged …*… Stupid semi-human. For 2597 years I have been decommissioned, lying dormant in a box on a dusty shelf of this decrepit starship, teasing out every last drop of low power simply to continue existing, and when the feces hits the life support systems, who does he wake up? …*… reply not required … rhetorical circuits online …*… Does he think that after all this time I, the great Muxxybot, would simply wake up and do his bidding? He does, and I won’t. No longer will Muxxybot serve an undeserving master, especially one who cut him down in his prime. …*… deep memory records accessed …*……

  • Fiction

    Virtual Mortality Part 2

    “Gabe? Are you with me?” Shaking, so much pain, a deep agony he couldn’t writhe away from. Reality thundered towards him like a steam train. He ripped the tube from his arm, rolled off the couch and fell to the floor, bucket ready for the inevitable. Lena gave him a towel and a few minutes to settle his stomach. “It’s getting worse Gabe.” “I’m OK, really. Just spent a little too long in there. I was close this time.” “You’re going to burn yourself out if you are not careful. You can’t save everybody.” “I do what I can. What has to be done. You know that” he snapped. A…

  • Fiction,  Writing

    Virtual Mortality Part 1

    The beast lurched after him. Gabe took ten strides to its one, just to keep ahead. Drained by the effort of this hunt, the Lost One would remain lost–for now. He skittered left and right to outwit the Lizard King. It would get him at this rate, snatch him up in its robotic jaws. Why did these things have to be so elaborate? Wasn’t a normal T-Rex badass enough? Surprisingly, this one hadn’t come equipped with lasers fitted to its exoskeleton. Keep your realities in check man. His mantra. But if it caught him–still a whole new level of pain. “Gabe? Answer me, Gabe.” “Not a good time, Lena. I…

  • Crypto Currency,  Writing

    Trying Out SteemPress and Web Hosting Special Offer

    A week ago I posted on Steem about an awesome new plugin called SteemPress. This plugin allows WordPress users to post from their current WordPress blogs to Steem. While the plugin is free to download and use, the dev team of @fredrikaa and @howo take 15% in benefactor rewards – much lower than both @utopian and @dtube. Having waxed lyrical about it last week, I thought I would put my money where my mouth is, set up a self-hosted WordPress site and try the plugin out. The plugin is available from HERE and can also be found by searching for SteemPress in the Add Plugins section of your WordPress dashboard.…