I'm in Head Down mode while I race to the
finishdeadline for the introduction to Your Hate Mail Will be Graded, which collects ten years (!) of John Scalzi's blog, Whatever. I care about this particular project more than I do the average project (which is already a lot, mind you) because John is my friend, and letting him down is not an option.
So there's not going to be a whole lot of stuff here (well, stuff with any deep commentary or extended content) until the deadline passes.
However, in this hour's (hours'? hours? stupid grammar is almost as hard as math) 12 minutes of "do whatever I want" time, I wanted to share a new group I created at Propeller 2.0, called the Geek Group:
This group is for me and my fellow geeks. There will be overlap with Science, I'm sure, but we can watch and share stories about comics, science fiction (books and movies), hobby games like D, geeky television shows like Heroes and LOST, and events like Comic-Con, GenCon, Dragon*Con and PAX.
This, I think, is the coolest part of Propeller 2.0: users can create and join groups that are tailored to our various interests, so we can find stories, information, and other people who have those interests in common. It dramatically improves the signal to noise ratio, and creates a more "social" social news experience. We've got 67 members, and some cool stories are starting to fill up our "stories this group is watching" thing, so come on down and get your geek on!