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September 13, 2013

Housekeeping note
Posted by Patrick at 11:26 AM * 16 comments

TNH and I have updated the nielsenhayden.com home page, mostly to add something that was notably missing—a brief paragraph explaining what we’re generally looking for as acquiring novel editors.

Of course, “calling card” sites never get updated as often as they promise. And ours’s design is still straight outta Movable Type templates circa 2003. Do you figure if we leave it that way long enough, the look will cycle back into being icily retro-hip? Here’s hoping.

Comments on Housekeeping note:
#1 ::: Terry Karney ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 12:39 PM:

I like it, as is. But I'm getting old, and set in my ways. :)

#2 ::: Serge Broom ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 01:32 PM:

I vote for retro-hip.

#3 ::: Serge Broom ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 01:34 PM:

(It'd be nice though if ML had a like/notlike button for comments.)

#4 ::: John A Arkansawyer ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 02:03 PM:

Click "like" if you think the commenter resembles you.

Click "dislike" if you think the commenter resembles Hitler.

Click "not like" if you speak pidgen English.

Click "unlike" if you used to love her but it's all over now.

#5 ::: Mongoose ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 02:20 PM:

I'm tempted to ask what you click if you resemble Hitler.

#6 ::: Cassy B. ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 02:43 PM:

Mongoose @5, a handy link to a local plastic surgeon...?

#7 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 03:52 PM:

Actually, you get the Sudetenland as your last territorial demand....

#8 ::: Mongoose ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 04:36 PM:

D'oh! The answer is obvious. I know what you click if you resemble Hitler. Your heels, of course.

(For the record, thankfully, I do not resemble Hitler. But I did know a cat who did.)

#9 ::: Lee ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 04:40 PM:

Mongoose, #8: ... three times while repeating, "There's no place like home"?

#10 ::: John A Arkansawyer ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 04:54 PM:

Mongoose @ 5: with Mussolini.

#11 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 05:58 PM:

John A Arkansawyer #10: But not really with Franco.

#12 ::: Serge Broom ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 06:42 PM:

Fragano... James Franco?

#13 ::: Dave Bell ::: (view all by) ::: September 13, 2013, 07:03 PM:

Serge, I though you knew. I'm afraid that Francisco Franco is still dead.

#14 ::: Jeremy Leader ::: (view all by) ::: September 14, 2013, 02:44 AM:

Dave Bell Too soon?

#15 ::: David Langford ::: (view all by) ::: September 14, 2013, 08:06 AM:

Still some old links there, alas. Perhaps one day the wheel will come full circle and the unofficial TAFF site will again be hosted at the University of Glasgow, which took it down years and years ago. Also I haven't had an account at demon.co.uk for a very long time.

Here as gnome-bait are the relevant paragraphs with working links, communicated to PNH in 2011 and resent this May:

The rest of our never-finished TAFF report, from the TAFF archive maintained by Dave Langford

“TAFF in Thirteen Paragraphs,” our exegesis of the Fund, its practice and its ideals, from the same site


#16 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 15, 2013, 02:15 PM:

Dave Langford, #15: Oy. Thanks for the updated links, and apologies for spacing out your previous attempts to communicate them. They are now actually and truly fixed.

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