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When CMYK Separations Were Really Separate — Chet Aero Marine

Anyone who has done any work with print is familiar with the CMYK (Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/BlacK) colour scheme. (Most web images are done with the RGB (Red/Green/Blue) scheme.) In either case the idea is that, by using a few colours and mixing them properly, one could produce the effect of many colours, thus making it possible to […]When …

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Reflections on The Wetland Way, or What My Younger Self is Telling Me — Chet Aero Marine

Well, it’s done; The Wetland Way is now blogged and out there. As was the case with The Ten Weeks, it’s time to make some reflections on the work. The first thing I would say is that I would avoid turning it into an allegory of what’s going on now. It was conceived a long […]Reflections …

The Wetland Way, Week 4, Friday: Saying Goodbye to a World that is Gone — Chet Aero Marine

Terry insisted that she go see her mother alone, over Darlene’s objections. They were able to get another of those infamous Ministry of the Environment Yugos, this one even in poorer running condition—and with less fuel—than the last one. It was all Terry could do to coax the car down to the port and for […]The …

The Wetland Way, Week 4, Sunday: Making a Run for the Halls of the King — Chet Aero Marine

They shoved off about midnight. They first made sure the coast was clear on the beach, which it was; Andy’s predictions about the Verecundans’ patterns were correct. They hauled the boat over the rise and down the beach towards the water. It took about seven people to do this. Once at the water’s edge, they […]The …

The Smelliest Cigars of Them All — vulcanhammer.info

In many ways, the world we live in is a different place from when Vulcan went offshore fifty to sixty years ago. Some of the issues remain, such as energy independence and security. But others, in the U.S. at least, have been banished from the public square. One of those issues is smoking. I duly […]The …

The Wetland Way, Week 2, Saturday: Some Get to Shop, Some Get Stuck Meeting with an Ambassador — Chet Aero Marine

George found it quite a challenge in getting Darlene up and going the next day, which in turn had the same problem with Terry. They barely made their appointment with the Vidameran embassy to try to finalise a visit with King Francis. Once they got there, though, they found their hurry unjustified, as the Vidameran […]The …

It’s Time for “The Wetland Way” — Chet Aero Marine

This week I’m starting a blog of the “central” part of the Island Chronicles: The Wetland Way. It’s bracketed between its prequel The Ten Weeks and its immediate sequel At the Inlet. The published version of this–both paper and ebook–are in preparation and I’ll post information about this later. The original narrative started on Shrove […]It’s …

The Last Supper, the Iranians and the Perfect Dissertation: A Maundy Thursday Reflection — vulcanhammer.net

In 2015 the PhD program I was going through nearly collapsed. We lost fifteen faculty members and key staff people in as many months. Needless to say, that produced consternation among the students, most of whom came from outside the United States. They did not understand our system (and honestly until I consulted with some […]The …

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