Synchis writes "Fantasy author Thomas A. Knight announces the launch of his second open source novel, Legacy. Known for his contributions to Reglue, Knight hits home with Linux and Open Source geeks everywhere by using only Free and Open Source Software in the writing and production of his novels. Let's give Mr. Knight a warm Slashdot welcome, and check out his latest work!"Link to Original Source
Synchis writes "Fantasy author Thomas A. Knight gets into the spirit of the season by giving the FOSS community a gift: putting his debut novel, The Time Weaver, up on Amazon for free from today until Christmas! For the next several days, you'll be able to pick up this novel 100% free (down from its normal price of $2.99). Knight uses 100% FOSS software in his writing, and wanted to give something back to the community that has done so much for the world. Merry Xmas!"Link to Original Source
Synchis writes "Ken Starks, of Helios Project and Reglue Fame, requires life saving surgery to remove his larynx and right lymph node, but is being denied because he has had his insurance coverage revoked. A few members of the community have put together an IndieGoGo Campaign to help raise the funds to cover this great man's medical expenses. We have about two weeks to save Ken's life."Link to Original Source
Synchis writes "Indie Fantasy Author Thomas A. Knight has a blog post up today unveiling the Amazon.com product recommendation system, including detailed equations for how Amazon decides what products to show and when."Link to Original Source
Synchis writes "Fantasy Author Thomas A. Knight continues his 29-day blogfest today by posting a special interview with Author and Game Designer Jeff Grubb. Jeff has been involved in projects ranging from the original D&D Unearthed Arcana and Monster Manual II, to more recent games such as Guild Wars Nightfall, and is also the author of various novels set in DragonLance, Forgotten Realms, Magic: The Gathering, Warcraft, StarCraft and the Guild Wars shared universes."Link to Original Source
Synchis writes "Forget Godzilla. Beginning Thursday, Burger King fans in Japan can get a mega-sized Whopper.
Microsoft is teaming up with Burger King to release the Windows 7 Whopper, our sister site Engadget reports. The burger features lucky-number-seven stacked beef patties and stands 5-inches tall."Link to Original Source