I couldn't resist writing something about the very public meltdown of Microsoft's chatbot, Tay. It's just too close to the events in my novel, Sockpuppet. You can read my piece, 'Je Suis Tay', on Pornokitsch.
If you fire up Google and type in the words 'Bacon number' followed by an actor's name, it'll give you (surprise!) that actor's Bacon number. I recently tried this on myself. The result took me in a wholly unexpected direction.
Each time I finished a draft of my first novel, Sockpuppet, I went onto the self-publishing site lulu.com and ordered a physical paperback copy. A limited edition of one, in a plain white cover, with me its only reader.