I’m in the process of redesigning this site. Nothing major, mind you, but I thought it might be wise to ask your opinion on the matter. After all, you’re the readers, and while I write for myself, I wouldn’t be making this public if I didn’t intend for others to read it. Now, the following… Read more Redesigning and Looking for Your Input.
I’m reading through Robert McKee’s Story: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of Screenwriting. In the book’s first chapter, the author offers a list of the various loves a writer needs to “bring the work a vision that’s driven by fresh insights into human nature and society, coupled with in-depth knowledge of your characters and… Read more The Love of Story and Knowning People
Got this while using Word 2007: (Click image for full size image.) If you’re too lazy to click on the image, here’s what it says: “There are too many spelling or grammatical errors in ‘Core.docx’ to continue displaying them…” How bad of a speller do you have to be to get THIS error message? Holy… Read more The Greatest Microsoft Word Error Message?
While I’m not into the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) movement as I was in the past, I feel that one of the things new people dealing with that community should understand is the different types of people they’ll encounter. With that in mind, here are the four types for users of FOSS.
Today’s big news: Gruden fired. From Sports Illustrated: “In a stunning development that no one in the NFL expected, the Tampa Bay Buccanneers fired Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden late Friday afternoon” From Fox Sports: “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired coach Jon Gruden and Bucs sources told FOXSports.com that defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has… Read more Gruden: You Hadn’t Done Anything for Us Lately
“Close your eyes,” he told me. I laid back on the recliner, closed my eyes, and sunk into a meditative state. He continued. “See yourself walking down a stairway. Down… down… down…” I was in a fortress. The walls and floor were all made of polished stone. I walked down a spiral stairway. I came… Read more The Metaphoric Journey
For those of you who haven’t caught it, CNN.com is producing a series called Going Solo, focusing on entrepreneurship. Great reading for anyone considering striking out on their own, or anyone who has been (or fears they might be) pushed out of the employee’s nest and needs to figure out how to bring in some… Read more Just a Note: CNN’s “Going Solo”
As someone who runs multiple blogs, one of the most annoying aspects of my work is having to log into various sites when writing. That means I have to keep track of multiple lists of published and unpublished posts and be online if I want to get something ready for publication. Sure, I could use… Read more Blogging Software (Mostly) for the Mac