I have found a forgotten treasure trove of blog post ideas. Sometimes the obvious is just too obvious to notice. Let me explain. A couple of months ago I moved (this) my very old blog to a new home. Well, to a new domain name that seemed like a good idea at the time. It gave me the chance to update lots of boring technical stuff like https and a new theme and everything you are probably not interested in at all. But I did it anyway. That I have moved my blog at least four times in the last ten years should have made me more practised, but as with all
It was a sad day for me, as it was for millions I suppose when Steve Jobs passed away. However, that was some years ago now, and I think I am well over my grieving. It may be connected, but I think I am also over wantonly donating my credit card limit to Apple too. After years of being an Apple freak, Apple aficionado and Apple devotee, I have recently completed my first whole 365 day year, totally free of an Apple purchase for the first time in quite a number of years. Not even a set of ear buds. So why have I changed from being a mega-paying disciple to a
The multiple self-publishing hurdles for non-US authors. Self-published authors, who like me, have the misfortune to reside outside the US know all too well of the handicaps and barriers that they have to accept, or break down along the route to getting their books self-published and promoted. There are issues such as extremely high shipping costs, and excessively long delivery times for POD books and higher minimum royalty payments that are only payable by check to non-US accounts, and not electronically as they are for US accounts. Even when they overcome issues such as these, further hurdles and worse, firmly closed doors await them along the way in trying to broaden their markets and promote
What happens to your online life when you drop off the perch? With so much interlinking, auto-sharing, auto-posting and re-tweeting I’m really wondering if I might just live on (socially speaking) for a few years without anyone noticing that I am actually quite dead. Perhaps I can plan for this eventuality by setting up some horribly clever automation that will have me bothering people from the grave and having a damn good chuckle at the joke from six-feet under. It wouldn’t take too much effort to link a few social media accounts and have them re-post to each other, ad infinitum, loop, loop, loop, laugh, laugh. With a WordPress blog,
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An author, musician, writer, poet, very lazy soul, teacher, grandfather? Who knows? From his own description below, it seems he doesn’t really know who the Vandal is either.
Derek Haines is an author of quite a number of books but he spends most of his time blogging and making technology go horribly wrong.
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