Category Archives: Writing

Trying Out Beta

Nothing all that important needing to be posted. I'm just trying out the beta posting portion of the WordPress app. It has some cool functionality. Oh, and I wrote this post on my phone.

New Addon for Firefox

I have a new grammar, spell check, and punctuation addon for Firefox. It proofs as I write, giving me all sorts of suggestions and corrections. So far I’m liking it! Hoping it will help improve my posts.

Huh. It appears I’ve got several “Advanced Issues” that don’t get corrected unless I upgrade. Honestly, with school fast approaching it wouldn’t hurt to have an advanced proof writing app.

iPhone Camera Problems

Well, it seems that WordPress and the iPhone Camera don’t communicate well. In fact, not at all. I like to switch from Portrait to Landscape (you know, turn the phone sideways) when taking picturtes. Unfortunately, it seems WordPress doesn’t, or can’t, read the orientation information that is embedded in the photo. So, all the pictures I took sideways are showing up sideways. Anyway, instead of posting a ton of pictures all at once here on my blog, I just posted them all directly on Facebook.

I’d rather post them here. But, until I figure out how to get WordPress to show them properly, I guess it’s to Facebook I go.

Still, let me show you one.

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Deleted and Rearranged Menus

Okay, I did a bit of cleaning up. The old menu selection in the black below the above pictures needed to be cleaned out. The old link pages were woefully out of date and I simply did not want to take the time to update them. So “BANG!” I deleted them. Next? Well, I rearranged them. So, now I’m hoping people will take a look at what I have for static pages.

Enjoy.

New App For My New Computer

So, I picked up a new iMac. I’m getting ready to return to college. Online college. And my MacBook Air just wasn’t going to cut it. I have to say, I’m glad to have made the switch from Window machines to Apple. They just run better.

Anyway, I picked up a new app that allows me to do posts from my computer without having to go to the Dashboard of my site. Very nice. One of the problems I always had with doing posts was going to the slow, clunky interface of the WordPress dashboard installed on the server of Omnis. It doesn’t necessarily have all the bells and whistles that the interface has on the server, but at least the response time is quicker.

Another nice thing about this app is that I can also follow other wordpress blogs. I am trying to follow Wil Wheaton, but it seems that though his site is powered by WordPress, it doesn’t seem to be registered with WordPress. Go figure.

Well, that’s enough for now.

What Station Is This?

Why, Procrastination Station!

I meant to work on my novel. Honest….. I did. However, I ended up doing the dishes. Slowly. And make myself breakfast. Slowly. And eat it. Slowly.

Now, I’m contemplating a run to Anytime Fitness. But it seems the ticket booth at Procrastination Station is closed!

Sigh.

Oh well.

A New Year

Welcome to a New Year. Yes, I know, I’ve blogged my usual low amount. I let myself get caught up in life and so don’t actually write about life. That’s how it is. Hell, that’s how it’s always been with me and blogging. I started out strong back in 2003. But after a few months, I started to slow down. Now, I what, blog about once every couple of months?

Anyway, this is not a post to promise more posts, because that never works. It’s just the usual, occasional, post from me stating the obvious. Call me Captain. Obvious.

And no, I don’t need a hotel room.

Bugger off, would you.

New Story

Okay, if you look up at the right hand corner just below the header picture, you’ll see I’ve a new novel started. I’ve given the older one a rest. I’m stuck and can’t seem to get any farther. So, I thought, ‘what the hell!’ I’ll start a new one. Please, go read the first chapter.

What Numerian Said

Some days I am reminded of the magnitude of writing I have yet to achieve.

(The Agonist) Almost always I get lost in the process. There are too many hyperlinks to draw you away, and after moving two or three degrees away from what I was reading, I forget where I had started from altogether. There’s so much news and analysis to absorb, that I rarely remember to bookmark the interesting ones. I should have bookmarked one I came across yesterday; it chronicles climate change activity around the world, with some great maps from NOAA and data from various climate centers at major universities. I do remember it was linked here on The Agonist by raja, and it’s a blog by the anonymous robertscribbler. Did you know Queensland, Australia is now entirely in a state of extreme drought? A high pressure dome has formed over Oklahoma that promises to worsen the 10-year old drought over the Southwest US. Temperatures exceeding 100 degrees F. were experienced this week in Nebraska and Kansas, the earliest such high temperatures have been recorded ever in those states. How are farmers responding to these conditions? They’re continuing to irrigate by drawing water from stressed-out underground aquifers. The winter wheat crop is many parts of the US is nearly 95% destroyed, but so is the wheat crop in Ukraine, which has its own geopolitical stresses to add to its problems. A very serious global shortage of wheat is looming. Siberia is once again battling forest fires, and all of southeast Alaska has been put on alert for forest fires. The monsoons that normally arrive in Singapore and Indonesia are over a month late, and what is normally considered jungle terrain is so parched that it can no longer be called a rainforest.

I am in awe. And frightened at the collective denial of the majority of the United States population.