Mendocino Outdoors, Fifth Edition
After four editions in print, I've turned my guidebook, Mendocino Outdoors, into an ebook, published in April 2017. You can buy a copy at Smashwords.com, the Apple iBooks Bookstore, Amazon’s Kindle Books, and Barnes & Noble's online store.
If you've got a book inside you waiting to get out, hire me to help you create and publish your ebook on all of the major services, including Apple's iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon's Kindle store. Whether it's text or images or diagrams, I can turn your material into an ebook. If you're interested, contact me to start the ball rolling.
The Fortune Cookie project is a rewrite of the old Unix file-based fortune cookie program. My version is a WordPress plugin with an Import function and a starting library of a thousand quotes and aphorisms. [More on Fortune Cookies Plugin]
Recently on Twitter as @dffmonolith
Most of my writing these days is in 140-character chunks, and here are my most recent tweets.
- This collection of Jupiter images from Cassini is breathtakingly beautiful: https://t.co/bsIrHNx5NS
- Solving "jank" with Mozilla's WebRender: https://t.co/g5njNlsg2t Great read on painting, compositing, layers, GPUs. Excellent graphics!
- Interesting indictment of Silicon Valley's lack of diversity: https://t.co/yUIpoYDQJD First World problems for white guys wanting a buyout.
- Smashing's #CSS3 Grid template challenge had some great entries: https://t.co/bJ1cazHyuK Entries have Flexbox or float fallbacks, too.
- Nice short guide to better typography: https://t.co/TvRFW4kGtB Great examples, definitions like: "keming: the result of improper kerning"
- This is really interesting: your chosen colors feed an AI-based palette builder, and you get compatible palettes, g… https://t.co/G2RFv9uwHT
- Interesting read on the problem of complexity: https://t.co/zDcr42Yx24 Software is core to everything now, and bugs and hacking risk lives.
- Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers, by Light Opera of Portland, runs tonight thru Oct 1: https://t.co/zKuGaALuU5… https://t.co/PTyTdLeYYb
- Review of Web APIs: Post-modern Web development is like building a Rube Goldberg machine (with powerful parts!): https://t.co/Iz6wgE10RF
- Excellent compilation of modern #WordPress snippets for functions.php: https://t.co/YTNbsGmALt Not everything has to be in a plugin!
Help Us Look for Aliens!
Whether you believe in Benevolent Overlords or BEMs, it behooves us to find the aliens before they find us. You know they’re out there, and it would be a lot less disruptive to find their radio signals than it would be to welcome them in person. The SETI project has been searching for years, using hundreds of thousands of computers to process data from Arecibo using the BOINC distributed computing screensaver.
If you have some spare cycles, join my team: AstroScum — Team 747680. Our combined score is pretty good for only 3 people, but it’s tough to compete against those with access to server farms. Join my team and share the credit when we discover the first verifiable alien signals!