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.
- 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!
- Very interesting: Automattic backing away from React because of patent issues with Facebook: https://t.co/xveeujvG0o Full Gutenberg rewrite!
- Great interview with John Cleese: https://t.co/Igr8VPJUs5 Sharper at 77 than most people in their prime!
- Good read on Cassini's swan dive into Saturn this Friday: https://t.co/BRDgsVvXRP Squeezing in some science on the final plunge.... #NASA
- Disappointed to see Cumberbatch play Edison over Tesla: https://t.co/3WyZYh9DNe Do they show him kill elephants and cheat Tesla? #WrongGuy
- Fascinating look at spiral density waves in Saturn's rings: https://t.co/dfhQmIhcDu New waves form when Janus and Epimetheus switch orbits.
- Great profile of Jack Kirby, creative giant behind Marvel: https://t.co/psHG6Kp3Ip Stan Lee deserves some credit, but Kirby was The One.
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!