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.
- Fun take on the overflowed "CSS is Awesome" mugs/shirts: https://t.co/r57QRuzJAn Never be more explicit than you need to be! #CSS3
- Pet peeve: modal popups asking me to subscribe before I've even seen the content. Automatic NO! At least let me read the article first....
- Great list of #WordPress plugins for importing/exporting data without coding: https://t.co/S80AQeozcF CSVs, XML, JSON, and more.
- Excellent list actually describes the 50 CSS articles/resources, with examples, too. https://t.co/XkP1uWXmh8
- Superb article on design considerations for Accordions: https://t.co/ABlygOglbE Positioning, interactions, icons. #design
- Good read on ways to manage unexpectedly long text content in #CSS3 https://t.co/RZHCJ3CAzg I like the idea of using forceFeed.js to test.
- Modern browser support is good -- about time to use CSS Grids: https://t.co/zrMDXnXbC4 #CSS3 Examples use #WordPress theme.
- New findings show Avebury (my favorite!) much older than Stonehenge: https://t.co/8w9AvBIsUc Avebury is amazing and… https://t.co/WXZaszr72X
- Even before moving to #PDX City of Roses, I've always felt roses were the perfect harbinger of summer! #roses https://t.co/YrevXNfZkk
- Very thorough guide to switching to #HTTPS: https://t.co/znUw0RT8Rz Benefits, certificate types, configuration, Let's Encrypt.
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!