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 with complex :nth-child (and :first-child) selectors: https://t.co/mEwvAhTALp Enhanced with Sass mixins for ease of use. #css3
- 115th anniversary of discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism. Amazingly sophisticated for 2200 years old! https://t.co/KcWqhBLupK #history
- Using linters to enforce CSS style preferences: https://t.co/F5L8QYI2X5 Discusses stylelint, CSSLint, and some prettifiers. #CSS3
- Using algebra for something real: fluid responsive typography: https://t.co/THC5p5fOFk (includes SASS mixin Poly Fluid Sizing) #CSS3
- Nice review of 12 #WordPress form builders: https://t.co/GZ11wrz2gr I love (free) Contact Form 7; they say (paid) Gravity Forms is best.
- Huge compendium of science fiction / fantasy books being developed for TV and movies: https://t.co/WTjmYwlf5C #EmbarrassmentOfRiches
- If you're visiting Mendocino Coast, you need my guidebook Mendocino Outdoors: iTunes https://t.co/00HAUh4Ihd Kindle… https://t.co/WvOSENYGjW
- Magnolias are still hanging on at @HoytArboretum! #flowers #spring https://t.co/MCWlJimrZh
- Oh, man. This #XKCD on Photo Library Management cuts me to the quick: https://t.co/1MXp3twZb0 Good strategy in the hover text, though.
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!