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.
The Fifth Edition of Mendocino Outdoors sets a new standard for guides to outdoor activities on the Mendocino Coast. It covers all of the parks and preserves in the area, from the Lost Coast to Gualala, plus some inland jaunts to the wine country and some of the tallest trees in the world. The guide is filled with full-color maps of all the areas described in the book, as well as photographs to show you why you want to visit the various locations.
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]
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Most of my writing these days is in 140-character chunks, and here are my most recent tweets.
- Great article on using #CSS3 to knockout text (background shows through where the type would be): https://t.co/cgtWHdS1Rj #design
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- RT @LegoNASAWomen: Margaret Hamilton was lead engineer for the software that landed humans on the moon. What will you engineer? #IntroduceA…
- Latest #Portland snow was pretty, and it melted quickly -- unlikely to kill the buds. Perfect! #pdx https://t.co/9cqMpko7rK
- Nice article on using CSS Grid for layout: https://t.co/s4akH5u6Fm Good examples, and I love the 3-line jQuery "replacement". #CSS3 #ES6
- Fun on BoingBoing: the amazing Nicholas Brothers performing "Jumpin' Jive", the "greatest dance on film", according… https://t.co/c9BtNf0q0a
- Architectural details and other interesting things seen while walking around downtown #Portland, an eminently walka… https://t.co/CJzR2t5GvC
- Cute review of modern CSS "for dinosaurs": https://t.co/DDOOGyoLZC Good examples show the progression from floats t… https://t.co/v2xQYbQ3Bs
- Great comparison (with history) of Falcon Heavy and Saturn 5: https://t.co/vfbqs8m28E The Saturn 5 wasn't cheap or… https://t.co/IsRqYTZ7yV
- Sorry to hear about the passing of Ursula K. Le Guin -- she's been one of my favorite authors for my whole reading… https://t.co/bPCMSfzTfm
Help Us Look for Aliens!
Whether you believe in Benevolent Overlords, Cosmic Vacationers, 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. 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!
Here's how to join our team:
- Download and install the BOINC software. BOINC is a distributed computing platform that manages work for SETI and hundreds of other projects.
- Set up a SETI account. You can use the same account with multiple computers, too.
- Visit the AstroScum Team page when logged into your SETI account. If you're not logged in, you won't see the button that lets you join the team.
- Click on the JOIN THIS TEAM button.