Writing, tech stuff & good eats
Apologies in advance to all the vegetarians. I was vegetarian for over twenty years. Moving to the Arctic in the early eighties changed that. I find my body requires it now!
No matter what the weather, you can always BBQ! Have you ever smelled steak cooking outdoors while on your way home when you were so hungry? Last night the aroma wafting through the neighbourhood was my own steak. Yum!
Technical frustrations!!! What is up with the frozen mouse thing on XP Pro SP2? Can’t decide if it is my Firefox browser or Windows. All unneeded Windows services have been disabled. One by one I have checked running processes in the task manager, and have rid myself of things which are eating up CPU’s unnecessarily. I understand this mouse thing is an XP bug. If anybody knows how to fix that please come forth and share the wealth. My next computer is going to have Linux, I think, or I will have to get a Mac. I am not interested in Vista.
I have been working a bit on some writing. I found a conditional freeware program called WordWeb which is a dictionary, thesaurus, and word finder, great resource for writers. Now I really like this guy’s originality and his social conscience. The conditions on using the program include you take at most 4 flights (2 return flights) in any 12 month period, and you do not own or regularly drive an SUV (sports utility vehicle). Read more about the licensing requirements and check it out here. Not only that with the pro version you can create crosswords and all sorts of cool stuff, if you’re so inclined.
Trying out a freeware writer’s software called Rough Draft, which works well with the afore mentioned program. I had also downloaded the open source Celtx, but it is more suitable for screen writing, so the jury is still out on that one for the time being in regards to my purposes, but it seems to be a great program. I am truly looking for novel writing software, to do a rewrite on a long awaited project, chapter by chapter.
Hard to believe when I took creative writing at the university about six years ago, I was doing all my assignments on a typewriter! Now I know why people thought I was crazy, now that I know what computers are capable of. That is actually how I came to become a computer addict. And WOW, what an expansion occurred there!
I have decided to try Google adsense for a while. It has been a week and I am still seeing public service ads???
Now for the procrastination tip of the day …
Time to kill? Bored? Hey why not create some scanner art? That way you can avoid all of those things you are supposed to be doing like creating authentic art, which could bring in some hard cold cash.
Wait a minute! This is authentic incubation time as a result of stage three of the artistic process. The leaves were taken from my yard. I suppose it could classify as found art!
Have a great weekend all!