Using My Blog as Originally Intended

Lines of Light Every day I read a myriad of web sites that meet my interest. More often I post them on Facebook or Twitter. This morning an idea hit me right between the eyes: Post these links onto my Blog. Stupidly this is exactly why I started for blogging back in the late 90’s.

Yet when I was invited to use Facebook, I lost interest in a lot of things, particularly blogging. That fact annoys me. I seriously gotta get off that ‘book and get back into paperbacks!

So, today, after much trawling of websites throughout today, I found a LOT of sites of interest, yet these six are the ones that interest me most. I like to write my own special by-line to sell the sites. It helps to improve my copy-writing skills, all self taught!


1. If any of your pages have been swallowed into the abyss, most likely it was devoured by a terror of the deep. That is all. Not sure why I listed this link, it just tickled my sense of humour.

2. Got memory-loss issues? Can’t recall the something you saw just 4 seconds ago? Forget where you were last night? Or simply want to record every important moment in your life?
/ Found at blog.makezine.com.

3. Want to learn all that you want without ever stepping into a classroom? You can. For at least seven years the internet has provided many locations through which you can learn the physics of underwater macrame or toilet-paper-mache.

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5. The Microsoft Surface bombed in the sales department. No surprise to me. When they first started marketing them here in Australia, most of us watched transfixed as a bunch of teenagers pranced around a fountain ‘clicking’ the monitor to the keyboard.

It looked good, the marketing was schweet … yet few of us imagined actually owning one, let alone getting the opportunity to touch one. I did, just the one time. Mr Richard Pascoe brought it to lunch one time, whereupon I proceeded to push all the buttons. (Still wishing I had pushed a few more, but hey!) I liked the look of it, yet was concerned with a few issues:

  • Keyboard. Or lack thereof. It barely feels like a keyboard. Touch-typists are going to get pissed off real quick. I did. This device is not built for coders or photo editors, it is for everday users, like, say – social networkers who spend 98% of their time jibberjabbering about their movement around their city. Not for coding or moving files between servers. It is a toy, and expensive one that that.
  • Windows 8. Sigh. The few times I have had the misfortune to use Windows 8, I have been less than impressed. Put your cursor into the corners of the screen if you want to get anywhere. Don’t believe all the hype, it’s a severely dumbed-down interface. The Apple people must be flattered.

5. You don’t have to be a genius to do anything. You just need to be persistent and willing to learn how to a computer – either at school or online , or from a book. Maybe read a book online. Imagine it, learning without teachers. Sure, network with cohorts in the same industry, just don’t spend a fortune to learn what you want or need to know. Has worked for me. / Disclaimer: It also helps to employ people smarter than yourself. That’s how the guys in this video below have run their respective business’s.

6. Thanks to Peaches for helping me find this command for Notepad++ to convert between HTML, Markdown and TextileAs the author/write of this command says, it is going to be useful for writing material from scratch, to polish existing content in HTML, and to lift material from other documents or websites.

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Turns out it is an excellent addon to NotePadd++.  / Thankfully there’s also an easy option to do what I need: Convert textile-filled notes into link-filled wordpress articles.


OK, that’s enough for you to mull over. I don’t want to use up all my energy in one sitting, gotta save some doozies for next time I post here.

PS. 7. Read how Facebook died/dies. Sorta, kinda, maybe.

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