Trying Again: Sign-up for the Website Paper Test Version 1.1

Paper Testing ROUND 2 I’ll be gone next week for another tongue biopsy/surgery (not sure how much he’s going to need to do, but the recovery for both is the same). After that, I’ll set up the next paper tests. Parts of the site design look pretty close to ready. Parts of the site have proved to me that paper … Continue reading →

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Round 1 Testing for New Holly Lisle Writing School Website: 39 Volunteers Requested Now

CANCELLED WebinarJam has crashed every time but one on this, with people unable to reach rooms I’m in. I’ve checked my links, I’ve checked their links, and at this point, the only thing I can do to stop wasting people’s time is give up. I’m going to see if there’s some way to do this same process with Skype. I’ll … Continue reading →

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Apple is Fighting for YOUR Right to Privacy

I bitch about Apple being a pain in the ass for not keeping old document formats for me on new systems. I don’t like the Apple store’s “Walled Garden” approach. And I think the newest iPhones are so ugly and crippled that I got a Samsung instead. I disagree rabidly with their “free tech to people in crappy countries” program—which … Continue reading →

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Uncrippling the Lesson: The Aftermath

Thanks to everyone who responded to the “Crippling a Lesson” post. You gave me some real data to work with, and I appreciate it. I’ve decided to remove one link entirely as redundant, remove the other two with an explanation of why the links aren’t with the demo, add a link to the website for a simple download, and be … Continue reading →

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Crippling A Lesson: An Apple iBookstore Ethical and Practical Issue

Decision Made: Thank you to everyone who commented. BEFORE I START: I’m going to ask for reader input ONLY from Mac product users who buy books from iBooks. If you don’t have a dog in this fight, then no matter what you think about the ethics of this situation, I don’t need to know. I am going to make a … Continue reading →

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The Apple iBooks Author Issue: Small things, and large principles

The short version: I have removed my books from sale on iBookstore because Apple has included a clause in software I don’t use and wouldn’t have used anyway a clause claiming the right to refuse publication on its platform of works created with this software (which is fine and I applaud their right) and further stating that if they reject … Continue reading →

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New Technique for Shooting the Videos

So after yesterdays debacle with post-production on THE WRITING CRAFT: How To Motivate Yourself, I had two choices. I could either go back in and do exactly the same work I did yesterday today. Or I could figure out a different way of producing the work in the first place that wouldn’t require three hours of post-production for twenty minutes … Continue reading →

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I HATE computers

I just lost three hours of editing on Section 1 of THE WRITING CRAFT: How To Motivate Yourself. Application crashed. All gone. I still have the original recording. Now I get to do all the video cutting and resizing and retaping of stuff that I messed up the first time AGAIN. Argh. (NOTE: This is not the most current “Write … Continue reading →

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