Thursday, December 6, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: [Pargons Of Virtue: book #1] Day #14

Enjoy the last of the brainstorming.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: [Pargons Of Virtue: book #1] Day #13

I hope that you enjoy this.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: [Pargons Of Virtue: book #1] Day #12

Here are more brainstorming ideas.

Monday, December 3, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: [Pargons Of Virtue: book #1] Day #11

I tried playing around with action scenes and various other aspects.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: [Pargons Of Virtue: book #1] Day #6

In this day's writing, you could see me use blanks for filling in later. I wanted to focus on the bigger picture first. Please bear in mind that the ending is abrupt, because I finished writing that part at the start of the next day. I wrote it in a different file, so that it would be easier to count words for each day. Enjoy day #6 of my NaNoWriMo writing.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: [Pargons Of Virtue: book #1] Day #5

Enjoy Day #5, by reading the rest of my post.

Monday, November 26, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: [Pargons Of Virtue: book #1] Day #4

Enjoy Day #4, by reading the rest of my post.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: [Pargons Of Virtue: book #1] Day #3

Read the rest of my post for day #3. If you have any suggestions, then let me know.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: [Pargons Of Virtue: book #1] Day #2

Here is day #2's writing. The rest of my post shows you all.

Friday, November 23, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012: [Pargons Of Virtue: book #1] Day #1

Here is day #1's writing. I think that you will get a good chuckle, when you see me changing the story line in mid-paragrah. The rest of my post shows you all.

NaNoWriMo 2012: My Second Journey To Literary Acclaim

I am excited to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. I must say that I was a bit intimidated, because last year, I really had to push myself to find stuff to write. A year later, I feel that I have a better grasp of what story elements to include. Also, I improved my ability to just brainstorm and write, and this helped me to push through this personal writing marathon. So, I was quite glad to challenge myself with this personal marathon.

I realize that I have a ways to go, before I write that action packed epic. Therefore, I am glad to freely share with you the writing that I create on my journey to success. Each day, a new blog post will show up. Each day's writing is an average of 3,400 words, but bear in mind that some days really deviate from the average. If you want to ask any questions or offer support, then feel free to leave a comment below.

If you want to use any of these ideas in your own writing, then please ask. I want to ensure that we have a win-win situation. In general, I will not need any compensation or recognition. However, I definitely want to retain all rights to use the ideas that were genuinely mine.

For those of you, who want to buy a copy of the finished product, go to my store. The store is in rough shape, and is currently being used as a test store, but I intend to get it ready. I honestly encourage you to save your money until I write that epic, but all money is gratefully appreciated. Be sure to leave a comment below about your interest in purchasing, so that I can order a bunch at the same time to save on shipping. You could also leave a comment at the store.

By the way, a lot of this writing was brainstorming out of order, so you will get a glimpse of the end before you reach the last day of writing. Also, since it is just brainstorming, you might find that certain character names change, or the roles in the story change. I wish you the best of success in slogging through this rough stuff.

By the way, the rest of my post contains notes on who the characters are. Part way through the writing, I made this cheat sheet to guide me. Maybe it will help you, as well. Also, I will be update this post every so often to give links to each day's writing. Just click on "read more" or whatever it is, or the title of the blog post.

The end. Thank you for reading and for your support!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Opera Web Browser Spell Check Bug Solved For Kubuntu 10.04

I have been annoyed for such a long time with this spell check problem. I upgraded Opera web browser as each version came out, except for 12.0, but apparently, I did not wait long enough.

At last! Spell check works with Opera [version 12.1]!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Me, Suicide, Amanda Todd

I felt suicidal in 2010, and a good friend "made" me go for treatment. Good call!

With all this hype about Amanda Todd, you would think that I would be sympathetic towards her, but all of this only makes me want to scream and kill myself.

All of "you" seem like such heartless drones. I talking directly to the bullies and the people who think that they care.

To the bullies, I can't even understand you. If I was allowed to kill you, then I would look at it as a positive opportunity for growth. After all, we need to do something about it, and hopefully, we can become desensitized to the idea of defending ourselves and the community from abuse. I can understand a school fight or treating others badly, but there comes a time, when you need to just stopping following people around and belittling them. It's kind of hard for you to understand, isn't it?

That being said, I think that Amanda made out with somebody's boyfriend. She walked into that.

To the sympathizers, I can't understand you either. I understand that we don't want others to feel sad and we don't want others to kill themselves, but honestly, what do you really care? Did you do anything before hand? The good Samaritan was good, because he *did* something. It is amazing that with all of the time that we had as a community, nobody seemed to respond. The bullies found her everywhere she went. Why did you not find her? Perhaps finding her would be too invasive.

I think that we have stumbled onto the root of the problem. The "good" people don't want to do what it takes to protect the community. You guys are aligned with the bad guys, because the bad guys got what they wanted, and you guys were powerless to stop it.

If I recall correctly, when I was feeling suicidal, I often thought about what could anybody do to help me? The answer is "Nothing.". Perhaps you could talk me out of it, or point to a solution to my problems, but honestly, a brochure could do the same thing.

Doing nothing seems to be a part of the root of the problem, also. It's that dark underbelly of the beast that we don't want to look at. As a result, we try to ignore it. Instinctively, we know that we won't get what we want by ignoring it, so we try to solve our problems in another way. It's society's way of feeling better about its castration.

We certainly must punish the bullies, but why is there no mention about her parents? How did they raise her? She thought that she was safe flashing her boobs? I don't get it. I haven't looked into this story too much, but I don't recall anybody saying that she needed to be wiser about her privacy. Why was she even on Facebook anymore? Why is nobody saying that they learned from her mistakes about privacy?

I think that the people who made me the most angry are the people who believe that they are friends of Amanda, even though they never knew her. Liars. I can assure that if I killed myself, then people who don't know me showed me no friendship. It's not complex.

I also dislike people who don't support preventative maintenance. The world is a scary place. Why are you letting people believe that it's all butterflies and roses? If you really want to help people to protect their innocence, then you would be wise to train your kids and friends and their kids to recognize evil and to protect themselves.

This whole world of tolerance is what keeps the figurative doors unlocked in unsafe neighbourhoods, while safe neighbourhoods become the opposite. Thanks, tolerant people!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Results

According to this test, I am INTP. My web page has a more detailed summary.

What are your results? I encourage you to post your results on your own web sites, so that you have something to think about and talk about. Feel free to put links in the comments below to your results.

The end. Thank you for reading!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Update To GNUstep To XCode Guide

I am getting a little desperate for money, and a little curious about what it would take to make an iPhone app. So, I decided to go through the guide again. It seems that the guide is not entirely accurate, or it is prone to accidents. So, I updated the GNUstep To XCode guide.

I changed a link to a tutorial. The new tutorial makes the same app, but it is an updated version of the tutorial with good English. It has arrows to show you where to drag things.

I also changed the part about making subclasses. In the main window, you click on the Classes button, and then scroll left. NSObject should be at the far left.

The end. Thank you for reading!

Friday, March 30, 2012

How To Set Up HP P2015 For Kubuntu 10.04

I finally managed to get LibreOffice to see the printer automatically, without a restart, and Opera web browser to see it, with a restart. The rest of my post tells you the instructions.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I Have Schizotypal Disorder Or Asperger's Syndrome

I visited the walk-in clinic doctor today, and it turns out that the psychiatrist that I visited a while back, did make a diagnosis for Asperger's Syndrome. The psychiatrist wrote that I have a schizotypal disorder or a mild form of Asperger's Syndrome.

The next step is to get a bit of counselling, so that we can correct any major weaknesses, and focus on my strengths.

I must say that this painful news is bad, but it is also a relief, because now that there is a label attached to me, I feel like I can start trying to correct things.

The end. Thank you for reading!

How To Measure Feet

Whether you are a teen looking for a job in retail, or an adult looking for a new pair of wingtips, you will want to know how to measure feet, using that nifty device found in shoe stores. It is especially important for people buying children's shoes, because having the right measurements for children will give the children shoes to grow into.

I discovered that the device for measuring feet is called a Brannock Device. Brannock Device Co. Inc. has given us all the necessary instructions on how to use each feature of the Brannock Device, to give your customers the best fit.

The end. Thank you for reading!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dealing With Mom's Parkinson's Disease

My mom has been struggling with Parkinson's Disease for many years now.

Fortunately, she is actually getting better.

The rest of my post gives you a couple of hints and tips that I have discovered to making her life a little easier.