Month: November 2013

NaNoWriMo

It’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The challenge is to write 50,000 words on a new manuscript in the month of November. That’s 1,667 words a day. Ahead of time, you can research, sketch out your characters, and even outline the novel. But, you can’t write the first word until November. To win NaNoWriMo, most …

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healthcare.gov Problems

For over 30 years, I’ve been programming computers, all types of computers including no name personal computers, Apple II, Wintel PCs, midrange IBM, and UNIX systems. I’ve also done website work. In my career, I’ve seen programs and systems fail. In fact, I was a developer on a project that, when put live, failed miserably. …

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Legion of Super-Hereos Cancelled

Recently, DC Comics discontinued publishing the Legion of Super-Heroes book. They cited poor sales since the launch of their New 52. From the outside looking in, it appears that customer weren’t buying the book. I don’t see any lack of support from DC. This isn’t a Fox Network and Firefly, SyFy and Caprica, or TNT …

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The Vacation Golf Cart

While vacationing on Fripp Island, SC, my mother- and father-in law were also visiting the island. My brother-in-law generously decided to rent a golf cart for them. This entailed conspiring with my wife to complete and pay for the rental agreement and deliver the golf cart. The delivery part is where I come in. I …

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