Mega – A Fantastic New Resource for Writers

Mega - Kim Dotcom's new File Locker
Mega – Kim Dotcom’s new File Locker

Kim Dotcom is a maniac. But a smart maniac. He’s just offered every creative person on the planet 50 Gigabytes of free cloud storage!

Think about it. You’re a writer. You’ve got a thousand text/document files that maybe take up a gigabyte at worst. Lose them, and you are out of business. Yes, you can back them up. What if your house burns down taking out your computer and backup drive?

Having an additional encrypted backup on the Cloud, that is accessible anywhere, anytime, is a fantastic option. And as long as you keep under 50 Gigabytes, it’s free.

Last but not least, the interface is usable. I’ve seen file management systems that look like they were designed by Satan. This one is good. Also I’ve heard rumours of people building automatic backup systems for Mac OSX, Linux, and Windows systems…

For that matter Indie Publishers should consider it. Backup, backup, backup.

I’m signed up. Are you?

Regards

Wayne Borean

Monday January 21, 2013

Gun Control and the Constitution

Michael Z. Williamson from his website

Over on his blog, The Sacred Cow Slaughterhouse, Michael wrote an article about gun control, one of probably ten thousand that have been written since the slaughter at Sandy Hook. Michael is getting the mention because I think he’s a damned good writer, and I can kill two birds with one stone.

Tell you to buy his books (link here) and short stories (Michael is in the Sha’Daa and Heroes in Hell anthology series).

Now that I’ve done my advertising for the day, let’s take a look at what the United States Constitution actually says, and what an activist court has done to it.

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Microsoft Death Watch – Winter 2013 Report Part 02

Sign bearing the Microsoft logo at an entrance to Microsoft’s Redmond campus, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

How can I say that Microsoft Corp., one of the most profitable companies ever to exist is going to go bankrupt, and actually mean it?

Because I’ve done a lot of work studying the company, and understand some things about it, its markets, and its customers, that aren’t common knowledge. It is an exceptionally complex issue that I’ve never explained fully before, to anyone. In this series of posts I’m going to break down my reasoning step by step, explaining how I found the data I’m using, where I’m guessing, and most importantly why I think the way I do.

This is the second part of the the series, I hope you enjoy reading it.

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Microsoft Death Watch – Winter 2013 Report Part 01

Sign bearing the Microsoft logo at an entrance to Microsoft’s Redmond campus, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

How can I say that Microsoft Corp., one of the most profitable companies ever to exist is going to go bankrupt, and actually mean it?

Because I’ve done a lot of work studying the company, and understand some things about it, its markets, and its customers, that aren’t common knowledge. It is an exceptionally complex issue that I’ve never explained fully before, to anyone. In this series of posts I’m going to break down my reasoning step by step, explaining how I found the data I’m using, where I’m guessing, and most importantly why I think the way I do.

Are you ready for a wild ride? I’m going to feed this to you in 1000 word segments every day, until I’m finished.

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Steubenville Update – Some Background for Outsiders

Steubenville Ohio, image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Over 26,000 people were on the live stream of the feed from the rally today. Many are from outside the United States, and may not have the background to understand some of the events. I’m not an American either, but my interest in law enforcement means I know a bit.

If I’m wrong at any point, please comment. I’ll post links where possible.

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Faux Libertarians

The recent American election was troubling. Not so much for the results, which went as I predicted back in July, but for the aftermath, which is still playing out into the New Year.

What’s really interesting is that we are seeing the same complaints that we saw after the re-election of George W. Bush in 2004, just coming from the other party.

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