Sparks in the Wind by Shirley Meier

Sparks in the Wind
Sparks in the Wind by Shirley Meier

With great joy, I want to announce the re-release of Shirley Meier’s book, Sparks in the Wind.

I had a lot of fun editing the book. I also came to love the characters. Shirley has written a book which is exciting, uplifting, and well, incredible. But rather than believing me, why don’t you read it yourself?

Sparks is currently available as an ebook from:



Barnes and Noble



We are working on getting Sparks into the Sony and Diesel stores as well, and if there is enough requests, we’ll look at going to a print run.

Now I’m editing The Clarion by Michael Badillo. A long with writing a half dozen more short stories 🙂


Wayne Borean

Owner, Argilla Tabula Publishing

Friday September 20, 2013

NSA Spying Scandal – An Analysis

NSA Logo
NSA Logo

Like a lot of people, I’ve been following the NSA Spying Scandal closely. In fact, I’ve been following it for several years, since before I first ran into Barrett Brown. Seriously. The leaks about go back a long way, and most writers appear to have missed the implications.

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Microsoft Death Watch – Buys Nokia Smartphone Business

Nokia Smartphones
Nokia Smartphones

A couple of days ago I wrote about Ballmer’s impending retirement. One of the points I made is that Ballmer appears of have made the choice, that he isn’t being pushed out. A lot of writers have effectively written Ballmer off as a spent force at Microsoft.

Then Microsoft buys Nokia’s handset division…

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Thieves – and Incompetent Ones

Ever see those ads – SPEED UP YOUR PC NOW!

Ever take a close look at them?

Blonde Model
Blonde Model

Compare the image with the Blonde model too

Brunette Model
Brunette Model

The image with the Brunette model. Being models, they are pretty. But…

This ad is aimed at Windows users, and the women are using Macs. Due to the small size of the images, it is hard to be certain, but the Windows 8 Desktop doesn’t seem to line up properly with the physical screen.

You think they’d at least pick a Dell or HP computer for the ad, wouldn’t you? Would you really trust someone that can’t even use the correct computer in an ad? I wouldn’t.


Wayne Borean

Sunday September 1, 2013