TL;DR: someone went through emails I thought were private collected the email addresses and sold them to linkedin who offered me these addresses as possible contacts I should Invite. Several of these people have passed away, I feel violated. I think everyone should care about online privacy and so do others like the EFF. Which… Continue reading Privacy – Why I care!
This started out as an email to a concerned friend, so it may not be complete or a bit unfocused. Please discuss, I welcome your thoughts and input on this. A note to start. Privacy and security intersect so much on the internet that it is quite hard to see if a problem is more… Continue reading We want Privacy – the 2017 edition
My server on which I hosted my email, websites, code repositories and so much more crashed back in June. I didn’t even notice until much later, because the emails that were supposed to tell me that one of the hard drives had died went into the spam folders both on my mail server and on… Continue reading My Blog is back
Since I never finished a draft for last year’s NaNoWriMo, I am not doing NaNoWriMo this year. It turned out that my lack of preparation really messed up the story. I am still working on it. So far I’ve written more than 220.000 words for the project less than half of which are in the… Continue reading Status Update November
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js My novel got stuck for nearly a month due to reasons – a wonderful vacation in Scotland among them. But now I am back on track. As suggested by an early reader, I’ve added a short prologue detailing a few of the events just before the plot starts, hopefully clearing up a few confusing… Continue reading Heading towards an Ending
Like the Cylons I finally have a plan. The project I am working on which was originally titled “Mind Bleed” and was started in October/November 2014 for the NaNoWriMo is still not finished. I had too little time to plan and that fact has come back twice to bite me. The original November draft came… Continue reading Cylon Writing
I just noticed that I didn’t update since finishing NaNoWriMo. Well, besides a six week trip to South-East Asia, I haven’t been idling. I spent a bit of time writing a few flash pieces on WriteOn. But for some reason I dropped out of that community. I let myself get too involved, and it started… Continue reading State of Writing
I finished the 50k on Friday. It was a back-breaking – quite nearly literally – day of writing. I wrote about 4k words that day. I just wanted to be able to take a break on Saturday. Here are my final diary entries from the writing marathon that is NaNoWriMo. I expect to have to… Continue reading NaNoWriMo: the final stretch
Every week-end there’s a writing prompt called “Week-end write in” on WriteOn. This week-end it was “imagine a dinner-party where a secret is revealed”. The challenge is to do this in 500 words. So here’s my entry for this week-end. It’s Cathy’s birthday and there is a surprise waiting for her.
The ship’s journey diary of my NaNoWriMo Adventures (originally written on the WriteOn forums). Part One to be found here. I am currently at nearly 31k words and nearing the completion of Act 1 (of 3) Update: I managed to finish Act 1 today, stopping just short of 34k words. My average is back at… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Diary Continued