I’ve heard about “Steal Like An Artist” by Austin Kleon for several years now, and when it popped out at me in the local library, it had to come home. To begin with, the subtitle is “10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” and that should give you a sense of where the book is headed.
The first reading took me less than an hour and I thought, “So what.” But then I started to think about what he’d written and I reread the book. (The book is very short with lots of pictures).
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One of the things that blows me away is how medical researchers are pushing the boundaries of human physiology and function by using computers and modern research tools. There’s a ton of funding coming from the 40-something year old tech titans who’ve just figured out they may not live forever… [Read more…] about Want To Live Forever?
It’s been an interesting adventure around here for the last week or so. I moved my website from one host to another and that meant I had to rebuild much of what I’d done (or at least ensure it was all in the same space.) The podcast had to be re-entered and reuploaded to a new host (I’m using Libsyn now) and the email system moved to Mailchimp. It’s been an adventure indeed.
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I published the first two ebooks last week as well. Wild Hunt is here and 2047: Hell In A Handbasket is here.(They’re both on Kindle Unlimited btw so you can download/read for free if you’re a member)
I’ll likely have the third book up later this month after I get it all back from my copyeditor. This isn’t the publishing schedule I wanted to use so I’ll have to explain later in another post.
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If you read the Pivot series (part one, part two) you may recall I said I’d provide a regular report about how my author platform is developing. While I’m not sure what “regular” means yet (monthly, every-second month ??) here’s the first one about a month after my decision.
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This week on Frankly Speaking I went “wide” instead of deep. Many of the articles are “personal” kinds ranging from interesting fabrics, to new ideas about home and a big trend in housing sizes, to one young woman’s judicial adventure in freezing her body. For good measure, I added a post about the media, politics and my personal favorite, digital assistants. [Read more…] about Is Your Digital Assistant Manipulating You?
One of the driving forces shaping our lives is artificial intelligence or more accurately “smart computers”.
A smart computer does one thing really well. Smart financial trading software trades stocks and makes a profit. Smart traffic light software adjusts the lengths of the lights depending on traffic flow so traffic moves faster. [Read more…] about Stephen Hawking Predicts How Long Humanity Has Left