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Michael Cummings
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Attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Lives in Union City, ca
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The PiKon telescope is an open source, 3D printed, Raspberry Pi telescope supported by a growing community of amateur scientists.
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Later this week, Scrivener for iOS will be hitting the Apple Store. After years (and years) of holding out hope and using makeshift solutions, we will finally have Scrivener on the go. For Scrivener users, this is a great opportunity, something we’ve all…
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Last month my wife encouraged me to treat my writing like a startup – work at my day job to pay the bills and have insurance, etc., but don’t treat writing as just something I do on the side occasionally. If I want to ever be free of the day job, I have…
Last month my wife encouraged me to treat my writing like a startup – work at my day job to pay the bills and have insurance, etc., but don’t treat writing as just something I do on the…
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Last day to get A Scent of Roses free!

For those that read the blog and don’t follow on social media, my first novel on Amazon is free through today! Blurb: As she passed Mr. Sigmund she caught a whiff of something. Beneath his thickly applied Old Spice and the scent of too much detergent, she…
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Today, I did a thing. I'll be posting an explanation on the thought process to the Medium page (eventually - it's been in draft for a week now), but today I did a thing. I took a novel that I had trunked - A Scent of Roses - and I spent the week cleaning it up. I didn't get it copyedited (I probably should have), but I put a fresh, clean cover on it, straightened it up, and I put it on Amazon.

This may not be the kind of novel some of you expect from me. No spaceships. No dragons. No magic (not really). No aliens. I wrote this with the classic creature feature in mind - a little bit invasion of the body snatchers, a little bit of "what the heck". I won't ask you to buy it - I'm still a little in shock I put it out there - but if you do, that's awesome. If you don't, that's fine too.

Me, I've got some more books to get to writing. I've got the bug.
Oh, right - almost forgot. If you want to check it out, the link for it on Amazon is here. Kindle Unlimited readers can get it free, and iirc Amazon Prime members can check it out for free too (if they want to use their one free book a month on it - no obligations). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H9AYG2G
Most of all - enjoy!
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So, I like to read. I admit it, and it should be no shocker to anyone, at least not on this planet. So far this year, I’ve played with a couple of different personal challenges. I tried reading exclusively from physical copies, which taught me a few…
So, I like to read. I admit it, and it should be no shocker to anyone, at least not on this planet. So far this year, I’ve played with a couple of different personal challenges. I tried readi…
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Friends, this is a Public Service Announcement. I don’t climb on this podium often, so listen up: If you have a smart phone, you should be 2-factor (MFA) enabling every account that can do it. If you do not have a smart phone, but can receive SMS, you…
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Yesterday, I brought up the problems I had while testing the new Scrivener for iOS. Now that that is out of the way, let’s talk about how great it was. The in-app keyboard is awesome. Yesterday I lamented typing in the app isn’t ideal on an old iPad. Your…
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When I put my first self published book up on Amazon, I knew I was doing it all wrong from the get go. In the course of about a day I went from “Hey, I think I might do this thing” to “Hey, I just bought a cover, generated an e-book, and put it up […]
When I put my first self published book up on Amazon, I knew I was doing it all wrong from the get go. In the course of about a day I went from “Hey, I think I might do this thing” to &…
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Ya know MC, for me perrsonally, (farck it i'm done with spellsheck)..for me , i come away from reading this with one thing, a feeling. I am Proud. ...proud of you my friend. "I can honestly say that is no longer a fear."  Overr coming fear is , well ...what makes breathing worth the effort.
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Through the 4th, you can get "A Scent of Roses" free for your #kindle! (reviews greatly appreciated - any stars are better than no stars) http://amzn.to/297a8CJ
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I find myself having some big thoughts lately about my writing. Focus changing thoughts. Life directing thoughts. The kind of thoughts my tenth grade English teacher would call epiphanies, and bless her heart she’d pronounce every vowel in that word like…
I find myself having some big thoughts lately about my writing. Focus changing thoughts. Life directing thoughts. The kind of thoughts my tenth grade English teacher would call epiphanies, and bles…
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I feel like this last week in particular has been one spent buried alive, thawed long enough to get to another doctor and then shoved back into stasis. Through it all, my wife has been a superstar, and the kids haven’t  been too bad themselves. Usually.…
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    Sr. Web Operations Guy, 2014 - present
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    Sr. Monkey in charge of temporal portals, soft serve, and servers, 2009 - 2014
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