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Michael Cummings
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I’ve been reading more paper books lately for a couple of reasons. The one that’s germane here is that I like reading at the end of the day to relax, but by the time I get to that obligation free time my eyes are tired, and even  the screen of my…

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Back in my heavy Linux days, there was a software package known as WINE. Self referentially, it was an acronym for WINE Is Not an Emulator.  And yet, that’s what it did – it let you emulate just enough of a Windows environment to run windows software on…

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It seems to me that there is plenty enough for us to read about in the world these last few months. I don’t want to make this political, and I don’t know about you, but following the US election this past November, I’ve had a lot to think about. It’s been…

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First up, I wanted to share this article from Polygon – DC Comics’ Rebirth worked because it’s actually good. Long read, but well worth it, and to be honest I happen to agree on many accounts. I tried buying into the new 52 when it came out, avoiding some…

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Writing has been hard these last few months. The interest is there, the stories continue to bubble and steam in my head, but the effort to take that next step and actually write has been lagging. The last week has seen a dramatic improvement – about 10k…

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Almost 16 months ago, I bought one of the (then) new $50 Kindle Fire’s. There were a couple of factors in the purchase, but ultimately what convinced me was the price tag. At $50, I didn’t expect much, but figured it was worth the risk. What follows is my…

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A moment to lament

Our oldest turns 15 today. The problem with that statement is that I still remember trading sleep shifts with my wife to watch this little bundle of human that could fit most of her body in the space between my wrist and elbow on one arm. I remember…

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Well, 2016 has been quite a year, hasn’t it? I know this blog has gotten quiet of late – sorry about that. Some of it has been work driven, some of it other factors. I think all of us, one way or another, have felt the emotional drain of the last few…

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A month or so ago, I went in for an eye exam. I’ve worn glasses for over thirty years, so you would think that I would be better about getting them checked up on by now. I’m not. While the overall verdict was that my eyes are as good (and bad) as they…

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Maybe it’s the absence of pressure now that I’ve conceded that I can never finish NanoWriMo this year. Maybe it’s the beta copy of Scrivener 3 that landed in my lap late this week. Come to think of it, it’s probably the beta that turned the tide. As I sit…
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