Archive for December, 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

HowTo Wednesday: Using Autorun.inf files in Windows.

Every Wednesday, I’ll be posting a HowTo guide on something. Something from changing an icon, to installing an operating system

Ever plugged in a new USB removable storage device, and been disappointed with the default icon and name?

Well, by creating a small file Autorun.inf you can change the icon, name, and the Autoplay options when you plug in your device.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Photo blog!

Since I’ve got a new camera, I’ve been taking pictures. And because of the new Duotone wordpress.com theme, I’ve decided to setup a photo blog. You can find it here. It’s where I’ll be putting my favorite photos from my Flickr photostream, so if you really like my photos (ha! yeah, sure) you can see more there.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Help me decide where to put my photos online

So, I now have a digital camera (Vivitar 8690, if you care), and I need to decide where to put the photos online. Flickr? A blog here on wordpress.com, using the Duotone theme? Something else?

Feel free to try to convince me to use your idea in the comments.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Status

Playing with my new camera!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

6 things I have learned about NaNoWriMo

After attempting (and losing) NaNoWriMo two years in a row, I’ve learned a few things. Your mileage may vary.

  1. Do not, unless under emergency circumstances say “Oh, I’m about a thousand words short, but I’ll catch up tomorrow” If you start doing this, you will do this tomorrow, and the next day, and you’ll get terribly behind.
  2. write every day. Well, this kinda falls under the first one, but oh well.
  3. Do not write  all of your words for the day at one time. It’s not fun. Write a few in the morning, a few in the afternoon, and a few at night. Or something like that.
  4. Do word wars. Follow @NaNoWordSprints on twitter to get, you guessed it, word sprints directly from the NaNo staff. You can also follow other people who are doing NaNo to get word wars. There’s a great list of NaNo people on twitter here http://twitter.com/simplywriting/nanowrimo
  5. If you tell yourself that you’re going to write 5,000 words tomorrow, write 5,000 words tomorrow.
  6. The “Week 2 Blues”? More like the 12k-20k blues. I firmly believe that it’s not week two, but that point in your novel where you have no idea where you’re going.

Again, your mileage may and probably will vary.

So that’s it. Have you done NaNo? Feel free to share how it went in the comments!