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Want an Invitation to Google Plus?

If so, you’ve come to the right place! The first 149 people who click the link below and accept may join Google Plus, the (relatively) new social sharing service from the search giant. If you’re not familiar with G+, as we pioneers like to call it, it has some similarities to Facebook, except it’s better….

Some Observations on Google Plus

First of all, in case you only recently started following this blog, I am an unabashed fan of (just about) all things Google. I was an early adopter of Gmail, Buzz, and Wave. Gmail was a home run; the latter two (especially Buzz) were foul balls. I think Google may have hit for the cycle…

NaNo Cometh…and the Blog Sleepeth

No, I don’t have a lisp. Silly people! As I write this on Saturday morning, I’m about forty-eight hours away from embarking on a month-long voyage of discovery—about me, as a serious writer. That’s right, National Novel Writing Month is upon us, and I’ll be taking part. (But if you’re even a semi-regular reader, you…

Windows Live Writer Beta

Long-time readers of this blog are aware of my affinity for Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer (WLW) as the quintessential blogging tool. I use it in a Windows 7 virtual machine on my iMac and MacBook Pro. Imagine my delight upon discovering the beta for WLW as I set up a new installation of Win7 on…

Housekeeping: Aerie Address Change

Thanks to my outstanding webhost, I was able to change the top-level domain (TLD) for Kestrel’s Aerie last night, from kestrelsaerie.us to kestrelsaerie.com. I’ve owned the .com domain for quite awhile, but just hadn’t gotten around to changing over the site address. A support ticket request was answered within a couple hours, and once I…

E-books: DRM + conflicting formats + exclusivity = “We are screwed”

Why We’re Here Earlier today, Tami Moore briefly described her travel from Wisconsin to Texas and back over the weekend just past. She’s come to the conclusion that if she traveled more than once a year, an e-reader of some stripe would be very, very high on her “gotta have it!” list. Tami listed a…

Hands-on with the Droid X

As some of you know, I was parked at our local Verizon Wireless store at 8 a.m. on July 15 to upgrade my cellphone to the new Droid X smartphone from Motorola. (The store opened at 9.) The “X” is Verizon’s latest smartphone offering, and as such, is positioned against AT&T’s Apple iPhone 4, Sprint’s…

Making Headway

I know most of you are reading this through a feed reader, and most of you doing so, are using Google Reader. However, take a moment to click over to the new (and, I think, improved) Kestrel’s Aerie. As I mentioned in an addendum to my previous post, I switched from Thesis to Headway as…

So Long, Thesis; Hello, …. What?

After reading this post from last week, I finalized my decision to abandon the premium WordPress theme I’ve been using. Yes, that’s money down the drain; however, I won’t sacrifice my principles for a few dollars. Over the past several days, I became convinced, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Thesis incorporates nontrivial code from WordPress….

WordPress versus Thesis: My Take

There is currently a VERY heated debate going on within the WordPress and Thesis (#wordpress, #thesiswp on Twitter) community regarding whether or not Thesis is subject to the GPL under which WordPress is released. As a reminder, Thesis is the premium WordPress theme I use and shill for on this site. The big sticking point…

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