Updating Editions—What did I miss the first time?

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Here I thought that being asked to write a book (or three) was pretty cool. Nope, turns out being asked to update them for a second edition is better. If the book was a flop, then the publisher wouldn’t want to spend any more time or money on it, but if it does pretty well, […]

Couple Posts from Elsewhere: end of paper books & Trying Pomodoro GTD System

From time to time I’ll post full posts that I write for Future Shop (that’s allowed now), but today, it’s just excerpts. Enjoy! Last week Nicholas Negroponte was quoted as saying that the physical book would be dead in 5 years—Nicholas Negroponte: The Physical Book Is Dead In 5 Years—which I thought is pushing it […]

It isn’t starting a book that’s hard, it’s continuing to write it

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Book Three is starting to gel, but it’s been a tough few nights of writing to get to this place. See, I don’t find starting a book hard, it’s after I have the first 2 or 3 chapters written that I hit a wall. It’s at that very moment when I tend to step back […]

WordPress 3 & Parent-Child Themes from WordCamp Vancouver

If you missed WordCamp Vancouver and wanted more than the slides I posted previously, now you can watch Catherine Winters & I talk about WordPress 3.0 just a short while before it came out: As Catherine & I talked about, WordPress 3.0 is a very easy (and fast) update for people who are already using […]

Would You Use iBooks as your iPad PDF reader?

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I’m not sure this is a great idea, but it is certainly a nice option: Once you’ve got the files uploaded to Dropbox, though, how do you get them into iBooks? Just find the PDF in Dropbox on your phone, hit “Open With” and choose iBooks. It’s easy as pie, and your PDF files will […]