Yearly Archives: 2018

If you have to watch the ads, at least be entertained or educated

Good advertisements are entertaining and emotional.  I’ve talked about Audible Australia, which takes famous songs, and ‘audibilises them”. They’re simply entertainment. There are the reaffirming ads. Like the Dove Real Beauty Sketches advertisement from 2013. Then there are the ads that truly inspire you and make you feel better about the world, like the recent…

Talking writing books in IT terms—Agile vs Waterfall

I work in the computer industry (also known as IT industry, where IT stands for Information Technology).  There are a number of basic methodologies for developing software in IT, but the two big ones are Waterfall and Agile. Waterfall development, also known as traditional development, is a method where you do each step—analysis, design, code,…

A time for discovery

I’m slowly working my way through Alanna Mitchell’s The Spinning Magnet. It’s non-fiction, a book about the north and south magnetic poles switching and the impact that might have. The book caught my interest because we have an old story based around this idea that we’d love to revive. We shelved our original story because…

There’s always one error left

Book news first We have one more interview online for Stars Uncharted, if you’re interested. It’s over at PaulSemel.com.  In the interview we talk about who we’d like to play Nika and Josune if they ever made a movie out of Stars Uncharted, and we talk about how the show Firefly didn’t influence the writing…

We survived pub day

Amazing nature Let no one tell you that the internet is a waste of time.  You learn things on the internet. The other day on Twitter @rainbow1973 posted an image of a rainbow eucalyptus tree. Rainbow eucalyptus?  Australia is the land of the eucalypt, but I had never heard of them. It turns out that…