Dead Links

Unfortunately links on the web go dark|silent|missing – effectively dead.

I found 4 posts here with deadlinks. Added a new tag “deadlink”. Trying to locate things as I find them useful.

14 years ago the thought didn’t occur to me. Today it does. I will be saving things to PDF formats at the minimum.

Le sigh.

Principles of Adult Behavior – John Perry Barlow

 

1. Be patient. No matter what.
2. Don’t badmouth: Assign responsibility, not blame. Say nothing of another you wouldn’t say to him.
3. Never assume the motives of others are, to them, less noble than yours are to you.
4. Expand your sense of the possible.
5. Don’t trouble yourself with matters you truly cannot change.
6. Expect no more of anyone than you can deliver yourself.
7. Tolerate ambiguity.
8. Laugh at yourself frequently.
9. Concern yourself with what is right rather than who is right.
10. Never forget that, no matter how certain, you might be wrong.
11. Give up blood sports.
12. Remember that your life belongs to others as well. Don’t risk it frivolously.
13. Never lie to anyone for any reason. (Lies of omission are sometimes exempt.)
14. Learn the needs of those around you and respect them.
15. Avoid the pursuit of happiness. Seek to define your mission and pursue that.
16. Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun.
17. Praise at least as often as you disparage.
18. Admit your errors freely and soon.
19. Become less suspicious of joy.
20. Understand humility.
21. Remember that love forgives everything.
22. Foster dignity.
23. Live memorably.
24. Love yourself.
25. Endure.

 

R.I.P.

Marilyn says “It’s about time”

I’m always amused when someone in a film or TV program says something like, “We’re going to blow up in thirty seconds”, then the characters proceed to talk, argue, vow undying love, or whatever for a full minute before the bomb is defused in the last seconds. I’m waiting for someone to put a stop watch on one of these encounters and blow them up in the predicted thirty seconds while they are in mid sentence. I always feel a little cheated that their thirty seconds are longer than mine.

via About Time – Marilyn J Evans’ Blog

Helping an Author Gather an Audience

A friend and author is entering the “real world” of publishing and marketing her works. First up is Beloved Lives by Marilyn J. Evans over at Amazon.

The only tools currently being used are Facebook and e-mail through a web interface. All the rest? Nope.

Starting with a blog (WordPress thankfully), needing some Twitter and other exposure as well.

Looks like I am going to be doing a bit more using the blogging tools, and linking/sharing in general.