Interesting Links #9: Technological Failure & Publishing Advice

The theme of this week’s Interesting Links seems to be technological failures. But! I made sure to include some successes in the mix. Additionally, there is quite a lot of good publishing advice as well:

-The new Firefox design is inspiring some opinions: Firefox Quantum Isn’t Just “Copying” Chrome.

-I’m grateful I spent so much time in the IT world learning the nuts and bolts. Hardheaded former IT guys tend not to believe that their computers are Magic Wizard Boxes: Technology Has Become Like Magic.

-There aren’t any. Most publishers are dinosaurs, and Amazon was the meteor. Be a mammal and self-publish: Why Pursue Traditional Publishing? (Are There Enough Good Reasons?)

-Beware scams! 8 Ways For Authors To Waste Their Money.

-We all see these, so why not learn about the history of it? A Short History Of The Blue Screen Of Death.

I really like the new Kindle Fire HD 10.

-This is a fair review of the new version of Ubuntu Linux. I have to admit I like the Ubuntu alterations to GNOME Shell: Ubuntu 17.10: Return Of The GNOME.

-If you have a Macintosh computer running macOS High Sierra, you should probably set a password for your root account like, right now: macOS bug lets you log in as admin with no password required.

-If you published any books to Amazon via Pronoun, Amazon will help you import those books to KDP before Pronoun completely shuts down.

-If you’re curious about Bitcoin, this is a good primer: Bitcoin: Seven Questions You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask.

-I’ve been doing this for nearly seven years now, and I don’t feel burned out. I think it helps that I’m old enough to remember how terrible traditional publishing was, so indie publishing is magical by comparison: Burnout And The Indie Writer.

-JM

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