Author: Melinda Wyers

The Return of Serial Fiction?

I mean, it’s about time. It seems that books only get longer each year, with word counts over 100k per volume in the latest trilogy. Modern commercial fiction seems to be going through another big shift since the rise of eBooks and the self publishing boom in the early 2010’s. A little while back Amazon […]

It’s time to learn to type…

In 1997, during middle school, we were all tasked with taking a class called Keyboarding. We worked on big beige IBM computers in a cramped lab elbow to elbow at wooden tables. At some point in the class the teacher wrapped our model M keyboards in those transparent rubber protective covers, having stuck little stickers […]

Getting ready

I’ve been busy the last few weeks with various things. Getting ready for this baby, getting things set up at work, getting through some reading. I’m glad I figured out one of the issues I had with productivity. While work hours are work hours, any time outside of that has to be used to either […]

Such a mournful sound

One of my first graphic design jobs was back in college, around 2006, working for a small audio company. They had an online store that sold pro sound equipment and also did custom commercial installations. (Think, the ceiling speakers in schools/restaurants/etc) My thing was taking pics of the product and making ads for print and […]

New radio day

Got a new Yaesu FT-65 handheld transceiver in the mail today. Hopefully I works better than the old Baofeng I lost the charger to a while back. Will need to put the bigger whip on it for sure. Cody wanted it for emergencies in the jeep but I’m the only one who has the license […]