Category Archives: Publications

Articles and stories published elsewhere on the ‘net.

Post New Article on Yahoo! Voices or HubPages?

Some pros and cons of publishing on Yahoo! Voices vs. HubPages, and why my last article on disposable email addresses ended up on HubPages. Continue reading

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Writing On HubPages

Since Yahoo!/AC has opted not to renew my Featured Contributor designation, I’ve been thinking about other places to publish. After researching several on-line publishing sites, I’ve decided to give Hub Pages a try. Here’s why, with a link to my first hub, a review of the Gold’s Gym Trainer 480 Treadmill. Continue reading

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Writing for Yahoo!’s Contributor Network (formerly Associated Content)

Changes in Yahoo’s “Featured Contributor” program and Google’s algorithm “adjustments” making it harder to find content on Yahoo!’s Contributor Network, are making me re-focus on other writing sites. Continue reading

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Encrypting Data and Messages for Free

A brief rundown of some of the most popular free encryption choices. Continue reading

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Behind the OK Corral – Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Ike Clanton, etc.

A recent visit to Tombstone, Arizona prompted a couple of articles about the infamous “Gunfight at the OK Corral.” Surprising facts include the 16 days in jail Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday served during a murder investigation as a consequence of the gunfight. Continue reading

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What’s Running On Your PC?

How to find out what’s running on your PC, and why this is important. Continue reading

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Zirnhelt’s trail – Over 14,000 Trees Planted by One Man

Imagine planting a pine tree, a small seedling, using a spade shovel. Not too difficult, right? Now imagine doing that 1000 times. Repeat every spring for 14 years. That’s exactly what Bob Zirnhelt did on 11 acres where he and his wife live in Davison, Michigan. Continue reading

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Writing for a Local Newspaper Publisher

I recently started writing articles for a publisher who puts out several newspapers local to our surrounding communities. The Davison Messenger, The Tri-County News, The Burton Banner, etc. Some of them were existing publications which he purchased, some are new … Continue reading

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‘The Great Rodeo Trainers’ Story is Back Online

A while back I wrote a story entitled ‘The Great Rodeo Trainers’, which was sold to a Helium Marketplace publisher with exclusive (I thought) rights. Now I see the story has reappeared on Helium’s website, so I’m thinking it was … Continue reading

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Configuration Management – 4 Key Concepts

This article was originally published by Triond on their web site ComputerSight. I thought it was time to reprint it here, so it appears below in its entirety. Configuration Management (‘CM’ hereafter) means a lot of different things to different … Continue reading

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April Foolin’

Someone posted a challenge to the writers on Associated Content to come up with humor articles to be posted on the April 1st, April Fool’s Day. Being somewhat of a fool myself, I accepted the challenge, along with a dozen … Continue reading

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Charity Music Revisited and Pub Crawl Information

Help out a great cause just by reading an article about Charity Music, plus information on joining the worlds largest pub crawl. Continue reading

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Inner Peace in 700 Words or Less?

A Helium Marketplace publisher recently asked for an article entitled ‘Quick Tips for Inner Peace’, with a 700 word maximum. I condense religion, psychology, and meditation and attempt to answer the call. Let me know how you think I did. Continue reading

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Driving a Beater (Car)

Some pros and cons of driving a beater car, using the “Field Car” as an example. Includes tips on turning a car into a beater, plus things to avoid with beaters, like trying to outrun the police. Continue reading

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WinRAR is better than WinZip

I first wrote this article as a submission to Helium’s Marketplace. It was not chosen, so my loss is your gain, as I’m posting it here in it’s entirety. Note that I received no compensation for this article, but since … Continue reading

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