Saylor's Goodreads Bookshelf

Saylor's books

Animal Farm
Where the Sidewalk Ends
The Great Gatsby
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
Of Mice and Men
The Alchemist
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Lord of the Flies
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Little Women
A Tale of Two Cities
The Count of Monte Cristo
Les Misérables
Moby-Dick or, The Whale
The Joy Luck Club
The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Websites.

Okay. It's done. New websites for  The O Line Mysteries and Billibatt are up and running.  I redirected the old URL's for the wordpress blog sites.

Aaah Technology, you are such a two faced, ponzi scheming, steaming pile of shit.  But what can I do?  You're like family now,  I hate you because I need you.  I want to stay away from you because you reflect my truth and you cut me to my wick.  You force me to think in foreign languages and conquer your quixotic ways using my evil genius which I should be using to harness the sun's power using tanning lotion and cat litter.  I committed a big marketing slash publishing sin by not putting on the links to other websites and blogs. Pfft. I'll get to it.  How important could that be? (hint to newbies reading this: very important. Don't listen to me, newbies,  I've been reading code for about 24 straight hours.)

Yay! zzzzzzzzzzz.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Up yours iweb.

Remember a few weeks ago, after the LCC convention and then you didn't hear from me for a while?  Well that's because I was busy with the final drafts of book 3 and blowing up computers again, this time it was my laptop. I know, I work the little engines to death. Back around 2007 when I was doing the t.v. thing with the television show and the documentaries and I was preparing to podcast The O Line's I was overjoyed to discover iweb. Because I was sick of coding, and html, java whatever. SHUT UP! Just give me a WYSIWYG! Enter the iweb. Plug and play, fischer-price toys for adults, I'll take it.
So fast forward to last month when I killed the mac lap-top.  I go to buy another one. Well, first I tried to fix it with a new hard drive...I might as well have eaten a 100 dollar bill, at least I would have some fiber from that effort. Anyway.  At the Apple store the conversation went like this:
Me:  Well, I'm worried about my website. I really need to update it and do a bunch of stuff to it has Mac up dated iweb at all?
Overfriendly associate: (Eyes glaze over.): We're discontinuing iweb.  (Voice lowers) It's kind of a thing, you might want to transfer that.
Me: What the hell?
Oa: Yeah. People are kinda angry about it.
Ya' think?

So, for all you other podcasters who have oh, say, 50 podcasts up and running do not fret. Wordpress.  That's all I'm saying. Wordpress.
I've been dreading, and I mean sick to my stomach about it kind of dreading, redoing 2 websites. I even fleetingly considered forgoing the whole thing.  But as we speak I'm loading up the new website and it's about 1/3 of the trouble I thought it would be.  1/3 because a: I have to do it in the first place and b: I have to learn how this little gadget works.

I say unto you iweb users, do not freak out. I'm sure there are a lot of other WYSIWYG sites to help but I'm kinda lovin' the wordpress.  And every time I get stuck I just google the issue and thankfully there are others out there who have posted how to's and solutions.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dust and Shadow

FINALLY!  Book 3 is done.  But before I get to all that, let me first tell you about what I am now reading:  Dust and Shadows by Lyndsay Faye.  The book came out in 2009.  The gist of it is Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of Jack the Ripper.  And that's all I'm going to say about the plot.
Overdone, you say? Tsk, tsk. It is written in the voice of Dr. Watson and written quite good in the voice I might add. I've read most of Sir Conan Doyle's works and Ms. Faye has nearly nailed it.  Sometimes I find it arduous to read Conan Doyle's work because of the dated language, whereas Faye's novel is less cumbersome.  I'm not taken out of the story by the words.  I'm sure some others have snubbed this but I find it enjoyable.  If you're a Sherlock fan then I think you really will enjoy this throwback.  And as it is possibly one of the most famous unsolved crimes, I'm really enjoying this suspension of disbelief of having Sherlock Holmes in the thick of it.  Clever twist.