Vacation Time

The holidays are here! And my and my wife are going to see my family in Quebec for a whole week. Should be a fun, cold and exciting week. Havn’t seen them in almost two years. So i’m way past due!! I want to wish happy holidays to everybody out there and see you all…

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Review – Visual Studio .NET Tips and Tricks

If you recall my post from about one week ago, i had a chance to meet up with Minh T. Nguyen, the author of Visual Studio .NET Tips and Tricks. I had a chance to read his book this week and thought I would share some of my thoughts on the topic. The book itself…

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Print-On-Demand VS Offset Printing – Cost Analysis

I have been considering changing my book printing plans from POD to offset. Although i do believe that POD has its place and will be even more commonplace in the future, my title needs (and deserves) the chance to be carried in brick-and-mortar book stores. From this conclusion,Ii obviously had to rethink my budget since…

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Advice to prospective book author

Scott Meyers, the author of several technical titles such as “Effective C++” has posted an article in which he describes his experiences about writing books and what new authors should be aware of. I love his insight and wish this would have been out there before getting my first book published Link: Advice to prospective…

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Lunch with Minh T. Nguyen…

Yesterday for lunch i had the chance to meet up with Minh T. Nguyen, author of “Visual Studio .NET Tips and Tricks“. He has self-published his own book and since we live in the same area, it made sense to meet up and discuss book publishing. It was a nice little chat and we did…

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New Amazon.com ranking system.

Over the past few months, Amazon.com has changed the way their sales rank has been calculated, bringing havoc to the author community who often use this value as a gage as to how well their books are doing. Since Amazon does not disclose how the ranks are computed, authors were left clueless as to what…

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Computer Graphics? Where?

Some of you may wonder why i have not posted anything significant to computer graphics recently. I wanted to appologize for this. With work, my INS dealings, the holidays coming and my self-publishing venture my free time has been rare recently to work on any significant projects. One thing i have been tinkering with on…

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Self-Publishing. Update (11/23/04)

Thought it was time for a little update. There isn’t that much going on but there are a few points I wanted to tackle… I have now ordered some letterhead for the company and am still waiting on my business cards. They have shipped last week so I hope to get them this week. I have…

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Self-Publishing. Update (11/17/04)

Since it has been a little while since my last self-publishing post, i thought it would be a good time to post an update. Things are still moving smoothly and I am making good progress on my new book. So far i am about 2/3 done with the initial first-draft writing and hope to be…

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Halo 2

Ha!!! Made you look! 😀

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