My current desktop computer system is about seven years old. In the past couple of years, I’ve swapped hard drives and replaced a failing power supply. A couple of month’s ago, I decided to build a new one and started researching. My desktop is used for writing, web-surfing, video streaming, graphics, and occasionally some audio-video … More New Computer Part One
I was unaware of the “Fresh Start” option. You may find it useful. https://www.howtogeek.com/356642/how-to-fix-all-windows-10%E2%80%99s-annoyances/ This quote from the article says it all, however… “Unfortunately, there’s no way to prevent Windows 10 from installing these apps without asking you.” While that is true of all modern operating systems, at least Linux #1 asks you to approve … More How to Fix Win10
This has been an incredibly busy weekend. I got the bill from the hosting service I’ve been using for the past four years. Each year, they have raised their rates. Now I do understand business and the need to keep up with inflation, but to jump 20%+ in a year? No thank you. I’ve been … More New and Improved!
This website has been in dire need of a facelift for some time now. Just the header and a few of the pages were updated today. Some new books are due out this summer and I will be adding excerpts, cover art and even a bit about the software and hardware I use as part … More An Ongoing Process
I read some interesting comments on “The Other Side” blog and a couple of friends asked me related questions in the last few days. This looks like a good time to share some more of my creation process. The Other Side link takes you to the blog of a Young Adult paranormal author by the … More The Backstory
Well, despite my misgivings, I’m finally on Twitter. You can tweet me here: http://twitter.com/MasterStevens
Disseminate So far, we’ve gathered a handful of separate files consisting of audio, video and/or still images. Then, we edited each of them using the appropriate programs. Finally, we assembled them into our grand production and exported the collection as a single video clip. Congratulations! Now what? The final step is to get your magnum … More How to Create a Trailer – Part 4
Each book trailer I’ve seen so far has three components. There is the visual content, the audio content and some text. The visual components can be either short video clips or still images. The audio can be the spoken word, music or a combination of both. We shall gather all three in this next segment. … More How to Create a Trailer – Part Two
This is a new layout (theme) for my blog. I’m experimenting with making things a bit more readable as well as easier to navigate. Opinions welcome, of course.