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  • My preparation for NaNoWriMo 2017 – October 22, 2017

    During February 2017, I announced that I will write my first work of fiction. This became official in a blog post on this site and on Facebook to my friends and family. This announcement was designed to keep me...

  • Remove previous recipients from Apple Mail – July 31, 2017

    Here’s a quick tip for those who may be battling the “previous recipients issue” in Apple Mail. For those not familiar with the issue, let me give you a quick example.

    You compose a message in Apple Mail and...

  • Commodore VIC-20 eBay purchase – July 26, 2017

    I’ve been reminiscing about my first computer, the Commodore VIC-20, since deciding my first work of fiction will take place during the 1980s. During a hot July weekend in 2017, I decided to scratch my retro computer itch...

  • Relive the 1980s with a Unicomp Keyboard – July 09, 2017

    I’m a keyboard nerd. I enjoy trying different keyboards with different key mechanisms. I have fond memories of an IBM keyboard I used as a student worker at Murray State University back in the 1980s. While I wasn’t as obsessed...

  • I am writing a book, and sharing a Ulysses tip – July 04, 2017

    Today I announce, I am writing a book! Yes, I’ve written books in the past, but this is my first piece of fiction. I’ve been working on the plot, scenes, characters, themes and research since February 20th, 2017; a...

  • 2016 top 10 posts – December 31, 2016

    Today I took a look at the 2016 top 10 posts on StevenCombs.com. Review of top posts is an annual event. This year though, I decided to create a post to capture and share. Below is a list...

  • My favorite gadgets of 2016 – December 18, 2016

    This past year brought many gadgets into our home. As the year winds up, I decided to share my favorites and those I use on a regular basis. Some of these were purchased prior to 2016, but remain useful. I...

  • Book Review - The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book – December 01, 2016

    In the past year, No Starch Press sent both The LEGO Architect and Geeky LEGO Crafts: 21 Fun and Quirky Projects for a review. On October 6, 2016, I also found Chris McVeigh’s new book, The...

  • Three week thoughts on the Google Pixel – November 13, 2016

    The new Google Pixel smartphone arrived on my door step October 21, 2016; a day after the official release. I preordered the phone the next day. As Google made the phone demonstration at their October 4 event (see video below),...

  • Field Notes Sweet Tooth memo books review – October 09, 2016

    Rhodia has replaced the Moleskine brand as my new favorite notebooks. I currently use a Rhodia Black Webnotebook 5.5 inch x 8.3 inch Dot Grid. I enjoy the Rhodia because of its high quality assembly, thick/no-bleed/gloss paper and...