Introducing the New Book Cover!

This week was incredibly exciting as we embarked on a design adventure with 99designs to create the cover for (not quite finished) book #3: Nerd Know-How: The 24 Best Apps for Work… & How to Use ‘Em! Book covers can cost upwards of $5000, but design contests on 99designs start at a few hundred dollars. I bought the $799 Gold …

Why I Haven’t Finished Book #3 Yet

This month I have a rare 10-day stint at home with no travel. I’m 83% finished with the new book, and I swore to myself that I’d finish this week while I am home. Oh, the best laid plans of nerds and men…. I’m definitely making progress, but I don’t think I’ll be done by Friday. Here are a few …

Hemingway App: Simple writing critiques

People are so clever and helpful, especially when they’re trying to make you more clever and helpful. The online app called Hemingway lets you paste or write text on the page, and with one button click, the system analyzes your words and sentence structure to give you tips for clearer, more concise writing. The app, which is free, of course, …

Office Suites: Google Docs and iWork

Google Docs is great for sharing documents, online collaboration and anywhere access, although the features of the program are on the basic side, at least for a heavy Microsoft Office user like myself. Zoho has similar cloud-based office software for word processing, spreadsheets, note organization and presentations. If you’re on a Mac, you’ll definitely want to check out Apple’s iWork …