So now it’s Saturday, the 15th of May. I’ve got my surgery scheduled in Gainesville and I’ve made arrangements for a place to stay following the surgery and I’ve even got the post-surgery check-up with the doc arranged for the next day. So, other than the doing on the 27th of this month, that’s done.
Today I’ll be at Well Loved Books on Blanding Blvd here in Orange Park for a book signing, between 2 and 5 pm. The owner has handled most of the advertising, though I’ve done a bit, too. I hope to see you there, if you live in the area.
There is a branch of the Florida Writer’s Guild which meets once a month in the Fleming Island Library. I’m looking forward to that, a lot. Nobody writes well when they write alone. I’m not referring to the actual writing – having folks around when I write is a royal pain – you can’t get into the ‘groove’ if you’re constantly bombarded by external stimuli. But it is important to connect with others in the same profession. They know lots of stuff you don’t.
On software: I recently signed on with MOZY (www.mozy.com) Mozy is an on-line backup provider. I keep all of my important stuff stored on line. I’ve worked with computers since 1971, and I can not tell you how much data I’ve lost over the years to crashes. It’s just plain embarrassing. Now this is with backup tapes, saving to CD’s, emailing files to myself, you name it and I’ve done it. So I store all of my important files on-line.
What’s nice about Mozy is that they provide you with a downloadable tool that allows you to set up automated backups of up to 2 gigabytes of your data for free. That’s spelled: FREE. You do need a broadband connection of some sort, but any sort of cable connection will qualify. It may be slower than they wish, but they will work with what you’ve got as long as it fits the description of ‘Broadband” Check out their site – look for the home user link and look for the free backup offer.
You just can’t beat that price.
And no, nobody pays me for these endorsements. I have used and professionally tested software for over twenty years, so I do have some reason to consider myself as something of an expert when it comes to use-ability and dependability of software products.