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A lot can change in a year, and yet, a year can speed by you so fast, leaving so much undone.

This time last year, I was looking back at what I had done since my last birthday, and making plans for how I was going to move forward over the next year. Looking at it now, it sure seems like a lot of the things I had planned out last year didn’t end up happening. At least, the way things developed certainly was not what I originally planned. Whether that will turn out to be for good or for ill, time will tell. Perhaps I’ll know next year.

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Time once again for another episode in the Balticon 46 wrap up. This episode is a recording from the panel WordPress 101. Terri “Flynnstress” Vernon moderates the panel featuring Chooch Schubert from the band Ditched by Kate, Gary Lester from Channel 37, and yours truly. In this panel we talk about WordPress, why we use it, and how it can help you manage your online content. WordPress is a very powerful tool, made more powerful by the many plug-ins that expand its capabilities.

Show notes below the cut.

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Once more, I stand victorious, having weathered the storms of another year. A lot has been thrown my way in the past year, but I’m still in the fight. While my weight loss has become more of a struggle in the past year, my health has gotten better. It still warms my heart when people tell me that I seem to be smaller every time they see me, even if I know it isn’t strictly true. While some things haven’t exactly taken off for me, I’ve still managed to move forward and gain a better understanding of the writing world that I’m trying to break into.

My plans have changed for the coming year, but I believe those changes will make me more successful in the future.

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And, in what seems like a blink of an eye, another week is gone.

But it has been productive. Northern Mist went through editing in what seems like a blink of an eye. I must admit that the editing process was vaguely disappointing. I was expecting more feedback. For once I’m experiencing the desire to continue hammering at a story to polish it further. It has been a new experience. That nagging feeling that says, “I can do better.”

But production schedules will not wait for me. So I have to move forward.

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I have managed to survive last week’s surgery to correct my Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The surgeon went in and removed an inch and a half to two inch strip off of one of my ribs so that my vein has more room and the blood flows freely from my extremities back to my heart. They tell me that the procedure worked well, although I developed a hematoma and they went back in to drain it. I know that I am still here, and while I am rather swollen, I’m not in a lot of pain.

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To try to make things a little easier for folks to find my various projects, I’ve set up a new splash page for DocColeman.com. This new page links to each of the major projects that I have going, providing a simple launch point for anyone looking into my work. Please take a look at the page and let me know what you think of it.

Right now, it is just a basic page, but I may end up moving some things over to that site, such as some of the galleries and the Lee of the Scale blog from scaleslea.net. It will depend on what happens with the host for that site.

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This is based on the draft schedule, so it may be subject to change, but as of today, here is where I will be this coming Balticon weekend:

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Next up from the Wayback Machine, the fifth episode in the Bird House Rules/Nifty Tech Blog joint review of Twitter clients for iPad. In this one we’re looking at TweetTime. We weren’t happy with the original audio from this episode, so then we re-recorded this the night before the post was to go live over Skype. This was also the first time we had to pan an product after we’d decided to include it in the series.

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Next up from the Wayback Machine, the fourth episode in the Bird House Rules/Nifty Tech Blog joint review of Twitter clients for iPad. In this one we’re looking at Twittelator’s transition to the iPad. Along the way we also discuss some design mistakes that we’ve run into along the way.

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Still a couple episodes left in this series. Go ahead and check them out over at Bird House Rules. More from the Wayback Machine soon.

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This is our third episode inthe crossover series Tee Morris and I did for Bird House Rules. In this episode we took TweetDeck for the iPad to task. This episode is also the origin of “Gorilla Origami”.

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I am still adding the other parts of this series to this feed, but I recommend that you check out the other episodes of Bird House Rules.

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