I recently wrote an article about a paragraph in the Microsoft Services Agreement which, as it seems to me, implies your copyrights are transferred to those receiving your messages or calls, which would not only concern Hotmail / Outlook and Windows online, but also Skype, as it seems to me. You can find the article in German here.
As you may know, I like beautiful names and domain names. This may also be one reason for having more than one blog. Yet, for my readers, it might be inconvenient having to follow all of them – so I wondered whether to either create a new one and post in various language there (I thought of http://travels.jewel-of-light.org), an idea that came to me while walking through Perth (speaking of names – one beautiful aspect of Waldorf schools, at least in Australia, is that many children have got very beautiful names). However, for now, it seemed I should keep my separate blogs for English (this one) and German (over here).
As in the age of self- and online publishing more and more people who do not know the rules of typography or would like to know more about them may find it interesting to have a closer look, you can find some information by going here.
Eckhart Tolle gives some valuable advice for writers on how to tell a biographical story and still have the dimension of consciousness accessible in his first Google+ – Hangout here (in the second half of the hangout) in a reply to Wafa Lababneh.
(The hangout also contains advice on the education of young children and as to Love [also see here].)
On November 30th, I will be one of two or three poets giving a public reading of some of their lyrics and giving a short interview in Rosen’s Lyrik-Salon in the medieval city of Esslingen am Neckar. The event will take place in the Old Spinnery. For more information, please see here.
On a mailing list I am a member of, I just found mentioned this tool:
It is available for a couple of languages and shows at which time the term searched for has been used how often.
It seems to have gone through the blogging world a few years before, but I had never heard about it, and found it quite interesting. Good for linguists as well as sociocultural research indeed. I tried (having written my thesis about human dignity and international law) “dignity”, and found the result rather unexpected at first.
I just read this interview, where an author describes how, after an example of his writing, the publisher asked for an exposé. Especially when being a channel, the book is not the channel’s work – but the exposé may be. If, then, a publisher judges whether to publish the book without reading the entire book, but just the exposé, he will not really judge the right writer…
As many artists may channel to a certain extent (just a guess), but the exposé as a “condensation” of the novel may be written with their (own) “head” (mind), this might constitute a potential for misjudgement.
In fact, I wanted to start blogging a few weeks earlier. But I was looking for an appartement, then, and could not dedicate the time, it seemed.
Now, that, I have one (more or less, that is, still on the move within the building at the least), I, again, had to do so much again to create a new future for me (uhm… preferably in Australia – anyone having a job for me there ?), that I needed to give my attention to that. Now, having a free minute, I read in the advice for beginning Blogging a few good ideas how to start.