My friend Persia of blog of a mad blackwoman has started up a boutique for women who are liokung for a 1950's style chic look. Persia never ceases to amaze me in what she achieves and this is on another level! When I was discussing this I thought she was once again shopping online for clothes but... Continue Reading →
via So far, Uranus & Neptune have only been visited briefly by one spacecraft. That could change with a future mission to these ice giants: NASA Completes Study of Future ‘Ice Giant’ Mission Concepts | NASA No ownership claimed on images or material - Credit: NASA #Space #NASA #Neptune #Uranus #Voyager2
From my friend Pooja - some amazing quotes! For more inspirational posts click here. For more quotes click here. And if you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like, follow, share and comment! via 10 Quotes About Making A Difference In The World! — lifesfinewhine Simon 🙂
This is the 7th and the penultimate week of the kindness challenge. The challenge is being run by Niki of the richness of a simple life This week the focus of the challenge is being grateful for kindness. This is something I don't often think about and I'm sure others are the same on this... Continue Reading →
What a start to the week, I can barely keep up with what's going on! Maybe the busy weekend set me off on a run that I can't keep up with. Anyway, to the blog - this week see's the closing of the kindness challenge so then it's going to be up to me alone... Continue Reading →
We've 13 amazing years of Cassini exploring Saturn, now the mission is coming to a close - what did we find out? https://youtu.be/xrGAQCq9BMU via NASA — Solar System: Things to Know This Week No ownership claimed on images or materials - Credit NASA Simon 🙂
Since the last week of my job backfired a bit I've been thinking about the employee / employer relationship. I wanted to have a series of posts talking about my views from the way I see as like an open letter to employers about what it is that makes an employee want to work for... Continue Reading →
The weekend weather was amazing! Visiting the Abby ruins near where I live is always interesting, normally it's a place where children can play hide and seek or people can relax and chill out in peace. The irony of this is the dark and violent history surrounding these ruins, peasant uprisings, power struggles, blood shed... Continue Reading →
It's week 6 of the kindness challenge and this week is focusing on kindness without expectation. That is to be kind without expecting anything in return. The kindness challenge is being run by Niki Meadows of Richness of a Simple life and the challenge prompt for the week is here: https://therichnessofasimplelife.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/week-6-kindness-without-expectation/ This week’s challenge focuses... Continue Reading →
So this is another Monday - it's baking hot here and glorious weather. I've finally kicked this flu, it's taken about three weeks but I finally did it! There's not much to say about the last week, not much really happened, particularly on here, I've still got some posts idea I'm rattling through and more... Continue Reading →
The day is over. Red skies herald the days end. As birds find sleep bats flutter against the orange and red hues. Coolness touches as calmness descends. The day has ended... Soon a new day will dawn. Simon 😊
Being the topical kind of guy I am, I was thinking this morning about what a father is so I put my thoughts into this post. A father is someone who has photo's where their money used to be - unknown This is a quote I saw years ago and to me it's perhaps the... Continue Reading →
To all scifi bloggie fans theres a new book come out needing to be read!
Today is the day! Detours in Time, my most recent novel, is now live and available for purchase at Amazon.com for Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and in paperback! Please check it out, purchase the book, read it, or add it to your Goodreads Want to Read or Currently Reading shelf if you decide to purchase or even just want to read it later. If you read the book, please leave a review, no matter how brief, on Amazon and consider sharing it on social media. Perhaps you might share this post on your social media? All of these things help me gain visibility as an indie author and are greatly appreciated!
Genre: Sci-fi, time-travel/adventure 221 pages (e-book), 301 pages (paperback)
Read the book that early readers have called “Captivating!” Here is a blurb:
On a whim, feisty Tabatha takes a trip to the…
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On this 5th week of the kindness challenge, we're looking at choosing kindness. This is about being mindful about our everyday interactions and choosing to be kind, even in the smallest or simplest of ways. The prompt and challenge for the week is here: Week 5 Kindness Challenge - Choosing Kindness Nikki included this quote... Continue Reading →
We sometimes hear about camera hacking - how big a problem is it and how do we prevent it? This infographic on the issue shows some of the shocking examples of hacking going back a number of years and how we can protect ourselves from it. The link to the full article is: https://www.vound-software.com/blog/ten-tips-to-avoid-camera-hacking Infographic... Continue Reading →
Planet Simon has gone through a mixed, week of highs and lows. Starting a new job and first week going well is a big high. Flu still kicking my arse, big low. My cough has been so bad I can't speak more than three words without couching my lungs up - so I had to... Continue Reading →
Well all I can say is that worked well didn't it Theresa! Now look at the strong and stable leadership. Look at how you've united us. What a joke... the EU and the world is laughing right because hell. What a mess! Your plan worked really well didn't it? Simon 🙂
I love lightning, I've always wanted to get my own lightning shots and by some convoluted technical fiddlery I got these. I love the random patterns... I love the now knowing what to expect... And the noise, natures theatre of lighning. It's amazing and these pictures while not perfect are pretty cool and shoes me... Continue Reading →
So over the last week or so I've been privileged with TWO nominations for the One Lovely Blog Award. The first one was from Pooja: https://lifesfinewhine.wordpress.com/2017/05/27/one-lovely-blog-award-3/ and the other was from the lovely but self proclaimed weirdo Adelise: https://adelisemcullens.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/the-one-lovely-blog-award-the-versatile-award/ Thanks to both of you for nominating me for this I really appreciate an award, it's... Continue Reading →
This Sci-Fi files tales takes us back to the ocean depths to something that happened when a casual beach walker found a tag that had been attached to a 3 metre Great White shark. When the data on it was analysed it revealed that on Christmas Eve 2003 the shark dived to a depth of... Continue Reading →
We're onto week 4 of the kindness challenge and this is the first week to focus away from self kindness onto kindness to others. This wee we're thinking about kindness role models in our life and how they've influenced us. The kindness challenge is being run by Niki of Richness of a Simple Life make... Continue Reading →
This is my now semi regular poke in the ribs to start me and you my bloggies off for the week. Last week was a bit naff, I might not have worked it but I spent it feeling pretty crap. So it was a good thing my old job had told me to naff off... Continue Reading →
This is a great post from Kristen on a language generator that can be used for us fiction writers, especially those in scifi and fantasy!
I’ve talked about my fascination with language before, but sometimes writers need a little help creating words that make sense in their nascent worlds. I recently found something that streamlines that process.
Vulgar (pardon the terrible name) is a constructed language generator. The generator creates fully realized languages; if you were truly ambitious you could learn some of them. The program attempts to mimic real languages, so there are patterns to the words that develop. For instance, in 50% of generated languages, the word for “tongue” is the same as the word for “language”, and words often share roots as is the case for:
pson /pʂon/ n. paint; v. paint
psopru /ˈpʂopru/ n. painter
I’ve played around with the generator quite a bit and am highlighting a few sample languages below.
The above screenshots simply capture the summaries for the languages. The full pages, however…
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