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by walton
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: [BIZ] Business versus Hobby
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: [BIZ] Business versus Hobby

Yeah, 70 in November. The only two things I notice are hair loss and I think it's getting hard to clip toe nails. I was just asked to play sax for a theater production in opening 9.9. The catch . . . as of 8.6, I didn't have a sax, never played a tenor, and the last time I played a single reed instr...
by walton
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: [FORUM] Stats & Thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 527

[FORUM] Stats & Thank you

We've just past 3 months, with:
  • 204 members
  • 79 topics
  • 379 posts
Thank you!

I haven't seen as much spam here in the last few weeks as we had in the month before. Sarah get here before me and usually zaps them, thank you. And, maybe we've discouraged it.
by walton
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: [spam] how to deal
Replies: 19
Views: 1908

Re: [spam] how to deal

We have a multi-step registration process. There is a captcha and a confirmation email, which has to be answered, is sent to the email account.

So far, that's the best I can find. There are plug-ins for phpBB, but I haven't found anything more secure.
by walton
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Covers] How-to Build Your Own
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: [Covers] How-to Build Your Own

I agree that most of us learn with the image we need to fix. But that can lead to extra learning time, due to unnecessary frustration. When people learn how to make jewelry work, for example, they generally practice on copper not gold. None of the gold need be lost, so it's not the cost: it's that w...
by walton
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: [Covers] How-to Build Your Own
Replies: 3
Views: 664

[Covers] How-to Build Your Own

I just finished the first 30 pages of a how-to for covers: http://www.12on14.us/free/covers_pt1_071917_locked.pdf It's not complete, I need to add text on image adjustments and text. Then a part two on GIMP itself. I chose GIMP because most people who ask about doing covers themselves don't seem to ...
by walton
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: [New Yorker Cartoon]
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: [New Yorker Cartoon]

Although we can censor words, I don't think that I've enabled it. Further, I believe that s*** is a perfectly valid word when it comes to fashionable ideas, etc.
by walton
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [FORMATTING] B&W Illustrations (not photos)
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: [FORMATTING] B&W Illustrations (not photos)

Several things, although you've solved the problem, so for general consumption, do not use PNG files. They are great for websites, etc. But lots of programs still have problems using them. From my point of view, it's easier to work with JPGs, the universal consumer file format, than PNG and worry. T...
by walton
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: [CreateSpace] Interior Reviewer
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: [CreateSpace] Interior Reviewer

The only reliable way to judge how your images will print is a printed proof. Period. The IR is wanky, although it does have its uses. The downloadable PDF is a waste of time, what can it tell you that your print-ready PDF wont? The DigitalProofer, like the IR, is a representation on your monitor of...
by walton
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: [FORMATTING] Fonts for Poetry Books
Replies: 11
Views: 1441

Re: [FORMATTING] Fonts for Poetry Books

Take a look at http://www.12on14.us/free/typography_glossary-001-112_021817a.pdf , it's free. Look at the books around you. Pick a few that could be models for you. My guess is that most poetry books are set in a serif font (e.g. TNR) not sans serif (e.g. Arial). Back in the beat/hippy days, you mig...
by walton
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [BIZ] Business versus Hobby
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: [Business versus Hobby]

The "common wisdom" is that CoverCreator is a sign of being an amateur. I disagree. (Many people say that of Times New Roman, and I disagree about that too.) Coscto (I think you've got a few in Australia . . . maybe like Aldies?) is a hugely successful book seller, although they have only about 6 la...