Fantasy Author and Geek

Author Chris

Chris L. Meyers is the author of the Legends of Aeo fantasy series and a variety of short stories. He loves creating new and interesting worlds full of believable characters and unexpected twists.

He also speaks on various WordPress topics and conducts conference sessions based on his nonfiction book, Distraction-Free Writing. Having a full-time job as a software developer and a hectic family life, he has come up with many tips on minimizing distractions so he can write.

Chris lives in the Kansas City area with his wife and kids. Apart from software development and writing, he enjoys vintage computers, vintage cars, gardening and cooking.

A Month with KDE

I decided to spend a month wtih KDE. This would expose me to all the bits and pieces and really give me an idea what the desktop is like.

A Linux User Revisits Windows

I recently acquired a few computers with valid Windows licenses. For a variety of reasons, I decided to try Windows 10 and see what state it’s in these days. Microsoft seems to have cozied up to open-source and a lot… Continue Reading →

Reviewing in Context

I’ve been reading book reviews recently as I pursue what to read next. A few things popped out at me as I perused them. Not that I’m the authority on such things, but I think people who review books tend… Continue Reading →

Why Isn’t Linux More Popular?

For years, fans of the Linux OS have asked a simple question. Why isn’t Linux more popular? Many theories have been put forth. Some of them involve perceived failings in the Linux OS. Others involve software availability and support resources…. Continue Reading →

Stop the Creeps

In my last post, I described the creepy behavior employed by most online businesses including companies that pretend to have your privacy in mind. Like Microsoft, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and many others. The big question on your mind might… Continue Reading →

Creepy Business

I heard someone say, “Let ’em track me. I don’t care. I got nothing to hide.” But it’s not really about what you have to hide. It’s about protecting your privacy. Yes, some people want to illegally download things. And… Continue Reading →

Being an Author is a Difficult Job

Contrary to popular belief, being an author is a difficult job. A lot of people think it’s glamorous. You write, people read, you’re famous. Not so much. You have to come up with interesting ideas. People don’t like to read… Continue Reading →

Retro Writing with Vintage Computers

Vintage computers are occasionally a more productive way to write.

Chrome’s Poorly Conceived Omnibox

Chrome’s omnibox is excellent and terrible at the same time. On one hand, you can search or go straight to a URL without picking a different spot for each task. On the other hand, some weird design decisions have made… Continue Reading →

Unfortunately, newsletters are important

I don’t like newsletters I’ve been told newsletters are important. But I have ignored this for a long time. I generally don’t sign up for newsletters. Why? It’s pretty simple. I’m not interested in the company. I’m interested in the… Continue Reading →

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