Write Like a Geek

Author Chris

When not busy with his day job writing software, Chris L. Meyers is an author and short story writer. He has written a fantasy series called Legends of Aeo and a non-fiction book called Distraction-Free Writing.

He also speaks on various WordPress topics and has conducted conference sessions based on his Distraction-Free Writing book. He is currently working on the third book in the Legends of Aeo series. It is due to be published in November 2019.

Chris lives in the Kansas City area with his wife and kids. Apart from software development and writing, he enjoys geekery, gardening, food and tinkering with things.

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 →

Publishing Quality: Maybe Not What You Think

Do traditional publishers produce better quality books? The publishing quality of indie books may surprise you.

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