Chris L. Meyers

Write Like a Geek

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Writing with Markdown

Why Markdown? One frustration of using a word processor is its insistence on helping you correct things. Suggesting words, offering corrections and presenting you with a variety of formatting options — a word processor’s large set of features can be… Continue Reading →

How about a few short stories?

I realize it’s been over a month since I’ve posted anything here. So how about a few short stories? I published them a short while ago on the major platforms: Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, B&N Nook and Kobo. Yes, there… Continue Reading →

Life Goes On

Sometimes, in the midst of all the stress, it’s nice to see that life goes on. My new job is good, but has a steep learning curve, which is stressful. And some family situations are adding to the pile. I… Continue Reading →

Staying on Task with Trello

One struggle that applies to most job types is staying on task. Whether that means writing the next chapter, gathering information or writing a blog post, most people tend to struggle with organization without an effective tool. Bring multiple people… Continue Reading →

Why I’m Not Writing a Blog Post Today

I’m not writing a blog post today, even though I planned on it and everyone has told me how I need to be consistent with this stuff. I realize, of course, that one might find it interesting that I’m writing… Continue Reading →

Installing Yoast SEO and MailChimp for WordPress

Today, I’m going to walk you through installing two WordPress plugins. The first is Yoast SEO, which is great at helping you manage SEO for your posts. The second is MailChimp for WordPress, which connects your WordPress blog to MailChimp,… Continue Reading →

New Theme

Although I have a plethora of ideas on a variety of topics, I think any blog ought to have a general theme. I could spout off about anything, or I could focus my attention on providing my readers with some… Continue Reading →

Linux Isn’t Hard

One thing I’ve grown accustomed to hearing over the years is that Linux is too difficult for the average user. Ten years ago, I would have agreed with this statement. But after some recent experiences with macOS and Windows 10,… Continue Reading →

Why a Laptop Shouldn’t Have a Glossy Screen

Years ago, I owned a 2008 MacBook Pro. Not the unibody model, the one with the anti-glare screen. I remember how happy I was with that laptop. It had one of the best versions of OS X (Snow Leopard), a… Continue Reading →

Razer’s Bad Design Decisions

Many things fall into the category of bad design decisions. One that I’ve come across on many occasions is the configuration tool for Razer input devices. An online account with the vendor is required in order to configure the device…. Continue Reading →

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