Frauke's Blog

By Frauke on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Some time ago I got an urgent phone call from the director of a small company: His computer wouldn’t start and could I come and take a look? And could I please hurry, as he had an urgent proposal to submit.

So I jumped in my car and drove over. When I arrived, I switched on the PC - and was greeted by what’s known as the ‘click of death’, which indicates a catastrophic hard disk failure. So catastrophic that the only way to recover any data is by sending it off to a data recovery specialist with a clean room where the hard disk can be taken apart and maybe - maybe - the data on the disk can be recovered.

By Frauke on Thursday, November 07, 2013
Well, your choice of domain name is pretty much up to you. It might be a good idea to enlist the help of a marketing expert at this point, if you don’t already have a name for your business. Basically, you can choose anything you want - a business name, a brand name, a name that describes what your business does. The domain name itself has several parts to it. There’s the www in front, and several possible suffixes at the back. Only what’s sandwiched in between is entirely your choice, so let’s start with that.
By Frauke on Friday, October 25, 2013

I've slapped two more designs on T-shirts and other cool stuff at my cafepress shops. You can find them by clicking the images below :)


By Frauke on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Now for your reading pleasure: "The Awful German Language" by Mark Twain. Free download for Kindle (.mobi) or Nook etc. (.epub)

By Frauke on Friday, July 13, 2012

New black 'Normal is Boring' T-Shirts are now available from my shop. Are you nuts? Do you have a loony friend? Check them out in my Cafepress Shop!

By Frauke on Saturday, June 30, 2012

Camp NaNoWriMo winnerI did it, I did it, I did it! I wrote a 50,000 word novel in a month as part of NaNoWriMo.

Now I'm going to get my first book to a professional critique service, and then - hopefully soon - I'll be a published author. Keep watching this space!

(oh, and now that I can do other things than write like mad every day, there will be more on self-publishing and IT issues in this blog, I promise!)

By Frauke on Friday, June 22, 2012

My web host was hacked recently, and many sites, including my own, had a trojan added to them.

If you have visited recently, please run a thorough virus check as a matter of urgency!

I'm terribly sorry about this, people :(

By Frauke on Monday, June 11, 2012
Ten days into the challenge and so far I've been able to keep up (barely). Spare time is but a dream at the moment, of course, but it will be great to know if it can actually be done (given that my first book took two years to complete)
By Frauke on Sunday, June 03, 2012

Good heavens, it's hard to silence my inner editor. Right now I'm barely making the required number of words per day - I want to go back over everything I write to polish it, and it's taking a great effort to stop myself. Another 1000 words to do today. Not a problem per se - just hand me that duck tape, will you?

By Frauke on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Well, this one is going to be a hands-on exercise for anybody who hasn’t used styles before. I’m going to describe it for Word 2000, but other word processors should be fairly similar. If in doubt, search the built-in help for keywords like ‘apply style’ or ‘edit style’ to find where they’re hiding.