I try to keep a better record of the local birds in the parks near my home and work. I log into eBird the results for almost every time I walk out-of-doors. So far this helps me see what I see each day and each month a bit better. It all feels like a great science experiment, and I am the variable and the constant.
I got "My Patch" at the Smashwords.com website. I never shopped there before. It's a self-publishing forum. I like the site because its ebooks are DRM-free. I have had great experiences with self-published books, and a less-than-ideal experience with a sci-fi self-published book or two. But I tend to like to rad small press, micropress and self-published works some decent percentage of the time. My only criticism of most micro-presses is that they tend to orient too heavily toward poetry, fiction and polemic. So often I think that they should focus on non-fiction things that lack sufficient mainstream coverage.
Last night I had a bad experience when an ebook publisher sold me an .epub edition of a book, only to let me know post-purchase that it was encumbered with Adobe Digital Editions DRM. If I wanted DRM, I would just get the book from Bn.com or Amazon. But I want things I can read on my computer ebook package. I think I should start a Creative Commons micropress publishing ebooks--like a print netlabel. I love netlabel music, and thus should encourage netprint.
After a breakfast of cinnamon-infused oats and skim milk, I walked on the Chisholm Trail in Plano. Work proved busy and full of life. At lunch I walked in Breckinridge Park. Then I ate pepperoni pizza, alfredo pizza, broccoli and carrots for lunch while reading about open source digital audio workstations.
After work I walked for a few moments in Shawnee Park in Plano. Then I headed home and watched robot spies on the program Nature. My wife made a great chicken dish, along with a salad with pears and sweet potatoes.
Now we are watching "Modern Family".