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21 Added | 5 Magazines | 16 Likes | 1 Following | 6 Followers | @galtar | A lot of research went into the writing of 'Mirrors'. This flipbook shares some of the articles and notes that I wrote and collected during the process.  A historical high tech thriller?  The follow up novel 'Converging Lines' is still buried in my macBook as it crawls towards the finish line.

The decades-long quest to end drought (and feed millions) by taking the salt out of seawater

In October 2017, Charlie Paton was driving across the parched plains of northwestern Somaliland when he passed a seemingly endless queue of rumbling …

Abu Dhabi

15 Reasons Why Your Book Isn't Selling

We’ve all been there: a book we were excited about, one that we worked on earnestly.<p>But when it hit the market, all that came back was a big yawn.<p>No …

Writing

Skip Bordeaux—This Is the New Wine Region to Visit in France

On a Friday evening near the tiny French fishing village of Gruissan, a gypsy band roars into song, strumming “Les Champs-Élysées.” The crowd joins in clapping, hopping up on wooden picnic tables to sing along as steaming bowls of mussels and salt-encrusted sea bass emerge from the kitchen. The …

Google Keep has taken over my Task Management and GTD

Why more users don’t use Google Keep is a mystery to me because it’s awesome. It has changed how I use to-dos, GTD, Task Management, Project …

Project Management

South Pacific island ditches fossil fuels to run entirely on solar power

Ta’u island in American Samoa will rely on solar panels and Tesla batteries as it does away with diesel generators<p>A remote tropical island has catapulted itself headlong into the future by ditching diesel and powering all homes and businesses with the scorching South Pacific sun.<p>Using more than …

Clean Energy

Here's How Much Your Social Security Number Is Worth on the Dark Web

If you’ve ever wondered how much your Social Security number is worth, here’s a hint: About as much as your password to a pornographic …

Dark Web

Newly discovered ‘key sniffing’ hack could compromise keyboards from up to 250 feet away

Just months after uncovering MouseJack, Atlanta-based cybersecurity company Bastille recently exposed vulnerabilities that could leave consumers open …

Information Security

A Better Life for Less in Old-World Portugal

A herd of goats files into the pasture below my patio. The flock leaps over the stream, threading its way through the field. They butt each other in …

Where is the Sea?

Under 1000 Days

He was also pessimistic about the developing storm. ‘From what I hear, it could turn out to be one of the worst in many years. You are lucky that the …

Great Living On $1,500 A Month In Colombia's Coffee Triangle

By Wendy DeChambeau, InternationalLiving.com<p>I'm here to tell you that I've found the Holy Grail of expat destinations.<p>Street Scene, Manizales, Colombia<p>Each of us has our own priorities, but to find a place that ticks the boxes on nearly everyone's list is something special. A perfect climate that's …

South America