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  • Publishing Bleed Graphic Novel on KDP but Failing in Review Process

    Publishing Bleed Graphic Novel on KDP but Failing in Review Process

    After hours of frantically googling things like, “bleed rejected KDP graphic novel panels outside of margins”, I finally figured out the problem (with a little help from customer service). It took me a while to figure out what the problem was, what exactly to ask customer service, and so I continued to be rejected by…

  • Job Interview Scam

    Job Interview Scam

    Hi – Just here to expose more job interview scams. Instead of creating a new post, I’ll be updating this post with new interview scams as I receive them with hopes that they’ll pop up in our ever-changing search engines, and hopefully help someone who just isn’t sure. Below is an email I received on…

  • Artist Scam Alert

    Artist Scam Alert

    You’re poking around on Deviantart (for example) and you get an email from some rando named “mokalilat” and they say something like: “Dear, [Your DeviantArt Username]! Your artwork received high praise from our team. Kаbаm Games invites you to a new project. Open positions:Junior/Middle/Senior 2D Artist;Junior/Middle/Senior 3D Artist;Senior/Middle Concept Artist;Art Director;Lead Artist;Senior/Middle UI Artist. I…

  • Separate Keywords With Space In Zazzle

    Separate Keywords With Space In Zazzle

    Figuring out how I’m supposed to separate keywords with spaces when you go to create your products in Zazzle took more time than I care to admit. I finally found an answer by opening the “Edit product details” panel (for an existing product), going down to the “Tags” tab and clicking on the highlighted link…

  • Marketing Camp

    Marketing Camp

    I’ve launched my marketing campaign for my latest book “The Yard Next Door” (working title), and I hit a small bump in the road and thought I’d blog about it. It took me about half a day to set up my Facebook business page (specifically for the book). I did a few things to initiate…

  • DIY ERV (Energy Recovery System)

    DIY ERV (Energy Recovery System)

    Today: 7/31/23 Hi all, I’m about to embark on an adventure in ERV (Energy Recovery System) installation! Since we had our siding updated, our home ‘envelope’ is now much tighter and more energy efficient. That means indoor air quality has been noticeably going downhill for us, and we need to do something about it soon.…

  • We Converted Our House From Gas To Electric

    We Converted Our House From Gas To Electric

    It was a 4-year process that began back in 2017 when we bought this cute little house. One of the first things we did after buying the house was to get rid of the old hot water tank. At that time, we weren’t thinking that far ahead – we just needed a new water tank…

  • Little Tech Spec

    Epic! digital library for kids seems to be working out great on my kid’s new device. She uses it on her school computer and tells me her teacher is able to put new books in her Epic “mailbox”. So, then I downloaded the app to my phone thinking I could just do that too and…

  • Redirect “add to cart” from specific category

    Between sketching on the playground with my toddler (more on that below code), I spend a fair bit of time staring at code.  I’d probably spend a lot less time if I wasn’t such a noob, and it took me forever to figure out this Woocommerce problem I’d been having.  If you’re trying to redirect…

  • When Your Job Interview Was Just a Scam

    When Your Job Interview Was Just a Scam

    I went through an entire interview with a scammer.  It felt so real, and I really wanted it to be real.  The interview itself took three and a half hours – time I could have otherwise used to turn salvaged pallet wood into something more useful.  Some of you might be thinking, ‘why are you giving…