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First Edition Sun Child, Prince of Egypt

Blogged by on Thursday January 8th, 2009 at 8:19 am in Author's, Egypt, PaAten, Tut, Web Design | Comments Off on First Edition Sun Child, Prince of Egypt

First Edition of my novel Sun Child, Prince of Egypt, NOW available online. Sun Child, Prince of Egypt First Edition Book Cover

I designed a new book cover with my own graphics, photos and design (click on image for lightbox popup with the full size image):

Online Now

–> Tales of King Tut eStore

If you prefer an Amazon site:

–> Tales of King Tut A-Store

Hope you all like the new cover.

Can’t tell you just how thrilled we are to finally make it to print.

René O’Deay, Tutankhamen and Paaten

Widgets Wadjets and WhatNot

Blogged by on Sunday May 13th, 2007 at 9:03 pm in Author's, Web Design | Comments Off on Widgets Wadjets and WhatNot

Widgets ‘ –>wadjets‘ and whatnots! (UPDATED 12/28/12)

My Favorite so far is the NeoCounter with the flags of my visitors’ countries.
See it on the Sidebar.
Available at –>NeoWorks.net
They are skinnable, I love the revolving earth on mine.

As cute as they were, there were scripting problems. So I removed them.
Not sure if it was my problems or theirs.

Then there are the Babelfish translators, My Foreign visitors can get just a few words, whole pages, and actually whole sites, translated into their own language. Probably not totally accurate and clumsy with an auto-translate, and will lose some meanings and nuances. But…

(These scripts will also slow down your site. Especially when you use lots of flags, so I removed those too. You can get browser plugins to do it better.)

Next the Favorite.me new app. It makes it easier to fave someone on Technorati, unfortunately just from their list, but it opens technorati on the same page in a frame, and once there you can add a list of new favorites before exiting back to favorite.me dashboard. You keep it all on one page, not having to open new windows for each one. Great idea. Join up.Just Use the Link Icon on the sidebar. Or go to –>Favorite.me

Favorite.me has been discontinued due to lagging interest in technorati. Hmmm. Maybe it was just too hard to implement, and favors were NOT returned! but you can see who got listed when you click the Favorite.me link.

But I love Technorati! You can get all your Favorites feeds on one technorati page and not on your own site!

Then there’s –>MyBlogLog, a now defunct networking community. What was great is you got to see some of the faces of those who dropped by your blog, even though many use avatars that are cartoons or other. Still you see the image they project of themselves. find out what kind of visitors are actually coming by. and you can send them emails, drop off messages on their boards, and get more visitors who might get interested. Unfortunately so successful, Yahoo bought it and then discontinued it.

And then there’s the Blidget, you can see it on my –>MySpace
Page
. (oops, MySpace has definitely changed. ) You can see it on my other blog: —>RenéOnline
Blidget makes your blog into a widget, and easily installs
it for you on Myspace, or other blogs. –>Get
Blidgets

I like the Blidgets the best. Users can get your feed in this cool widget, and then get their OWN!
Compare feeds for yourself two kinds of feeds on Google’s Blogger, plain feed vs Blidget on –>René O’Deay gBlog

This train idea is rad, but really time-consuming. Do you just want links? Or do you want interested readers? You have created some interesting content?

Yes, Content is King.!!!

The Technorati icons, the ads from my webhost Siteground and Google and Amazon.
Blidget is available from WidgetWorks.
I’m keeping those to an unobtrusive minimum. I absolutely hate those sites whose ads snag you just by brushing them or even just coming close with your cursor!

I do highly recommend my host –>SiteGround, there’s lots of great features, and their customer support is really fast.

Do let me know if you have used any of these and your experience with them. Or if you like them or not.
Give us a comment.

René

Last Photographer Standing! Got Digital?

Blogged by on Sunday April 8th, 2007 at 10:53 pm in Author's, Web Design | Comments Off on Last Photographer Standing! Got Digital?

—>Last Photographer Standing
Here’s the Details:

Photo Contests Re-imagined.
Forget what you know about old skool photo challenges. We’ve made them obsolete. Get ready for the most compelling photographic contest ever devised!

Your work seen by millions.

Knockout competition.

Huge Cash Prizes.

Doesn’t cost anything to enter.
Get exposed: to the best photo-sharing site ever!
—>SmugMug!: the Sponsor‽ ‽ ‽


It looks really great, especially the—> SmugMug site, though it is a paid for site, the fees are reasonable (Standard account=price of a hamburger/month), it is totally ad-free (even in the free trial)and you can have your own URL. There’s also easy tutorials and how-to’s, for professionals and amateurs.

What a great place to store your Photos and never have your photos disappear on your sites!

Well, there is one hang-up: they have to be Your Photos and Your Own Art.

Examples:

René

Electric Dreams = Web Magic

Blogged by on Sunday March 18th, 2007 at 3:20 pm in Author's, Web Design | Comments Off on Electric Dreams = Web Magic

Web Magic – Ancient Magic – Electric Dreams
When you begin to dream in HTML, in Joomla, in WordPress, have you conquered the ‘Learning Curve’ of each?

While trying to learn how to use HTML to design a web page in 2001, I began to dream in HTML. Understanding HTML soon followed. And my first primitive website on Tripod began to take shape. To promote my novel, Sun Child, Prince of Egypt.

It’s still up, click here–> StarWalkerProductions.tripod.com. What a mess! Well, it’s a free site.
To get to the proper index page go to, click here–> My Tripod Home Page

At the time, I struggled with CGI and email, dodged CSS, and learned how to create graphics first on a Compac notebook, which I ‘blew up’, and then on my old Mac OS 8.6 Powerbook, and use them on borrowed Windows internet access (usually the Library’s).

There was one thing that made this all begin to click in my mind. I was also researching the ‘hieroglyphs’ of Ancient Egypt, their ‘Sacred Symbols’, the “Medu Neter”; and Egyptian Magic. There was a particular emphasis on using the Medu Neter in always the same way, written the same, spoken the same, or the ‘spell'(?) wouldn’t work.

The idea popped into my head after one of those ‘electric dreams’ that the hieroglyphs were like HTML. What if they were a system, a language, a code to universal programs, operating systems? After all their civilization dominated the know world for 3,000 years. Maybe this was all just an ancient technology the knowledge of which has been lost in time.

There are many now exploring this possibility and their theories can be found around the web. For instance, Nur Ankh Amen’s theories on
The Ankh: African Origins of Electromagnetism”

There are others who suggest that other scientists besides Egyptologists, Archaeologists, Biblical or religious scholars, begin to study the ancient records of this ancient language for clues to their lost technologies. This is becoming easier for scholars and scientists in other disciplines to do with the advent of many easy ways to learn to read, write and understand hieroglyphs, many on the Web.

Regardless, an understanding of how Ancient Egyptian Magic worked is possible by just by understanding how HTML works, along with all the other applications and systems. And visa versa.

To help you along, I’ve posted some beginning definitions and ideas about Egyptian Magic along with topics on the Web.
Just Click on the Topics under Categories.
Any other problems, leave a comment.
René

What‽ ‽ ‽ Did You Know ‽ ‽ ‽

Blogged by on Friday March 9th, 2007 at 6:20 pm in Web Design | Comments Off on What‽ ‽ ‽ Did You Know ‽ ‽ ‽

What‽ ‽ ‽
Karl Fisch, Director of Technology at Arapahoe High School, Centennial, Colorado, created this presentation for a faculty meeting, to get the faculty thinking about and discussing the 21st Century world their students would be dealing with.

I think everyone should see it, to understand the advances in knowledge, technology and global populations we all face. So did the presentation’s creator Karl Fisch, who gave everyone permission to use it. See what he says about it on his blog–>TheFischBowl.blogspot
See the full size version–> Did You Know? Flash version
I discovered it through blog called–> ThatsCool, and his other blog—> A Random Walk.

René



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