Free Name a Star

I’ve finished setting up my latest get rich slow scheme. FreeNameAStar.com lets you register a star name (I scarfed the Smithsonian’s star catalog) and then print out a certificate, just like my NameAGalaxy.com site.

On the original NameAGalaxy site I am doing about 5 new galaxies a day, and most people find the site through search engines looking for free name a star. I guess that nameagalaxy is a second rate alternative to the actual free name-a-star site that they are looking for, so I am giving the people what they want. This time I am charging for extras so we’ll see if I make any money.

Also, I have copied Nasa’s Near Earth Object catalog and I will think about making a Name-A-NEO site where people can give names to the asteroids that are likely to wipe out all life on earth someday. (other ideas – name-a-wild-wolf, name-a-tree, name-a-lost-kitten, name-a-nuke, name-a-congressman…)

Free Name a Star: “There are zillions of stars out there. Why pay for one? FreeNameAStar.com has set aside a large set of stars. You can register a star name for free.”

This project was very satisfying. It had medium complexity. It required some fancy programming to get the PayPal system to work. I am creating PDF files on the fly, very quickly – cool! I even used a free website template to give it that certain look. It has a “designed by a professionals” look that announces to the world that you asked a creative person to spend 5 minutes making a template that looks like every other template out there.

I have not written any spec-fic in months. I get my creative high from programming and web sites. I find programming akin to writing poetry. I use universal symbols arranged in new and fascinating ways. Completing an on-line system is like finishing a short story. I get that same satisfaction. Also, I don’t get rejection letters.

 

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I cleaned up my tab for Sonny Boy's Help Me and made it into a short book. There's a Kindle version for 99 cents, and if you buy the paperback you get the Kindle free.

Playing "Help-Me" In the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II: A step by step, note for note analysis of some of Sonny Boy's Signature Riffs

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Error Message Eyes: A Programmer's Guide to the Digital Soul
 

 

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I started reading Science Fiction in the 1950s. I started Writing SF in the 1960s. Then, I had a life. Now I am retired, raising chickens and keeping bees. I am still an avid reader and I have sold about 70 stories in the last 20 years.
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