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April is the Camp-est Month

April is the Camp-est Month
It's time for my first Camp NaNoWriMo. I’ve participated in November NaNoWriMo, (National Novel Writing Month, for the uninitiated) on and off for years but never the camp. I’m not even that certain about how it differs from normal Nano. I think it’s something about setting your own goal, but I’ve been taking the rebel route from my start with NaNoWriMo so I’m not sure where this will be different. Except the lovely little word counter thing over at the official website. I love that thing. I find it so motivational. Except cabins. As this is my first camp it’ll also be my first time in a cabin. I’m actually pretty excited about that bit. I’ve found one all about the era my current WIP is set and I reckon it’ll be really helpful to be on the same journey with a group of others. So how am I planning for camp? It’s all new, so I’m going to use the same plan as the one I use for November, with a few modifications. The Plan🔘 Find Cabin. - The forums have made that very easy. 🔘 Request to Join 🔘 Figure out where the invitation is and join properly ...
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The Bombshell who fought Bombs with her mind

The Bombshell who fought Bombs with her mind
Hedy Lamarr was an incredible woman. In fact she's the reason I'm able to post this blog to my website and you're able to read it. Yes, she was an inventor and responsible for wifi. She invented the concept of packet switching during the Second World War, although I believe it had a different name then. Born in Austria, Hedy fled the Nazi occupied country in the middle of the night (or so goes the story) and wound up under contract in Hollywood. Her beauty combined with the riské content of one of her early Austrian films, Ecstasy, meant she was typecast and not given much of a chance to develop as an actress. But that didn't stop her developing her mind: she had a small silence lab on set and worked at inventions while shooting. All her life, in fact coming up with many inventions including one to help the US war effort. Unfortunately, her Austrian roots led to her being regared with suspicion by the America government and neither she, nor her collaborator, ever earnt a thing for their invention and she wasn't even recognised for it until about 50 years later! Among many other things inventor's mind ...
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