Being a consumer of information is only half the experience. You'll get the most from discussions that are two way, where you can ask questions when you're stuck or help others with your own experiences. If you're a programmer, writer or want to share and learn from others on a variety of hobby related topics, please feel free to join some of the related mailing lists below.
is a mailing list for discussion of design issues related to C++
programming. Experienced C++ programmers are welcome to join our
discussion. This list is oriented toward discussion of design issues and tradeoffs in programming. It's not meant to be a how to program list.
is a mailing list for discussion of design issues related to web
sites. Topics range from good web site design guidelines (where
readability and accessibility are emphasized) to CGI programming
design discussion for languages like C/C++, Perl, etc. and use
towards web designers who maintain fiction or other writing
archives. You can also discuss some of the best ways to electronically create books for publish on demand (POD) distribution. We're open to subjects such as Atom and RSS feeds, podcasting and creating multimedia to be used in conjunction with portable players. I've expanded the list to allow for discussion of multimedia creation such as making your on DVDs or music CDs or audio video
presentations using Open Source software.
PDSongs is a mailing list for discussion of locating public
domain tunes and using open source and freeware programs to share songs or create your own music. This is also a place to discuss topics such as public domain, Creative Commons, copyrights and related issues. Talk about music that can be shared and music composition in general is welcome.
is a mailing list for sharing recipes, tips on herb and vegetable
gardening, strategies for dealing with allergies (especially food allergies), frugal living, fun and free things to do, household hints, arts and crafts
ideas and favorite hobbies.
is a discussion list for anything related to writing. Fanzine
editors are welcome to post information about their 'zines. You're welcome to discuss self-publishing experiences or tips for getting published. We
also run writing exercises to help jumpstart your creativity.
Posts of positive, upbeat fiction or non-fiction (suitable for all ages)
are welcome. Fan fiction and original fiction are both represented.
is a writers' brainstorming list. You're welcome to discuss a variety of writing related topics.
It's a forum to talk about Public Domain Fan Fiction and to share pd sources to help you get writing ideas. Round Robin writing is welcome as long as posts are suitable for all ages. The original
and main purpose of this list is for brainstorming. I personally find it very helpful to get inspirations and
new story ideas by brainstorming concepts with other fans who have
similar interests. Brainstorming is a great way to encourage and inspire writing and to help authors produce more stories and works. Need encouragement to finish a story? Do you have writer's block? Join us and discuss the situation with other authors and readers. All posts
must be suitable for all ages as we are open to younger as well as older readers.
If you'd like to contact me regarding any of the topics at this web site, my e-mail address is below.
Distasis Fiction Archive Access
If you'd like access to the Distasis Fiction Archive at this site, feel free to contact me through any of the mailing lists above or via e-mail. I'll be happy to send directions on how to find the archived stories.
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