Author Archives: Jakob Barnard

About Jakob Barnard

I live in Jamestown, ND where I work for UTC Aerospace Systems, working on my masters degree, a firefighter with the Jamestown Rural Fire Dept, and keep rather busy.

Dude – what happened to your other site?

If you have visited this site before, or one of my other sites (I will get to that shortly) you might notice some changes around Olorinpc.com. I am currently in the process of redesigning and refreshing the entire site. The site code had been kept up to date, but the theme, content, etc I had let become rather dated. You might have even gotten to this site from a link to a different domain… Continue reading

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BU MSCIS Page Updated

I have now added and updated my Masters program page – swing by to find out all about my planned program!

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NaNoWriMo 2011 Kickoff

Another October ends, another month of crazy writing starts.  Yep – it is time for NaNoWriMo!  Shane (the overachiever this week) already has a post up on this via Novelnaut, but wanted to get a post up myself.  As of … Continue reading

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Rothfuss The Wise Mans Fear Excerpt

Over on Tor.com they have an except from Patrick Rothfuss’s long awaited sequel to The Name of the Wind.  The Wise Man’s Fear is the second book in the Kingkiller Chronicles.  It is a fun read if you are familiar … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2010 – Win

Ahhh December.  The keyboard smoke from NaNoWriMo is starting to settle, and a second NaNo win under my belt.  A vast sense of accomplishment fills me. Not everyone likes NaNoWriMo for various reasons.  Many I follow actually “failed” this year, … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Happy Thanksgiving Update

Wow, where has the month gone? Between work, Fire Dept, NaNoWriMo, and other projects 3/4ths of the month have just flown by. First, Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers! Adding NaNo into the mix proved enough to hit max capacity … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2010 – Week 2 Progress

Today is day 10 of NaNoWriMo.  As of right now, I am on track to hit the minimal goal of 50,000 words by the end of the month.  I still have hopes of hitting a higher word count in the … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Windows First Impressions

Scrivener for windows has been out for a week now.  I have had a good week to work with it and give some first impressions. To sum up the first week in a nutshell, it is clearly an initial beta.  … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2010 is about to start

Are you ready?  NaNoWriMo 2010 is about to start.  Some parts of the world have already crossed the threshold, though here in the US there are still a few hours to go. Personally, I am spending my time enjoying the … Continue reading

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Scrivener for Windows Beta out today

  The beta for Scrivener for Windows is now out!  If you want, you can skip the rest of the article and find the download link here. (Or download via this handy Download Scrivener for Windows Beta 1 link) It … Continue reading

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