I experimented with publishing articles at Themestream, and enjoyed the feedback I received about them. Unfortunately, it’s gone, and I haven’t seen a similar site that’s really worth the trouble. So most of the articles I’d published there are available here now, along with some I never got around to releasing there and some that were on my web site a long time ago but haven’t been available lately.
These articles are sometimes similar to diary entries. Sometimes they exist solely so that I can blow off steam. Sometimes they exist to educate people. There are no great thoughts here, no chapters of the Great American Novel (I am one of the three known authors who are not trying to write it), nothing like that. Just an irregularly kept journal of sorts.
Since I started blogging and moving my articles to different sites based on their content, the list of articles on this page has gotten smaller and smaller. If you’re looking for something that used to be here, though, your best bet is to check cynthiaarmistead.com, my official writing portfolio.
- Basic Mailing List Netiquette
- Be Careful What You Write!
- Don’t Forward That Email!—ask yourself these questions before hitting that forward button
- Keeping Spam Off Your Mailing Lists
- Privacy, The Net and You
- Virus Alerts — No Thanks, We’re Already Alert—and most of the alerts you’re forwarding are hoaxes anyway
- Reading Internet Message Headers—the basics of interpreting that gibberish that will reveal the secrets of email and usenet messages
- Where’d That Email Come From?—how to trace the true origin of email you’ve received
- So It Came From a Mailing List — Where Did It Come From Before That?
- Tracking the Trolls: Usenet Headers
- Anonymous? Really?
- Safety and Online Gifting Groups
- Avoiding Online Harassment — a series of articles written about what I wish people knew before they had to come to WHOA for help with a harassment case:
- Meeting People Online—no, it isn’t necessarily more dangerous to meet people on the net than any other way, but you can’t take information back after you’ve given it to someone, so you need to think about what you say about yourself
- Meeting Online Contacts Offline—there are safe and unsafe ways to take an online friendship into the real world — use your common sense!
- Review: So Mote It Be by Isobel Bird
- Is There a Pentagram Badge?
- Taking Care of Our Own: Pagan Parenting
- The Net: Naughty By Nature?
- Against the Net? No, Just Cautious
- LDRs and Why I Don’t Like Them—I have serious concerns about long-distance relationships, which are much more common with the advent of the internet
Things That Don’t Fit Into Any Other Category
- Dealing With the Press
- Defense Starts Before You Need It
- Abrupt Death
- Banned Books
- Blended Family: Homeschooling and Public Schooling in Our Household
- Creating Intentional Community
- Frustration With The Publishing Industry
- Yes, You Can Get a Virus Simply By Reading Email Without Opening Attachments—a reassuring mantra just isn’t true any more, and you need to know about it
- Getting Email About Snow White?—that W95.Hybris.Gen aka TROJ_HYBRIS virus is so widespread that I finally wrote an article about it instead of saying the same thing over and over again on various mailing lists and newsgroups