Articles by Barry Ocasek

Writer from Detroit. I like pointless stuff and I write about it. Really don't like Rick.


Message from Charles Bukowski

You all know and probably love Charles Bukowski. He's the guy who was so grounded, so much like you and me albeit with life ten times tougher - you naturally relate to him. His contemplations, observations and attitude make his writing timeless. One of his poems especially strikes me as it is rather handy professional advices

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Utter Beauty of Twitter Bots

Of all the things brought to you by Internet - Twitter is one of the most fascinating. As a form of communication - it is nearly impeccable. Lightning-fast, comfortably compressed, incredibly effective. It is the perfect medium for the conversation in the age of short attention span. It is also a good place for experiments. Twitter bots are amongst them.

In short - twitter bot is a software application that is attached to a Twitter account in order to perform certain actions. Such as liking, following, tweeting, retweeting, etcetera. Aside from usual role in web automated promotion, Twitterbots turned out to be rather interesting tool for literary experimentation with random text generation, text selection and text collaging.

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Gang of Four Useful Writing Tools

Modern times bring lots and lots of things that make the writing process much easier and far more comfortable than it ever was before. However, there is a problem - there are so many of them and it is so easy to get lost in the myriad of various writing tools that offer you so many beautiful things. Hopefully, I've checked several dozen of writing applications for you and chose those that I've found the most effective.

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