Daily Archives: May 15, 2015

Presentation At Alton (N.H.) Gilman Library: Self-Publishing Options + A Live eBook Publishing.

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by Anura Guruge

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Click here to access the Gilman Library original.

I will be the first to admit that advise, tutorials, recommendations and presentations on current “Self Publishing” options are a dime a dozen. You can even get, as you would hope, lots of self-published book on how to be a self-published author.

Consequently, though I have had 5 books published by the likes of Addison-Wesley & John Wiley and have published 18 on my own using multiple options, I know that there is only ‘so much’ profundity I can offer — IF any. BUT what could make this presentation special is our attempt to publish, LIVE, Alton’s Brandy DiFauda first book. As they always say, anything can happen when you are trying to do something LIVE. My goal is to go through the whole process of publishing an eBook, viz. Brandy’s book, on Kindle, going through all the steps — starting with logging onto Amazon.

Watching it, step-by-step, will definitely help budding self-publishers. We will also try to video it so we can add it to the YouTube collection.

This should be fun.

Philadelphia Amtrak 188: Was Brandon Bostian Trying To Make A Powerful Political Statement (Rather Than Suicidal)?

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by Anura Guruge

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Click to ENLARGE and read. Acceleration in the last 49 seconds. Yes, 49 seconds. I did a graph to show that it was straight line acceleration. 40% in 49 seconds!

Now transpires that Brandon Bostian was some kind of zealous ‘travel safety’ advocate plus a confirmed loner.

So was he, most likely extremely aware that Congress, in D.C., was in the process of debating Amtrak funding set out to make an indelible statement?

Think about it.


Was this the ULTIMATE in a graphic Political Statement!

Interesting that nobody is coming forward about his girlfriend, wife or even any other partner. Seems to have been a loner.

Obviously had to have had some mental issues, even if he was not getting treatment.

I have concluded that today’s incessant social media is aggravating mental unease. All this non-stop ‘relationship’ chatter on Facebook, Twitter etc. makes those susceptible to such anxious, rattled and depressed. I see it all around me.

Definitely some destructive element at work. The brake were working.

The sudden braking may have been in his plan ALL along. Sudden, straight line acceleration followed by applying the emergency brakes, on a sharp corner, was GUARANTEED to jackknife and derail the train. So the braking could have been the ‘belt-and-braces’ — making doubly sure that the train would derail.

But I am beginning to think that there could have been a political statement aspect to this tragic crash.

Food for thought. Maybe we might be getting to the point that we might be better off with driverless trains and even planes.