Pre-October 2006 entries are listed over here.

  • Books, Boxes & Portfolios: Binding, Construct and Design, Step-By-Step

    A great manual to bookbinding techniques with line drawings. A classic.

  • The W. Somerset Maugham Reader: Novels, Stories, Travel Writing

    Presents the full range of Maugham's literary capabilites, from his early works of social realism to his dramatic tales of love and revenge, to his pieces on travel to exotic lands.

  • Vox has opened up unlimited invites

    (A post that's been sitting around here for a week due to site tinkering...)

    I have been using Vox for some time now. It's a great low-pressure casual blogging platform. It's a lot like Live Journal, but much prettier, and with different features. It makes me wonder what SixApart intends to do with LiveJournal, but I'm sure a lot more qualified pundits can speculate in a more informed way about this.

  • Oops. It's a 404.

    You were trying to look for , a page that may or may not exist anymore. Chances are though, it does exist but is 'lost'.

    You may be able to find what you are looking for on this page which lists all entries from the previous version of this site, and do a text search on the page. This is actually the best way to look for an individual page. See this page for an explanation of this.

  • Relinqishing control

    There used to be a time when I would try to style every web page to within a pixel of its life.

    Every list had to have custom bullets or different borders and rollover effects. Every widget had to stand out. I would spend long hours trying to force styling of form elements.

    But now I want things to be simpler.

  • Still working on it....

    I am still fiddling with backend stuff so some areas are not as they should be. But I've decided to bring the site live, otherwise I'd tinkering with it forever.

  • About

    How to get in touch with me

    To get in touch with me, you can:

    • email me at maki dot the name of this site
    • My Twitter handle is makiwi
    • I'm also makiwi on Instagram
    • I am on Facebook but I hate Messenger and rarely look at it. My personal page is here and my "public" page is here.
    • I do not use Snapchat, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, etc. etc. I am on Line but it's reserved for family and people I know in real life.

    My short and long bios follow.

  • Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Restaurant Reviews, Articles, Memoir, Fiction and More

    Transform your food passion into words with Will Write for Food, the first-ever guide to the ins and outs of food writing, from one of today's experts.

  • I Was Vermeer: The Rise and Fall of the Twentieth Century's Greatest Forger

    The story of one of the most notorious art forgers of the 20th century. Sort of sensationalistic but entertaining.

  • Woohoo, new site finally

    After long weeks of creating and discarding several designs (mainly at the scribble stage), getting distracted with other things, and fiddling around with various blogging systems and CMSes and so on, the site is reborn.

some of my flickr photos