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DNA is always the truth

Posted: Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

DNA never lies

AEGiS Health, Human Rights and Human Services Award

Posted: Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Wynn Wagner has received the 2012 AEGiS Health, Human Rights and Humanitarian Award marking a lifetime of humanitarian work.

AEGiS Health, Human Rights and Human Services Award

AEGiS Health, Human Rights and Human Services Award

Wynn Wagner, a retired archbishop in the Old Catholic Church, a internationally known computer software developer, writer and philanthropist has been a supporter of AEGiS for over twenty years both in providing software development as well as technical computer and financial support. He also wrote “Day One” to assist those who have just found out they are HIV positive. “Day One” is part of the introductory page of AEGiS and is the most popular document on the website and one of the most read documents in the world on HIV/AIDS.

AEGiS, the AIDS Education Global Information System is a non-profit, user-supported, on-line information resource. It is the single most comprehensive source of HIV/AIDS information in the world. With millions of documents dealing with HIV/AIDS, it is one of the largest online websites of any kind.

Here is the text that accompanied the award:

Before computers there was your creation of OPUS- Computer Based Conversations System! And as soon as HIV/AIDS reared its ugly head you were there providing funding for its victims and research through your inventions taking no personal profit from your work!

Because of your pioneering efforts AEGiS is proud to present to you the AEGiS Health, Human Rights and Human Services Award. This is given to you as you have been a standard bearer for our work here at AEGiS over many years.

2012 AEGiS Health, Human Rights and Humanitarian AwardYou, from the very beginning mentored, our Founder in her efforts to develop what has become one of the largest data bases of information regarding HIV/AIDS. That data base has served millions over the decades of the pandemic. An integral part of that data base was your introductory pages to the website entitled “Day One”. These pages have served to guide and inspire the newly infected for many years.

You have authored much over the years. But the truly remarkable thing is that your informational advice has been coupled with spiritual encouragement and hope. Science and Spirit have worked so well in your gifts to us.

Your efforts have also been very practical. You’ve assisted AEGiS in its programming, assisted others in donating to AEGiS and have become the largest single non-corporate donor to our efforts.

 It is with great pleasure that we recognize the great guiding light you have been for us and the HIV/AIDS community in general.

 

 

BRENT is here

Posted: Monday, April 16th, 2012

Brent the Heart ReaderShameless plug.

Brent: the Heart Reader is available. It’s about a tarot reader who was adopted into a hateful and homophobic family. The story is how he works through the hatred and how he meets the love of his life. One chapter closes, and the next opens into a wonderful dawn.

The book is brash and tender at the same time.

It is available as hardback, paperback, and e-book.

Genre: M/M, romance, gay, adult (explicit)

New websites from Mystic Ways

Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Dreamhost has cratered. I guess they’re still in business, but their performance has been in the toilet for a week. Combine that with the impossible chore of trying to reach technical support. Never fear because the ace programmers over at Mystic Ways came to the rescue. I have four shiny new websites. Somebody didn’t get any time off or sleep over the past few days.

http://www.heckifiknow.com
heck if i know
http://www.MysticWaysBooks.us
Mystic Ways Books (spiritual, religious, and liturgical books)
http://www.WynnWagnerBooks.us
Wynn Wagner Books (lgbt romance novels)
http://www.WynnWagner.us
Wynn Place or Show (blog)
Up a pole without a paddle (or wings or anything else sensible).

 

“Meet the Author” [Facebook scratch-and-sniff]

Posted: Monday, February 27th, 2012

Meet Wynn WagnerFirst comes the rattle of that big key against the metal door, and that’s followed by the groaning rust-on-rust squeak of the big hinges.

One of two things always happens. They’re either throwing in a metal plate of slop or reaching in to grab my latest manuscript.

Only this time it’s different. Dreamspinner Press is piping in the Internet on MARCH 3 for a “Meet the Author” thingy at 1PM – 6PM (probably Eastern US timezone). It all happens on Facebook.

I have 13 books in print, but I’m a virgin at this kind of… wait… I have to interact with carbon-based life forms? OMG. Internet… words… I have nothing to wear. Nothing, I tell you. I have to polish all my innuendos between now and then, and my best participles still have a stain from that… (never mind that, now)….

The timing is great: Saturday is also the day my next book is published: FANGS OVER AMERICA.

Uncanny timing, eh? So if you have a few minutes on Saturday afternoon, I’d be honored if you could stop by to say Hello.

 

Special Discount at Dreamspinner Press

Posted: Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Dreamspinner PressDreamspinner Press is running a special.

If you buy any of Wynn’s fictional titles during 2012, you can get a 15% discount. This applies to paperback and e-book novels, but you have to buy on the Dreamspinner website. At checkout, use 1500FB as a coupon code. Your special discount of 15% will be applied on the total cart.

Dreamspinner Press is the publisher of many of Wynn’s fiction titles, including the entire VAMP CAMP series. They specialize in gay romance. This is the deepest discount ever for Wynn Wagner’s VAMP CAMP series.

Laurels and Tardies

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Wynn WagnerThis is kind of a big deal for me personally. This website. It is because the engine that does the squishy technical stuff is WordPress, one of the amazing software systems that is available on the internet. The content is stored in a MySQL database. Here’s the amazing part: WordPress and MySQL are absolutely free. WordPress is wrangled by a bunch of scripts that will make the best computer programmer go glassy eyed just before falling over in convulsions. MySQ, but the scripts usually get the job done. MySQL used to be something of a joke around computeroids, but the database developers got themselves a serious case of whoop-ass which they proceeded to pour all over Oracle and Sybase. The point is this: free software rocks. It is almost like they took a cue from… I don’t know… who? Fidonet? Opus?

It still gnaws at me. Because I spent years programming these sill silicon-based whoozits, I have a deeply held belief that I could probably do a better job. Belief? No: absolute knowledge that I could do a better job. It is the kind of corrosive knowledge that is bubbles around every time I launch somebody else’s program.

That’s one side of it. The other side is that running somebody else’s code is lazy. It is like the garden center at one local Home Depot. They actually have a tree staking kit. A what? No, really. It is a sharply packaged bag of wire and short wooden stakes, and there’s some kind of wrap to keep the wire away from the tree trunk. What’s more, they actually printed instructions for the kit. I’m surprised they didn’t include a hammer… unless the instructions tell the purchaser to go to the tool section to buy the hammer of their choice. I mean, give me a plank and some wire. I’ll break off some wood strips to use as stakes, and I’ll have the tree aligned and fastened in less time than a Gen-X Green-jeans can read the damned instruction booklet.

On the other hand, I’m retired from programming computers. I can rest on my … no, I don’t have any laurels. Where are my goddam laurels? WAIT, do laurels have thorns? I’m not putting my tush on top of any thorns for anybody. I’m retired, for Pete’s sake.