As in various fields, the area of scriptwriting has its share of myths. Many times they act to dissuade, would be expert scriptwriters from demonstrating their capabilities to the world.

While you may have a great story to tell that could lead to an epic movie; you need to turn it into a fascinating material. Screenplay writing calls for collaboration with others. Be willing to make changes, if and when required.

In that, you don’t need to have total creative control over it. Even when you sign a release, it doesn’t translate into signing your rights away.

Though it is ideal to produce material that appeals to all demographics; it’s okay to narrow down your target audience. With the audience in mind, you can shape the development of the script. If you don’t have an idea of who the audience is; then, you have no business writing the script.

As long as you produce a film worthy material, you don’t need to have connections in the film industry to get it accepted. Though, sometimes painful, don’t bank on second reading if your script gets rejected, especially in the same company. You can still revise it, however.

Always remember to stick to the rules of writing and also formatting guidelines that apply in writing a script. The infographic below outlines the treasure map with unique secrets and detailed instructions for film script writing.

Treasure Map for Your Winning Movie Script Writing

The Treasure Map for Your Winning Movie Script Writing (Infographic)



The new Git-based code hosting project, Sr.ht (pronounced “sir hat”) is a software service for hosting and managing open source projects, which aims to serve the free & open source software community.

Sr.ht offers 100% free and open source software forge, with a hosted version of the service running at sr.ht, but unlike GitHub, which is entirely closed source, and Gitlab, which is mostly open source, sr.ht is completely open source, with a copyleft license.

The Sr.ht Project was created by Drew DeVault in a mixture of Python and Go, while the service is now available for public alpha testing and developers can create account with the hosted version, or set up the exact same code on cloud or on-prem hardware.

It's novelty include been extremely modular and flexible, and interoperable with the rest of the ecosystem; also boasting of extreme lightweight pages, with the average page weighing less than 10 KiB, without tracking codes and JavaScript.

The component - git hosting, continuous integration, etc - comes as a standalone piece of software that integrates deeply with the rest of sr.ht and the rest of the ecosystem outside of sr.ht.

For instance, using builds.sr.ht you can compile your GitHub pull requests, or you can keep your repos on git.sr.ht and host everything in same place.

Albeit, the biggest setback with Sr.ht is perhaps the lack of on-boarding for already running code hosting service, and there is currently no automated migration for projects hosted elsewhere. Though, Sr.ht offers continuous integration service which is similar to Jenkins, but it isn’t quite a drop-in replacement.

The project, however will be getting some sort of automated migration functionality before the beta release, and a walk-through tutorials for common workflows.

The Git-based Project, Sr.ht blends the best of GitLab and GitHub functionality



Google has been aggressively pushing its Maps service to businesses, with increasing new features to make it a more valuable tool for marketing.

While Google Maps offers a way for businesses to establish their local presence on the web, including: satellite imagery, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View); with real-time traffic and route planning.

The company announced a new feature last week that will enable the public to directly message businesses via the Maps app, with the messaging feature now rolling out to iOS and Android users of the Maps service.

And just as businesses use social networks to bolster their branding, share information, interact with their customers, the Google Maps will also afford them the ability to exchange relevant conversations with the customers at large.

As most consumers use Google Maps to find businesses, with Maps contents prominently featured in search results, it is a no-brainer for businesses to effectively optimize their local listings to reach more consumers.

Google will also be bringing a social feature to Google Maps: enabling people to “follow” businesses, while the companies will be able to update prospective customers and customers alike, with offers and other information.

Albeit, Facebook delivers updates from business pages to their followers, but only a tiny fraction of these followers get to see the updates — which they've deliberately altered algorithmically to favor their paid customers.

With Google Maps, the updates will deliver to all followers irrespective of timing and availability, as it will stick to their the “For You” tab on Google Maps until haven acknowledged the information.

Additionally, businesses can have the interior of their offices featured via the StreetView “Indoor Maps” program. Now, just imagine having all these “social network” capabilities that deliver all your contents to the customers at no extra costs!

Google's recent changes to make Maps a more valuable Tool for Marketing



While the Blockchain technology has already caught the attention of most of the Internet's biggest players like IBM, Oracle, Amazon and now, Microsoft has also launched its own cloud-based Blockchain Development Kit powered by Azure.

The Azure Blockchain Development Kit will serve as compliment to Microsoft’s Blockchain Workbench, with features such as off-chain identity, monitoring and application programming interfaces (API) that can be used to develop apps based on blockchain technology.

According to Microsoft, this initial release will focus on these core objectives: Connecting interfaces, integrating data and systems, and deploying Smart Blockchain networks.

The new Azure Kit will enable businesses to integrate workflows with existing systems and applications leveraging Microsoft Flow and Logic Apps, and to extend the blochchain capabilities with REST-based API and message-based API for system-to-system integration.

And it will help businesses to also create distributed ledgers and build applications faster, probably within days instead of having to wait for months as is currently the case.

Additionally, the kit will avail them SMS and voice interfaces for tracking and supply chain solutions, with integration to Internet of Things (IoT) devices and support for Android and iOS mobile clients.

The next step, however will be to make developing end-to-end blockchain applications accessible, fast and affordable to anyone, which will result applications that will run on higher rated cloud performance networks than the present large-scale providers, and enable confederating identities between participants on the Azure Active Directory.

How Microsoft plans to woo enterprises with the Azure Blockchain Development Kit



While there are many different web hosting options available, with varied features and prices, opting for Virtual Private Servers (VPS) is preferred as it allows you to store all files and data for your website on the webspace that feel more like a dedicated server.

The advantages of virtualization is perhaps more profound in the world of hosting as people can now work more efficiently using superior processing power and lower IT costs, even though the concept of using virtual servers may be unfamiliar to those still stuck to traditional infrastructures.

Veesp Hosting service specializes in VPS rentals and dedicated servers with a wide range of other related products including: DNS and eCommerce hosting with domain registration services and SSL certificates.

For security and other advantages, VPS hosting has become the norm with the increase in online threats prevalent with shared hosting.

Why Go for Veesp Virtual Private Servers?

Veesp prides itself as one of the few hosting providers with data center that corresponds to the Tier II level by classification of Uptime Institute. And thus offer a guaranteed 99.9% Uptime with the assurance that if uptime falls below 99.9% they’ll refund your full-service cost for the past month.

Key Features of Veesp VPS Service

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Dedicated Server: A dedicated server will cost you more but the performance, security and flexibility with extended features are unmatched.

Additionally, all Veesp VPS service offer a connection with a capacity of 200 Mbit/s with unlimited traffic and pricing is balanced with the right features and interface that is user-friendly and convenient, even for first-time user.

Our Verdict: Veesp hosting plans are flexible and tailored according to individual and corporate requirements and budget, which is ultimately ahead of other hosting services in the same price range.

VPS Hosting Guide: Why You Should Opt for a Virtual Private Server?



Google's browser, Chrome obsession for speed remains insatiable as the team has embarked on introducing new specifications that would enable smoother transitions between web pages.

While the new specifications include Web Package, which offer fast loading for the web pages, and Portals, to allow multi-page sites to act as single-page applications through the level of web transitions.

These standards are built on the model of the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) library for web pages to load quickly, especially for mobile devices. And Signed HTTP Exchanges (SXG), a subset of Web Packages, would allow publishers to sign a single HTTP exchange so that the signed exchange can be served from a caching server.

The browser will load the signed exchange, with the publisher’s URL shown in the address bar as the signature in the exchange is proof that the content is from the publisher’s origin.

The Web Packaging gives the browser proof of origin for resources rendered, and with Signed HTTP Exchanges, if a package is signed with a key corresponding to the domain, would be delivered as coming from the domain.

And the Portals proposal would allow a page show another page as an inset and provide smooth transition between inset state and a navigated state from a page showing a portal-aware address as inset and between pages of portal-aware web pages.

The proposal is still in early developmental stages, and the SXG experiment will commence with Chrome 71 browser planned for December release.

Chrome Team working on Specifications to enable faster Transition between Web pages



While many website owners and bloggers are finding it pretty hard to get into the AdSense program, and good alternative ads system are increasingly hard to come by, Fomo Ads offers the best possible alternative for publishers.

Fomo Ads is perhaps the best alternative for any blogger looking to make some extra income, and most especially for new bloggers.

What is behind the name Fomo?

Typically, Fomo is acronym for "Fear Of Missing Out", and particularly a slang used by Millennials, which has come to adhere the platform to these demographics, that is currently occupying a huge portion of the general purchasing index; with recent study putting it at a whopping 69% of all age groups.

Fomo Ads employs the most innovative approach to drive up sales, engagement, and brand promotion.

How does it apply to Publishers?

Fomo ads are strikingly different from conventional display advertising, and the model is quite visually appealing, but the best part is that getting started with Fomo ads is super easy. You just have to simply sign up, and don't worry as almost all publishers of all kinds are acceptable, and insert a small code snippet into your site and you're good to go!

It is really that simple. And there is no minimum payout, as is the case with many advertising services.

Fomo caters for all publishers regardless of how much or less page views the blog is currently receiving and publishers get paid every month on the first day. The fact that there is no minimum payout, mean that you will get paid every month regardless of the amount your site generates, which makes Fomo perfect for newbie bloggers.

So if you are a blogger, both experienced and beginners, it is highly recommended that you try out Fomo Ads!

Fomo Ads: The Best Alternative to Google AdSense for Publishers



Google witnessed a huge decline in traffic on Monday owing to a brief outage that resulted the rerouting of visitors to ISPs in some countries, including China, Russia and Nigeria.

The outage affected the following services: G Suite, Google Search and Google Analytics, while traffic to the Google services were dropped off to China Telecom, with one Russian ISP also in the traffic rout.

China Telecom and MainOne, a Nigeria-based ISP mirrored the BGP AS Path, with all the traffic slamming into the great firewall, terminating at China Telecom edge router.

According to Ameet Naik of ThousandEyes, over 180 prefixes were affected by this route leak, which covers a vast scope of Google services, with indication that the origin of this leak was the BGP peering relationship between MainOne, the Nigerian provider and China Telecom.

It should be noted that MainOne has a peering relationship with Google via IXPN in Lagos with direct routes to Google, which leaked into China Telecom.

The leaked routes propagated from China Telecom, via TransTelecom to NTT and other transit ISPs and primarily propagated by business-grade transit providers which did not impact much of the consumer ISP networks.

Google had blamed the outage on incorrect IP address routing, which it confirmed has been resolved, though the search giant maintains that it would need to conduct an internal investigation to unravel the cause of the problem.

Google traffic rerouted to ISPs in some countries as a result of a brief outage



While the C language offer a general-purpose computer programming language, with support for structured programming, lexical variable scope and recursion; now the C committee (WG14) has proposed the next real revision of the C standard.

And the first draft for the next revision of the C programming language, referred to as “C2x” tend to clarify and refine how the C language should act with different implementations and as regards the C++ programming language.

The new language commonly referred to as “C2x”, where “x” stands for the digit of the year in which this new standard will be launched, will be ruled by the C2x Charter that describes and fixes the sort of improvements expected in the language function.

It won't involve new features, but rather would emphasis on refinements in line with how the former revisions to C — C11 and the just recently revised C17 — have been adapted to the function.

Albeit, the C17 was more a bug fix release, with the working papers introducing normative changes and are public; the present working papers will be “diffmarks”, that is the C17 document with marked changes, strike-outs for removals and under-wave for additions.

The roadmap of two years has been provided for the proposals to take shape, and the WG14 has pinpointed the end of 2021, with a possible 2022 publication date.

The next revision of the C language to prioritize compatibility as it redefines function



The Microsoft-owned professional networking platform, LinkedIn took a big leap into educational services with the acquisition of Lynda.com for a whopping $1.5 billion, which service has now been redeployed into LinkedIn Learning.

LinkedIn announced new developments geared into attracting more people to the Learning service, with such offerings like video tutorials and courses from third-party providers, including: Treehouse and the Harvard Business School.

And the opening up of the learning platform to third-party content partners, may perhaps position the platform as a single place for all organizational learning processes, even as the company has touted LinkedIn Learning as not just array of contents, but a corporate learning platform.

The launch of Learning Pro, that let companies publish own content or create custom learning clusters also lends to this notion, and the company's announcement of Skills Insights, which tools would allow enterprises to promote courses based on known skills gaps in their company.

LinkedIn will offer skills-based learning recommendations to these companies via its machine learning algorithms, and open up the platform to customers with multiple content offerings to access all of the organization’s learning content.

This partnership will enable LinkedIn to apply its insights to a broader range of content that are used in enterprises today.

LinkedIn Learning adds Third-party Contents with more Interactive sessions