A lot of love for a little mini

Posted on Sun 21 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with iPad, iOS, Scrivener, Android, Nexus, Hardware • 5 min read

I contemplate the end of the iPad mini and what that means for me as someone who uses it for both consumption and writing.


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Remembering Email

Posted on Sun 21 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with Email, letters, writing • 3 min read

I reminisce about the days when email was my most important and preferred method of communication.


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The problem with best

Posted on Wed 17 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with advice, laptops, technical writing, best, Google, editorial, advertorial • 4 min read

A number of years ago, I gave a presentation to a bunch of transport and spatial engineers in the UK on how to develop technical documentation. After running through the slide deck and giving my talk, tips and experiences, the first question someone asked was "what's the best programme for …


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Putting worldbuiling into perspective

Posted on Mon 15 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with worldbuilding, storywonk, writing • 7 min read

I reflect on Storywonk's World building class and my wife demonstrates again on how well she knows me.


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The perils of proprietary formats

Posted on Thu 04 May 2017 in Articles • Tagged with wiki, dropbox, voodoopad, proprietary software • 1 min read

A few days ago, I went looking for an old world-building project I created with VoodooPad. I found it but unfortunately I could not get the file to open. Fortunately, I had exported the files to HTML several years ago, so I didn't lose any work.

The reason I wanted …


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