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Collaborative world-building

After reading a post on Facebook about a shared world, I speculate how such a system could work.


Graphics card upgrade
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Graphics card upgrade

I upgrade the graphics card in my hand-me-down PC desktop and contemplate the fundamental differences between Mac and PC.



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On gratuitousness

I contemplate the rise of Grimdark as the new normal in fantasy and ponder the disconnect between gratuitous writing and the writer's narrative goal of achieving catharsis.



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Ode to Netbooks

A query from my mother makes me reflect on the death of netbooks and look at the devices that have replaced them for the mobile text warrior.



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Text Editor Conundrum

I'm faced with having to choose between three text editors thanks to some bad timing. In process I confront software pricing in 2017.



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Why I didn't buy AppleCare

I let my MacBook Air's warranty expire without buying AppleCare and contemplate a shift from laptops to an iMac and iPad combination


Blogging with RSS and Workflow
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Blogging with RSS and Workflow

After being called out on Twitter, I briefly describe how I use RSS and Workflow as blogger's duct tape and Swiss Army Knife.



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Being Celtic

Language and culture shape our identity and I contemplate the modern Celtic misnomer and the boiling pot of history, archaeology and linguistics from whence it came.



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A second thought on subscriptions

I give more thoughts about the subscription-based software after getting underway with my Ulysses review and listening to the latest Mac Power Users



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Automating my publishing system

I detail how a hardware failure and a Zapier mishap led me to automate my publishing process.



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How I structure novels in Scrivener

After reading Matt Gemmell's post on structuring his novel Changer in Ulysses, I take up his open offer to describe how I organise my novel in Scrivener.


On Marriage Equality
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On Marriage Equality

An opinion piece in The Age makes me angry enough to break my self-imposed embargo on political writing and describe why I will vote Yes for marriage equality.