Scriptorium

Writing by Chris Rosser

Nanowrimo 2020

2 min read

For Nanowrimo this year, I've decided to create the beginnings of a Classically-inspired world for playing D&D and writing stories.

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Today's Plan

3 min read

After years being stuck in a rut and tipping the scales at 110kg, I take up running again but this time with Apple Watch and Today's Plan, a data-driven fitness platform and virtual coach.

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Lockdown

3 min read

With Melbourne's lockdown extended further than hoped, I reflect on almost 4 four months in lockdown, and wonder if this COVID normal.

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Do I have a beef with World Anvil?

2 min read

After copping some criticism about my popular World Anvil review, I address my critics and contemplate reviewing World Anvil again after an 18-month absence.

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No sponsor tags

1 min read

After receiving another dodgy sponsorship proposal, I briefly outline why I dislike these practices, and make a public commitment never to pollute my website with sleaze.

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Fixing Steinberg UR12 dropouts on macOS

2 min read

Digging around in macOS' system logs reveals my Mac may not be dying after all. Instead, I lay the blame for my Steinberg UR12 woes at the feet of Yamaha's buggy USB Audio Driver.

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Broken ports in a storm

2 min read

When the USB ports of my MacBook Air fail during a game of DnD, I contemplate the merits of upgrading my Mac or switching to iOS. But with the Apple Silicon transition, that's not as easy a decision as I thought.

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The Death of Holden

4 min read

As General Motors kills off its Holden brand, I bust the myth about its dubious Australian identity and lament for a local electric car industry that never was.

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Backup your $h!^

5 min read

After a family member nearly loses months of precious work to a hard drive failure, I contemplate the importance of a solid back up strategy.

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How I (used to) publish my blog

3 min read

After a reader asks about my publishing platform, I outline the process and tools I use to publish my blog.

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Coffee, panties and Jane Austen

4 min read

After my wife complains to me about a poorly researched historical novel she’s reading, I explore a couple of common mistakes authors can make when falling back on assumptions. Fair warning, my sense of humour is dry and sometimes crude.

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