While working on some code this afternoon one of my co-workers wandered over to check if I had keys to the office. I glanced at the clock, and realised it was already 6pm. How the hell did that happen? After a quick call home to apologise in advance, I jumped on the bike and started… Continue reading Distractions Abound
I've owned a copy of Scrivener for years - since my first proper tilt at NaNoWriMo back in about 2007 if memory serves. If you've not heard of it, Scrivener is a word processor designed for writers, where you can organise your writing projects into binders with research, chapters, and so on. It's all rather wonderful, and lovely.
This morning I took the earth shattering decision to start adding photos to my blog posts, and set about working backwards through the first few, choosing suitable pictures to accompany them. I'm not sure pictures really serve any purpose - I don't really "do" photo-blogging. If nothing else, the pictures brighten the blog up a bit.
A lot can happen in 48 hours. A blog can be removed from existence, and fifteen years worth of posts - four and half thousand of them - can vanish into the ether. Of course this is the internet, and nothing ever vanishes without a trace. In this case that "trace" is the four and… Continue reading 48 Hours
I commented recently that I had fallen off the blogging horse. The months of daily posts came to a crashing end, replaced with television, books, video games - anything but writing. If this "not writing" thing is a hole in the ground, it still feels like I'm in it. I'm not so much struggling to… Continue reading In Limbo
A few years ago I watched a wonderful movie called "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", about a young Indian man with a dream to run his own hotel. In the middle of juggling one disaster after another, he told a resident the following:"Everything will be alright in the end. If it is not alright, it… Continue reading Perhaps Not The End
After a day or two turning the idea over and over in my head, and an afternoon spent figuring out what needed to be done, I have migrated this blog over from Evernote and Postach.io to Blogger. After the wave of a magic wand, I migrated the comments over via Disqus, hooked a subdomain up… Continue reading Everything Changes