Ghostwriter's full-screen distraction free interface does actually create the closest experience to writing with pen on paper. I wasn't thinking of this as a need when looking at plain text processors. Writing is useful to me as a process for developing thoughts and ideas, for self-questioning, for looking at what's important. Not every developed flow … Continue reading Simplification
I'm thinking that the best organization of any written material, from simple notes, to journals, to emails, to blogs and articles, is individual files in plain text or markdown format, stored locally and in the cloud. Databases and systems complicate things. For example, for notes I use Cherrytree, which is really excellent but, by keeping … Continue reading Plain Text
Link On the editing side, though I use and really prefer text editors and markdown, I had never thought to place every sentence on its own line (sentence = line). That simple idea in itself is kind of revolutionary and could do wonders for writing structure. Imagine if school children could be taught to write … Continue reading How writers can get work done better with Git
Got a working setup for Mutt configured for my Disroot mail account. I've played with Mutt before, and at one stage set it up in quite a sophisticated way. Nowadays it's easier - you can actually get away with just the program itself for sending and receiving. But the .muttrc file is still tricky.
Setting up Dave Winer's River5 RSS aggregator in MX Linux (Debian Stretch) [summary]Setting up Dave Winer's River5 RSS aggregator in MX Linux (Debian Stretch)[/summary] git clone https://github.com/scripting/river5.git get node and npm followed instructions at https://linuxhint.com/install_npm_debian/ go to river5 directory npm install node river5.js go to http://localhost:1337/ From his file FORPOETS.md : Okay now you have … Continue reading Setting up Dave Winer’s River5 RSS aggregator in MX Linux (Debian Stretch)
I use many browsers and don't know of any service or addon that permits me to keep bookmarks in sync between one browser and another. There are online bookmark managers and I have an account at Pinboard.in, but that does not really solve the problem for day to day use. But there are some points … Continue reading Managing browser bookmarks