Simplification

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

Plain Text

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

Got Mutt set up again

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)

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)