I attended a book signing by John Sandford, a pseudonym used by John Camp, at Scottsdale’s Poisoned Pen Bookstore yesterday evening. I made some notes from the event. My apologies for any errors herein; they are my own. If I’ve … Continue reading
Story to Screenplay to Movie
The movie “Arrival” (2016), in spite of its sometimes slow progress, has intrigued me for some time. After watching my BlueRay copy for the n’th time, I did some digging and came up with both the original story and also … Continue reading
Sometimes, during grief, we need someone to take our hand, lead us back onto the dance floor, remind us what it is to be alive. Dancing Little Marionettes, Megan BeadleThe Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2022, p.14
Things That Go Bump in the Night
Welcome This is an overview of threads and processes from an old-timer. Historical comments are included to help illuminate the whys and wherefores. While primarily focused on Unix-like realms such as Linux, most of what’s here applies to all contemporary … Continue reading
Interactive Fiction with Twine
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Overview Twine is an editor and converter for IF, Interactive Fiction. Writers use it to create the kind that is text-based as opposed to animated. In this read-and-click variety, players read text provided by the author and choose from the … Continue reading
2024 Election SNAFU
According to “Biden vs. Trump: The Makings of a Shattering Constitutional Crisis” the 2024 federal election could shape-up like this. In November 2024, some states will undoubtedly invoke the “Disqualification Clause” from Section 3 of the 14th Amendment to disqualify … Continue reading
Where Stories Come From
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The seed begins in a crack. Its first root pushes downward. Finding soft soil, it extends, or discovering a rock, it goes around. The root forks and each tendril explores, diverts, reaches deeper, and forks again. Real life is like … Continue reading
What’s a DNS, and Who Cares?
On the web, we use the names of computers or providers such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Even when you’re using Facebook’s app, it is also using a computer’s name. This is because we remember names much better than numbers. … Continue reading
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When a new idea gets my juices flowing, I want to write it down before it gets away. If I’m at my notebook computer, a new Scrivener project is ideal. I click File -> New Project and then… Damn! Scrivener … Continue reading
Labels, Labels, and Labels in Scrivener
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If it’s in the Binder, you can assign it a label, but only one label. That seems rather limiting, don’t you think? Well, yes and no. Let’s explore a little bit. Here’s the set of labels in one of my … Continue reading