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A room for authors, journalists, technical writers, etc! If you enjoy writing, be it fiction or fact, this is the room for you! Need a tool to help you write? Try Manuskript or bibisco, two Free Libre Open Source Software program for writing your novel!2 Servers

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29 Dec 2018
21:13:14@DatseMultimedia:matrix.orgJigmeDatseLunch is usually a good thing...
21:13:25@DatseMultimedia:matrix.orgJigmeDatseWell, at lunch time. However you define that.
21:19:19@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaWell its more like a late dinner right now, but whatever :P
21:20:09@DatseMultimedia:matrix.orgJigmeDatseThat's OK.
21:23:38@JigmeDatse:openpsychology.netJigmeDatse (OPP)Eating is good. You know a writer marches on its stomach... Or something like that. Usually filled with caffeinated beverages...
21:51:22@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" DanielsThat's only true if you're paid for volume, rather than quality.
21:51:40@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" DanielsI've had the most profitable ideas during times when I wasn't even remotely thinking about work
1 Jan 2019
12:47:51@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaHmmm, after trying out both Manuskript and bibisco for a while now when writing I'm really ending up loving Manuskript a whole bunch more
12:50:40@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaJust feels like the interface is much more logical, requires less clicks to go through etc. It also has a far FAR supperior "full screen/distraction free" writing mode. Lastly I felt that the big draw of bibisco (the helpful guiding along when creating places, characters, objects etc) was very limiting for anything that wasnt a thriller or drama style book set in our world on Earth
12:51:31@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaGranted bibisco lets you freestyle those things if you wish, breaking away from the guided questions, but then it also loses a big part of its draw. So bibisco looks nice on the surface but was trickier for me to work with in the long run
12:51:56@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaWhat does everyone else use for writing? Either fiction or "fact" etc :)
19:30:41@DatseMultimedia:matrix.orgJigmeDatseI've actually been doing my writing in Twine.
20:00:19@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaThat looks super interesting. Never knew Twine was even a thing :)
21:39:46@DatseMultimedia:matrix.orgJigmeDatseIt's not really "designed" for what I'm asking from it, but in a lot of ways, it's probably very much designed for that.
21:40:19@DatseMultimedia:matrix.orgJigmeDatseIt's great for me, I can write short passages, and then try to figure out what order they go.
21:40:30@DatseMultimedia:matrix.orgJigmeDatseBut it's not really a writing thing.
2 Jan 2019
12:01:32@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" DanielsEmacs is the superior editor.
12:01:42@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" DanielsI'll fight to the death about it.
12:01:43@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" Danielslol
19:24:03@JigmeDatse:openpsychology.netJigmeDatse (OPP)I never got the hang of emacs, so I prefer vim.
20:18:46@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaI use NeoVIM but yeah, sort of just became the default for me
20:20:36@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaIts very noticable however that the defualt layout of Emacs and VIM assume an english ANSI keyboard, or sometimes old obscure keyboards like the Symbolics keyboard :P
20:21:50@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaSpeaking of which I'm debating wether to get the black or white ErgoDox Ez Glow for my next keyboard. Already have the white shine version, but this way I can get one for work and one for home :P
21:19:04@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaWhen spending most of the day at the keyboard one way or the other its probably good to have both a good software tool and a good hardware tool
12 Jan 2019
19:22:25@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" Daniels changed their display name from surgo to Big Boss.
19:26:41@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" Daniels changed their display name from Big Boss to Phil "Big Boss" Daniels.
19:49:18@DatseMultimedia:matrix.orgJigmeDatseAnd don't forget about good desk ergonomics...
13 Jan 2019
08:34:49@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaRedacted or Malformed Event
08:35:24@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaAbsolutely true, got to get the height and such right as well to spare the shoulders a lot of unnecessary work
08:37:30@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaNot sure if this is a new feature of the updated firmware or something but it seems the Ergodox now has support for "Auto-shift" when typing.Basically meaning that it automatically capitalizes letters if you hold the letter down more than x amount of time. Might want to experiment with that to avoid having to use shfit as much

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