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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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1 Jan 2019
21:40:30@DatseMultimedia:matrix.orgJigme Datse (they/them)But 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.
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19:49:18@DatseMultimedia:matrix.orgJigme Datse (they/them)And 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
16 Feb 2019
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19 Feb 2019
21:41:23@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaYet another free (as in freedom) software program to help with writing, including distraction free mode etc :) https://www.writemonkey.com/
21:41:58@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaLooks promising. Very simple yet powerful. And distraction free modes are always a favourite of mine. Every program for writing should have it
21:59:53@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" DanielsWhy not just use Emacs?
22:00:01@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" DanielsIt's literally the end all be all of writing.
22:08:31@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaDepends on what you're writing I guess. If all you want is to stream text down on a page then sure I guess? I personally (certainyl when writing fiction) very much desire a program to help me keep track of all the locations, character traits, narative strands etc
22:08:48@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" DanielsYep, Emacs does all that.
22:09:03@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" DanielsI write everything (notes, journals, copy, research) in org-mode.
22:09:20@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" DanielsUsually I have like 3-4 files open at once, so I can move things between them super-easily.
22:09:55@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaOk, does it do it in a easily accesible way that i can give to my mom? I get that its super ultra powerful what with the joke always being "Emacs is a great OS, all it lacks is a good text editor" but its not for everyone :)
22:10:25@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" DanielsAbsolutely. It has some unusual keybindings, but it works excellent out of the box too.
22:11:03@Dezponia:matrix.orgDezponiaI think I'll stick to GUI apps but to each their own :) Current favourite is still Manuskript :)
22:11:28@surgo:matrix.orgPhil "Big Boss" DanielsThat's fair, I guess. I don't run emacs from terminal either :P
21 Feb 2019
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4 Mar 2019
18:53:38@DatseMultimedia:matrix.orgJigme Datse (they/them) changed their display name from JigmeDatse to Jigme Datse (they/them).

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