Awesome Internationalization

This is a post that reflects on international character of the community around the `Awesome Window Manager <http://awesome.naquadah.org>`_, though it takes a while to get to that. There's this theory of blog post writing that says you should write like newspaper articles and front load your arguments. Save this editorial note, this post is an epic failure at this formula. Apologies. It will come as a surprise to no one that I am not only an avid user of open source software but also a keen observer of the open source community.…

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Bandwagon and Habits

Ok, so I know it isn't November anymore, and I should shut up about writing already, but it's a good change of pace, and I have one little point to make/explore that makes sense to talk about post-nano. It's about the habit of writing. And I think it can be applied to all sorts of creative work. A lot of people think that NaNo is all about "a big push," and getting past the internal editor and so forth, but even more importantly it teaches a valuable lesson about the power of momentum.…

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Tablet Adventure

So, after all my talk the other week about netbooks and such things, I broke down and got a new computer. Which wasn't exactly needful, but it's quite nice, and I think it'll feature rather heavily in m posts this week. Sorry if this is too far afield for some. I hope suspect that it'll make sense in the end. Rather than wait until one of the other computers in the house died, (which would call forth my macbook in as part of the obsolescence cycle), I got a used ThinkPad x41 tablet on ebay (from a local vendor).…

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Reading Stuff

In lieu of an actual essay on this quasi-holiday, I have a funny exchange from earlier in the week. Continue to have a good holiday, and I'll see you on Monday. tycho: so I was thinking about getting an old(er) ThinkPad x41 tablet and linuxifying it, so I'd have a linux portable and we'd have another computer around here because most of the computers in the house are older and the last time an old computer went south, there was major familial strife.…

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Thanksgiving

So it's Thanksgiving today. (So good holiday to you all in blog land!) And in honor of the holiday, my post today will be brief, and I'll be taking the day off of Critical Futures as well. I don't really have to say much about the holiday itself, as the big holiday's go, it's probably my favorite. Though I think I speak for many of my fellow non-Christians when I say, the one where the big bunny bringing children chicken eggs always makes me smile.…

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Emacsen

Ok, so you (and by you, I mean jack) will be happy to hear, that I've mostly settled on being an emacs user. I mean, I'm not killer good at it, but this evening as I moved back to my Mac exclusively for a few days (I'm writing this during a quick jaunt out of town and my mac is the laptop) I downloaded a GUI version of emacs, because... well, I think the less that's said the better.…

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Not Writing

I've had one hell of a week, and at least somewhat understandably, I haven't been writing very much this past week. Which is really odd for me because I'm always writing. While the cause of this vacation from writing was acute and understandable, this has led me to think about the role of my writing in my day to day life, and while it's depressing to write about not writing while NaNoWriMo is on, I think it's worthy fodder for the blog.…

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