Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 14

Friday with Elizabeth Coming off yesterday’s big win in the war against wasting time, I was eager Friday to get close to the end of Taxi Adventure. First, though, it was Friday, and because my daughter Elizabeth is between preschools, she was with me. And Fridays are days when I like to do something specialContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 14”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 13

Winning the fight So on Thursday I continued my trend of wasting my time looking at changing to the OpenDocument format and all that. In the morning, I was able to confirm that LibreOffice, Google Docs, pandoc, and the other tools simply will not interoperate. That is to say that documents can not be writtenContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 13”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 12

Losing the fight The idea to change to using OpenDocument as the foundation for my work seemed as though it should work. After all, a multitude of tools claim to read and write the format. However, when I tried Wednesday to just come up with a simple set of tools that would take me fromContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 12”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 11

Fighting with OpenDocument conversion tools I’ve decidedĀ to convert my immediate work projects to the OpenDocument format, on the way to seeing if Google Docs can handle the work. For many years, I’ve kept my files in a plain text format. One of the benefits always touted of plain text formats is that they can beContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 11”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 10

Happy birthday to me Monday was my birthday, and I needed a new phone plan. I’ve had an idea for a while that I should have my computer for my serious work, and my phone for everything else, everything from e-mail to e-book reading to entertainment. And furthermore, I think it would be awesome ifContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 10”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 9

Exploring My wife and daughter were out of the house all day Saturday, leaving me plenty of time to analyze and consider my move to ODT and LibreOffice as my main document format and editor. It proved to be a complicated issue. There are several tools to do the conversion, but none of them isContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 9”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 8

The Print Issue My distractions on Friday led me to wonder if I could use LibreOffice Writer for creating my book files. It would be nice if I could set aside that investigation and return to the work I need to do, but … One of the pieces of work I’m trying to do isContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 8”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 7

Distractions Rising late after a late night last night and cutting out early to go to some side work doesn’t leave much time for taking care of business. The last thing I needed was a distraction, but… When I read The Passive Voice, i found a link to an article at LifeHacker calledĀ I’m John ScalziContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 7”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 6

Decisions I’m liking the new Heinlein/Smith model of production. There are, however, a few quirks that mean I have to do some things now that are not exactly writing. For instance, my old model was to keep making changes to make each thing “work”. So, I delayed print versions while I messed with the coversContinue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 6”

Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 5

A small interruption So yesterday was not my big breakout day for Taxi Adventure. Instead, I spent most of the morning and the afternoon seeing doctors and getting lab work done to figure out the source and treatment for the back pain I’ve had for either the past two weeks or two months or more,Continue reading “Writing In Public: Year 1, Month 1, Day 5”