Sometimes, I'm still shocked when people confuse and misuse 'e.g.' and 'i.e.'
Sometimes, I just have to wonder ...
Thought I saw the word 'vomit' in some documentation that I'm editing. Yes, I am tired ...
No matter how well or badly you write, the best and most important thing you can do is make what you're writing consistent. I'm talking styles, tone, word usage, and structure.
Why is consistency important? It makes what you've written easier to maintain and update, or to rework or rewrite
I said the words "floppy disk" to someone earlier today and they had no idea what the heck I was talking about.
Glad I didn't mention that some people used to save their data to cassette tapes in the early days of personal computing
Some days, I really enjoy what I do. Some days, I don't. Today, I'm somewhere in between those two points. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing
Is it wrong of me to enjoy reading the novels of Tolstoy and enjoy watching MMA?
Anyone remember a time when Black Friday and Boxing Day went on for just one day, and not a whole week?
Here are some nifty Reveal.js presentation hacks, demonstrated in real time during a lightning talk at All Things Open 2017 https://opensource.com/article/17/11/ato2017-revealjs-presentation-hacks https://mastodon.social/media/aAOkJz7v19eEzNuJgDo
Sometimes it turns out that you really haven't gotten rid of all that old baggage and it comes back to weigh you down when you least expect it to
This is a good question to ask: what is the real purpose of #writing? http://writershelpingwriters.net/2017/10/what-is-the-real-purpose-of-writing/
Something I've never thought of doing: using beta readers with #writing that I'm working on: http://lisapoisso.com/2017/06/02/beta-reading-guide/ #writing
I wrote up a brief introduction to Mastodon; hopefully it'll help new folks acclimate. Let me know if I need to change anything!
Got yet another SEO spam email. If this company's work is as badly written as that email, it's a wonder anyone hires them. Then again, far too many people don't care about good writing on the web. They just want keywords that 'drive traffic' to their sites, regardless of how fleeting that traffic is
No, SEO spammer, you aren't disappointed at my website's search rankings. You don't give a flying you-know-what about my site. You care about trying to pry some money out of my wallet for your dubious services
Yes, I've donated to a number of organizations over the last month or two. And, no, I'm not going to tell you which ones. I don't do these sorts of things for a pat on the back. I do them to help. Their continued existence is my reward
I'm in serious need of a cinnamon bun but there's nowhere around here to get one. Yes, my Monday morning first world problem ...
Thinking deep thoughts, at least as deep as those thoughts can be at 6:30 in the a. m. ...