These are the things I've written that are tagged "writing"

Zen Writing Mode on GitHub

24 January 2013

Github has added a new “Zen mode” button to all text areas on the site, the clicking of which will grow the writing area to the full window size, hiding the rest of the page, so you can focus on writing without distractions.

SEO for Non-dicks

23 September 2011

Matt Gemmell: I fully acknowledge the value of, and need for, actual SEO; I just think that in many cases, the tactics employed under that title would better be described as Search Engine Manipulation or even Abuse. A post full of sound advice. Dirty SEO is one of the lamest things I see smart companies […]

H. P. Lovecraft’s Commonplace Book

05 July 2011

From Bruce Sterling’s blog. This list has been floating around for awhile but I enjoyed revisiting in. If you found one of my notebooks it reads pretty similarly, but with more random smatterings of dialogue in search of a conversation.

“Writing on the high seas”

27 January 2011

Author Tobias Buckell’s treatise on book piracy and what it means here in the now: A certain book that usually sells about 5,000 copies, locked down and protected, seems to sell the same 5,000 copies as a book with a free giveaway and pirated. The difference, according to O’Reilly and many, will be that the […]

Kurt Vonnegut at the Blackboard

24 March 2010

KVJ on story structure, Hamlet, Cinderella, and Kafka: But there’s a reason we recognize Hamlet as a masterpiece: it’s that Shakespeare told us the truth, and people so rarely tell us the truth in this rise and fall here [indicates blackboard]. The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what […]

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