Saturday, November 29, 2008

Just about 30 hours left now...

of NaNoWriMo. My word count stands at 42,000, give or take. I never was able to get the little icon to embed correctly, but you can follow this link to check my progress.

As an aside, I'll just say that blogging is so much easier than fiction.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Textile vs. Markdown

Anyone use either of these schemes? Anyone an advocate for one or the other?

Update: I noticed this Wikipedia article on lightweight markup languages. I'd like one that's easy to use, but the ease of use also needs to be that it can be easily converted by another means. I've experimented with lxtrf and Markdown.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NaNo Soundrack

If I succesfully finish NaNo this year, it will be in no small part to music like this. Hammock, Marconi Union, and a few others who will be familiar favorites to Hearts of Space fans.

They have been my constant companions for the last few days, and will no doubt be there until the end, win or lose.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


About 2 hours and 15 minutes. The two big kids stuck it out with me the whole time. Totally worth it.

May God show us mercy in this election, and may we turn to Him for guidance and strength regardless of the outcome.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Paid $1.88 for gas yesterday

Amazing change.

This has got to be the most volatile consumer gas prices have ever been.