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bio website chrislott.org
location Fairbanks, AK
age 44
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I am the Disruptive Technologist and Design Team Manager for the University of Alaska Center for Distance Education, a sometimes poet and essayist, a collector of books and fountain pens, and an origami and bookbinding enthusiast...


Oct
23
awarded  Yearling
Jan
19
comment Scrivener: Editing the source files
Safer because a) editing the .scriv file means that if something goes wrong with the sync you endanger the entire project and, it follows, b) carelessness with things like forgetting to close Scrivener on one computer and then making changes can lead to more difficult problem. The safety is only in the possibility of human error, not technical!
Jan
19
answered Scrivener: Editing the source files
Jan
19
answered What can I use instead of “but” and “however”?
Jan
19
comment What non-WYSIWYG, non-proprietary alternatives to (La)TeX exist for the humanities, journalism, and other non-technical disciplines?
And Pandoc can help bridge the gap when it comes to sophisticated input/output needs.
Jan
19
comment What can I use instead of “but” and “however”?
Honestly, I don't see the problem with many of the uses in your example. The first example reads well. In the second I would remove the first "but." The third and fourth read fine.
Jan
19
comment What is the best way to cite an anonymous writer?
It might go without saying, but with APA, at least, you don't use "anonymous" unless the original work is attributed to anonymous.
Oct
23
awarded  Yearling
Jun
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
19
comment How to publish public domain books?
And @All: yes, before 1923 is in the public domain (for US publications, as noted above). Other countries who (also noted above) have somewhat different copyright protections, so if considering something published outside the US, you need to check what their terms are. For instance, in the UK the rule is author's death date + 70 years. A quick search will reveal flowcharts or similar for most countries.
Dec
19
awarded  Commentator
Dec
19
comment How to publish public domain books?
Good point. But as the UK is a signatory of the Berne convention (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…) its similar copyright protections do apply in the US, as do all of the countries that signed must be respected by other signatories (though of course not to Shakespeare, which is too far in the past to be protected by their copyright protections either).
Dec
19
comment Are music lyrics copyrighted?
Of course the court won't take it seriously! I was just using an extreme (and real-life) example of copyright owners trying to scare people away from fair uses by using a C&D.
Dec
18
comment Looking for some tips on how to improve writing
In addition, there are serious mechanical problems here that need to be addressed as well.
Dec
18
answered How to publish public domain books?
Dec
16
comment Are music lyrics copyrighted?
Sure, but a C&D is meaningless without something to back up the claim. I've dealt with quite a few of them in the past...most often it's a reflex reaction and is ultimately meaningless. It can be another way that copyright holders attempt to exert rights they don't actually have. So it's an action without consequence (assuming that one is legitimately using it fairly).
Dec
15
answered Are music lyrics copyrighted?
Dec
8
answered How can I help a writing-phobic but competent student develop their writing?
Dec
8
answered Can you reprint screen shots of a game application or program without permission?
Dec
5
comment Are there any good tablets out there for writing/editing?
I not only recommend a netbook (which I use in addition to the iPad with a keyboard case I use generally), but have set mine up so that it is designed for nothing BUT writing...no other apps, it starts up with my editor, etc.