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Computer engineer: a lot of C, PHP, and Python, plus a bit of lots of other stuff. Linux user. Amateur cryptonerd and general science and math geek.


Jun
9
comment Dream analysis research
Thanks, @SF. I've never read any of his work, but had the same impression.
Jun
8
comment Formatting lists for ebook format?
No, definitely not. Tables will be reflowed just like anything else. You can apply page-break-inside to tables as well, but with all the same caveats. The reason for using tables would be to "fold" your list in half, and put elements side by side. That way it takes up twice as much horizontal space, but half as much vertical space (roughly). I created my own program called Tome, which I use for writing: bitbucket.org/bmearns/tome. I write using a simple markup and then generate various output formats from that. Then I manually edit the HTML and CSS for EPUB and Mobi.
Jun
8
comment How do you avoid purple prose?
Thanks, @LaurenIpsum. Good description!
Jun
7
comment Is publishing to Amazon Kindle-alternative eBook markets worth the time and effort?
Personally, I think the more important thing is format, rather than vendor (although the tend to correlate to an extent). If people have a kindle, then they want to be able to get your book easily onto a kindle. But if they have a Nook and you only have it available on Amazon, they obviously aren't going to buy it. Personally, I wrote my book in EPUB, and converted it to Mobi, so it was pretty easy to publish to both platforms (I haven't marketted my book at all, so I don't have sales on either platform). I haven't attempted iBook yet, but that would probably be a logical third step.
Jun
7
answered Formatting lists for ebook format?
Jun
7
answered Dream analysis research
Jun
7
asked What's with all the hate on adjectives and adverbs?
Jun
7
comment How do you avoid purple prose?
I'm getting the impression that one of the defining features here is that things are described which simply don't need to be, for instance his "butter soft" jacket. Is that a reasonable assessment?
Jun
7
answered The street is filled with cars and people
Jun
7
comment The street is filled with cars and people
Love your snippets. Dickens and Joyce in particular feel right on the money.
Jun
7
comment An adjective relating to the circus?
Thanks, I think "circensian" will do fine. In this particular instance, the adjective reiterates what has already been "shown". But I get your point, and will keep it in mind. Thanks!
Jun
7
accepted An adjective relating to the circus?
Jun
7
comment An adjective relating to the circus?
Thanks, and noted. I've got a satisfactory answer from Craig, but in the future I'll pose these questions to the suggested site.
Jun
6
asked An adjective relating to the circus?
May
27
awarded  Teacher
Feb
3
accepted Should I close this quoted paragraph?
Feb
2
asked Should I close this quoted paragraph?
Jan
26
answered Very simple markup language for writing fiction
Jan
22
comment Very simple markup language for writing fiction
We're working on a project to create a set of tools for my custom markup. It's coming along quite well and should be ready for public consumption within a week or so. If you're really interested, you can follow on twitter @TomeProject (twitter.com/TomeProject). Will post a final answer with link once the project is ready for release.
Jan
21
comment Do the characters in the following dialogue sound the same?
I don't think they sound any more alike than two real people in a similar environment may. They both sound like teenagers to me.