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by charlie.stross
Wed May 15, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Q: Anyone using Scriv on a Dell XPS-13 Developer Edition?
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

Re: Q: Anyone using Scriv on a Dell XPS-13 Developer Edition?

I agree with 8 megs of ram it's probably 64 bit, which makes Scrivener install a little trickier unless you're willing to live with crippled spellcheck. Is spellcheck the only major issue with 64 bit Linux? (Because if so, I can live with that. Spellcheck for me is a final proofing stage before sub...
by charlie.stross
Mon May 13, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Q: Anyone using Scriv on a Dell XPS-13 Developer Edition?
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

Re: Q: Anyone using Scriv on a Dell XPS-13 Developer Edition?

I can't give you any specific comments on the Ultrabook with Ubuntu experience, but if it has Ubuntu preinstalled then I'm very confident you can get Scrivener running on it. How simple a matter it is depends on whether you're running 32 bit Ubuntu or 64 bit Ubuntu. Well, that's a head-scratcher. D...
by charlie.stross
Mon May 13, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Q: Anyone using Scriv on a Dell XPS-13 Developer Edition?
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

Re: Q: Anyone using Scriv on a Dell XPS-13 Developer Edition?

Another thing to consider is that a lot of PCs are shipping with UEFI or SecureBoot. Make sure that can be switched to legacy BIOS mode, or booting Linux becomes a bit more complicated. The Dell in question comes pre-installed with Ubuntu, not Windows . Booting Linux on it is a non-issue as that's ...
by charlie.stross
Mon May 13, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: Scrivener on Linux (Unofficial)
Topic: Q: Anyone using Scriv on a Dell XPS-13 Developer Edition?
Replies: 8
Views: 1871

Q: Anyone using Scriv on a Dell XPS-13 Developer Edition?

I'm looking at http://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/xps-13-linux/pd?refid=xps-13-linux&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=1&~ck=dellSearch&isredir=true -- an XPS-13 Ultrabook sold with Ubuntu 12.04 preinstalled and fully supported by Dell. Has anyone tried Scriv on it yet? If so, was it a ...
by charlie.stross
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: A Future With A Plug-In Architecture?
Replies: 13
Views: 2063

Re: A Future With A Plug-In Architecture?

While I can't read Keith's mind, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for plugin support in Scriv. Reason: Mac OS X is the main platform for Scriv. (I expect this to be followed by iOS, when the iOS port is ready.) Scriv is sold direct by lit'n'latte, and via the Mac App store; the iOS port can only be...
by charlie.stross
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Does Alcohol Improve Your Writing?
Replies: 34
Views: 7104

Re: Does Alcohol Improve Your Writing?

My experience is that alcohol doesn't help me write -- but it does help me socialize, during which I tend to free-associate and come up with fresh ideas. I'm a storyteller; having an audience makes it easier for me to come up with interesting stuff. The writing then happens the day after, while ston...
by charlie.stross
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Regular Expression search/replace
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Re: Regular Expression search/replace

That will do nicely!
by charlie.stross
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Committing Trilogy in Scrivener
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Committing Trilogy in Scrivener

Thanks! I'll give the case study a careful read.
by charlie.stross
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Committing Trilogy in Scrivener
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Committing Trilogy in Scrivener

Per subject ... I'm expecting to have to write a trilogy next year (with a bit of slop time into 2014). That's a work of fiction that has a coherent narrative arc spanning three novels, to be published separately but not designed to be read separately. Anyone else done this? (My main concern is bein...
by charlie.stross
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Regular Expression search/replace
Replies: 6
Views: 1215

Regular Expression search/replace

I will confess that one feature I'm missing in Scrivener is regular expressions, both for searching and for search/replace. If Scriv 3 turns out to incorporate a regexp library (ideally PCRE ( http://www.pcre.org/ ) I'd just about keel over in ecstasy. (Note: regular expressions or regexps are the g...
by charlie.stross
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: How many fiction writers do we have here?
Replies: 301
Views: 68305

Re: How many fiction writers do we have here?

Here's the opening sentence of the novel I just finished (the first draft of) in Scrivener: it's Laundry Files #5 (published by Ace in the US and Orbit in the UK), "The Rhesus Chart": "Don't be silly, Bob," said Mo: "everybody knows vampires don't exist." (That's also t...
by charlie.stross
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Just finished ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Re: Just finished ...

(August 2014 - do you have more already with your publishers for 2013?) Yup. "Neptune's Brood" (also written in Scrivener) is being typeset next month, for publication in July 2013 in the US and UK (Ace and Orbit again). If you're in the UK, there's a ton more, though. My Merchant Princes...
by charlie.stross
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Just finished ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1298

Just finished ...

Another novel completed: written in Scrivener from start to finish. At least, a first draft (116,000 words). It's with my test readers right now. It definitely needs an edit-and-polish pass and some additional backfill scenes to support the climax, but it's substantially there. Assuming my editors a...
by charlie.stross
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: 7 full days left... who's still in?
Replies: 35
Views: 13177

Re: 7 full days left... who's still in?

I haven't been officially doing NaNoWriMo -- I was already 49,200 words into a projected-100,000 word novel as of October 31st -- but I've been using NaNo as a pace car. And this evening I slid past 101,000 words (with 5-10,000 words still to go to finish the first draft). So I guess I passed the 50...
by charlie.stross
Thu Nov 08, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: An iOS discovery
Replies: 1
Views: 642

An iOS discovery

(I'm posting this here in the hope that it comes in handy to folks once Scrivener for iOS is out in the wild ...) There is only one keyboard for iOS devices that doesn't rely on bluetooth -- the old Apple Keyboard Dock. Cons: it's heavy and bulky (the stand doesn't fold flat and it weighs 600 grams)...