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by charlie.stross
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Mad name generator feature request
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Re: Mad name generator feature request

Disclaimers on their own aren't sufficient to shield you from the threat of a lawsuit, in all jurisdictions. Far better not to use the name of someone prominent (unless it's a requested Tuckerization) in the first place.
by charlie.stross
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Mad name generator feature request
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Re: Mad name generator feature request

I think you're trying to prove a negative. Why not use a disclaimer. Here's one scanned from a novel I'm reading now. Full proof isn't necessary; due dilligence is. A combo of google and facebook will actually filter out about a billion people: anyone with internet access. (Those are the ones most ...
by charlie.stross
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Mad name generator feature request
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Mad name generator feature request

(I suspect this will come way down Keith's list of priorities, but ...) I have just discovered the name generator. Whee! Excellent tool. However, it lacks a useful feature: namely, the ability to check whether a generated name is fictional . As someone who writes for a living, I've occasionally had ...
by charlie.stross
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Markdown
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: Markdown

I will note that there are existing markdown editors with live preview on iOS already. So it may be possible for Keith to investigate some sort of licensing deal for the relevant code library, as a shortcut. (Or not: just sayin'.)
by charlie.stross
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Editing on the iPad
Replies: 31
Views: 5989

Re: Editing on the iPad

I don't use the iPad for writing, either ... For me, I want to be able to open my project on my iPhone when an idea strikes while I'm out without my computer, or reading in bed, or whatever, jot some things down and have them available on my MacBook the next day. ... Obviously we can't turn the iPa...
by charlie.stross
Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Editing on the iPad
Replies: 31
Views: 5989

Editing on the iPad

Purely coincidentally, earlier this week I posted a tirade on my blog about Why I don't use the iPad for serious writing . Having Scrivener available on the iPad would fix about half the problems. (Especially if it's able to sync with Scrivener projects stored on DropBox, Box.net, iCloud, or some ot...
by charlie.stross
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Feature request: HTML with Javascript in files ?
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Feature request: HTML with Javascript in files ?

A bunch of the web files I'm wanting to collect for my current project rely on Javascript. Not a little: a lot , as in they're nearly fully functional applications in their own right. Things like a custom tiddlywiki ( http://www.tiddlywiki.com/ ) full of notes. (I suspect this tendency is going to a...
by charlie.stross
Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: System Requirements for Scrivener/Windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 2842

Re: System Requirements for Scrivener/Windows?

I'd increase the ram to 2gb if you can.Camy Unfortunately the Viliv N5's RAM is non-upgradable -- as I noted, it's the size of a Psion 5! About all I can do is shove a 32Gb micro-SDHC card in it to add file storage to the built-in 32Gb SSD. Which I have done. (I don't propose to do serious writing ...
by charlie.stross
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: System Requirements for Scrivener/Windows?
Replies: 4
Views: 2842

System Requirements for Scrivener/Windows?

So I've just bought my first Windows machine in many years: I feel kind of icky, but the Viliv N5 ( http://www.myviliv.com/eng/product/n5.asp ) was just irresistible -- it's the size of an old Psion 5 -- and stuck Beta 0.29 on it. The good news: it will load my Scrivener 2.04/Mac projects. The bad n...
by charlie.stross
Fri May 06, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: MultiMarkdown & LaTeX
Topic: Markdown Video Tutorial
Replies: 11
Views: 7501

Re: Markdown Video Tutorial

Is there a non-video, non-tutorial terse guide to MMD and Scrivener anywhere? Something like a UNIX man page that just dumps the details on you in a terse torrent of text? (I'd prefer not to wade through a two hundred page beginner's tutorial -- I've been using related formats like setext for a deca...
by charlie.stross
Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Another Scrivener-created novel ...
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Another Scrivener-created novel ...

Nice, thanks for the update on the new book. In the US Amazon store it comes up as "Rule 34 (Halting State)" Same universe as the prior work? Yup, it's a (distant) sequel. Orbit will be publishing it in the UK, Ace in the USA -- Amazon are, as usual, screwy this far ahead of publication (...
by charlie.stross
Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Another Scrivener-created novel ...
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Another Scrivener-created novel ...

Just thought I'd mention that my next book, "Rule 34", was written more or less entirely in Scrivener. Without which it probably wouldn't have been possible because there are some, ahem, complicated intertwined plot threads ... Due out July 6th from Ace (in the USA) and Orbit (in the UK an...
by charlie.stross
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Track Changes / Compare Docs (WAS: Publishers and workflow)
Replies: 24
Views: 2387

Re: Publishers and workflow

Paolo, Many thanks for pointing me in the direction of that macro. Interestingly, it uses the command-line diff utility, which I had already discounted but now clearly warrants another look. It's plain text only, but rich text is incredibly difficult to compare, and it would at least highlight edit...
by charlie.stross
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Track Changes / Compare Docs (WAS: Publishers and workflow)
Replies: 24
Views: 2387

Track Changes / Compare Docs (WAS: Publishers and workflow)

I work with a couple of SF/F publishers (okay: Ace, aka part of Penguin Group, Orbit, aka part of Little, Brown, and Tor, aka themselves) and the novels I write get delivered into their workflow. Which, hitherto, has been the traditional kind: print to paper, send lump of dead tree to copy editor, s...
by charlie.stross
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Garbage collection
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Re: Garbage collection

KB, rsync over ssh assumes the permissions of the authenticated user on either end. Which means that as long as the UID used in the ssh authentication is the same used to login to edit the files then deletes should be permitted. Wait… what is the exact rsync option line? Delete is off by default so...