Mister Stonewaves is online again. That is all.
There is something exquisite in the act of sitting still in a comfortable place, reading, with a nice view. Writing sometimes, to note down the habits of passing sheep. And sometimes drinking, perhaps, once the sun has dropped to that point in the sky. But the important thing is the still small quiet that can […]
I’ve been reading Quiet by Susan Cain, and her three steps (p. 218) to figuring out what one should do in life resonated with me: What you loved to do as a child; The work you gravitate to; and What you envy.
There are currently two things that are annoying me about Wikisource books. These are: the inclusion of hyperlinks (to be all 1990s about it, with using that word); and the usage of straight quotation marks. Links I can forgive, or even actively enjoy, in non-fiction; but in fiction, they have no place. (So think I, […]
Melbourne and Mars, by Joseph Fraser. You cannot go twenty miles in any direction without finding an electric fountain, free to the public, from which the accumulators of any travelling machine can be instantly recharged. …indeed, we have no wilful lawbreakers anywhere. We have no hunting of wild beasts; they have all been exterminated long […]
This morning I’m at Parlapa, the lovely little caffe opposite the town hall. It’s a good place to be sat, with a slight hangover, with some nice small WordPress code to be working on, and of course with a coffee. The only down side is the fact that the City wifi almost reaches here, so […]
Spivak pronouns: Subject: ey laughs Object: I hugged em Possessive Adjective: eir heart warmed Possessive Pronoun: that is eirs Reflexive: ey loves emself
I’m doing a bit of proofreading of the first volume of the first edition of Emma, and I’ve just realised that there are more punctuation errors than I’d thought were likely. I’m slowing down now and taking more care.
This is a project that I’ve wanted for years, and now it’s here: https://gitenberg.github.io/ Project GITenberg is a Free and Open, Collaborative, Trackable and Scriptable digital library. It leverages the power of the Git version control system and the collaborative potential of Github to make books more open. 40,000 Project Gutenberg books have been uploaded […]
WikiTeam has released an update of the chronological archive of all Wikimedia Commons files, up to 2013. Now ~34 TB in total. Just seed one or more of these torrents (typically 20-40 GB) and you’ll be like a brick in the Library of Alexandria (or something), doing your bit for permanent preservation of this massive […]