Sam's notebook

I now use curly quotation marks when proofreading April 17th, 2015, 3PM

Reading

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, […]

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Melbourne and Mars, by Joseph Fraser April 4th, 2015, 12PM

Reading

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 […]

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GITenberg August 21st, 2014, 9AM

Open content Reading

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 […]

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