Category Archives: Reading

‘Reading’ in the broad sense, but usually to do with texts that are made of text.

Collector or Digital Librarian? | Brewster Kahle’s Blog

The digital librarian has no long term memory other than what is captured in the library. Source: Collector or Digital Librarian? | Brewster Kahle’s Blog

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Stonewaves

Mister Stonewaves is online again. That is all.

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Reading, quietly

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 … Continue reading

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What to do (in life)

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 … Continue reading

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I now use curly quotation marks when proofreading

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 … Continue reading

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Melbourne and Mars, by Joseph Fraser

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 … Continue reading

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Where to work on ebooks? Wikisource vs GITenberg

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. … Continue reading

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Spivak pronouns

Spivak pronouns: Subject: ey laughs Object: I hugged em Possessive Adjective: eir heart warmed Possessive Pronoun: that is eirs Reflexive: ey loves emself

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Proofreading ‘Emma’

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.

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GITenberg

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 … Continue reading

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