I can end up complaining when I have things I’m chewing on and want to see better. New strategy: turn that emotional churn into something positive by writing what ought to be instead of kvetching about what is.
Setting up MailChimp so people (like my wife!) can track with my blog without having to set up an RSS reader. MailChimp is impressive.
All those words are a huge part of my incentive to build a CMS-of-sorts that actually does do what I need. #lx
I just ran the numbers for my end-of-year blog post, and it turns out I wrote over 200,000 words this year.
That’s a lot.
And, on evaluating that table… I need to pull about half of it out: too much code.
This morning I… carefully built a 3⨉16 table comparing Rust and Swift syntax. Exciting, right? 🤓
Wrote ~500 words and nailed down a chapter’s structure this morning. Good start to the day!
Playing Harmy’s Unspecialized Star Wars for my girls while I write some more this morning. 💕
The “user guide” is an implementor’s guide, not a user’s guide. :sigh:
Gladly, asciidoctor.org makes it easier: “What is AsciiDoc” and “Writer’s Guide” and “Syntax Reference” are all on the front page.
I signed a contract today for a neat little writing project broadly related to my ongoing Rust and Swift series. Probably means a bit of a hiatus on the series itself, but there’s a lot of fun ahead. More on that as it develops.
Either Medium actually thinks this, or they’re willing to sell their product with it but don’t think it. Either way, it’s nonsense. “Moving thinking forward”? Really?
Well, I might have stayed up too late tonight writing what has ended up being a 1700-word post on Tolkien and typology for Mere Orthodoxy. But it was fun!
I may have spent over an hour this morning writing about allegorical interpretation and The Lord of the Rings instead of finishing the book I was reading for an independent study. But I’ll blame that on the book, because its authors just got Tolkien very, very wrong. 😜
Finally at a spot where I have both the time and the mental energy to pick back up my Rust and Swift series. Initializers, I’m coming for you.
I wrote just under 30,000 words this semester. Not too shabby. Glad to have wrapped up another one!
In a few hours, Lord willing, I’ll have written a few thousand more words for an essay final and finished this semester.
Finished writing enough words. Going to take a two hour break to go hack on a potential solution to a problem that has been vexing us at work for months and which I think I know how to solve. Then come back, edit, and submit this thing!
500 words and some editing and 75 minutes to go. Put on some Ellie Goulding. Head down. Let’s do this.
750 words written today. My brain feels like mush. Time to listen to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And maybe also drink some more coffee.
Also, I’m betting I’m not the only one who finds it frustrating that every single tool I use gives me a different word count for the same content.
~5600 words down. ~1800 to go. Yes, I underestimated yesterday by about 1500 words. Whoops.
~3500 words down, ~2500 to go. Steady on!
I’m drafting the next episode of New Rustacean on a 3-year-old retina iPad Mini and I love it. An iPad Pro looks awfully appealing.
Finished putting together a 200-word outline for a 25-page paper for my Philosophy of Science and Religion class. Perhaps surprisingly, I don’t normally work with outlines like this, but at larger scales, I think it’s necessary.
One of the things that’s weird about writing sermons for a class is the requirement to turn in a summary of my preparation. Why, you ask? Because it tends to look like this…
Whoa: Ulysses exposes its iCloud documents quite elegantly to Spotlight (or Alfred or your launcher of choice). Quite impressed.
It is both nice and odd to have no analytics for my website. On the one hand, it is liberating: if no one reads, I’m none the wiser. On the other hand, it’s strange: there are posts I know are getting read a fair bit… but how much I have no idea.