Just remembered the summer in high school (2004 maybe?) when I somehow got hold of a PowerBook 180 and churned out a big masterpiece of fiction (so I thought) in Word 5. That’s probably the best writing experience I’ve had and I think the hardware and software had something to do with it. I’ve been searching for that feeling ever since.
Everything about this is cool, all the way down to the drummer’s wallet on the snare to mute it.
Also reminds me I have an M5Paper I haven't done anything with.
I meant “Not sure why,” but I was half asleep on the couch when I wrote it and I’m far too lazy to delete and repost.
Not see why but I’m thinking more and more about self-publishing these days.
For a while I had thoughts of starting a really small fiction press, but now that it’s so easy to put out a paperback and ebook at the same time... and since I don’t really have much audience for my stuff anyway... why not?
(Other than the stigma about it not being for “real” writers or “serious” work or whatever, which I am extremely over)
troff/groff writing workflow question
Anybody know of any good troff how-to’s? Pandoc can output .ms files and they work with the groff ms macros, but they don’t work with the ms macros on 9...
I’ve done a tiny amount of LaTeX but never touched troff, and I’m trying to see how much of my writing workflow I can move to 9front.
Brief thoughts on Plan 9 so far, inspired by the SDF Boot Camp: https://systemstack.dev/2021/04/9front.html
9 beginner angst
If I’m honest: still a little intimidated by 9. Diving in to the SDF Boot Camp helps, but at the end of the day I’m still not a very good programmer and my 15-year usage of Emacs/pandoc feels a bit like golden handcuffs.
I love using it, and it feels like a better way is *right there*, I’m just still at a loss for how to rebuild my writing workflow around these tools, and unsure of whether it’s worth the effort.