Tag Archives: Writing

The Cupertino Effect In Action

Was recently affected by the Cupertino effect: “bounce of ranging monkeys” instead of “bunch of raging monkeys” and “historical impotence” in place of “historical importance”.

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I just want to give a shout-out to the software, LilyPond, that I used to produce the notation in yesterdays post.

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LyX and jurabib

I’m using jurabib for citation in the humanities. Since LyX jurabib support is incomplete I’ve come up with the following solution to “hack” the preamble and document. Just include it in a LyX template and don’t worry about it no more. Update: It was pointed out to me on the lyx-users mailing list that there […]

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Movie Magic

I have evaluated the Movie Magic Scriptwriter briefly the last couple of days. It has the same feature set as Final Draft. But there are some nuisances that make me feel awkward using Scriptwriter compared to Final Draft: When you create a new script the first line is not automatically a slug line element. I […]

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The Other Kind of Software Scripting

My recent activities of tracking down various word processing documents that I tought was lost and convert them into some kind of open and readable document format — in particular screenplays — have spurred my interest into open source alternatives for scriptwriting.

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