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Just books

January 18, 2013 — 3 Comments

Books are books are books.

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Mediawiki + epub

September 28, 2012 — Leave a comment

I haven’t tested it out yet, but Wikipedia can export to EPUB. That is exciting! I really think of Mediawiki as a publishing platform. If they improve the visual editor, I imagine it would pass up other platforms for collaborative writing.

Intro to the Paged Media Module, in CSS3.

We cleaned up, and shipped out. Books, that is. And a bag of useful things that others might use. Okay, “shipped out” wasn’t a great description.

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A magic formula for ebooks

December 11, 2010 — 2 Comments

Putting it together, a particular formula for decentralized book version-ing, as well as sharing curated collections of content in a smart way.

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Some thoughts on a hybrid payment system, to get people used to exposing their work more.

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I have Pride and Prejudice on my tablet. Now I can be like the cool kids (who know English and are into reading, or something).

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Books of light

July 12, 2010 — Leave a comment

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Susan barely made it out alive. Found on a corner in North Beach, near Chinatown. We had just left a sports bar/Thai resturant in Little Italy.

Really.

I have spent too much time playing with Gallery. I think I am getting the hang of it, but for a while I was overwhelmed by the diverse experiences from my group of friends. I think I am gonna step back and work on my installation, and finish migrating my Flickr photos over.

Quick note: Whatever is my favorite song of the moment. My body vibrates when I listen to it.

Today I went back to Half Price Books after I found their clearance section. I was already in love with the place, but I found some old AD&D books for $2 a piece, and I couldn’t help myself.

Last week I picked up The Complete Wizard’s Handbook. Last night I picked up The Complete Book of Villains, Monster Mythology, and the AD&D Tome of Magic. All for under $10!

I also picked up NYC Mech #1. I had high hopes for it after reading the first couple of pages, but it went downhill from there. It isn’t that the story isn’t interesting. Rather, each panel is given so much detail that I end up distracted by what is going on, having to spend effort focusing between dialog and action. A larger book format, or simply more time with each panel would have really boosted this title. At any rate I will pick up the second book if I can find it. I try to see the pace and tone set up in the first two issues/episodes/tracks/etc. of any series. Considering that the comic is over three years old doesn’t make it likely, but I do find ways to complete such things.

The reason I am collecting these titles is for research—honest. I draw a tremendous inspiration from the flavor behind the rules, and I am now fleshing out two large worlds, alternating between a cyberpunk future and an anime high-fantasy setting. I will, of course, be discussing more about that later.

Anyhow, I am going to mess around with this theme for a bit and then crash. Tomorrow is graffiti-day! ^_^