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By nightflameblue (Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 04:24:56 AM EST) (all tags)
some things to blableate about.

Writing. Zipwnt.

I did a little creative writing exercise the other night. Start with a wild title and force yourself to spew words for twenty minutes.

It did pretty much what I thought it would do, create a nightmarish mess of horrible ideas. But, surprisingly, it was still fun.

Then I started writing up a series of movie reviews just to get some writing done. I finally set up Scrivener's full screen mode to fit me and my eyes and it makes writing a pure joy. Ash grey "paper" with light, but not bright, blue text. Leave the lights low or off in the room and the world just disappears in a slight haze of blue. The contrast is light enough I can stare at it for hours without getting any strain.

Honestly, color-changes for on-screen should be available for every piece of writing software available. WYSIWYG has destroyed people's ability to choose rational writing colors for their monitor. As opposed to Apples standards way back when, when Appleworks shipped with a default blue background and white text, everybody's stuck with BRIGHT BRIGHT WHITE and black. And while you can change colors, that means you're printing those colors.


All that to say, Scrivener still rocks. If you write, you need it. Period.


We've all been the victims of a level five POWAH based cloaking device. Somehow, the system setup checklist Zippy was supposed to have "second drafted" for our meeting yesterday? Not a single one of us remembered it. Not until late in the evening, as I sat washing dishes, awash in warm food feelings and happy home moments, did it occur to me what had happened.

Secondary National Beat Up Zippy day has been declared. It's currently 8:20 AM and Zippy has not yet arrived. The boss has been notified. And will continue to be notified until he actually arrives. This shit, it's ridiculous.

The best part is, there's a large number of people looking for Zippy this morning. When they ask when he's supposed to get here, we repeat the mantra, "ten minutes ago." "Fifteen minutes ago." "Twenty minutes ago."

Zipwn this dickhead.

Really, that's it. Outz.

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8:50 - no Zippy. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 04:49:30 AM EST
It wouldn't be so annoying if it wasn't such a common occurrence.

9:03 - No Zippy. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 05:02:49 AM EST
And the monitors he was supposed to put in our storage area are nowhere to be found and people are looking for the papers they had taped on those monitors. Who takes a monitor and doesn't remove the papers from them and leave them on the desk of the person getting the new monitor? Zippy, that's who.

save those updates for twitter.. by sasquatchan (2.50 / 2) #3 Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 05:47:02 AM EST

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he's run off to Canada by gzt (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 05:50:50 AM EST
Taking both the monitors and the valuable IP contained on them. You will never hear from him again.

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I would not put this past him at all. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 06:16:05 AM EST
He'd be exactly the type to think that information would be valuable enough to hold for ransom, or to auction to the highest bidder.

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This sounds true by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #7 Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 06:26:34 AM EST
Though the odds of him recognising such information should he see it would be low. For a start, he would have to actually have been working to come across it, no?

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9:48 - No zippy. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 05:48:13 AM EST
At 8:10 or so the boss told us Zippy would be here in "a little bit." I've now begun sending emails every few minutes asking, "how long is a little bit?" "Is a little bit over yet?" "When is a little bit up?"

The apologies for Zippy magically disappearing the monitors he took yesterday have been rampant. Nobody knows where they are.

10:34 - with a harumph, he arrives. by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 06:32:05 AM EST
And quickly tells everyone who will listen that those papers were taken off the monitors before the monitors were moved. No one is asking him where they are, and why they weren't put where they were supposed to be put.

He sold them for drugs. by gzt (4.00 / 1) #9 Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 06:41:32 AM EST
He's hopped up on goofballs.

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Doin' a little mojo? by nightflameblue (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Nov 12, 2008 at 06:52:50 AM EST
He's not ambitious enough to do drugs.

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