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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