Tag Archives: writing


(In which I pontificate, and generally try to sound like I know what I’m talking about) Part 1: The Problem with eBooks I just love books. I don’t think anything is ever going to replace the sheer joy of reading an actual, physical book. One you can touch and smell and feel. That said, I […]

CV gaffes

I’ve been scanning through a few résumés lately for work, and as always, am astounded by the level of unprofessionalism most people’s résumés show. The funniest bits are usually present in the introduction (or career objective section); take this one for example: To contribute my best to the organization, which explores my knowledge in the […]


Via the ever-helpful Wikipedia: [copy-editing] is the work that an editor does to improve the formatting, style, and accuracy of a manuscript. […] Copy editing is done prior to the work of proofreaders, who handle documents before final publication. Bloggers aren’t professional writers. Most of us don’t even re-read our posts once before publishing. We […]

Rules for filing a bug report

Use Plain English. Use grammatically correct English. Please don’t use slang, short-hand, or SMS-speak. Explain things. Assume that the person reading your report is a six-year old. Please mention how often the bug occurs (always, seldom, rarely, intermittently). Can you reliably re-create the situation that leads-up to the bug? If so, please list down the […]

Mini book reviews

I’ve been reading a lot of good stuff lately, and haven’t written about it. I have no interest in doing proper reviews right now, just want to note down my thoughts in a couple of lines (or more). So here goes: Iron Dawn, Jericho Moon by Matthew Woodring Stover As soon as I got my […]


Got a very nice mini-notebook yesterday (A6 sized). Am beginning to feel like a stationary-geek…

Losing steam

The blog has been losing steam lately… I haven’t been posting a lot of stuff here; especially since I started to use twitter. There are so many things I want to do here, but I keep letting myself be distracted in other areas, which is not necessarily a bad thing. I’m not too sure what […]


I’m about a third through Dance Dance Dance, and it’s strange how similar each Murakami book I read is. He seems to be re-writing the same characters, and probably improves them over time. I really like his books, but I’d love to read his last book if he perfects his characters by then…

Writing Formats

I am a plain-text maniac—I try to keep as much of my life in plain text 1 as possible. I write everything posted on this site in Markdown syntax, and manually export it to HTML before posting. I keep records of my reading/etc in org-mode. I abhor MS Word files, and if I have to […]

Steven Erikson on life, and writing

I don’t usually quote long bits of text, but this is just too good to not share: [I]’ve just finished Toll the Hounds, which is the eighth novel in the Malazan Book of the Fallen series. At the moment I am working on a co-written novella with Ian C. Esslemont set in the same world, […]