January 18, 2021

Turning Over a New Writing Leaf

Have you ever known that you wanted to write about something, but weren’t sure where to start? I’ve often experienced that when writing for this very blog. I’ll have a topic like programming or cooking that I want to share a thought about, and get stuck… starting. That’s one of the reasons I haven’t been blogging as often as I’d have liked to. In order to tackle this “writer’s block”, I’m going to try changing my blogging approach in three related ways: setting explicit writing goals, taking notes towards those ends, and not rushing the writing process. ...

March 23, 2014

Version Controlling Documents

As a college student (and despite studying Engineering), I’m occasionally required to write paper for class. Sometimes they’re simply one-off papers that only need to be a page or two (like for my Ethics class), in which case it doesn’t really matter what I write the papers in or whether I back them up in any meaningful capacity. In theory, if the worst happened and I lost the file, I could rewrite it in a couple of hours and it wouldn’t be the end of the world. ...

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