At this moment in time I’m going through Gary’s revision of the Magick chapter for Mythus. Though I suspect that when he wrote this version of the chapter in question he was already thinking of getting it published as a separate book. We’re talking about 629 page here, without illustrations.
I also get the impression that back in 1991 word processors were missing fair number of features, which means I have my work cut out for me.
This version also has a number of things the hard copy is missing, which makes sense. Print costs money, which means that books cost money and the more expensive something is the harder it is to sell if there isn’t all that great a demand for it.
Still this Mythus Magick Revised has a ton of stuff I believe you’ll be interested in, so now comes the time to do my own revising, putting it into my own words and doing my own formatting. Which leads me to doing my own write up on animals as a source of spell points. But that will be later.
In other news, Scrivener is proving to be an asset, which means I’ll be paying for it this Friday. Call it an investment, and a worthwhile one because it helps me get the manuscript organized. But anyway…
I’m feeling like crap. But since I don’t have the money to see a doctor I have to wait until Oct. 5th see a dentist to get my teeth dealt with, and Oct. 14th to see my doctor regarding the infection they allow entrance to.
I get tired, and I can’t truly recover from this fatigue. This fucks with my ability to work, and my ability to straighten up my place. I’ve got news for you folks, free medicine is too expensive. And until my health is dealt with I’m going to have a hard time getting things done.
That’s just how it is, and our government won’t do a damn thing about it.
So if you want to see more material and sooner, drop me a dime.
Be reassured that I am still with you and still working on Mythus. I’m learning how to use Scrivener and when the manuscript is ready I’ll be converting it to Libre Office in order to format it so I can put it up—bit by bit—on the blog, then get it “printed” as a PDF.
In other news, I remain as hostile to medical insurance as I’ve ever been. But how to address it.
My recommendation is, raise wages. Start paying people what they’re worth and stop this ungodly fussing and fretting over how much money you have salted away. Invest in your workers, not your portfolio.
On Oct. 5 I have a dentist appointment. Oct. 10 I see my doctor, on Oct 14 I see my shrink. Not every dentist, doctor, or shrink takes Medicaid. Hell, there are dentists, doctors, and shrinks that won’t take private insurance because insurance costs them too much. Too much paper work and too much time tied up in waiting for some cleric in an office somewhere to make a medical judgement.
That’s what they’re doing, practicing medicine without a license, when they haven’t any real part in the matter.
So raise pay and outlaw comprehensive medical insurance. Reserve the insurance to catastrophic care, which would include continual care. You pay cash the medico only needs your approval, and he can get that with you in his office. Keep the matter to the interested party, not some third party concerned only with his company’s profits.
Though private and public bureaucrats would have to find real work, but I suspect they will.
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I’m now working on a new project. You could call this an ur-project, because it will act as a foundation for other projects. This ur-project is learing how to use Scrivener from Literature and Latte.It does cost money, but from what I’ve seen the fee is worth considering what all is available to you.
It the very least it should mean that Mythus as a while is organized, so I can work on separate parts without having to open and close files. And once I have the outline set up I’ll have a good idea of where things are supposed to be. If this sounds like I’m pushing Scrivener, you’re right.
So expect more from me in the near future, including a PDF or two as a way of previewing the guide.
I thank you for your patience and hope you have a bit more, for Mythus is still going to take awhile.
I’ve waited a long time to write anything substantial about Gutenberg, the proposed new content creating and editing experience in WordPress. Since
Source: How Gutenberg Will Shape the Future of WordPress | Morten Rand-Hendriksen | Pulse | LinkedIn
By and large I agree with Hendriksen, Gutenberg will change what WordPress is and what WordPress is for. Thing is, there will come a response.
Some will be what he expects, a turning to other platforms. In other cases expect efforts to return WP to its old purpose, that of a blogging engine. I expect that a party will appear to fork WordPress, may be call their effort something like “BlogPress”. The purpose of BlogPress being to make blogging easier.
Already there is a plugin to take the place of Gutenberg, giving the user the old editor back. Unfortunately I’m blanking on the name – you can credit that to age, autism, and a low grade infection.
I’ve also noted that Gutenberg – as presently configured – doesn’t entirely offer what you’d think it would. Most specifically in the matter of text columns. As that module is currently set up, what you get are not text columns, but a table. Thing is, CSS columns can be done, and they predate CSS Grids and Flexbox, so if the Gutenberg people want to implement text columns in Gutenberg they have corrections to make.
And speaking of text columns, in talking with a couple of people on their respective plugins it has occurred to me that they hesitate at incorporating CSS columns in their products because all too many people keep on using old browser technology, for when it comes to the unknown we can be rather conservative.
But still peope – and apparently not just me – keep insisting on text columns, and I expect that we’ll get them. Either the Gutenberg people will make it part of the core, or people will write a plugin or two that adds that feature.
So changes are coming, and those changes will see changes. For my part I’m going to keep on using WordPress, for the most part because I am not competent at stuff like migrating sites and I don’t want to lose what audience I’ve built up again. So for the old-fashioned posting I may just turn to Pressit in WordPress, or one of the independent apps available out there.
That’s my take.