Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What makes you happy? #50

I usually keep a lot of tabs open in whatever browser I'm using. Probably too many, really. I've seen some bloggers do link round-ups as a way of finally dealing with their tabs -- if they've kept it open, it must be interesting, right?
A screenshot demonstration tabs in gedit
A screenshot demonstration tabs in gedit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yeah, no.

But as a result, sometimes I accidentally close a tab just by clicking on it, and I don't know exactly what the page was.

"Recently closed tabs" links on browsers are an amazing thing. Oops, didn't mean to close that?  No problem.

I'm not sure who rolled it out first -- Chrome? Firefox? Probably not Explorer, but who knows? But I'm grateful that they did.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's that time of year again!

It's October, and that means NaNoWriMo is just around the corner!

Last year, I just barely won, and since then I've concentrated my shitty novel down to a pretty decent short story that... (can I announce this yet?)

Oh, why not? It's going to be published in Newtown Literary #5! And after it comes out, the rights revert back to me, so I can submit it elsewhere later!

I've played with NaNo projects before, but this has been my biggest success, both within November and after it.

So now it's time to think about what I want to do this year, and as usual, I have a ton of ideas. Let me know what you think of any of these:
  • Your typical "chosen one saves the world" story... but the "chosen one" is a grown-ass adult.
  • A romance novel about an android.
  • Another story in the Steampunk Rome universe I played in last year.
  • Another story in the Clerks-meets-Being-Human universe that, in a perfect world, will one day be an audiodrama podcast.
  • Screw it, I could just write Full House fanfiction. What if the show premiered this season... but was otherwise the same premise?