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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-02-10 05:27
Subject: [links] Link salad remembers his hat tilted forward
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Don't forget to put an entry into the new Green Amazon ] ARC contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — And yes, there will be goodies for the person whose nominee wins.

Scrivener's Error responds to yesterday's post about backing up writing files — He raises an excellent point about data format, which will probably cause me to add yet another step to my process. See the original post here: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ]

douglascohen on the death of Realms of Fantasy — I had a story orphaned in inventory there. Will need to remarket it now.

scalzi explains about METAtropolis being nominated for an Audie award — Go, us!

Dark Roasted Blend with "The Ultimate Guide to Modern Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy"

This Is Why You're Fat — Food disasters galore. Zomg. (Thanks to jaborwhalky.)

Get Fuzzy discusses Spanish cuisine — Hahahahahah.

When dreams come true — The psychology of dream interpretation. As lt260 points out, given the general run of my dreams, this might not be such a good thing. (Thanks to lt260.)

?otD: Where are his glasses folded?

Body movement: 40 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: 221.4
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2009-02-10 13:39 (UTC)
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As a matter of habit (hung over from days when I wrote in WordPerfect and marketed in Word), I save a RTF copy at all times. It's a good idea, anyway, as many current markets do require RTF instead of DOC formats.
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User: twilight2000
Date: 2009-02-10 14:19 (UTC)
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I liked the previous day better - "That's not a desert, that's a DARE!" :>
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User: ericjamesstone
Date: 2009-02-10 16:47 (UTC)
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Saving as RTF instead of DOC is an unnecessary extra step, at least for the main reason mentioned on Scrivener's Error. Even if Microsoft went out of business and took every copy of MS Word with them, the DOC format is readable by OpenOffice, Google Docs, and WordPerfect.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-02-10 16:53 (UTC)
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Thanks for that. I've been noodling the question.

I do wonder if .pdf will have a longer future lifespan than .doc, though.

Edited at 2009-02-10 04:56 pm (UTC)
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