FlickinAround

Best selling author Ridley Pearson wrote a blog post about my novel writing app StoryMill. He likes it. :-)

Blue Ridge Country magazine has decided to feature my pet project, the Waterfalls of Western North Carolina. It’s a GPS-enabled iOS hiking guidebook to some of the most beautiful areas in WNC.

Linville Falls

The iPad version is free and the iPhone is only 99c. Check it out. If I’ve done my job it will make you want to get off your couch and go see something pretty.

Tiny Worlds

Tiny Worlds

Trey Ratcliff:

I don’t think post processing is evil. In fact, I think the use of artifice in your craft is virtuous.

Great video from Trey Ratcliff about one of Steve Jobs’ favorite subjects, the intersection of technology and the humanities.

laughingsquid:


Lifelike 3D Digital Artwork of Popeye the Sailor Man by Lee Ramao


I guess this explains why his forearms are so big. I love the prison tats on his hands.

laughingsquid:

Lifelike 3D Digital Artwork of Popeye the Sailor Man by Lee Ramao

I guess this explains why his forearms are so big. I love the prison tats on his hands.

Upper Catawba Falls

Upper Catawba Falls

Hidden Falls Autumn, Panthertown Valley

Hidden Falls Autumn, Panthertown Valley

A FoldingText feature request

FoldingText is one of my favorite tools for keeping notes, checklists, todo lists and other random bits of productivity detritus. Markdown is just a ridiculously efficient way of creating loosely structured text and FoldingText implements markdown in a brilliantly simple way. It allows you to collapse entire sections of your document, as long as they are marked as headers via the markdown syntax.

I suspect the syntax for markdown originates from widely practiced but rarely recognized syntax for handwritten lists, with things like links grafted on using the same “it should be obvious” mentality. Who hasn’t jotted down a list with dashes in front of each item, then put a vertical strike through the list items as they were completed? And Markdown supports both + and - characters for lists.

I think the obvious thing to do is to allow clicks on either the + or - list delimiters to toggle between the two. That way I could use my old handwritten list syntax, with a - by each item and a + for the done ones.

Self-portrait of a tree as a young sapling

jkottke:

This is Cedro di Versailles, a sculpture by Giuseppe Penone, carved out of a five-ton cedar log from Versailles.

Giuseppe Penone

To create the piece, Penone removed the outer rings of the tree to reveal the younger tree within. (via ★spavis)

seanhowe:

Patton Oswalt reviews Marvel Comics: The Untold Story for GQ:

“A few blocks from the elegant digs of Don Draper and his fellow poets of industry were the airless, ink-clouded chambers of Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and a dozen nameless, forgotten dreamers—wrestling gods and monsters from psyches damaged by too much coffee, cheap deli sandwiches, and ever-lit cigarettes. They churned out, month after month, for little pay and less glory, nothing less than a living pantheon of modern deities.”



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seanhowe:

Patton Oswalt reviews Marvel Comics: The Untold Story for GQ:

“A few blocks from the elegant digs of Don Draper and his fellow poets of industry were the airless, ink-clouded chambers of Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, and a dozen nameless, forgotten dreamers—wrestling gods and monsters from psyches damaged by too much coffee, cheap deli sandwiches, and ever-lit cigarettes. They churned out, month after month, for little pay and less glory, nothing less than a living pantheon of modern deities.”

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