Category Archives for Writing

How to write thin science journalism

Ever wondered how to crank out shallow science journalism? In the Guardian‘s “Lay Scientist” column, Martin Robbins shows how it’s done: In this paragraph I will state the main claim that the research makes, making appropriate use of “scare quotes” … Continue reading

27. September 2010 by luke
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MacSpeech Dictate – a User's Review

I’ve been using MacSpeech Dictate for about half an hour, once or twice a week, since early spring. My experience is that it is great out of the box and has gotten better as I’ve learned to use it. The … Continue reading

15. June 2009 by luke
Categories: Computers, English, Mac, Software, Speaking, Technology, Typing, Writing | Leave a comment

iconv is the heat

I’ve been looking for a software tool that would convert foreign characters into a poor substitute. Call me Ugly McAmerican. I don’t care. My language has been worn down — I would say, “polished” — like a river rock to … Continue reading

09. February 2009 by luke
Categories: Language, Linux, Mac, Ruby, Technology, Typing, Writing | Leave a comment

Standup Desk at Church

I got rid of the behemoth. When I moved my day off from Friday to Monday, I still wrote my sermons on Friday, but no longer on my day off. As a result, I no longer wrote them at home. … Continue reading

30. September 2008 by luke
Categories: Church, Furniture, Life, Office, RSI, Typing, Writing | Leave a comment