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Scree 1.0.2 and DotGraph 2.0.3

Scree, my Scrivener template for writing hyperfiction with Twine/Twee, and DotGraph, my Twine proofing format for graphing stories in the style of the classic Chimney Rock map, have had minor version bumps: Scree to handle tags and improve layout when importing to Twine 2, and DotGraph to identify unreachable passages.

Note that Scrivener is having its annual free trial for NaNoWriMo again this November. If you try it and like it, NaNo participants get a discount, with a bigger discount for winners.

Visions is both a new science fiction magazine and a new font.

DotGraph 2.0.2

As mentioned previously, I made a “proofing format” for graphing a Twine hypertext story, DotGraph, which produces graphs in the style of this Chimney Rock map. Today’s update to version 2.0.2 adds support for omitting passages by tag, and officially releases the existing 2.0.1 support for displaying <<display>> links.

I couldn’t find a simple bookmarklet to unhijack tracking links (which often dead-end in my ad blocker and are a pain to reconstruct), so I wrote one:

javascript:(function(){var%20k,x,n;var%20l=document.links;for(k=0;k<l.length;k++){x=l[k];n=x.href.split('http');if%20(n.length>2)%20x.href="http"%20+%20decodeURIComponent(n[2]);};})();

Apply on the source page before clicking the link.

I found a clue here to how to fix the annoying, poorly-formatted xref buffer that had mysteriously appeared when Q-ing in dired in Emacs 25.2:

(define-key dired-mode-map (kbd "Q") 'dired-do-query-replace-regexp)

GigaNotoSaurus

Via a mailing list: GigaNotoSaurus is a new market for longer science fiction and fantasy stories (up to 25,000 words), paying a flat rate of $100. Check out the submission guidelines.

Sauron's Inspiration

If the template cuts this off, just click on it:

xkcd 712: Sauron's Inspiration

Virtual Vacations

According to io9, you can Get Away From It All By Traveling The Multiverse. Although I have an abnormally tall stack of library books out, I’m hoping to get more writing than reading done this summer. I must, however, resist the temptation to do it in the form of an epic poem…

The Readability Bookmarklet

Via Daring Fireball: the arc90 lab announces a customizable bookmarklet called Readability that will turn almost any cluttered website into a cleaner, sparser, more readable page.