Billy Sangster

NaNoWriMo is a writing exercise held in November

NaNoWriMo Right, I said I wouldn’t do it again, but it looks like I’m having another attempt at doing NaNoWriMo this year. It means a wasted November again, filled with the stress of meeting the daily (1,667) word count, but hey, I’m having another go. I’ve done it the last three years, reaching the 50,000 goal each time, but not without a few struggles. It’s a big commitment to spend a couple of hours writing each day, but there’s nothing like the feeling when you hit “The Zone” and your fingers fail to keep up with what is spewing from your brain.

Pondering why spoilers has become a thing recently

Spoilers ‘Spoilers’ never used to be a problem, did they? “What are these ‘spoilers’ you talk of?”, I hear you cry (well, some of you). A ‘spoiler’ is that thing when someone spills the beans on what happened in a film or TV show you haven’t seen yet, therefore ‘spoiling’ your enjoyment of the media in question, by revealing the plot or ruining the end. Admittedly, this has always been the case with films, as cinemas obviously can’t hold everybody at the same time to provide a communal screening, but I can’t recall if previous generations had a name for it.

I built this blog using Octopress

Octopress Set up a new blog using Octopress and Linode. I was a struggle, because I’ve never set up my own server before, but I seem, somehow, to have managed it. I really love the Linode set-up and there’s a lot of help on their site to keep you right. Delving into the command line for all this stuff has been a steep learning curve as well, but I’m quite happy with the results.