crossroads instructions (March 13, 2003, 0) - HTML http://www.acm.org/crossroads/submit
Between 1500 to 6000 words for a feature article, and
800 to 3000 words for an opinion column.
In the beginning of your article, tell the reader—in a captivating
way—what your article is all about. Be sure to place your article
into a broader context. Remember, our audience is composed of
informed, multidisciplinary students. Readers must first learn the
Writing, writing, writing (December 28, 2007, 0) - It takes me about 3 1/2 hours to write 2000 words. That works out to roughly 10 words a minute. I type a lot faster than that on a regular basis. The bottleneck isn’t typing, it’s my brain. Part of it is getting a handle on what I want to say and how I want
On the other hand… (October 16, 2006, 0) - On the other hand, it’s great when something takes you a third of the
time you thought it would! =)
It took me 30 minutes to summarize an article in 494 words. I had read
the article before, though, and knew what the key points were. 16
words a minute means my bottleneck is thinking, not typing… <laugh>
Jetlag-assisted wakefulness (March 24, 2008, 0) - I was out like a light last night at maybe 8:00 or so. Jetlag. Today I woke up at 3:30. I meant to stay in bed until at least 4:00, but I felt time slipping past, and I wanted to do something with it. That’s okay. Maybe I can turn this into a jetlag-assisted early-morning
Emacs in the news (November 8, 2007, 0) - I am not happy. Well, mock-unhappy. I’m fine, but mock-peeved.
The December 2007 issue of the Linux Journal has an article on turning
Emacs into a PIM using Org, and I didn’t write it.
Okay, I *am* happy that somebody else is getting the message out, but
STILL. <laugh> I had a lot of fun writing the Emacs and