Dan Goodman's prediction and politics journal.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Friday August 20, 2004. Late Thursday night: Notebook is a personal wiki program. I'd gotten it and kept it partly because I thought it would be useful for outlining.

I decided to start outlining "Port Useless". Got Chapter 1 and the beginning of Chapter 2
down in outline.

I find personal wikis easier to use than other types of organizing programs, and Notebook easier to use than others I've tried. Your mileage may vary.
For the first time in months, I made French toast. My cooking block seems to be gone.

Writing: daily exercise -- Done. Posted here.

"They Might Be Windmills" -- Sharpened the end. A major character who seems to trust people unrealistically is now shown to be more realistic.

"Port Useless" -- See above.

"History Line" --
"Well Met, Well Met, My Own True Love" --
Decluttering: A few things thrown away.

From http://althistory.blogspot.com
[August 19] in 1913, author H.G. Wells releases the followup to his game Little Wars, Little Warriors. In this game, the players are able to take on the role of the individual warriors in a battle, while a War Master plays the part of enemy combatants. It is even more successful than Little Wars, and spawns a new genre of games called role-playing games.

[August 17] in 1786, statesman David Crockett was born in Tennessee. Woodsman, legislator and hero of the successful battle of Texican forces at the Alamo, Crockett returned to Tennessee and American politics in 1838 by winning the governorship of his home state. The Whigs nominated him for president in 1840, but he lost by a narrow margin to Martin Van Buren, who was widely considered one of the worst presidents America has ever elected. Crockett was nominated again in 1844, and won, but died before taking office. His vice-president, John Tyler, took office in his place.
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