November 12th, 2005

Apollo 4 on column of fire

I grow weary easily when reading

http://www.livejournal.com/users/chemoelectric/friends/#entry_22907

I was reading sspaper.pdf pointed to at the (syndicated offsite)
article you can read at the above URL. But I quickly wearied. I think
in part this is due to medical conditions, most likely involving
fibromyalgia. However, there is also this. I got the impression that
if I had written the article it might have been reduced to five or ten
pages, perhaps 15, but in any case fewer pages, after careful work.

Seek brevity, and this will help you in your life. Gently resist the
urge to 'improve' your statements by expansion, and instead improve
them by simplification, where possible.

Now I shall go read some of Robinsono Kruso.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

More on weary writings

In contrast to my lack of desire to read that affected bloat last
night, even though the topic (Bushist neo-Nazis) interested me, is the
pleasure of finishing reading the first 'part' of the Esperanto
translation of Robinson Crusoe. Defoe's writing is the
antithesis of affected bloat, obviously, despite that I'm reading a
translation.

I found one bad hyphenation, which I have added to the very brief
hyphenation exceptions list. Pretty darn good, so far. PdfTeX had
broken 'bonamiko' into 'bo-namiko', which would have been fine
if 'bon-amiko' weren't a compound word.