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Old 07-23-2021, 09:32 PM   #31
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Four! I am an unrepentant software geek. Have you ever used quoll writer? It's actually pretty good!
I've obviously looked at it before because I can see it in my bookmarks collection, but I don't remember much about it*. A glance at it now shows progress is slow (last update 3 years ago, although some - very few - comments going through about the v3 beta, in more recent times).

* At a guess I may have been put off by it being based on Java, I've never had much luck with Java based user interfaces, they tend to feel slow and clunky. The other thing about Java is that I hate working with it, so this takes away from what would otherwise have been a major attraction: open source.
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Make that six, if it will work on my ancient pc.
I've used Quoll mainly for the "warm ups" which are fun, but never really used it to write anything lengthy. Seems a bit faffy.
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Make that six, if it will work on my ancient pc.
I've used Quoll mainly for the "warm ups" which are fun, but never really used it to write anything lengthy. Seems a bit faffy.
I just realized I still have BB6 on my damn laptop (Truby's program. Blockbuster-something-something). Man, that is really...not great. It had great concepts, one of the earliest programs to really delve into everything a genre writer needs, for a solid piece of fiction, but OMG, it's clunky as s**t. Like, Win98 clunky.

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Old 07-24-2021, 09:34 AM   #34
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I just realized I still have BB6 on my damn laptop (Truby's program. Blockbuster-something-something). Man, that is really...not great. It had great concepts, one of the earliest programs to really delve into everything a genre writer needs, for a solid piece of fiction, but OMG, it's clunky as s**t. Like, Win98 clunky.

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But not Win95 or Win3 clucky ... or, heaven forbid, Win2 clunky?

(Not a serious question. It just amused me that you picked on Win98. I still possess an old text-based game called "Rogue" in which various villainous monsters roamed the screen as simple ASCII characters - a Z for zombie etc. (OMG, I see it's even earned its own Wikipedia page.) So there's clunky and then there's clunky. )
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But not Win95 or Win3 clucky ... or, heaven forbid, Win2 clunky?

(Not a serious question. It just amused me that you picked on Win98. I still possess an old text-based game called "Rogue" in which various villainous monsters roamed the screen as simple ASCII characters - a Z for zombie etc. (OMG, I see it's even earned its own Wikipedia page.) So there's clunky and then there's clunky. )
Akshually, I was picking on BB6. I was pretty happy, at the time, with old Win98. And I loved XP, too. Supported by them for nearly,what, 15 years?

But this thing with BB6; every time I try to run it, I get a compatibility error. I even aided the software guy--don't recall his name now--in some testing waaaaaaaaay back, for...Win7? Maybe Win8. Anyway...it's just clunky as poop.

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Make that six, if it will work on my ancient pc.
I've used Quoll mainly for the "warm ups" which are fun, but never really used it to write anything lengthy. Seems a bit faffy.
FAFFY? I don't get out much.
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FAFFY? I don't get out much.
"faff", verb, is a mostly British colloquialism meaning to fuss or differ dither about ineffectually.

OED suggests it derives from "faffle": a. To stutter or stammer; to utter incoherent sounds. b. To saunter; to fumble. c. Of a sail: To flap idly in the wind.

So faffy would be a product that has us doing lots of fussing about to little effect. Which sounds like exactly what we are looking for.

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"faff", verb, is a mostly British colloquialism meaning to fuss or differ about ineffectually.

OED suggests it derives from "faffle": a. To stutter or stammer; to utter incoherent sounds. b. To saunter; to fumble. c. Of a sail: To flap idly in the wind.

So faffy would be a product that has us doing lots of fussing about to little effect. Which sounds like exactly what we are looking for.
Thanks, yes that's exactly what I meant: too much faffing about.
Sorry, I didn't consider it might be an exclusively British colloquialism.
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Thanks! QW isn't my favorite, but it's fairly decent, and not impossible to use.
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This seems to be a lot of kerfuffle about nothing.


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This seems to be a lot of kerfuffle about nothing.


90% of the internet is a kerfuffle about nothing.

5% is name calling as a result of the kerfuffle.

4% is trying to get the last word in on that kerfuffle.

and 1% is. . . well. . . I've never actually seen that 1% so I don't know.

I'm sure there are facts on the internet about all that.
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This seems to be a lot of kerfuffle about nothing.


And your point is...????

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