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NaNo2008 - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
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dakegra
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NaNo2008
wordcount: 501

and I appear to have another new character already! Alberto, proprietor (dammit, *that* was the word I'd been looking for!) of the Nelson Mandela cafe in the student union.

No sign of Monty or Molly yet, which must be some kind of record. :-)

Writing this in Google Docs, so I can do some from whichever computer I happen to be at.

Where are *you* doing yours?
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anonymous_greg From: anonymous_greg Date: November 3rd, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC) (linky)
I like the cafe name!

If I were doing NaNo, I wouldn't be able to use Google Docs -- [evil bastage overlords] block it. They don't like anything which smacks of "offline storage". Did I mention that they're bastages?

dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 3rd, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC) (linky)
you need some new overlords, of the non-bastage variety. They appear hell-bent on making your life grim.

I have a sneaking suspicion that quite a few universities now feature a Nelson Mandela coffee bar. Back in my day it used to be called the Mouat Jones.
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dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 3rd, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC) (linky)
ooh, that's rather lovely. Bit like Darkroom.

Had to turn the typewriter noises off, as it interferes with my tunez.

:-)

*love* the wordcount thing.
ayoub From: ayoub Date: November 3rd, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC) (linky)
I'm doing mine on a piece of software called Liquid Story Binder... It can be run off of a pen drive, and it's always with me :)
dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 4th, 2008 10:26 am (UTC) (linky)
hmm, I thought that was Mac only? or am I thinking of the wrong thing?
ayoub From: ayoub Date: November 4th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC) (linky)
Nope, it's PC only :)
caitirin From: caitirin Date: November 4th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC) (linky)
Ooooh google docs. Tempting.

Am writing in Word presently.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 4th, 2008 10:23 am (UTC) (linky)
you should try Q10
caitirin From: caitirin Date: November 4th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC) (linky)
what's Q10?
dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 4th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC) (linky)
caitirin From: caitirin Date: November 4th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC) (linky)
Sankyuu!
tiggsybabes From: tiggsybabes Date: November 4th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC) (linky)
After failing to install open office & not being able to work out how to use Ywriter, mine is being typed on a 60 free trial of ms word, as I only have ms office installed on the pc, not the laptop. I don't usually need it.

I did it in a notebook last year & typed it onto the pc in the middle of the night, so this hopefully will get me further along as I only need to write it once.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: November 4th, 2008 09:35 am (UTC) (linky)
I've used Notepad before, all you need is a text editor.

the one that sugar_shrapnel recommended is ace, as it shows you wordcount as you type, and you can set up other wordcounts too - so I had it showing how many words of the 1,667 daily target I'd done, as well as how many out of the 50,000 I had left to do. :-)
tiggsybabes From: tiggsybabes Date: November 4th, 2008 09:40 am (UTC) (linky)
I did start it on notepad, but decided to tech it up a bit on Saturday afternoon *g* I can't do techie things unfortunately, though this edition of word has a wordcount at the bottom automatically I assume as I didn't put it there!
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