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#21  Tex2002ans 09-26-2018, 01:01 PM
The finalized logo for Digital Slug has arrived!

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It's a mix of a book + circuit board. Physical book + Digital!

Let me know your thoughts!

Hopefully the blog will be starting up soon, and I can get to pumping out glorious, glorious content!

For example, here was in-depth discussion on pain points of current Spellcheck/Grammarcheck tools (still looking for more input/discussion):

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=310766

Or a recent technical post I wrote on "What are the Pros and Cons of EPUB vs. MOBI?":

https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/97gamd/what_are_the_pros_and_cons_of_epub_vs_mobi/e493e9x/

Side Note: I surpassed 1000 posts on MobileRead. If we added up my total word count though, it would probably stretch from here to outside the universe.
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#22  gmw 09-26-2018, 10:23 PM
It's neat.

Hmm... it didn't really inspire much more than that one lonely thought.
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#23  evanhson357 11-13-2018, 04:13 AM
Like the logo, it's clever.
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#24  Tex2002ans 11-18-2018, 02:12 AM
Quote gmw
It's neat.


Quote evanhson357
Like the logo, it's clever.
Thanks!

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Something major with the blog may or may not have progressed today. (I was researching for ~a week, looks like it mostly went smooth. Just have to iron out the kinks.)

The past few weeks, I've also been answering questions over on Reddit in my usual in-depth style.

Like one person on Reddit asked about "O vs. 0", where a text might look like $25OO.OO instead of $2500.00:

https://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/9rf5ip/o_vs_0/e8ibp3y/

Of course, I'm 99% sure it was OpenType "Old-Style Numerals".

So I'll most likely make write a blog post, and go in much more detail.

Lots of rough drafts and outlines! I haven't been slacking on this!

PS. One of the annoying things on Reddit is posts getting shadowed... probably assumed it was spam because of all my links to sources + examples! I wrote another great post on Fixed Format ebooks. Luckily, I still have access to my original post, but nobody else could see my genius!
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#25  gmw 11-18-2018, 06:32 AM
Quote Tex2002ans
[...] but nobody else could see my genius!
That happens to me a lot!

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#26  HarryT 11-18-2018, 12:56 PM
What is the URL of your blog?
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#27  jcsalomon 10-29-2019, 07:55 AM
Quote HarryT
What is the URL of your blog?
https://digital-slug.com/ seems to be reserved for the blog when it starts.
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#28  Tex2002ans 10-29-2019, 08:40 AM
Quote jcsalomon
https://digital-slug.com/ seems to be reserved for the blog when it starts.
Yes, that's the site. Good detective work.

I did PM HarryT with the URL soon after that post.

It's been almost a year since I purchased the domain, wanted to keep it under wraps until I finished the CSS + backend + everything else before "publicly announcing".

Planned on doing that within a month... then got carried away with big conversion jobs, new clients coming in, [...].

I definitely have to kick my butt into gear and whip the site into shape.

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Side Note: I've still been doing massive amounts of research (and the usual in-depth posts on MobileRead... I've done 300 more in the last year!).

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Some very interesting technical talks have happened within the last year:

ebookcraft 2019 + their other talks:

LibreOffice had a conference in 2019. There was a bunch of good talks there.

LibreOffice's QA Blog is always great to check on every month. They give a few more "human-readable" summaries discussing some of the bugfixes/upcoming changes.

One of the things I'm most excited to still research is my Does Tool Exist to Spellcheck/Grammarcheck by Category? topic. It's still tough to get actual technical information on grammarchecking... there's just so much marketing fluff out there that drowns out any sort of real information/comparisons on the topic.

Past month I've been cleaning up a Physics book in LaTeX for proper typesetting (and learned a hell of a lot in the process about Maths alignment, better ways to maintain code, cleaning up messes, etc.).

So yeah... plan on compiling a lot of the summaries and info and posting as blog posts.
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#29  Gregg Bell 11-01-2019, 07:26 PM
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+ Starting new ebook blog soon (Digital Slug)
Uh, just sayin'.
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#30  Hitch 11-01-2019, 08:58 PM
Quote Gregg Bell
Uh, just sayin'.
lol!!!

Well said.

Hitch
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