Contents Contents On writing Writing is important Writing lasts Writing is thinking Memory capacity and forgetting Back to the journal On writing I like writing. I often feel the need to write. Yet I don’t write regularly. At least until now. Somehow I feel like I’m only just now in a position to get the words out in a manner that suits me. I have at least a few excuses for not writing.
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On this document Semantic Line breaks Comments in Markdown On this document This is a collection of notes concerning writing. It’s not a tutorial on how to write. It’s aimed at writing posts for this website. Semantic Line breaks On https://www.gwern.net/About Gwern Branwen writes: The source files are written in Pandoc Markdown (Pandoc: John MacFarlane et al; GPL) (source files: Gwern Branwen, CC-0). The Pandoc Markdown uses a number of extensions; pipe tables are preferred for anything but the simplest tables; and I use semantic linefeeds (also called “semantic line breaks” or “ventilated prose”) formatting.
I use the Hugo static site generator. It’s fast, it’s very flexible and it has a learning curve. But it’s worth it. I’ve created the theme myself. When finished and worth it I will add a download link somewhere. For writing, I use an editor in development since the 1970’s called GNU Emacs. Emacs has a steep learning curve as well. But there is no piece of software which comes close to it in terms of possibilities.