Software

Selected Rants, Raves, and Writings by Dylan Kinnett

When ‘It Just Works’ Doesn’t Work
Downloads, updates, logins, alerts, updates, logins, downloads… when do we ever get to just do what we came to do?
Authenticity Versus Expectation
There are probably some of you who would say that “clichés are clichés for a reason”, and to you I would say “cry me a river!” and I would add that the clichés may be useful, or comfortable, but cliché has no place in poetry, because it isn’t artful.
Git and the Writer
Image the power of your editors and beta readers to commit changes for your review through a freely distributed application where each participant can enact changes without the knowledge of others doing the same.
Leaving Microsoft Word Behind
I have amassed a collection of files: .doc files, .docx files, .rtf files, .html files, but I set out to convert them all to plain text files.
Scrivener, Git and Version Control for Writers
Scrivener projects are laid out as application bundles with the .scriv extension, and, as it turns out, are amenable to Git version control.
Useful Features of Version Control Software
Version control for writers, and why it’s useful.
Version Control for Writers
Authors, editors, literary scholars, archivists: all eventually have to do work with multiple versions of a text.
Generative Writing Cut-Up Tools
DadaDodo is a program that analyses texts for word probabilities, and then generates random sentences based on that. Sometimes these sentences are nonsense; but sometimes they cut right through to the heart of the matter, and reveal hidden meanings.
How I Do My Word Processing
I am both a “computer person” and a writer. You might be interested to know: how do I combine the two? Here are some thoughts on how I do my word processing, most of the time.
Scriptwriting Software
I sampled the various software apps that are designed to help a writer to produce a stage play