I wrote a different post earlier about the alphasmart, because she arrived on Friday and I was utterly entranced by the fact that I finally had my hands on an AlphaSmart. Part of me keeps going “It’s not the model you wanted,” but still, even if she has a few years on her, has travelled from farther away than I have even gone and is a bit on the clacky side… I love her!
Other than last months Post-O-Rama because of NaPoBloMo I haven’t been writing all that much of late. I try but I am the internets bitch and Google Reader has enslaved me, etc, etc. This, however? I can write almost anywhere I want to. If I have a sudden idea for another story while I’m typing I can quickly switch to another file and start writing that and get it off my chest so that I can keep going on what I had been writing. It’s a Blessing in a Bad Taste of Plastic.
I do lament the lack of actual italics but I can write it in whats known as MarkDown, which is using simple symbols to mark places of formatting, such as _ around things I want italic, * around things I want bold and if I send the text to WriteMonkey I can export that as HTML because that program recognises the MarkDown for what it is supposed to be.
I’ll admit that other than few things I ended up deleting I have only really started on a HP AU Fanfic that may never see the light of day outside my computer… but writing is writing, right?
For those who have forgotten, my AS I was bidding for on Ebay (Did I talk about that on here?!) is an AlphaSmart 3000. The model is from the early 2000′s though which year I can’t quite remember. It’s also second hand from a school (don’t ask me which, I covered the sharpie in stickers) but there’s hardly a scratch on it. I’m trying a simple mod on the keyboard which won’t harm it but should make the effort of the keys less and thus make it better on my poor, much abused fingers. For now I’ve just been adapting to it, the keyboard is actually a rather decent size and the AS itself really isn’t that heavy at all though I intend on making it a bag or something so I don’t drop it, despite thee sturdiness of the machine. I mist confess every time I look at it and more often when I pick her up to use her I get all excited inside because I had to wait two and a half freaking years before I could even get my nimble little fingers onto an old model!
So. Who has name ideas for my baby girl?