@neauoire I read the previous one on your website start to finish. I may just end up reading this as well. 👍
@samebchase It's a bit more polished, and every day/chapter has new images, we added all the recipes we cooked on the trip too.
@samebchase Lemme know which version you try, epub/mobi/pdf and how well it renders for you. We've only done limited testing :)
@neauoire Hey, cool -- I've been publishing ebooks for years, but I've always used Calibre. What are you using directly in the command line?
@neauoire Very neat tool! I can see a use for pandoc in automatically converting the Word Doc submissions we get into a simple form of html that we can start working with.
I'll have to try and see how it works with our very customized html we use for textbooks (pandoc apparently supports a "subset" of html).
@neauoire May be this (from my blog) is of interest to you, regarding "The Go Programming Language" book typesetting.
@neauoire how does the actual markup and styling work, is it CSS based? i have a few short stories lying around that i want to wrap up and bundle one day :>
@neauoire so clean! really useful resource, thank you!
buying my copy any moment now, i'm thinking i'll read one entry per day to catch up in real time
@xiroux can I see what form you get? You shouldn't even need an account. Maybe we accidentally set a shipping address, lemme see..
@neauoire I annot wait to have space to read this. I think I"m going to save it for just the right noment. It looks beautiful :)
@ajroach42 yes! The book is 200 pages long, I bet there's a ton.
Actually, even better, could you turn the fixes into PRs?
@neauoire Can and will. Also, really looking forward to this. The idea of long distance sailing appeals to me in the abstract.
@neauoire new drawings ? instant buy !
remembering when I was waking up in the middle of the night to catch the daily updates of the log 😋
@tbd the writing has been polished a bit, and all the recipes are explained. We tried to translate a lot of the japanese vocab that we used too :)
@tbd @rek you should play the 100R soundtrack in the background.
@dualhammers yeah! very good workflow. We also used Calibre to make the Kindle version. And ps2pdf to add the cover to the body of the book :)
@neauoire niiice! Yeah, linux seems to be the place to be as a writer. The tools for text are so good.
makes me wonder if I go the way I've been going with my notes if that will make an easy workflow down the line
@neauoire Right now basic markdown, but I plan on uploading them in a way that they can also be viewed as plaintext instead of converting them
@dualhammers well, markdown is an excellent candidate to turning things into books :) The travel log was written entirely in mardown with a handful of latex blocks.
@dualhammers @neauoire i don’t want to lend the concept of markdown any undue mystique. but it is one of the stated goals that any syntax should adhere as close as possible to existing informal formatting conventions used in email mailing lists, news groups. whether it, and its various extensions do succeed at this *should* be treated with some skepticism
@neauoire nice! My longest crossing was 28 days Yokohama to Honolulu. (tall ship, so totally different). I still remember around the clock rotating watches.
Looking forward to reading this — thank you for sharing.
@bmann Oh wow it's so big, which reader is that? The PDF might be even better with that size. Is the text too small?
@neauoire @bmann I've been verrry tempted to get one, I have some friends who like it a lot (they had first gen). I see the new version came out last summer with more memory and a faster cpu, so more responsive.
I currently print stuff to read, which feels a bit wasteful, my hope would be that a large eink tablet would reduce my need to do that. But I have a tendency to overestimate how much I will use a new gizmo...
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