Author: Max Drake

Scribus & yWriter

I was doing one of my regular searches fro Free productivity software and came across this article The Best Free Software of 2022 which had the following subsection: Scribus Open Source Desktop Publishing So had a look at Scribus on YouTube and there were a few things it could do that when considered the Camino

File Checksums

This seems interesting, using file size to check integrity of transfer and file is valid. from Wiki A checksum is a small-sized block of data derived from another block of digital data for the purpose of detecting errors that may have been introduced during its transmission or storage. By themselves, checksums are often used to

TWiki & FosWiki

Seem to be enterprise wikis TWiki and Foswiki where you can have internal pages built for information. I suppose they are like Obsidian but for businesses. I did see a mention on one post about forms, which would be a useful thing for an internal business wiki (eg expenses, queries, etc). They both seem to

FreeMind mindmap

Simon Haynes the author mentioned FreeMind on his site, so I thought I’d have a look at it. He uses it to develop ideas for his book. Documentation from SourceForge and there is some documentation for it there as well. The YouTube video demo’s some nice things. I like the HTML embed for the bubble


I saw this in Upfront.eZine RSS feed. WikiIFC. This looks interesting. Idea model built elsewhere but then brought across for rest of life here. A great concept. Looking at how to use in the future- In stealth mode at moment as they are developing it still. Test 1 I used the sample simple model and

Book Translation round 2.

I’ve been looking at my book sales and KDP select seem to be popular for Translated books. I did translations before and have now forgotten how I did the process. So I’m revisiting the journey I made before I’d been trying to do it in Word but it doesn’t work too well. I then remembered

Location and IP Addresses

I’ve played a bit in Glide & AppInventor with using IP Address to find location . I was reading Jack Dunnings blog about getting IP Address and putting it onto a map, with his IPFind.ahk script and decided to look mine up on this website What Is My IPAddress and this is what it returned: