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About all this fuss

Rationale

Like many on the Internet, I write stuff from time to time and most of them will never be published on a magazine or newspaper, let alone books. By putting them in a collection like this I can avoid killing more trees.

Like many, but fewer and fewer nowadays, on the Internet, I prefer to maintain and tinker a website of my own. Well, at least its contents and part of the mechanisms.

Rights and Copyrights

I try to be as nice as possible. But if I write for long enough, there is larger and larger probability that you will find something you don’t like or offending. Don’t try to argue with me privately, I am too busy for that. Post your opinion on a public forum (including giving a speech in your local park, which is actually my preferred way of you doing that). I may or may not respond.

The contents are distributed with MIT License unless otherwise specified:

Copyright (c) 2018 徐栖

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
SOFTWARE.

Methods

Writing HTML by hand is cool, but I prefer to spend more time on the content itself. Therefore I use Org-mode to compose articles and use its publish function to generate the website.

HTML hosting is provided by GitLab.

The little snippets of wisdom you see on the head of the page is provided by Adafruit. They are randomly scrapped from the website and combined with other contents of the website, thanks to a Emacs Lisp package called adafruit-wisdom, which you can find on GitHub. If you want to use these quotes you should credit them properly and say thanks to Adafruit.

FAQ

  • What can I expect here?

    My thoughts dump about texts and technology. Basically, writings about how we process and produce information, and how wisdom emerges from the ebb and flow of uncertainties.

  • Is there a comment section?

    Being a static site on a server I don’t control, it is too much fuss to set up comments. Besides, you don’t want me to control whether people can read about your opinion. Write on your own turf if you have something to say.

  • But how do I let you know I have something to say?

    I don’t want to know that, to be honest. It is the idea you want to confront, not me. So if you said something on your own front, I will see that, or another piece of content in essence agreeing with that, eventually.

  • But there is a mistake in your page!

    If there are factual errors, or technical difficulties that I overlook, you are very welcome to open an issue at https://gitlab.com/celadevra/celadevra.gitlab.io/issues. Describe precisely what is wrong in the title, then tell me what browser and operating system you are using in the case of technical problems. If it is a factual error, point me to your source.

    If you abuse the issues page, e.g. argue with me over ideas instead of facts, send spam, or write anything else that usually goes into the comments section of other websites/blogs, you will be either warned or banned from issues outright.

Created: 2018-08-03

Modified: 2018-08-03

References

Encyclopedia of SF

SF Awards DB

Internet Speculative Fiction Database

Groups

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