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I found the DREAMING THE DEAD manuscript!!! — 12 Comments

  1. If that’s the book I think it is, I’m extra happy you found it. Didn’t know you lost it, but glad it’s now found. I’ve used that rare word search a time or two myself.

  2. Dude, what? I didn’t know you’d lost it, but that sounds like a nightmarish experience. I am so glad for you, and excited to read it when you’re done!

  3. Naming files is one of those HUGE headaches that I have dealt with over my IT career. Every operating system has different rules on which characters they allow, and whether those rules also include case sensitivity or not.

    I strictly use only letters and/or numbers in my file names, and the only “special” character I sometimes use is the underscore for spaces. Sometimes linux will treat those spaces as /%20 when displayed. It makes searching for a file name much easier that way.

    • Yeah. Call me a convert to Letters, Numbers, Hyphen. (Don’t use underscores, because they’re more of a pain to type than hyphens, and having a standard separator character makes the odds of finding the file better.)

      • Having started my modern (vs IBM1620) computing life in DOS, I learned early on the pain of nonstandard characters in filenames. To this day I resist using spaces and multiple extensions (banes of the olden times), and try to name files so they self-sort.

        A trick for forcing top-of-the-list is to prefix the filename with one or more exclamation points. (At least, in DOS or Windows. I have no idea what nonstandardness lurks in Macs, tho as I recall in OS9.2 the Finder had …different… notions about how to sort files.)

        I do use underscores, as a “bigger” divider than a hyphen — kinda like comma vs semicolon, except for filenames.

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