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I’m going for something that I’ve been thinking about for a while but
haven’t done. I’m installing Subversion on my Linux
box. It is (supposed to be) a drop-in replacement for CVS that has some pretty nice
features. Subversion isn’t based on the file the way CVS is, but has
some notion of the metadata surrounding a project. This way, changing
a filename is something that can be versioned or even changing
permissions on a file. CVS can’t do that, because all the information
about revisions are attached to the file itself. I’m going for it
and if I like it might even try doing some of my personal projects as
a local Subversion project. For those who are geeky enough to do it, I
highly recommend using some form of source control on anything you
want to save or version over time. Write your novel in text and keep
it in CVS – it gives you a backup and you can keep track of changes
that way. It really does make life more bueno.

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Things are at a low ebb here. After a beautiful day, the weather has
turned cold and rainy. I’m sitting in the office when really I’d
rather be anywhere but here. Every day I hear about people dying in
Iraq on either side that didn’t have to at all. I’m trying to dig deep
into those inner reserves of strength, only to find them full of
IOUs. I shuffle from day to day, but only from inertia. I’m just
waiting for the days to get better.