Programming Visual Illusions for Everyone
by Marco Bertamini
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L’anno scorso (2013) ho pubblicato su Smashwords un libro per ragazzi che si chiama Osprey Island. Ora ho finito la traduzione in italiano, quindi ho messo anche quella sul site. Questo e’ il link.
Il lavoro di traduzione e’ stato molto interessante, e ha richiesto più’ tempo del previsto. Google translate aiuta un po’ ma bisogna comunque sempre controllare tutte le frasi una per una.
This year 309071 people picked up the challenge of writing a 50k novel in the month of November.
It’s a great initiative. Read more here: http://nanowrimo.org
The short novel I wrote in November (NaNowriMo 2012) is now online.
Here is the link:
Ame, Celia, Felix, and Libbie sail their boat to a deserted island for a summer camping trip. They come from the city and this is a completely new environment for them, with strange encounters and some mysteries to solve. Meanwhile, a pirate called Captain Aliquis is fighting among the outer planets. Two interleaved stories, small and large challenges, and a developing friendship.
Sad subject, but it is nice to remember how great Douglas Adams was. There are so many great lines in his books, here is one about “art”, a subject with which I am struggling at the moment.
“”Having been an English literary graduate, I’ve been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity. I think media are at their most interesting before anybody’s thought of calling them art, when people still think they’re just a load of junk.”
I won. Hard to believe but I have actually won NaNoWriMo. That is to say I have written a 50000 word novel in the Month of November. What? You want to read it? Well it will need some editing, so check back later, but the 50k words do exist and they have been officially counted. The title is Magic. I know not very original but it makes sense if you read it.
Here are some stats about NaNoWriMo:
- 256,618 participants, up roughly 28% from 2010’s total of 200,530 writers.
- We wrote a total of 3,074,068,446 words, up 7% from 2010’s collective word count of 2,872,682,109.
- This averaged out to 11,979 words per person!
- We had 36,774 winners, giving us a 14% win rate!