My thoughts and rambling on freewrite and other things

What are my thoughts regarding the Freewrite Traveller and second Gen? In my honest opinion, as a member of a First Nation person, nothing at the moment. After watching Two YouTube videos by Bronson Herr. I admit that his review and thoughts on Freewrite second gen were honest. 

And after watching several other everyday YouTubers using the Freewrite paperless typewriter. The concept is cool, and the idea of writing before allowing the inner pesky critic to pop up. I agree with their assessment, tap backspace, don’t press on it otherwise you would lose the Mark Twain-esque material and become suicidal depressed. 

Let’s face it: among the downsides of writing on a document, the grammar checker. The trick is to tune out the words written on a page, while the words flowing through your fingertips. I stopped using my favourite word processor after I migrated to Linux Distro. Smartedit writer is only available for Windows. Fortunately, my FB friend mentioned Focuswriter. A distraction-free writing application available on Linux, Windows and MacOS. No grammar checker, basic Canadian dictionary, customizable, and downright basic.

Going off topic, Mobile service and the internet in the remote Indian Reserve in Canada is crappy as hell. The three main issues plaguing the remote Rez, power outages, internet connectivity and mobile cell service, regarding two factor authentication and synching data from various devices. The internet connection can go offline for a few days, sometimes weeks. Sometimes cell services can be down for several weeks at the time. 

And back to the Freewrite device, typing and scribbling down words. Being old school in my thinking, backing up my work on various devices is my top requirement. Syncing is secondary.  

In my opinion, a writer should have only a handful of tools and a means of backing up his/her stuff. Computers are great, but applications and devices will sap the juice from them. Or just croak and holding your writings hostage, permanently. 

When I received Freewrite second gen, something would tell me that applications needed for editing are Prowritingaid online editor, Focuswriter and LibreOffice writer. Notes would be for focuswriter, notebooks, notepads and pens to get the juices flowing. 

And when there’s a power outage, I would continue typing away and not worry about laptop battery percentage. Goodbye to dry eyes from staring at the laptop screen for long periods of time. Continue with two transgender characters I got brewing some years ago. 

On the closing note. My request, I would like the makers of Freewrite to have courier prime and courier Prime Sans fonts. I love those two fonts. 

They shut down the network that allows K-Net phones to receive verification codes

Back in the day we used to get the verification codes from Microsoft, Facebook and other online accounts. While 2G network was gradually replaced to 3G network. My first assumption was that my WIFI caused some interference preventing my phone receiving verification codes.

To my annoyance, my cellular network provider told me that it’s impossible for me to receive verification code on my K-Net Mobile number. They said that they turned off the feature, according to them people were complaining about receiving the spam text. She suggested that I use another mobility cell provider. I had to bite my tongue, not to use strong language. Since there are no other providers available in a remote community. And using another network provider

The receptionist transferred me to K-Net Technician. He mentioned that they are thinking of reactivating the network. I’m hopeful that their answer would be yes. But I’m not holding my breath

My late Sunday check in, ahoy there

This my late Sunday Check in and I’m a day late. I skipped the mid week check in.

What’s been happening since my last bog post. Not much, aside from my researching slowed to a crawl. This is my quick update and here is my tally, no words were written yet, aside from notes and random ideas being jotted down.

I tend to switch Atomic scribbler and Libre Office on two different laptops. Somewhat jarring to write from scratch on ole macbook air that was given to me in late 2018. Atomic scribbler is not available on MacOS. But I make due with what’s available.

Life has habit of tossing us to a curb. My online friend had hit two snags, she dropped her phone and the blasted thing shattered. I believe she transferred recent number to a fresh phone. And she lost her manuscripts. I’m not sure if she recovered her writings.

Unfortunately no 3G network in my area yet

Unfortunately, we’re still on a 2G network, no word yet on when we would get 3G. I never receive any text from Microsoft, Amazon and Twitter, no matter how many ways I tried. My wireless carrier doesn’t support premium SMS text. It’s pay as you, meaning I have to make sure that I still have funds in K-Net mobile account. At least there’s one gig of data plan ready to go when 3G network is available.

The three major wireless carriers agreed to lower data plans, but consumer group is not happy. Not to call the major wireless carriers cheap bastards. I will let the comment speak for itself.

The CRTC AKA Canadian and Radio Telecommunications Commission had ordered the three National Wireless carriers to come up data plans only to fill in the void in the marketplace. Slim offerings for the consumers, fifteen dollars for 250MB a month on a data plan, and that’s the best offer so far.

Sunday Check in Round 1

Good morning and good afternoon fellow ROW80ers. This SUnday check in, and I am a day late as usual, got some things brewing in my noggin. I may have to order notebooks to scribble random stuff, save those composition notebooks for special occasions.

Long hand writing is an fading art form. Pretty soon it will be art fart code for us ladies and folks who still enjoy the tactile sensation of writing.
Digging more into the rabbit trail of conspiracy theories and facts. A weapon that can target an object a mile deep under ground and vaporized the damn thing. Pus it’s plausible and already had happened of which the corrupt politicians sold and traded American military Secrets and resources. Pre-Trump Administration era.

Anyways back to writing, my modest report of these goals.

  • Blogging
  • Writing
  • Researching

My research had bore some interesting tidbits. As for the female characters, I’m heading back to Ellen Ripley from Alien and Aliens as a loose template for my female character. To me, it fits like a glove, makes the female character strong with a touch of snarkiness, rather than acting like a douche bag. And a possible female character who suffer from Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome.

My blog is in LibreOffice document in a Macbook air, of which I will have to import it to Atomic Scribbler.

Round one check in 1st part II

Good evening, this is my first check in for ROW80 round one. I am a bit late. My goals.

·Writing
·Blogging
·And trying out a few new things

I haven’t been writing, though researching bore fruit. Interesting tidbits and random facts. They say that researching leads to hair raising details. Sometimes, I wish that I hadn’t gone into that rabbit trail. But then again, it leaves the weird aftertaste in one’s noggin. Conspiracy theories and facts. It made me wonder if the government and our own military would kill us civilians.

Anyways back to writing. In somewhere in my notebook, I wrote that a young girl lost her breast after someone shot her with gun. Brutal, oh yes indeed. But worth exploring.

First Check in ROW80 round 1

Ahoy there and howdy. It’s good to back writing and blogging. What are my plans for A Round of Word in 80 Days 2019? Not sure where to go on the writing journey, but at the moment, I will continue on with my current WIP.

For starters I’m on another document processor called Atomic Scribbler. It’s decent enough for blogging and writing.

My Sasquatch story had fallen flat on it face and I might pick up one of my other several unfinished WIP during this round.

A FB friend of mine suggested that I watched Darker than Black anime. The concept of paying a price of using one’s power is interesting. A common theme in several works of fiction.

Recap Mobile Network

We don’t have Major Mobile Carriers in twenty-five FN communities. All twenty-four have 3G network with data plan. With every prepaid plan, it’s a good idea to have at least 2GB and connect to Wi-Fi.

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Mobile AKA K-Net Mobile is First Nation run service provider, pay as you go. 4.00 gives you unlimited SMS/text and 12.00 monthly charge. But no data plans available in my area without the 3G network. Less than a month ago, I tested the radius of the 2G network, while walking around in the outskirts, close to two miles is decent. Considering that it’s a short hike, I had to keep my eyes out for bears, wolves and local Sasquatches. All right, the bars held to a degree.

Around this mid-morning I phoned K-Net Mobile, the secretary informed me that tests are being conducted in my hometown. From her estimation, the latest that 3G network would finally be available in this Rez would be around this December. I routinely turn off Wi-Fi on my mobile, to see if data plans are working and nothing.

After inputting my mobile number, and failed attempts to receive SMS/text from my bank. I deleted the mobile number from my profile. Left my landline home phone and email there.

I’m back, ROW80 midweek check in

Ahoy there, this is my late midweek check in. I haven’t been around during Round Two of ROW80. My mind is on other things, and the internet sometimes gives the middle finger.

The Sasquatch story had fallen to the way. I read the first book of the Dune series by Frank Herbert.

My other WIP, I haven’t got the female snark quite exactly right, without the sassiness I find annoying in movies and series. Snark and sassiness are two different things.
I continued on with a tale that features MMC when he was sixteen. More than six months ago, a friend insisted that I watch One punch man anime, Rogue One and the Iron Giant on Netflix. The anime is pretty good.

It seems that there are transgender characters in both of my WIP, not sure why. But in the second, well the first one that became sort of sequel, the older woman is once a man. I admit it’s a cliche and I don’t like being told to write within my own box.

I will participate this July Camp NaNoWriMo, hopefully my internet will be stable. Ideas and writing flow during the morning or burning beyond midnight.