March 13, 2021

From Gerald R. Lucas

LJ Work covid-19: day 355 | US: GA | info | act

I’m still working on Lipton’s Journal and am enjoying the process. I decided that using templates for some of the notes—especially names of people that Norman Mailer uses throughout—will increase the usability of the project. For example, he brings up Robert Lindner frequently, but he is only glossed in one entry. Well, most likely, users will search for keywords in this version, so I thought it would be logical to identify Lindner whenever he is mentioned. I think I may need to go back and make an index for this too, especially for names like we did with W&D. I have also come up with a cool visual way of identifying insertions and deletions in the journal, and have used templates to hover-gloss Mailer’s use of “H” and “S.” It’s coming along.

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Looking back to last year, I realized I missed ten days of COVID-19 posts. Today should have been day 365 of this pandemic 💩. Well, numbers were never my strength.