Locche: The Untouchable Pastebin
I did manage to write this thing, sort of, in 2 hours. You can see it in action here: http://tinyurl.com/locche1 and it has some rather unusual features :-)
You can hack Locche inside Locche.
You can go back to previous versions of the text (or Locche) from any copy of Locche
It uses no server whatsoever (other than a CDN to get JS and codemirror)
Making it pretty
Shorten history URLs so the size doesn't explode so much
Fix handling of ' " and probably other characters in the text
But I think it's cool. Below is the liveblog of how it was done. Have fun matching it with the commit history at https://github.com/ralsina/locche
I am going to live-code a pastebin, with a few twists.
It's called Locche, in honour of Nicolino Locche, The Untouchable.
This page will update every 5 minutes until I am done, or 2 hours have elapsed.
The Apocalypse Ocean (Xenowealth #4)
Best book in the series. Interesting setting (as usual for Buckell) but cleaner writing and better character development for the new ones (the old standbys are just there).
Really, Really, Magical Forum
It has taken me a long time and several attempts but here it is:
A totally not-hosted-by-me-forum-in-a-url: http://tinyurl.com/reallyreallymagicalforum
If you don't understand how it works, well, I can explain. But trust me, you are not downloading anything from any of my sites to make that forum work, except for a piece of JS used to paginate which it could just as well get from github or whatever.
The actual code is at http://github.com/ralsina/magicforum
Sly Mongoose (Xenowealth, #3)
Very intersting setting. It's interesting that it's the 1st novel I remember reading in a venus-like environment since ... well, since venus-like stopped meaning jungle.