Listen N Write

Listen-N-Write is a freeware solution with a built-in word processor with which one can transcribe an audio or video file. As with other freeware I have archived on my website, I have no immediate use for this but it's too useful, at a little over 1 Mb for a portable freeware, not to archive. Here is the download link.

Free ePub Reader

I came across FSS ePub Reader on the website. What interested me, aside from the fact that it's a relatively small installation (around 2 Mb) is that the free software can also convert an ePub document to HTML, text, or PDF. I don't have an immediate use for this, and I don't know if it would work on all ePubs (for instance, DRM-protected ones), but it intrigued me enough to archive it on my website for download here. Lotsa free ePub files on and elsewhere...


I came across BeepComp, a free app, and was impressed enough that I downloaded the program and the how-to manual. Basically, it allows you to compose some pretty groovy music, and then export it to WAV, MP3, or OGG format.

I'm not sure I'll ever use this, but I decided to store it on my website, just in case I ever want it and find it has become unavailable elsewhere.

Here's the original resource URL, and here is a link to download the app and manual from my website.

Emily and Seth

While trying to cull some Dropbox files this afternoon, so that I'm under my storage limit (which was 25GB but is now 10GB), I came across several pictures of Emily and Seth. They are precious to me — the photos, and most certainly the kids.

I'm not going to go into details here on this public blog about why they're not living with me, but I did spend some time writing about it in my daily diary/prayer-journal, which I run on my laptop on top of XAMPPLite, and which I store in a protected directory of my website as a downloadable, passworded exectuable that can be run to extract the full directory structure locally.

You can click on any of the small pics below to open a much larger photo in another browser tab.

They're living with their mother, and have been for about three years. I love and miss them.

Netflix goodies

I've enjoyed three series on Netflix recently: The Shannara Chronicles (one season), Penny Dreadful (two seasons), and The Last Kingdom (one season). The latter two are especially atmospheric.

It's storming in Columbia right now. Susan is in the car waiting it out. I suppose the Mark Twain Festival will proceed unless lightning absolutely forbids.

Here in Glens Fork, it's rumbling thunder and very dark clouds, but no rain yet.

I took a nap earlier, then took Emma to the band room. Came home and have watched a couple episodes of The Last Kingdom. Made my daily diary entry.

Millie dog is asleep under Grant's quilt. Sundy Best is dozing on the couch in the living room.