I think web based word processors are about to become a lot more prolific. The underlying tech is no longer the sole domain of large tech orgs like MS and Google. A couple of interesting offerings…
TMobile US cut off my roaming because “I roamed too much” in 2018. I was 8 or 9 months on the road…funny I thought that wasn’t too abnormal. So, now I also have a NZ SIM to use when roaming… about a year ago I was trying to survive with almost no phone…now I have 2…ugh…
Recently updated table of the Editoria Roadmap. We may miss the 1 March deadline but just by a couple of weeks (upgrade took a little longer than expected). Congratulations to Alexis, Giannis and Christos for all the awesome work so far!
The Coko community of innovative, forward-thinking publishing organizations building the tools of our dreams have collectively had an auspicious start in the new year! For example, Europe PMC plan wide rollout of their full, end-to-end manuscript submission workflow using PubSweet technology, later
this is so cool –https://polylogue.org/
If you are in search of a full stack dev (located in NZ) give me a call. I have a very talented buddy that has just completed some projects and is looking for something interesting to do. I highly recommend them….thanks!
My house in New Zealand is in the beautiful Northland, best place in the world. It’s an amazing place – first place, for example, to be settled by Maori, and then also by Pakeha (white people). I’ve had a number of amazing things happen to me in Northland. I’m not a spiritual chap but stuff happens in Northland and you can’t help but notice. This week, for example, by buddy Pania was at the house (I’m in SF at the moment) and took this photo of the harbor below my place…showing clearly a ‘koru’…
You can see other images of koru here to get the idea. Koru signals ‘new beginnings’ which for many reasons is true for this week for me more than any. Amazing.
Until recently I was planning on spending most of my time in NZ. However things change and I’m going to keep on with my apartment in San Francisco as I’m expecting to spend quite a bit of time here this year.
Today eLife went live with their new submission wizard built on PubSweet… this following the introduction of Hindawi’s journal system, also built on PubSweet, in December… makes for an awesome couple of months! 🙂