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Writing is notoriously hard, even for the best writers, and it's not for lack of good advice — a tremendous amount of knowledge about the craft is strewn across usage guides, dictionaries, technical manuals, essays, pamphlets, websites, and the hearts and minds of great authors and editors. But poring over Strunk & White hardly makes one a better writer — it turns you into neither Strunk nor White. And nobody has the capacity to apply all the advice from Garner’s Modern American Usage, a 975-page usage guide, to everything they write. In fact, the whole notion that one becomes a better writer by reading advice on writing rests on untenable assumptions about learning and memory. The traditional formats of knowledge about writing are thus essentially inert, waiting to be transformed.

We devised a simple solution: proselint, a linter for prose. (A linter is a computer program that, like a spell checker, scans through a document and analyzes it.)

proselint places the world’s greatest writers and editors by your side, where they whisper suggestions on how to improve your prose. You’ll be guided by advice inspired by Bryan Garner, David Foster Wallace, Chuck Palahniuk, Steve Pinker, Mary Norris, Mark Twain, Elmore Leonard, George Orwell, Matthew Butterick, William Strunk, E.B. White, Philip Corbett, Ernest Gowers, and the editorial staff of the world’s finest literary magazines and newspapers, among others. Our goal is to aggregate knowledge about best practices in writing and to make that knowledge immediately accessible to all authors in the form of a linter for prose.

See a live demo at http://proselint.com/write. (It's been tested only on the latest version of Chrome.)

Currently, proselint is a command-line utility that is meant to be integrated into other tools. You can install it using pip: pip install proselint. There’s a plugin for Sublime Text. It’s open-source software available under the permissive BSD license. Work on proselint happens over on GitHub. We welcome contributors.

With time, proselint will become fast, precise, exhaustive, and authoritative. Eventually, it will be unthinkable to write without it by your side.
english  python  writing  linguistics  style  advice  tooling  cli 
4 hours ago by kmt
Think You’ve Got Your Credit Freezes Covered? Think Again. — Krebs on Security
The freeze process is designed so that a creditor should not be able to see your credit file unless you unfreeze the account. A credit freeze blocks potential creditors from being able to view or “pull” your credit file, making it far more difficult for identity thieves to apply for new lines of credit in your name.

Who are the NCTUE’s members? If you call the 800-number that NCTUE makes available to get a free copy of your NCTUE credit report, the option for “more information” about the organization says there are four “exchanges” that feed into the NCTUE’s system: the NCTUE itself; something called “Centralized Credit Check Systems“; the New York Data Exchange; and the California Utility Exchange.

Who are the NCTUE’s members? If you call the 800-number that NCTUE makes available to get a free copy of your NCTUE credit report, the option for “more information” about the organization says there are four “exchanges” that feed into the NCTUE’s system: the NCTUE itself; something called “Centralized Credit Check Systems“; the New York Data Exchange; and the California Utility Exchange.
credit  finance  cybersecurity  krebsonsecurity  cellphone  equifax  advice 
yesterday by bwiese
Users Don’t Hate Change. They Hate Our Design Choices.
They hate changes without warning that don't help them, or that slow them down, or that aren't clear
design  advice  process 
yesterday by leereamsnyder
NICE Pathways
Everything NICE says on a topic in an interactive flowchart
healthcare  advice  reference  handy  uk 
2 days ago by objectif
WeirdGrowth comments on My [20M] partner [20F] of 2 years complains about being unhappy with herself and does nothing about it.
"But as you grow, you lose certain homies, because it’s called closing the gap. This is the gap when we start; this is the gap as you grow. Notice how you grow, and they don’t. So how do you close the gap? You gotta come back down. When you come back down, you lose. So you gotta keep going up. That’s why closing the gap gotta be them, catching up to you. And if they don’t catch up, you gotta leave them behind."

— Snoop Dogg.
life  advice  mastery  psychology  relationships  growth 
2 days ago by cmananian

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