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08:24 pm: Essay on puzzles
I have finished the promised essay on puzzles. It is ... quite long. It can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1EJreEaPYmkbaNqZDwlZYhzVfLC1DqxTzeSYE1O5p5QU

(I had originally intended to publish it on LJ directly, but making future edits will be easier if I only have to do it in one place.) Please leave comments/questions/brickbats/etc. on this post.

EDIT: If you hate the formatting of that version, try this one:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EJreEaPYmkbaNqZDwlZYhzVfLC1DqxTzeSYE1O5p5QU/edit

Being inside Docs instead of "published to the web" means it respects my margins and line spacing properly, at the expense of being, well, inside Docs.

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From:joshua_
Date:November 16th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)

Brickbat

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I mentioned this on IRC, and you redirected me here, since your plane is landing:

You may have good ideas, but the presentation is basically impossible. Not because the text is poorly written (I don't know of that yet) or organized (I also do not know of that yet), but because it is poorly formatted; in particular, variable line height is very jarring to the human eye, especially when two lines can be separated by a distance almost as large as the paragraph break. This combined with the fact that the page is full width make reading the text very difficult; consider using a different formatting engine?
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From:gwillen
Date:November 16th, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)

Re: Brickbat

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Try the second link.
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From:joshua_
Date:November 16th, 2011 07:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Brickbat

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Much better! Thanks!
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From:lindseykuper
Date:November 16th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Brickbat

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Wow. After reading "basically impossible" I was expecting it to be, like, blinking red on a blue background.
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From:joshua_
Date:November 16th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Brickbat

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Maybe my eyes are just pickier than most...
From:aleffert
Date:November 16th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Brickbat

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That's weird. I'm kind of picky about formatting sometimes, but I didn't even notice this. I think my brain saw the google docs url and instinctively activated the this will be terribly formatted just deal with it path.
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