• California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
  • Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


Kevin O’Keefe, Resource Center Could Be a Nice Addition to Legal Blog, Real Lawyers, Sep. 24, 2020.

Kevin O’Keefe, Lawyers Can Learn From Beginnings of Blogging, Real Lawyers, Sep. 21, 2020.

Writing Apps

How to Express Empathy and Support

Kelly Konya, 4 Ways to Express Empathy and Support in Writing, Gammarly Blog, Oct. 7, 2020.


See Writing on GitHub.

Nonfiction Book

Forms should be “living” documents that your revise and improve over your career.

Note Taking

Writing often starts with collecting – research, notes, ideas, thoughts, quotes, stories, ideas, etc.

Hetty Roessingh, Note-taking by hand: A powerful tool to support memory, The Conversation, Aug. 31, 2020. <!–

  • 1/3/2021 - I want to read this article. –>

In Plain text note taking system using markdown for technical notes, Gaurav Singh captures the importance of building a note taking system:

As an engineer working in tech, one of the most important habits to develop over time is your knowledge base. With each passing month, your skills would improve and you would constantly learn new technologies or frameworks.

It’s important to commit the important ones to some permanent store which is easily searchable, and can act as a easy point of reference for you in the future.

Plain Text

W. Caleb McDaniel, Why (and How) I Wrote My Academic Book in Plain Text, wcaleb.org, Sept. 28, 2012.

Dennis Tenen & Grant Wythoff, Sustainable Authorship in Plain Text using Pandoc and Markdown, The Programming Historian, March 19, 2014.

Alissa, I’m a document hipster. I only write in sustainable plaintext, Cataloguing the Universe, Oct. 1, 2016.

Jim Neumann, Make Plain Text Pretty with Markdown, Devonian Times, Dec. 6, 2016.

Gaurav Singh, Plain text note taking system using markdown for technical notes, Dev, Dec. 8, 2019 (discussing the advantages of plain text note taking).

Plaintext Productivity

The Plain Text Project – collects articles, links, and tools.

Different ways to use plain text files, Text and Glory.

Sijmen J. Mulder, Text-only* websites.


In Academic Markdown and Citations, Chris Krycho discusses how he uses Markdown, Pandoc, and BibTEX to automatically manage “ibid.”-type references.

kramdown parser