Stephen F. Austin will meet No. 8 Sam Houston State at 6:30 p.m. CT tonight for an elimination game. The Cowgirls continue on in the winners’ bracket. They will meet No. 1 Nicholls at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday. Tournament Central | Box ScoreLAKE CHARLES, La. – No. 3 McNeese advanced in the winners’ bracket with an 8-2 win over No. 2 Stephen F. Austin in game six of the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. McNeese jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning when shortstop Tayler Strother singled to right field to score pinch runner Shelbi Strickland who ran for designated player Alexandria Saldivar. The Ladyjacks answered in the bottom frame as first baseman Margarita Corona blasted her ninth home run of the season, smashing it to left-centerfield. The Cowgirls calmed anymore damage with catcher Aubree Turbeville and Strother combining to catch SFA’s Autumn Holloway attempting to still third. Strother then made a diving catch for out two followed by a full-stretch snag to close the inning. Third baseman Morgan Catron of McNeese recorded her second home run of the tournament with a shot over the scoreboard in leftfield to give the Cowgirls an 8-2 lead in the last inning. The Cowgirls took a two-run lead in the third inning when Saldivar registered her second hit of the day, scoring left fielder Lauren Brown and right fielder Justyce McClain. SFA’s third baseman Amber Landry singled to second base for catcher Taylor Fraccastoro to cross the plate and make the score 3-2 in the third. Turbeville recorded her second home run of the season, hitting the championship banner in the top of the fourth. Caroline Settle gave up just four Ladyjack hits in a complete-game effort for the Cowgirls, her sixth this season. She struck out two and walked just one.
A look at FocusWriter distraction free text editor on GNU/Linux by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on May 06, 2018 in Linux – 7 commentsWriting has always been something I enjoyed throughout my life, and nowadays I practically write for a living. You’d think that being a professional writer, I might have some kind of hyper-focus when I sit down to write…But sadly, I openly admit to being easily distracted. Thankfully, there are different tools I utilize sometimes to help mitigate that issue; one such tool being FocusWriter.FocusWriter is a cross-platform tool available to be easily installed on multiple GNU/Linux distributions, as well as Windows and Mac OS.InstallationInstallation in GNU/Linux is fairly straightforward, with many distributions carrying FocusWriter in their repositories, as well as Debian, Fedora, and OpenSUSE users can get the program from here.Windows and Mac users can download the text editor from the official project website as well to run or install it on their devices.FeaturesFocusWriter isn’t super powerful, nor is it deeply extensible, but it’s not entirely special feature-less either, with the FocusWriter website listing its features as:TXT, basic RTF, Docx, basic ODT file supportTimers and alarmsDaily goalsFully customizable themesTypewriter sound effects (optional)Auto-save (optional)Live statistics (optional)Spell-checking (optional)Multi-document supportSessionsPortable mode (optional)Translated into over 20 languagesThe program opens the editing interface in fullscreen on start. All you see on start is a blank text document and a wooden background; no menus, buttons or other interface elements that may get in your way.How do you interact with the program then? How do you exit it, load documents, or change some of the default options? All you need to do is move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen and move it back down a bit afterward.Doing so displays the menu bar which you may use to interact with the application. You find save and load options there, options to change the format of text, or switch to a different theme. All of these options are accessible through keyboard shortcuts as well. While you need to know what those are before you may use them, it is usually faster to use the keyboard than moving the mouse to display the menu and to select the option from there.My Experience with FocusWriterFocusWriter is very simple and straightforward as you can see, but it serves its purpose and it serves it well.One of the biggest helpful things for me when it comes to really buckling down and focusing on writing, is to remove myself and my usual distractions. So, I’ll change rooms, and then I’ll break out FocusWriter to do the same thing so to speak, inside my screen.One of the downsides to FocusWriter though from my own perspective, is the lack of formatting tools.Granted, if you were to put too many things on the screen at once, it detracts from the very principle of the application. However, I think that at least adding the absolute basics, like text position, font manipulation, and bullet lists, would be extremely helpful. Just my two copper however, and I will still recommend anyone who may find this sort of thing useful, check it out.Now you: Are there tools you use, to help keep yourself from losing focus or increasing productivity? Let us know in the comments!SummaryArticle NameA look at FocusWriter distraction free text editor on GNU/LinuxDescriptionFocusWriter is a cross-platform tool available to be easily installed on multiple GNU/Linux distributions, as well as Windows and Mac OS.Author Mike Turcotte-McCuskerPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement