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by valente.mac
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Project Target Colors: the academia version
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Project Target Colors: the academia version

Thank you, Katherine. :)
by valente.mac
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Project Target Colors: the academia version
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Project Target Colors: the academia version

Hello, I have a question—and eventually a request. The Project Target feature is great, but the colors used seem very focused on creative writing: when you reach the target goal the color is green. Now, for academic writing this sometimes is the reverse: when writing articles we have a limit on word...
by valente.mac
Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)
Replies: 51
Views: 2708

Re: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)

Hi Paolo -- Bearing in mind that I own the top 11', I'd advise you (if you can) to go for the top line. 64GB is a very small amount of HD, especially if you plan having "a good amount of research materials". 2GB of RAM is enough for a few apps being used, but you'll feel the slowness (and ...
by valente.mac
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)
Replies: 51
Views: 2708

Re: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)

Hi Hugh --

You are right. It's not obvious on the post (just updated the blog). I went for the top of the line MBA 11': 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 128HD. Since I cannot upgrade it later (except by hacking), I decided on the safe side.

/mj
by valente.mac
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)
Replies: 51
Views: 2708

Re: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)

Great news, and glad you love it. Even though I have the 13" — and my 17" MBP languishes practically unused even when I'm at home, as this one is so much faster and such a pleasure to use — everytime I see an 11", I think "I'd love one of those!" My other half is ogling the...
by valente.mac
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)
Replies: 51
Views: 2708

Re: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)

Thanks again to all that advised me on the MacBook Air dilemma. I've bought the 11' and I'm very pleased with it. On this same subject I posted a long text on my (new) blog... if you feel up to read more about it: MacBook Air: How do I love thee
by valente.mac
Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: The True Grit Screenplay
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: The True Grit Screenplay

I've done the opposite, having seen The King's Speech and True Grit. Loved the first one (great screenplay and very good acting, most specially Colin Firth) and was very well surprised by True Grit, considering that I'm not a huge fan of westerns. On the last, I loved the language the most, so polit...
by valente.mac
Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses promo: 60% off for 24h
Replies: 0
Views: 305

Ulysses promo: 60% off for 24h

For the people interested on other writing tools, Ulysses is on 60% off promo for 24h: 11.99$. App Store only.

Announcement on The Soulmen's blog

iTunes link
by valente.mac
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)
Replies: 51
Views: 2708

Re: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)

vic-k wrote:Fluff is wondering if you can...cast spells! :shock:
Vic


I can't, but Graymalkin can. (In this home we are all under her spells.)

-- MJ
by valente.mac
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What to do during a long flight
Replies: 28
Views: 1455

Re: What to do during a long flight

Each time I make the trip Portugal → Oregon → Portugal I try to: 1. Drink wine (helps to sleep) 2. Read magazines (books don't work as well) 3. Listen/watch iPod with podcasts and one audiobook, a few videos (tv-series, not movies) and games 4. If traveling with someone: play cards or dices or domin...
by valente.mac
Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)
Replies: 51
Views: 2708

Re: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)

Hi Vic, :D

I also know that lengalenga, but in Portuguese (shorter) version:

Anani, ananão
Ficas tu
E eu não.


And, damn, I totally forgot to use it! Oh, well...

Best to you and Fluff,

-- MJ & Graymalkin
by valente.mac
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)
Replies: 51
Views: 2708

Re: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)

Thank you so much to the three of you. I was just saying to my other half that I would not be able to make up my mind before a final advise/comment from the L&L forum people (and, yes, Mark, you are one of them). After two weeks of inner conversation (and lots of read reviews) on which model to ...
by valente.mac
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)
Replies: 51
Views: 2708

MacBook Air: 11' or 13'? (aka begging for advise)

Hi there — I need serious advise from this L&L forum's MacBook Air users. Currently I’ve two macs: a iMac 24' (2.4GHz processor) from 2008 and a MacBook Pro 15' (1.86GHz) from early 2006. I've been ogling the new MacBook Air as the substitute for my MBP: I love how they look, their better batter...
by valente.mac
Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: TypeIt4Me, Typinator - what works together with Scriv 2.0?
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: TypeIt4Me, Typinator - what works together with Scriv 2.0?

Happily using Typinator with a little more than 300 abreviations. No slow down here.

I also have TypeIt4Me, but I prefer Typinator interface. Besides it works a bit faster than TypeIt4Me.

-- MJ
by valente.mac
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: A way to deal with hyphenated words’ counts
Replies: 1
Views: 297

A way to deal with hyphenated words’ counts

I’ve been trying to find a way to work around the way Scrivener stats deal with hyphenated words (most of the times counting them as 2 or more words, according to the number of hyphens). When writing in English this doesn’t pose such a big problem, but in Portuguese many of our verb tenses have hyph...