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by oscuridad
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Even Scrivener's brilliance cannot ameliorate Apple's gloss
Replies: 23
Views: 2296

Re: Even Scrivener's brilliance cannot ameliorate Apple's gloss

Hello - haven't been here for a long time, but I had the 17inch powerbook with the matte screen and it blew big time compared to the glossy, I am afraid - it made everything look a bit fuzzy - even with my glasses on. Very much personal taste though.
by oscuridad
Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Ha - I had forgotten how cool this is
Replies: 0
Views: 760

Ha - I had forgotten how cool this is

having been in a microsoft desert for a while - having to use word whilst bouncing edits back and forth I have been at a loss as to how to best use scrivener. So I am just using it to write - the raw, first draft with all your bits of stuff stuck around you first draft - and its great. No brainer, h...
by oscuridad
Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: All writing is rewriting
Replies: 16
Views: 1592

Re: All writing is rewriting

This is really interesting - sorry to barge in after not being around for so long, but life and all that... I am on about draft 101 of my first 10,000 words of the WIP. I am writing in 1st person. I always write naturally in 3rd person and I was quite surprised that the consensus seems to be that no...
by oscuridad
Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Recommended spec for new MacBook
Replies: 14
Views: 1024

Re: Recommended spec for new MacBook

I put 4GB in my new MBP and it cooks. Also applecare with the HE discount is a measly £50. And the glossy displays are very cool - and to get around the reflection issues duh! Change the angle of the screen... (sorry about that one - just heard a lot of people moaning about it). I only got the MBP f...
by oscuridad
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: What's in a name?
Replies: 22
Views: 2212

Re: What's in a name?

names are interesting. I don't like my name much, so when (if) I get published I'm not going to use it - I'm going to use the anglo-saxon root of my name and my middle name - which changes me to someone who sounds interesting from someone who looks like the sort of bloke you would call to mend your ...
by oscuridad
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: On this day...
Replies: 65
Views: 4631

Re: On this day...

Disagree about the inevitability of Depression. Its worth remembering that the current problems really only belong to America and Britain and anyone else stupid enough to get involved with our bankers. Plenty of other countries are doing well and will continue to do so. As for who American's should ...
by oscuridad
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: anyone else having problems with skype?
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: anyone else having problems with skype?

thanks folks - weirder and weirder. I use an old PC laptop for skype now and have no problems at all. Must be the machine... Problem is I use Skype a lot - for business. I'm hoping when I get my new Macbook pro I won't have anymore problems.
by oscuridad
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: anyone else having problems with skype?
Replies: 11
Views: 827

anyone else having problems with skype?

don't know if this is the right place but I wondered if anyone else has problems with skype for mac - it just drops calls all the time. I never had this problem with my old G4 powerbook, but with the intel macbook it is a real pain. Any thoughts? Ideas gratefully recieved.
by oscuridad
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Computer: "the enemy of careful writing"
Replies: 50
Views: 7654

Re: Computer: "the enemy of careful writing"

I'm sure you've seen this already, but this sums up the whole technology thing for me...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-Sjg ... re=related
by oscuridad
Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Computer: "the enemy of careful writing"
Replies: 50
Views: 7654

Re: Computer: "the enemy of careful writing"

I love Proulx's work. If it works for her then it is powerful ju-ju and worth thinking about. I went to a talk by Patrick Gale (Notes at an Exhibition) and he also writes longhand. He even passed around his notebooks with his handwritten first draft. I think it depends on who you are. I type fast an...
by oscuridad
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Do you know any good zen story?
Replies: 138
Views: 30763

Re: Do you know any good zen story?

Absolutely - there is stuff you can learn from and see the positive in and stuff that is indeed, just bad. 'Shit Happens' isn't exactly a Taoist sentiment, but it ought to be.
by oscuridad
Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I've wasted too much time looking at the new macbooks
Replies: 10
Views: 1191

Re: I've wasted too much time looking at the new macbooks

I tried one of the new macbook pros out the other day and I thought it was pretty cool - very fast and nicely put together. The display is really too. And the faster graphics processor and slightly bigger display will help with using scrivener as I have illustrations to work with alongside text. So ...
by oscuridad
Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Do you know any good zen story?
Replies: 138
Views: 30763

Re: Do you know any good zen story?

here's one, more taoist than zen, but what the hey. Haven't been around for a long time, and for reasons I won't bore you with this one is pretty pertinent for me right now: One night a farmer's horse runs away, and his neighbours comment on what misfortune it is. He says, 'how do you know it is a m...
by oscuridad
Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What is your preferred keyboard?
Replies: 27
Views: 3726

Re: What is your preferred keyboard?

apple aluminium wireless - it has transformed writing on my macbook from a neckache inducing contortion to a fairly relaxed and enjoyable experience. I like the feel of it, too, more consistent than the macbook keyboard. Mighty mouse is cool as well.
by oscuridad
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Working with an editor's revisions to a book
Replies: 33
Views: 3699

Re: Working with an editor's revisions to a book

wow - I logged on to ask almost this exact same question. Great, really helpful. Thanks.