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by Bob Wizard
Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Scapple Beta Testing (macOS)
Topic: Scapple Beta - New Users Please Read
Replies: 339
Views: 285211

Re: Scapple Beta (Download Here)

I have tried a number of these mind mapping programs and have found them cumbersome, and unusable for the purpose of brainstorming.

Scapple is quick and stupidly easy to learn. I haven't found any bugs yet either.

You write killer software, dude!
by Bob Wizard
Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Really hating this program right now
Replies: 70
Views: 11179

Re: Really hating this program right now

Scrivener > preferences > Appearance > (bottom of page) Customizable Colors > paper > (choose your color) Scrivener > preferences > Full Screen > Check Natural Text Color Override (choose color) First time and done under a minute. Be nice if both were on both boxes, but nothing to pull yer' hair out...
by Bob Wizard
Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scrivener 2.0 - Coming Soon (No, Really)
Replies: 311
Views: 56382

Re: Scrivener 2.0 - Coming Soon (No, Really)

Anybody ever see the South Park where Cartman has himself buried in snow so he can freeze and not have to wait for the Wii? I hate waiting! Waa!
by Bob Wizard
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Posting to LiveJournal and UTC-8
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Posting to LiveJournal and UTC-8

Normal periods? I meant normal punctuation.
by Bob Wizard
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Posting to LiveJournal and UTC-8
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Posting to LiveJournal and UTC-8

Other than normal periods, the only other thing is the curly quotes.

It is not too big of a deal at the moment since I am unpublished and have a zero reader base waiting for my book. Hell, I usually don't want to read the crap most of the time!
by Bob Wizard
Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Posting to LiveJournal and UTC-8
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Posting to LiveJournal and UTC-8

So, I started a new project and I like to post snippets on my LiveJournal page. However when I copy and paste to the journal and attempt to post it I get the following message "Bad Unicode Input: Your browser sent some text which is not recognised as valid text in the UTF-8 encoding, as it shou...
by Bob Wizard
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Recommendations...?
Replies: 54
Views: 8827

Re: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Recommendations...?

Almost anything by the classic authors (both their sci-fi and Fantasy), and that includes: A.E. van Vogt Jack Vance Fredric Brown Keith Laumer Alfred Bester Fritz Leber Gordon R. Dickson Roger Zelazny Charles L. Harness Newer John C. Wright Ursula K. Le Guin Fredrick Pohl Gene Wolfe, Gene Wolfe, Gen...
by Bob Wizard
Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5076

Re: Atlas Shrugged

I am wondering if you are asking for a Kantian view of morality. This is the only explanation I can think of for the separation, that you seem to require, between "me" and "mine" when talking about values. Do you agree that the concretes I enumerated constitute, as I have put it,...
by Bob Wizard
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5076

Re: Atlas Shrugged

You do seem to want to impose your own interpretation on anything I say. One of the things I find worrying about Rands acolytes, is what appears to be a propensity for, Gymnasticated Semantics. Take care Bob Vic I don't know what the last sentence of you post was supposed to mean. Are you faulting ...
by Bob Wizard
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5076

Re: Atlas Shrugged

Is Tom Clancy a better human being than Elie Wiesel? Objectivism says yes. In fact, Objectivism says that Tom Clancy is more virtuous than *any* writer who doesn't make as much money as he does. Which I would guess includes pretty much everyone here. (Assuming J. K. Rowling isn't present pseudonymo...
by Bob Wizard
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5076

Re: Atlas Shrugged

As a writing forum may I suggest posts are about 1-2 paragraphs length. As a second point: Is it just me or is reading Ayn Rand tedious ? Paul No. Kant is tedious. Aristotle is tedious. Sartre is mind-numbing. Hegel is on acid. Plato is poetry to make Stalin blush. And everyone brought up on Dewey....
by Bob Wizard
Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5076

Re: Atlas Shrugged

I`ve got this forum running alongside Bean, where I`m attempting to compose a reasoned, response to the points raised by Bob et al. and something`s just occurred to me. Do those people, who live their lives, with absolute focus, on, ' me me`n`mine mine', ever get bored rigid with it? Why is there t...
by Bob Wizard
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5076

Re: Atlas Shrugged

But as a hack, I have to observe that Rand supporters are losing the battle - not necessarily the battle of ideas, but the battle of events. The economic tide that's now flowing will change people, countries, institutions, and systems of ideas. The brand of less fettered capitalism that we've exper...
by Bob Wizard
Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5076

Re: Atlas Shrugged

I spent a good hour this morning constructing a very nice response that got lost when I got booted off the forum server. So this one is going to be straight from the hip and then I am bowing out. In my experience it is almost universally futile to convince someone otherwise once they have concluded ...
by Bob Wizard
Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5076

Re: Atlas Shrugged

But then again, vic-k and I are slower and less intelligent than others. We are just ignorant, uneducated, simple-minded fools who are lucky if we manage to string a few words together into a coherent thought. We have a pretty good record of making ignorant comments. I will answer you more fully to...