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by arashi
Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Mac App Store limited time productive apps sale
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Mac App Store limited time productive apps sale

Apple is selling some great productive apps for Mac at limited-time prices on App Store. Desk, Byword, Day One, iA Writer Pro, Notability, Blogo are among the apps are on sale for up to half off. Limited time.
by arashi
Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener featured in Macworld video
Replies: 0
Views: 312

Scrivener featured in Macworld video

Scrivener is one of the writing programs featured in a new video called "Writing Tools We Use" produced by Jason Snell at Macworld. The five writing programs Jason discusses are SubEthaEdit, Google Docs, Word, BBEdit, and Scrivener. Jason says nice things about Scrivener, highlighting the ...
by arashi
Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: how can i replace access + publisher on a mac?
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: how can i replace access + publisher on a mac?

Rebecca, I ran merges using Pagemaker 7. Setting up the merge was a little tricky at first, but only because the instructions were a tad ambiguous, to put it mildly. But once I ran a couple, I enjoyed running merges in Pagemaker because it offered design advantages. I am now using InDesign CS—not ye...
by arashi
Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
Replies: 16
Views: 3026

Re: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

I have the book on my bookshelf but haven't read it. I read "Wild Mind" about 13 years ago and found her suggestions for writing exercises helpful. More recently I read "Long Quiet Highway," not so much for information about her but for information about her Zen teacher Dainin Ka...
by arashi
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Cormac McCarthy "No Country for Old Men"
Replies: 19
Views: 4968

Re: Cormac McCarthy "No Country for Old Men"

Oh, yes, we saw I Am Legend a couple weeks ago. I liked Manhattan with the cars abandoned and weeds growing thru the asphalt, but the hero driving around in his sparkling clean car was a little jarring. No one left in the world but him and the minimum-wage workers at the local car wash. I Am Legend...
by arashi
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Safari or Firefox
Replies: 16
Views: 3170

Re: Safari or Firefox

Take a look at Saft. It's a Safari plug-in that adds a customizable sidebar. Saft also adds the ability to reopen pages/tabs that were open when you quit Safari, as well as much more advanced "blocking" capabilities. Thanks. I took a quick look and Saft may do what I'm looking for. Howeve...
by arashi
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Safari or Firefox
Replies: 16
Views: 3170

Safari makes downloading some flash clips easier. Otherwise, I use Firefox as my default. I might use Safari more if I could figure a way to display my bookmarks in a column pane to the left of the main browser window. I must be missing something with Safari because I can't imagine Apple thinks it's...
by arashi
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Which version of Office 2008?
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

I decided to buy the home edition which gives you the 3 licenses. A month ago I decided to take advantage of this special offer because I thought I might end up some day having to connect to an Exchange Server system. Getting the $500 package for $140 was a bargain. But I finally decided the probabl...
by arashi
Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Which version of Office 2008?
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Which version of Office 2008?

I have to use Word and Excel to be compatible with work. I going to take advantage of an offer from Microsoft to purchase for the price of $140 either (1) Office 2008 for Mac Special Media Edition (includes 1 license for business or personal use, also includes Exchange Server support, additional Aut...
by arashi
Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Cormac McCarthy "No Country for Old Men"
Replies: 19
Views: 4968

Friends who saw the movie (No County…) were surprised when I described how the book affected me. Perhaps translating the story to film softens the impact some. I have no intention of seeing the movie. I haven't read The Road yet but will. I really liked Blood Meridian, also quite violent. The Bord...
by arashi
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: A declining taste in movies??
Replies: 76
Views: 13081

Re: Taste in films (and books)

I'm confused, unpredictable, irrational, unconventional - and proud of it. Indeed! I salute you, sir! I just wrote a memo to the Queen extolling your most imposing expression of character. I was informed that the Queen was uncharacteristically impressed and has sent you, in an elegantly wrapped par...
by arashi
Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Gem of the Year at Macworld: Scrivener on the final ballot.
Replies: 18
Views: 3790

Kevin, I suggest you create a folder at the top level of this forum announcing that Scrivener is up for an award on Macworld and that everyone can go to the Macworld website and vote. Everyone who logs onto the forum should have an opportunity to vote. Most people won' even know about it as long as ...
by arashi
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Internet Marketing for Novel Writers
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Excellent article. Thanks for posting the link.

I'm fascinated by marketing and promoting on the web in general, as it is becoming a hot ingredient in the marketing mix.

arashi
by arashi
Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Hard Drive Recommendation?
Replies: 8
Views: 2871

There was another thread on the subject of external drives recently. I noted in that thread that I am happy with the Western Digital My Book Pro 500 GB external drive I bought in February. Comes with three connections: Firewire 800 and 400 and USB 2.0. I just noted somewhere that Western Digital My ...
by arashi
Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Cheap but pretty self-publishing?
Replies: 17
Views: 6488

I suggest seeing if you can get a printer to donate some/all printing costs as part of being of service to the school/community. Don’t know if this works in England (are you in England?). Here in the U.S., I would contact traditional printers as well as copy shops like FedEx Kinkos. You might be a...