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by edf
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Write ANYTHING with a computer?
Replies: 7
Views: 2774

Ideas and brainstorming. As with Andreas, my notebooks tend to be full of scrawls in all sorts of directions, with arrows, boxes, sketches, and the random unthinking doodles that seem to draw themselves. I've found it impossible to use a computer to do any combination of writing and drawing, whether...
by edf
Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: I've never spent so much for software I haven't bought yet
Replies: 31
Views: 6853

I had a roommate in college who dumped his girl and then couldn't stop talking about how much better off he was, having lots of free time to study, shoot baskets, skip dances, and go to movies alone. By the end of the year his grades were down, she was engaged, and my pal was sadder, if not wiser. ...
by edf
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: I've never spent so much for software I haven't bought yet
Replies: 31
Views: 6853

"Tosh" is certainly a good abbreviation. I had a Toshiba Satellite and it was the worst machine I have ever owned. The Satellites are indeed horrible. As with all laptop manufacturers, you have to do some research and find the models worth getting. And quality does indeed vary over time. ...
by edf
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: I've never spent so much for software I haven't bought yet
Replies: 31
Views: 6853

Once you go Mac you never go back. Not quite true :) My desktops at home and work are still Macs, but (as mentioned months back) I recently replaced my laptop with a PC. Why? Mac laptops are horrible (in my opinion, blah blah blah), and I am constantly frustrated with OS X: the inability to customi...
by edf
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Laptop or Desktop
Replies: 49
Views: 16564

only has a 1GHz processor, 64GB HD, and no optical drive. Exactly. No moving parts : nothing to break, longer battery life :) I was hoping Apple would come up with an ultralight themselves, as I have come to very much enjoy using Scrivener, DT, and Textmate. They don't seem terribly interested, how...
by edf
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Laptop or Desktop
Replies: 49
Views: 16564

This thread's been dead about as long as I've been off in deep-immersion coding. Anyways for more proof that Apple is far behind in the laptop portability race, check out the Toshiba R500 (or, to a lesser extent, the Sony TZ90). This one has it all : 1" thick, 1.72 pounds, 6 to 12 hour battery ...
by edf
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: AppleScript: what do you want to see in the Scrivener Suite?
Replies: 100
Views: 155473

Applescript truly is a horrible language -- it's been called the only read-only programming language (in the sense that Perl is a write-only language). The core concepts, though -- the 'tell' blocks that send messages to receivers defined in applications or linked-in standard libraries -- work great...
by edf
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Laptop or Desktop
Replies: 49
Views: 16564

Re: the ultraight Obviously it's a bit old now, because the market hasn't offered anything comparable this year or last (except possibly the Sony G1), but when it was new the machine was distributed by the EmperorLinux guys, who were good about selling it to me with Debian on it instead of their usu...
by edf
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Laptop or Desktop
Replies: 49
Views: 16564

I lived off laptops for 5 years, until I bought a G5 powermac a year and a half ago. I never had realized how much I missed having a desktop until then -- something to leave running and to provide services while i'm in the office or on the road. I still have my laptop, but it's a linux ultraportable...
by edf
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: All About Authors
Topic: Pamuk, Kemal et al.
Replies: 18
Views: 8226

As for Kemal, I did not read this particular book, it was something about a hero in the mountains close to Kaukasus, hmm, I hope it _written_ by Kemal. 'Memed, My Hawk' yes? Read it last summer, quite a good book. I'll have to check out his memoirs. I do like Pamuk better, as far as fiction goes, b...
by edf
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:14 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: AppleScript: what do you want to see in the Scrivener Suite?
Replies: 100
Views: 155473

You mean it's not as simple as setting NSAppleScriptEnabled to True in the plist? ;) Yeah, scoping out the Cocoa Scripting Guide doc, it looks a bit involved, and the writing is rather obtuse. Reads like agile programming books. This guy has a decent (but possibly outdated) play-by-play of adding ap...
by edf
Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: AppleScript: what do you want to see in the Scrivener Suite?
Replies: 100
Views: 155473

Just noticed this thread, and yes I have some ideas :) To get a general feel what an Applescript Suite should support, run the Script Editor and open the dictionary for DevonThink. You'll notice two types of exports: data types (i.e. objects with properties) and actions (routines called to get objec...
by edf
Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: barcode reading for ISBNs via iSight
Replies: 10
Views: 3394

Thanks for the bookpedia suggestion ... I think.

Now I can put off work by adding thousands of books to bookpedia, instead of by lurking on forums ;)
by edf
Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: barcode reading for ISBNs via iSight
Replies: 10
Views: 3394

I'd file it under "add applescript support" actually. Not that I'm biased ;)
by edf
Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Another ThoughtPattern?
Replies: 23
Views: 8657

Worse, I'm afraid: I was at the Mattel Intellivision level at that point.


Ha! I still miss 'Triple Action' :)