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by edf
Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Another ThoughtPattern?
Replies: 23
Views: 8654

But unlike you, I couldn't program my way out of a paper bag.

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b = new Bag("paper");
b.exit();

Nothing to it ;)
by edf
Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Bland new prose
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Yeah, I had a similar reaction -- interesting article, but what exactly is this guy reading? Granted, some of the more out-there fiction can be a bit unpolished (Stewart Home), and some of the newer authors a bit derivative (M John Harrison), but the British novel is hardly dead. I think he is corre...
by edf
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:05 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Books on Writing.
Replies: 17
Views: 10153

I liked the Bradbury book, as well as John Gardner's The Art of Fiction (though it is not strictly geared towards fantasy). Probably my all-time favorite writing book, from back in my naive youth when I thought I would be writing for a living instead of coding, is Writing in General, and the Short S...
by edf
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Bland new prose
Replies: 4
Views: 2445

Bland new prose

Not sure how many of you saw this a few weeks ago (surely a sign of how behind in my online reading I am): http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2101-2539779,00.html Literary fiction, it seemed to me, had stopped doing what literary fiction does best: getting beneath the skin of a subject, to the ...
by edf
Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: "Send to Scrivener"
Replies: 13
Views: 4749

Are the ads always flash animations? Most are these days, and if they are, you can use FlashBlock to requir a click before showing the flash movie. This should leave the continue button intact. If the ads vary between flash and images, look at Greasemonkey or RIP as Amber mentioned. There a few othe...
by edf
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: "Send to Scrivener"
Replies: 13
Views: 4749

Ah, no extensions, yes that would make me delete it alright :) I couldn't live without Web Developer, Adblock, Aardvark, and that ultimate time waster, StumbleUpon. I whole-heartedly agree, though I would add NoScript, FlashBlock TamperData, iDND, and ShowIP -- I tend towards the paranoid when brows...
by edf
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: "Send to Scrivener"
Replies: 13
Views: 4749

Services are only available in Cocoa apps; this is The Great Failing of the services menu (you cannot rely on it being there, so you stop using it). Actually that is somewhat of an exagerration; Carbon apps (such as Firefox) can be modified to be Services aware, as mentioned here: http://developer.a...
by edf
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener Lite: Use Scrivener without a project
Replies: 10
Views: 4017

I could actually see projectless scrivener being attractive due to the fullscreen mode. Well beyond the intended scope/usage of Scrivener, though, so I doubt it will see the light of day. If it were up to me to implement it, I'd have Scrivener create a dummy project in /tmp (when an TXT/RTF file is ...
by edf
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Synchronizing files
Replies: 7
Views: 3414

I've been using the backup feature for the same purpose. It works great so long as only one person is working on the file :) For transfer I have been using scp, though if I ever stop being lazy I will get rsnyc going. That is the command-line junkie way though; really anything will work. If you have...
by edf
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Wish: labeling snapshots
Replies: 5
Views: 2091

This has been in the back of my mind as well, especially using snapshots as a way of tracking changes when exchanging drafts with my boss (make changes, take a snapshot, send changed project file). Being able to label the snapshot as, say, "$USER changes to $SECTION $DATE" would be nice. S...
by edf
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Unable to get Scrivener working on Intel MacBook Pro
Replies: 11
Views: 3449

My boss has been using Scrivener on a 15" Macbook Pro since November, without any problems. I'll check the stats on his laptop later (he may still be on 10.4.7), but it shouldn't have anything to do with the hardware. Very strange behavior you are having. Scrivener is not locking up, but is jus...
by edf
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: HOW ABOUT A WINDOWS VERSION!
Replies: 24
Views: 8087

For writing on the go, I prefer a sub-note book; Apple doesn't have anything that small and light. I hear that! I have a sharp actius MM20 (running Debian, for the curious) that I carry everywhere. Why not? It's 2 pounds and the size of one of those marble-covered composition books! There are some ...
by edf
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Crash report
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

I've never had Scrivener crash, and have been using it since early last year. On the occasions that my mac crashes (once with the G5, a few times with the Intel iMac) while Scrivener was running, there was no data loss (thank you, auto-save!). BTW, regarding that crash dump, it looks like the thread...
by edf
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: two minor notepad suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 4944

This will calm down - after which I'm writing.


Yeah, sure ... this from the guy who sat down and coded up a writing application rather than get started on that blank page. I am truly in awe of your powers of procrastination :)
by edf
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scrivener 1.0 now available for purchase
Replies: 98
Views: 52481

First application I've seen that makes it hard to stop writing. Got one for home and one for the office -- that should cover a few celebratory rounds at the pub. Of course my cynical side thinks this is all a marketing ploy by Keith to drum up a loyal audience for the novel he has undoubtedly finish...