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by Matthew Graybosch
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Alternative Scrivener Icon
Replies: 31
Views: 4942

Re: Oh Dear Me No

gedboy wrote:The current icon is cooler than ice cream underpants. Why in the name of Harry Houdini would you wish to fix that which is unbroken? :(


Why indeed? I like the current icon myself; it's got a cool Yin/Yang vibe to it.
by Matthew Graybosch
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Who can dance?
Replies: 20
Views: 2356

I dance well with a weapon in my hands.
by Matthew Graybosch
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Tense--past and present headaches
Replies: 51
Views: 14978

It also feels somehow more detached, but that could simply be the psychological realignment from writing 5000 words in past and 38,000 in present. Here's two different paragraphs (rough draft, mind you); does anyone find one or the other approach more, or less, readable, engaging, off-putting? I'm ...
by Matthew Graybosch
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: First review of BONE MACHINES
Replies: 17
Views: 2044

Re: Thanks

John Dodds wrote:Any of you got an agent, or know anything about the process?


Not me. I'm not finished with my first novel yet, so there's no point in wasting an agent's time.
by Matthew Graybosch
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Who can cook?
Replies: 54
Views: 4642

I find preparing meals for myself here, where I'm living on my own, boring in that is takes away my time from doing other things I want to do ... My attitude is the opposite. I'm not keen on doing things for others unless it helps me in the process. Hell, I stopped playing the violin because it sta...
by Matthew Graybosch
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: "Coming Out": I'm KB, and I'm a... a...
Replies: 47
Views: 7354

I can't stand Peter F. Hamilton: the guy writes *yet another* galactic-wide space opera with three-hundred main characters... Writing monstrosities that sell like hotcakes is a nasty job, but somebody has to do it. Unlike George R. R. Martin, Hamilton has actually managed to finish a couple of seri...
by Matthew Graybosch
Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Shuffle, shuffle...hop - assembling a novel
Replies: 19
Views: 2826

Re: Shuffle, shuffle...hop - assembling a novel

I'm curious to know how others write their novels. In linear, chapter by chapter fashion, or all over the shop, like me? And what challenges do you meet on the way, particularly in the reassembly job. For the most part, I start from the beginning and work linearly from there. Every once in a while,...
by Matthew Graybosch
Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Who can cook?
Replies: 54
Views: 4642

Yes, I can cook. Like Matthew, I learned as soon as I lived on my own. Nothing will teach you to cook faster than making terrible food, but being too poor to eat out ;) Well, I had a stash of Army surplus MREs to fall back on if I screwed up, but MREs have something in common with their intended au...
by Matthew Graybosch
Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Who can cook?
Replies: 54
Views: 4642

vic-k wrote:The secret of being a good cook, is to make sure your guests are so bloody hungry, they`ll eat anything :wink:


Get 'em drunk enough, and they won't care if you serve 'em shit on a shingle.
by Matthew Graybosch
Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: MacBook Air Thoughts: World of Wireless
Replies: 5
Views: 889

But then again, this was never made to target the majority of consumers, as Steve said himself. Its a niche laptop for specific people. It's also the first version of that product line. Give Apple a couple of years and they'll probably refine it, as it's pretty much their first crack at the subnote...
by Matthew Graybosch
Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Who can cook?
Replies: 54
Views: 4642

I can cook. I started learning how as soon as I got my first apartment. I figured it would be cheaper to make my own meals from scratch than to eat at restaurants or get take-out, and probably healthier than eating frozen meals. I was terrible at first, but I got better quickly. I bake my own whole-...
by Matthew Graybosch
Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Grumpy old wordsmiths
Replies: 126
Views: 12581

I realize that there are problems every where, but as the "outsource resources" (I like to call them indian nationals, but apparently the corporation doesn't like that) that work for me remind me with a smile "it is someone else's problem" when I am not a citizen. I think that t...
by Matthew Graybosch
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: MacBook Air Thoughts: World of Wireless
Replies: 5
Views: 889

I'm rather tempted by the Air myself, because it has the option of replacing its hard drive with a solid state drive , which should allow better battery life as there are no mechanical parts inside. However, the SSD upgrade is $1500 US, so I think I'll stick with my MacBook for a while. After all, I...
by Matthew Graybosch
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: First review of BONE MACHINES
Replies: 17
Views: 2044

Re: First review of BONE MACHINES

John Dodds wrote:My first review, and sounds like a rave. I couldn't be more thrilled:


Looks like a rave review to me, too. Congratulations.
by Matthew Graybosch
Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Microsoft to Acquire Yahoo?
Replies: 10
Views: 1526

My guess is that Microsoft wants Yahoo! in order to compete with Google in the web advertising arena. By the way, guys, Bill Gates has been slowly relinquishing control of Microsoft over the years. If you want a boogeyman, I suggest venting your ire on Steve Ballmer. He's the guy running things over...