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by Matthew Graybosch
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: "Coming Out": I'm KB, and I'm a... a...
Replies: 47
Views: 7358

I must admit I do find it irritating that I have to justify speculative fiction to the literati types out there. Without risking flames, it’s the oldest form of storytelling; in fact it’s the well spring from which all other genres derive. The epic of Gilgamesh, the Greek and Roman epics and la...
by Matthew Graybosch
Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Macbook or Macbook Pro?
Replies: 209
Views: 41459

Nice one mate! It's just a crying shame that the PS3 is £450 ($700) in the UK otherwise I'd have it already. Frankly, it's a crying shame that most of the good PS3 games are also on the Xbox 360, which I already have. It doesn't really matter, though. If you're into games and want a computer that'...
by Matthew Graybosch
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: The inevitable insertion point
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Wifi, eh?

When I want to get some writing done, I keep my MacBook disconnected from both wired and wireless networks so that I have to make a conscious choice to slack off.
by Matthew Graybosch
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Scrivener newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 2712

Re: Scrivener newbie

grumbleboy wrote:I recently checked out Scrivener and fell immediately in love. I've loaded my novel-in-progress and parsed out the chapters and now have nothing to do but overcome my lifelong battles with distraction/procrastination.


Welcome to the monkey house. I got into Scrivener recently myself.
by Matthew Graybosch
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Grumpy old wordsmiths
Replies: 126
Views: 12581

If you knew someone who could actually converse in Klingon - would you respect them? Would you be impressed at their multilingual ability, or would you think that they were a horrific geek? It depends on what else the person does. If all he did was watch Star Trek in his mother's basement while mas...
by Matthew Graybosch
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Stupid comment of the day (hello Mr Jobs)
Replies: 18
Views: 3413

This whole comment galls me too, and tempts me to make pointed comments about the intelligence of Americans... but I shan't! Go ahead. I do it quite often; it's how I manage to keep up with current events without resorting to drug abuse. To be honest, though, I'm not too worried about Jobs' comment...
by Matthew Graybosch
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:38 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Grumpy old wordsmiths
Replies: 126
Views: 12581

Jaysen wrote:True, but did we actually ask for it before rebelling?


Independence? No. Representation in Parliament and a say in the taxes levied upon us? Yes.
by Matthew Graybosch
Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Grumpy old wordsmiths
Replies: 126
Views: 12581

vic-k wrote:....we gave you autonomy, and what thanks do we get in return?


You didn't give us Yanks anything but red coats to use for target practice. We had to take our independence at bayonet-point. :)
by Matthew Graybosch
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: All Macs come with FREE PSYCHOTHERAPIST!
Replies: 239
Views: 14955

I was going to say that the "psychologist" actually dates back to Emacs, but you beat me to it.
by Matthew Graybosch
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Do you believe this?
Replies: 20
Views: 2218

Wock wrote:I guess taking this into account all firearms should read

"Do not point at face while loaded or sudden death may occur."


I'd prefer "Please make sure to get your entire head in front of the shotgun."
by Matthew Graybosch
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Grumpy old wordsmiths
Replies: 126
Views: 12581

Re: Distinctive term

I've had this same argument with my brother, Matt. He's in IT business, so they falsely use Pre-Order all the time, believing it's correct. I'm a programmer by trade, but that doesn't stop me from using "reserve" instead of "pre-order". I have to admit, though, that your post re...
by Matthew Graybosch
Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Grumpy old wordsmiths
Replies: 126
Views: 12581

First, given the mix of Brits and Americans in the forum, I suppose we should keep pronunciation out of the mix. I'm sure your average Englishman does a good deal of cringing when she* sees what we've done to the language here in the States. I agree, which is why I try to avoid harping on variation...
by Matthew Graybosch
Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Do you believe this?
Replies: 20
Views: 2218

Re: Do you believe this?

Eldritch wrote:And just what is wrong with this answer? :twisted:


Simple: if your marriage is monotonous, at least one of you is doing it wrong.
by Matthew Graybosch
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Grumpy old wordsmiths
Replies: 126
Views: 12581

Re: spelling grump

When I read that misspelling, I LOSE my patience. I get snarly when people say or write "You need to...", instead of "Would you please...". First of all, it's rude. Second, the gap between what I need and what somebody else wants from me is usually so wide that Evel Knievel coul...
by Matthew Graybosch
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Macbook or Macbook Pro?
Replies: 209
Views: 41459

ChrisRosser wrote:Anyone on this forum who argues that you need the MBP for gaming should really look at reorganising their priorities!


As a Mac user and a gamer, I'd rather buy the regular MacBook and spend the difference on a PS3. :)