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by Plette
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:26 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: I find the word "whilst" exceedingly annoying...
Replies: 67
Views: 8056

Re: I find the word "whilst" exceedingly annoying...

I too am Canadian, but I also lived in the UK for a time, and I can offer testimony that it's just a regional thing. In Canada the word is never seen aside from the occasional 200-year-old inscription on some impressive-looking building. In Britain it's everywhere from adverts to toaster manuals to ...
by Plette
Thu Jan 01, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The status of the next update and 2.0
Replies: 525
Views: 103544

Re: The status of the next update and 2.0

I can't believe you tried to apologise! You're too modest. I'm adding another voice to the chorus of people who would cheerfully pay $20 for Scrivener 2.0, even if it had only a quarter of the new features you're discussing. And even if the price was twice that, I would still feel like I was making ...
by Plette
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: The DevonThink 2.0 Public Beta...
Replies: 15
Views: 3003

Re: The DevonThink 2.0 Public Beta...

2.0? Wow. I guess it's time for me to buy that lottery ticket and invest in porcine aviation. I had just about resigned myself to the next version never being released.

It amuses me that they kept their promise to have it out in 2008 with about two weeks to spare.

Thanks for the heads up!
by Plette
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: how to work at home??
Replies: 43
Views: 3329

Re: how to work at home??

Have you considered your local library? I too work best out of my home, and it's a great free alternative to coffee houses. I am lucky enough to live in an area with a fantastic public library, and it's my favourite place to work. I love the smell of books, and I mentally associate libraries with pr...
by Plette
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: What's the best recipe software?
Replies: 32
Views: 6170

Re: What's the best recipe software?

This might sound a bit nuts, but does anyone know of recipe or related software which helps you calculate your per-meal costs? So for example you enter in how much your 1 pound bag of rice cost, and how much you paid for 2 pounds of chicken, and a jar of korma sauce. And then you can enter in how mu...
by Plette
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5073

Re: Atlas Shrugged

Most colourfully decorated straw man I've seen in a while...
by Plette
Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5073

Re: Atlas Shrugged

That view of the world, and of human nature, Wock, is a shocking and saddening one to me. I feel the best thing to do is simply to agree to disagree.
by Plette
Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5073

Re: Atlas Shrugged

Since my comment about objectivism set this all off, I feel obligated to flesh it out a bit. I don't brand everyone who likes Rand as a moral vacuum. But I do take umbrage with Rand herself and what she wanted to do, and I loathe the pure-free-market-with-no-government-meddling-and-no-social-welfare...
by Plette
Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: control characters please?
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: control characters please?

It's funny how many questions and feature requests can now be answered with, "I already thought of that, and it's coming in 1.5."

I suspect KB has cultivated telepathy, and now knows and addresses our requests before we make them.
by Plette
Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Atlas Shrugged
Replies: 62
Views: 5073

Re: Atlas Shrugged

Ayn Rand's view of the world and human nature is a frightening one, and I wouldn't want anyone who subscribes to objectivism to be allowed within a three-day hike of political power. If the economic crisis begins to convince society that her philosophy is a good idea, I'm going to take a serious loo...
by Plette
Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Good Audiobooks?
Replies: 20
Views: 3483

Re: Good Audiobooks?

Not an audiobook, but along the same line: there is a company called 'The Teaching Company' ( http://www.theteachingcompany.com ) which rounds up famous American university professors and has them create courses on their specialty subjects. The courses are sold in various formats including MP3 audio...
by Plette
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The uncommonness of a common language
Replies: 24
Views: 1413

Re: The uncommonness of a common language

"cleek" Cleek for me, too. I was reading something interesting the other day about how words are imported differently into UK and US forms of English, at least as regards stress patterning. (Sorry--don't know about Canadian; the only Canadians I know were originally something else, or hav...
by Plette
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The uncommonness of a common language
Replies: 24
Views: 1413

Re: The uncommonness of a common language

How do you pronounce clique? I can not imagine any other way to say it. I wrote in on the white board of a UK transplant I dug up somewhere, a 'roo chaser, the Indians, a few Africans, and without fail every one "click"'d it. I and everyone I had ever encountered before moving to the US p...
by Plette
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The uncommonness of a common language
Replies: 24
Views: 1413

Re: The uncommonness of a common language

I am a Canadian currently living in America and I frequently have issues of this sort. Canadian English is somewhere between British and American. I always assumed it was closer to American English, but now, having lived in both America and the US, I am not so sure. When it comes to slang, Canadian ...