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by Vermonter17032
Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: LinkedIn Group
Replies: 5
Views: 2114

Re: LinkedIn Group

I had never heard of LinkedIn, and just reviewed the web site. Would any members care to share their thoughts about the advantages of joining? Thanks!
by Vermonter17032
Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: iWork '09
Replies: 41
Views: 4597

Re: iWork '09

I am trialing iWork '09 now. I love some of the new features. The outliner in Pages in nice, and there are several very handy functions in Numbers that appeal to me. However, I have found that Numbers is very sluggish on my year-old MacBook. I have a fairly large spreadsheet -- about 1000 rows and s...
by Vermonter17032
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Paperbacks, Hardcover, eBooks, and Ewe
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Paperbacks, Hardcover, eBooks, and Ewe

I have gone through various stages in which book format I prefered. At first I was a solid mass market paperback reader. Hated hard cover. And when trade paperback format became popular, I was dismayed whenever a book I wanted was only available in that size. Now I'm finding I prefer trade paperback...
by Vermonter17032
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Globes
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Globes

I haven't yet seen those films -- living in rural Vermont, I generally do my movie viewing on DVD. But since you brought up the subject of nice, off-beat films, I'd also like to recommend The Visitor, the story of an emotionally dormant college professor whose passion for life is relit through an un...
by Vermonter17032
Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Dust Jackets
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: Dust Jackets

I agree with Amber that the underlying book itself is usually more aesthetically pleasing than the dj -- it feels real and solid, while the jacket feels flimsy -- but dust jackets often have information about the book and/or the author that are not available in the book itself, so I always keep them...
by Vermonter17032
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Scrivener - on USB!
Replies: 66
Views: 4334

Re: Scrivener - on USB!

As for delivering Scrivener on a USB drive: For promotional purposes, great idea. For general commercial distribution, I have to say I think it isn't a good idea for these two reasons: 1. People may mistakenly believe that they can run Scrivener from the USB drive and will therefore be disappointed ...
by Vermonter17032
Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Words Per Minute
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Words Per Minute

Not to be a spoiler or anything, but I recall from my high school typing class (we just graduated from chiseling on granite) that there is a standard "word" length for measuring typing speed. I just checked Wikipedia and learned that my creaky memory is correct: For the purposes of WPM mea...
by Vermonter17032
Wed Nov 26, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Your Inner Fish
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: Your Inner Fish

Amber,

Thank you for that recommendation. It sounds like a fascinating book -- hmmm, I think I'll have to add it to my Christmas list for Santa.
by Vermonter17032
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Some changes I'd like to see
Replies: 9
Views: 1195

Re: Some changes I'd like to see

I am a fairly recent (last April) convert to Mac OS. My first purchase (after Scrivener) was DevonThink Pro, because I'd read so many good things about it. But after a few weeks, I gave up on it, as I found it less than intuitive to use. Also, to make best use of its AI function, you need to break u...
by Vermonter17032
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The Day after Tomorrow
Replies: 16
Views: 1008

Re: The Day after Tomorrow

Before you start implying that all Americans are ignorant of history, you should check your own facts. The man who WROTE and DIRECTED The Day After Tomorrow, Roland Emmerich, was born and raised in Germany, where he also began his career in filmmaking. Americans are responsible for a lot of shit on ...
by Vermonter17032
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The uncommonness of a common language
Replies: 24
Views: 1300

Re: The uncommonness of a common language

Reminds me of the time, many years ago, when I was traveling through the southern United States with a fellow from London. I felt like a U.N. interpreter trying to help him communicate with those with a deep south accent.
by Vermonter17032
Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: LiveScribe
Replies: 6
Views: 797

Re: LiveScribe

Thanks for the link, LL. The SmartPen appears to be an ingenious little gadget. A few thoughts and observations: ⋅ It doesn't appear that the notebooks and journals they sell with the special paper are overly pricy. Two Moleskine-type journals are $24, about what one would pay for Moleskin...
by Vermonter17032
Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The New American Dollar
Replies: 46
Views: 3460

Re: The New American Dollar

If you have a dog, one way to get unwanted guests to leave is that after dinner put the plates on the floor and let the dog lick them clean... then stick them back in the cupboard without further cleaning. Works like a charm!
by Vermonter17032
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: On this day...
Replies: 65
Views: 4877

Re: On this day...

Obama has made some concesions to the right that I do not agree with, so, like Jaysen, I'm a little skeptical -- okay, Jaysen is a lot skeptical. However, the only choice we have is hope and Obama gives us the best hope. But ONLY if we recognize that electing Obama is just the START of the process o...
by Vermonter17032
Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Bento
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: Bento

I was just reading some of the reviews of Bento 2.0 at Versiontracker. They are eye-opening: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/33479 I had gone over to the Bento site to look once again at the demo videos, and was mildly impressed enough that I was considering buying the upgrade, but...