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by Vermonter17032
Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: A note on pretty design
Replies: 36
Views: 3653

Re: A note on pretty design

When I travel to a web site, I want easy access to all the information necessary to achieve my goal. If it is a software web site, I want to know what the software does, why it does it better than the competition, what it looks like and how to download it. If this can be achieved in an elegant way, ...
by Vermonter17032
Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Scrivener is why I'm buying a MBA. Advice?
Replies: 25
Views: 3032

Re: Scrivener is why I'm buying a MBA. Advice?

In addition to all this great advice, you might also find the musings of James Fallows interesting. He was a big PC guy and recently bought a MacBook Air. Fallows writes for the Atlantic Monthly, mostly on politics, but he also is considered somewhat of an expert on technology. http://jamesfallows.t...
by Vermonter17032
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Favorite Cliches?
Replies: 56
Views: 2817

Re: Favorite Cliches?

The worst offenders have to be sports broadcasters -- at least here in the states. I don't know how many times I've heard some announcer (pick any major sport) say a player is "on fire." Then there's that gem (a cliche itself, I must admit): So and so really "came to play." Here ...
by Vermonter17032
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: The time travellers wife.
Replies: 20
Views: 4060

Re: The time travellers wife.

One of my all-time favorite time travel novels is called "If I Never Get Back" by Darryl Brock. It is the story of a modern day American transported back in time to 1869. He ends up traveling the country with the first professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. If you are a ...
by Vermonter17032
Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses 1.6
Replies: 52
Views: 6312

Re: Ulysses 1.6

I certainly appreciate that the developer of an application is entitled to produce a product that meets his or her standards. No question. But reading the post from the blue-tec developer, it sounds as if he wants it both ways. He's frustrated that customers are leaving for other applications, but d...
by Vermonter17032
Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: On Scrivener, Storymill and the value of Timelines
Replies: 251
Views: 22489

Re: On Scrivener, Storymill and the value of Timelines

How about "Hairy Plotter"? Just kidding! Really.

Okay, some serious suggestions:

PlotMapper
TimeMapper
StoryMapper


Steve
by Vermonter17032
Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses 1.6
Replies: 52
Views: 6312

Re: Ulysses 1.6

I have taken a look at Ulysses, and I have to admit I don't get it. Why the focus on using symbols in the text to create formatting? That's kind of wiki-like, right? Is there an advantage to this approach? What else in Ulysses makes it unique or different? Or, more aptly, what about it would make so...
by Vermonter17032
Tue May 20, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Damages
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Damages

I watched it on DVD over several consecutive nights, which, I think, makes it even more powerful. You're right about the plotting -- and the imaginative narrative that cuts back and forth from a gruesome murder in current time, to flash backs that lead us up to who, what and why. It is definitely on...
by Vermonter17032
Fri May 16, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: wiki maker
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: wiki maker

There's a nice little cross-platform, open-source wiki called NotebookWiki available at http://notebook.wjduquette.com/index.php?title=Main_Page I haven't tried it on my MacBook yet, but it runs nicely on a PC. It has some great little features and does a passable job of exporting to HTML. Might be ...
by Vermonter17032
Thu May 15, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Recommendations...?
Replies: 54
Views: 7660

Re: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Recommendations...?

As a new member of the forum (proud new owner of a Scrivener license), I have only just now gotten to reading this thread. I was weaned on science fiction as a young reader... I loved the tall tales of E.E. "Doc" Smith and Edgar Rice Burroughs. As I became a bit more sophisticated in my re...
by Vermonter17032
Mon May 12, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Your favorite movies?
Replies: 28
Views: 3435

Re: Your favorite movies?

Contact
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Erroll Flynn version)
Breaking Away
October Sky
The Great Escape
The Right Stuff
Nobody's Fool
True Grit
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
The Wizard of Oz
by Vermonter17032
Fri May 09, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Your worst film adaptation ...
Replies: 102
Views: 5963

Re: Your worst film adaptation ...

Alien and its sequel Aliens each inhabits a different genre. Alien is a pure horror story -- as someone else said, a great haunted house tale. Aliens is an adrenaline pumping action film. Both were great fun. While I think Alien was the better film, I have no desire to see it again; whereas I have w...
by Vermonter17032
Thu May 08, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: MacJournal on MacZot
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: MacJournal on MacZot

You might contact Mariner Software. They are typically understanding of situations like this, and might offer you a coupon or something. Amber, I appreciate the suggestion. I've sent off a note to Mariner to see what might be the result. I'm not really too worried about it, as I think the retail pr...
by Vermonter17032
Thu May 08, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: MacJournal on MacZot
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: MacJournal on MacZot

This figures... I just bought MacJournal two days ago at full price!!!

Steve
by Vermonter17032
Tue May 06, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Your worst film adaptation ...
Replies: 102
Views: 5963

Re: Your worst film adaptation ...

On the other hand, you have those rare ocassions where the movie far surpasses the book. For example, The Godfather... a mediocre novel made into one of the all time great films. Shawshank Redemption might be another example. I'm sure you can come up with many others.

Steve