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by werebear
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Scrivener 1.11 now available
Replies: 36
Views: 14863

Re: Scrivener 1.11 now available

I know I'm late noticing this, but... Great!

Thanks for the support, Keith.
by werebear
Fri May 09, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Open Office 3.0 Beta is out
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Open Office 3.0 Beta is out

Wow, folks, thanks!

My main concern is the creation of e-books; my online research spoke highly of Open Office, the word processor, for that purpose, but I'd also like a DB alternative to FileMaker, the conquering of which, life is too short.

I will investigate this beta immediately.
by werebear
Fri May 09, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Your worst film adaptation ...
Replies: 102
Views: 6986

Re: Your worst film adaptation ...

Not to metaphorically wrestle with vic-k (with or without Jello [a tawdry Stateside reference]) But I loved Aliens , the sequel to Alien . As an action movie fan, I loved the tension, the strong female lead, and the successful ramping up of having more aliens. The third one was execrable. Not least ...
by werebear
Thu May 08, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Scary story ...
Replies: 30
Views: 3474

Re: Scary story ...

I would agree that it's defective. I have a used 12" Powerbook with (according to a handy app) only 50% of its original charge ability left, and I do better with it than you do with your far newer one. I can get a new battery... but I'm saving up for a Mac Air! (Yee haw implied.) Of course, now...
by werebear
Thu May 08, 2008 2:44 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: What slows a Mac down?
Replies: 20
Views: 2862

Re: What slows a Mac down?

I agree that it sounds like the hard drive is signaling trouble. Though I always max out the memory on any new Mac as much as possible, it allows them to age gracefully. Another tip is to keep the clutter off your Desktop. I tend to throw things there (somewhat like real life) and so I created a bun...
by werebear
Thu May 08, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Single vs. Multiple Scrivener Files
Replies: 10
Views: 3737

Re: Single vs. Multiple Scrivener Files

I've found my certain Scrivener files getting longer as I get involved in spin-off projects, and it's handy to have my source material right there. I've found that Scrivener handles them effortlessly, so I have a large one for my blog that also imports web archives for backup purposes. I suppose one...
by werebear
Thu May 08, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: The Secret Of Productive Writing...
Replies: 32
Views: 3304

Re: The Secret Of Productive Writing...

I don't mind tooling along with a fountain pen.

The sticking point is typing the dang thing into the machine afterwards.

I'd rather use the dinky keyboard in my Palm.
by werebear
Thu May 08, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Your worst film adaptation ...
Replies: 102
Views: 6986

Re: Your worst film adaptation ...

I know a lot of people loved the movie, but The English Patient was so much more stunning as a book. I'm sure, like most readers, we approach a movie with trepidation, but a low water mark was reached when one of Lawrence Block's Burglar books was made into a movie with Whoopi Goldberg as Bernie Rho...
by werebear
Thu May 08, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Dvorak Keyboard
Replies: 19
Views: 1524

Re: Dvorak Keyboard

I am reminded of the Piers Anthony comment regarding Dvorak and QWERTY:

Trying to do both makes little fuses go off in the back of your head.


Congrats on avoiding that pitfall!
by werebear
Thu May 08, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Open Office 3.0 Beta is out
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Open Office 3.0 Beta is out

Thanks, I'm investigating that myself.

Just got to get around to the Installing of the 11. Found the CD though!

Supposedly I have to install that system from my old disk?

I'm assuming that I will then get upgrades. It's three years old now.
by werebear
Thu May 08, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Is FileMaker totally useless?
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

Re: Is FileMaker totally useless?

Well, I'm investigating Open Office (just writing off File Maker and its expense To Experience...:) I've had it highly recommended by folks on another forum, and if it gets Evil Microsoft stuff off my laptop, all the better! I've been upgrading at my day job, and I often chant my mantra, "I hat...
by werebear
Thu May 08, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Inexpensive Laptop Substitute
Replies: 34
Views: 8349

Re: Inexpensive Laptop Substitute

Thanks for some intriguing ideas. At this point I have gotten fairly swift at using my Palm and the software keyboard in it. It's the epitome of "hunt and peck" but it's very light and goes anywhere with me, anyway. I've toyed with the idea of getting a keyboard for it, they are fairly ine...
by werebear
Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: You know you are old when.....
Replies: 114
Views: 6727

Re: You know you are old when.....

My favorite part of the A-Team was the fact that they were all on the run from the law... in a huge van with A-TEAM emblazoned on the side. One memory my husband and I shared was a utter fascination with the old cartoon, Jonny Quest. I recently discovered I could get the whole series on DVD, and did...
by werebear
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: How to visualize how a subject is distributed
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: How to visualize how a subject is distributed

Very cool! Can't wait to try it.

On a writing note, I love books which manage to fool me, since I know a lot of the tricks. Jack Childs is one of those authors. Jeffrey Deaver can do it too.