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by werebear
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Scrivener newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 2774

I'm all for maintaining standards. As long as they're low.


Accessible standards! For everyone!
by werebear
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Thinnovation... (MacBook Air)
Replies: 58
Views: 8861

Oh my golly goodness! As a fan of small laptops, this one is triggering serious laptop lust! It's great to know these things are coming down the pike. I've been very happy with my used PowerBook.. so maybe, in a couple of years... their best keyboard ever! That just puts the cherry on top.
by werebear
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writer's periodicals
Replies: 2
Views: 782

I think Writer's Digest is aimed at new writers, because back when I was reading it, they said the same things over and over, and so a year was all I needed to grasp the basics they were stressing. However, that year was a great time to read it, because it was when word processors were just beginnin...
by werebear
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: How's That Novel Coming
Replies: 20
Views: 3842

completed a single fantasy or science fiction novel. I'm still looking for a good one I find modern science fiction to be less than engaging, (ya know, if you are going to promise sense-of-wonder, you had better deliver...) so I'm going back and reading classics lately. Philip K. Dick specializes i...
by werebear
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Blade Runner - the Final Cut
Replies: 38
Views: 9052

They had me at Rutger Hauer. I was a huge fan due to his overseas films, and remember, this was a time when sf adaptations were still soooo disappointing. So with no great expectations, I saw the film and got blown away. To me, it is a masterpiece, because it tackles perhaps the greatest question of...
by werebear
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Anyone Into Mind Mapping?
Replies: 2
Views: 842

I tried the free version, which was intriguing, but didn't work the way my mind does.

Well, probably nothing does... except Scrivener.

But I could see the use. It can't get in the way, and for me, it did.
by werebear
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Sticky Keyboards - Inquiring Minds Want To Know
Replies: 17
Views: 2312

When I used to recondition machines I had a whole routine: pop off all the keys to soak in an ammonia solution (ammonia dissolves organic matter... which is most of what gunks up a keyboard) wipe down the electronics with alcohol, dry them THOROUGHLY be evaporation in a room with a dehumidifier, etc...
by werebear
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Post to blogs
Replies: 24
Views: 3548

I write my blog posts in Scrivener at times, and it's easy to copy & paste right into the blog interface. I've found I need to HTML later, as writing HTML in Scrivener makes it parse funny once I've pasted, but I haven't taken the time to track down why that might me, I'm sure it's the preferenc...
by werebear
Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: How about that review in the NYT?
Replies: 37
Views: 7379

And the article looooved your desktop icon!

As I do.
by werebear
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener wins Macworld Eddy Award
Replies: 35
Views: 7959

Congratulations! Well deserved honors!

Make room on that mantle...
by werebear
Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Terry Pratchett
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Early onset is genetically connected, so it's not an equal opportunity threat. There's some evidence that the brain does better running on ketones, rather than glucose, when under stress, such as in many forms of epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. http://www.google.com/search?q=lo...
by werebear
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Sold a magazine piece!
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Sold a magazine piece!

Through an online posting, I found that Greenprints magazine, a gardening quarterly, was looking for essays on the gardening experience. I wrote a piece I was quite proud of... and they agreed! I got top of their pay scale! Which isn't much, perhaps, but it's something to get a nice letter from the ...
by werebear
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: I got a book deal!
Replies: 7
Views: 3051

Keep us posted. True crime, especially historical true crime, is one of my favorite things!
by werebear
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Close to perfect as I've found -- but Windows?
Replies: 2
Views: 876

I am also hankering for Apple to come out with a subnotebook again. In the meantime, I'm happy with my G4 Powerbook, which was the smallest Apple has made so far. But I understand the appeal; the smaller the better is the way I look at notebooks, but that doesn't seem to be the trend Apple went for ...
by werebear
Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Terry Pratchett
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Oh, that's tough. I adore his writing.

Thanks for the heads up, so I can keep him in my thoughts.

For someone with such a bright, inventive mind, it has some special horror to the situation, which is always horrible.