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by pigfender
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: WhatsApp Replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 573

Re: WhatsApp Replacement

Nothing is hack proof. I once saw a documentary about a group of terrorists that were able to hack into a US military satellite... from a moving train! We even watched them hack into a Navy Seal’s Newton (gaining access both to all his cooking recipes and his folder of “tactics”) using nothing more ...
by pigfender
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Really good YouTube channels / Blogs on writing?
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Really good YouTube channels / Blogs on writing?

It's a new year and I'm re-energised with creative spirit and enthusiam. Can anyone recommend some good YouTube channels that talk about creative writing that I can follow to keep that vibe going for as long as I can? Blogs and Podcasts are also welcome, but priority one is really good YouTube chann...
by pigfender
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Want to write
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: Want to write

To echo Katherine's advice... Writing is like walking; the core skill is beyond very few of us. A full length novel is like a marathon; it's completion requires dedication and stamina. Anyone can run a marathon. It's not difficult of itself. You might not get a great completion time on your run (jus...
by pigfender
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: AMERICANS! Please help...
Replies: 109
Views: 36543

Re: AMERICANS! Please help...

That is helpful for the task at hand, taught me something, and made me chuckle!

Thanks!! :D
by pigfender
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?
Replies: 21
Views: 916

Re: Does the "Hero's Journey" Writing Approach Apply to Military Techno-Thriller / Historical Novels?

Whilst I’ve no objection to Save the Cat which is a well written explanation of the method Blake Snyder used to write his movies, it’s important for anyone reading it to remember that Snyder’s biggest film success was Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot! and to be frank, his advice on plotting is generic enou...
by pigfender
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: AMERICANS! Please help...
Replies: 109
Views: 36543

Re: AMERICANS! Please help...

Americans, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders! I once again need your help!! (Yes, I know this means I'm admitting to still working on the same book seven and a half years later) So... In the UK we had a public campaign to get an increasingly overweight and fast-food dependent nation eating ...
by pigfender
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Should I upgrade to Big Sur now, or wait?
Replies: 35
Views: 2043

Re: Should I upgrade to Big Sur now, or wait?

Never upgrade. It’s a trap to make you think you need a new, more powerful computer. I’m finding the opposite is true this time. I was planning to buy an Arm MacBook Air, because my MacBook Air 2029 is constantly overheating and the fan is running like crazy. Since I updated to Big Sur today, I hav...
by pigfender
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Letter "a" is disappearing
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Letter "a" is disappearing

Looks like a project-wide find and replace of the letter ‘a’ with a space character. Are there options that could have that affect binder titles too? Fixing is likely to involve restoring from a backup. Suggest making a backup of the backup before playing with it incase something on your system corr...
by pigfender
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Should I upgrade to Big Sur now, or wait?
Replies: 35
Views: 2043

Re: Should I upgrade to Big Sur now, or wait?

Never upgrade. It’s a trap to make you think you need a new, more powerful computer.
by pigfender
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Scrivener should become subscription
Replies: 91
Views: 9152

Re: Scrivener should become subscription

If Apple was happy to sell you stuff via the App Store in your country I’d be absolutely amazed if your country wasn’t on this list of local numbers to call: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201232 Of course most of those numbers are freephone lines which is irritating enough in itself as they’re f...
by pigfender
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Feature Request ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Feature Request ;)

I watched the Apple live stream earlier today with a great deal of excitement about the transition from Intel processors to the new SoC M1 silicon. One thing that caught my eye in particular, was the idea that M1 silicon Macs will be able to run iOS apps natively! As such, my request is simple. Plea...
by pigfender
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!
Replies: 26
Views: 14061

Re: Affinity Publisher! It’s alive! ALIVE!

I own (but have uninstalled) copies of Affinity Designer and Photo. Both are great app - easy to use and feature rich. My experience with them is such that I assume Publisher is also excellent. I’ve uninstalled them, because without an alternative to Lightroom, I still need an Adobe subscription. I ...
by pigfender
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Windows 3 - couple of wishlist items
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Windows 3 - couple of wishlist items

When I see people say “I need this feature or it’s not worth using Scrivener at all” I’m reminded that Jane Austen produced some rather fantastic books using this early Scrivener prototype:
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But, yes, I also love dark modes.
by pigfender
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Feature Request – Scapple Edition! ;)
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Feature Request – Scapple Edition! ;)

I know Scapple is a largely feature complete and deliberately simple application, but I do feel that I need to raise this suggestion with you as it’s something that would present a material time / energy saver for me as a user, and so I’d hope would for at least some others too! More importantly, it...
by pigfender
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener for Mac or PC?
Replies: 6
Views: 787

Re: Scrivener for Mac or PC?

PG Wodehouse was one of the worlds most prolific writers. When once asked how he managed to be so productive, he replied simply: I just love typing. I love this image! Wodehouse sitting at his desk, pipe gripped between grinning teeth, as his hands bounce joyfully up and down on the keys of his belo...