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by dixonge
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: Progress report
Replies: 31
Views: 7623

Unless you actually need to access the contents of the refrigerator, it`s customary to keep the door, `closed` , not wedged open! :wink: tch! tch! And! If you don`t put a tray with water in the icemaker, you aint gonna get no ice, are y`? 8) naw, it was broken two months ago and the wife scheduled ...
by dixonge
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Bone Machines - out now
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

thanks - it's not on Amazon yet, but that would certainly be nice!
by dixonge
Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: Progress report
Replies: 31
Views: 7623

Just hit 46000. And I had to take a day off of work to wait for the refrigerator repair person to fix our ice maker. Hmmm, a whole day off of work, what ever shall I do?

:roll:
by dixonge
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Bone Machines - out now
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Is there anywhere we can purchase one on this side of the pond?
by dixonge
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Easy, on-screen total word count?
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

mamster wrote:Alternatively, you can use View|Statistics|Show Project Targets, if you have a place to park the window on your screen.

Yet another reason I should peruse the forums more often...
by dixonge
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Lektronic gadgets for writing
Replies: 21
Views: 4876

perhaps the iTablet?

They seem to get product naming right more often than not. Although iPod does *not* seem intuitive yet has become the defacto brand name for all MP3 players.
by dixonge
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Maybe God Smiles On You
Replies: 5
Views: 1859

My first impressions: I do realize that your villain was attempting to distinguish between male and female, but you use the word 'man' so many times that it bothered me. Perhaps some of them could be shifted? for example: They - instead of 'the two men' Neither of them - instead of 'neither man' It'...
by dixonge
Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: NaNo Materials
Topic: Progress report
Replies: 31
Views: 7623

Re: Progress report

I continue to be fascinated by the word count at the bottom of my page and the progress bar -- I plug in 1,667 and just watch it as I write. I didn't discover this until I split the screen one time to have two chapters going at once, and there it was! Progress Bar? NOW you tell me! Never saw that b...
by dixonge
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Macbook or Macbook Pro?
Replies: 209
Views: 44018

It's very difficult to compare. But from my initial research the old axiom of Macs being more expensive is no longer true. Here are some web sites with excellent, detailed price comparisons. Also consider the resale value, which gives you extra dollars to offset any upgrade purchases... http://www.s...
by dixonge
Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Beta Testing (Mac)
Topic: Scrivener 1.11 public beta 3 now available (13/11/07)
Replies: 59
Views: 32183

Beta alternate background colors seem to work just fine in Leopard (10.5.1) for the 1.11 Beta 3 - I did adjust the color to a darker shade of blue as the darker color was almost invisible on my external monitor.
by dixonge
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Advantages of Leopard
Replies: 56
Views: 13845

I just did an upgrade install the Saturday or Sunday after the release day. No archive. Install was flawless. Finally rearranged my external drive location so that I have Time Machine up and running. Backed up my XP boxes over the network to the ext. drive attached to the MacBook. Then I proceeded t...
by dixonge
Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Baroque Cycle
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

Re: Baroque Cycle

Gareth wrote:It's actually a prequel to Cryptonomicon, in itself an amazing book.

A prequel in three volumes, more history of science than you can shake a stick at at, and plenty of derring-do. Fab.

Pip pip!

like I hadn't already read that....

:D
by dixonge
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Bug Hunt (Mac)
Topic: Wipeout
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

A trash can! How did I miss that? LOL

I feel so much better now...
by dixonge
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: Autobiography
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Wow! :shock:
by dixonge
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Baroque Cycle
Replies: 5
Views: 2135

Baroque Cycle

Neal Stephenson

around 2700 pages total

Originally published in three volumes, now broken into smaller units for paperback

Historical fiction at its meatiest!