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by Gaijin de Moscu
Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Visual Typewriter
Replies: 7
Views: 3758

I ran it under Parallels once -- it was good fun. :D (for one session)

As to the platforms, the only reason I use Apple is because of software which Keith and some other folks are developing...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Improve your spanish
Replies: 8
Views: 3370

I have no idea how you localise software. In my mind, a developer sends you a table with all English words on the left and blanks on the right...

I'm probably waaay off :D
by Gaijin de Moscu
Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Improve your spanish
Replies: 8
Views: 3370

Let me know if you need Russian. I can't guarantee a very fast turnaround, but we can certainly work out a schedule.
by Gaijin de Moscu
Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Wish List
Topic: Beta 3: Viewing ability doesn't expire
Replies: 5
Views: 2414

I have my Next Super Bestseller completely in Scrivener. After working with SC and betas for several months, I trust the program enough to do that. So far, I've experienced only one crash -- on moving my complex project from SG to Beta 1, which Keith immediately fixed. I assessed the risks, and deci...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: The ZEN of Scrivener
Replies: 8
Views: 6832

For my system-wide spelling, thesaurus and shorthands I use Spell Catcher. It can be annoying with its endless pop-ups, depending on your configuration, but for me as a non-native English speaker it offers great functionality. And it is perfectly compatible with Scrivener both in normal editing mode...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Writing Tools List
Replies: 4
Views: 11969

Hmm, these are very useful. I had no idea about Gozzi, nor about the 36 basic dramatic situations. Thanks for posting your collection! As I'm not a screen play writer, I found this community: http://www.writing.com quite useful. I actually got lots of rather sobering feedback for my writing there.
by Gaijin de Moscu
Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: What I'm Writing
Replies: 1
Views: 2788

You look very productive. Lots of stuff written. How are the final touches on your novel going?
by Gaijin de Moscu
Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: That wine and beer...
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

How does this work? You mean you keep the wine and don't drink it? Does not compute. :shock: LOL — yeah... that's the idea. You lock it deep in your cellar and give the key to your wife. 10 years later, sell it. My wife and I just got job offers to Moscow. Our company will support free transporat...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Angry Apple rant
Replies: 11
Views: 5480

Keith, I actually returned my MacBook. It was a black one. I hear your probs. Mine wasn't as bad, but there was enough struggle for me to call it quits. I just indulged myself in the 24" iMac, becoming a laughing stock for my wife and even my 8-months old daughter. But my son is firmly on my si...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: That wine and beer...
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

That wine and beer...

Speaking of wine and beer (in other threads), I just discovered a great red Italian — Brunello di Montalcino. Just a couple of more glasses, and my novel's true meaning will shine. I feel it. Folks say that apart from being a great help in flashing out the true meanings, Brunello is a great invest...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Sun Oct 08, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: Modes of usage of Labels and Status
Replies: 7
Views: 3880

I use Label to track my plotlines — "Supernatural", "War", "Love", etc. I also assign colours to them so I can see the amount of ink spent on each plotline in my outline mode. Status I just use to quickly find what needs work — "writing now", "1st dra...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Ulysses 1.5 beta
Replies: 26
Views: 11940

All right. I've now spent hours testing Ulysses Beta. I posted all my findings on their forum. Let's be a bit careful... it's a beta. The guys there asked specifically to be careful in discussions of a beta on other forums. It's the first time for them, and they're worried about creating rumours. My...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: The zen of scrivener?
Replies: 70
Views: 28947

Thanks a lot AmberV. I actually tried to create a timeline in Tinderbox but it was very difficult. The template looks great — will take a closer look at it!
by Gaijin de Moscu
Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: The zen of scrivener?
Replies: 70
Views: 28947

In my Windows days, I used to use three programs: (1) Dramatica pro for the initial brainstorming and concept development. (2) Power Structure for outlining my story. (3) Power Writer for the actual writing. As a matter of fact, I was so dependant on this workflow that I immediately installed VPC wi...
by Gaijin de Moscu
Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: Feedback (Mac)
Topic: A word from the Devil's Advocate
Replies: 33
Views: 13661

Funny. Both on the Ulysses forum and here I see people come and state the programs are fundamentally flawed because the *real* writers never work that way.

The *real* writers, of course, are the posters.