My Writing Process

My Writing Process: Every writer has his/her own process. Therefore, I thought it might be helpful to write about the only writing process that I really know: mine. This article by Stephen B. Hebert is focused on using Ulysses on macOS and iOS for writing, but any writer should appreciate the ideas about his writing… Continue reading My Writing Process

No Smile Here as TextExpander Subscribes to New Business Plan

Years ago I got hooked on automation for fun and productivity, and expanding snippets of text on my Mac made me feel like a wizard. In those early years, I waffled between Typinator and TypeIt4Me before the introduction of the iPhone. I moved to TextExpander sometime around 2010 when it began syncing with my then-new… Continue reading No Smile Here as TextExpander Subscribes to New Business Plan

Maximize UI for Rdio & Simplify

When I’m in my Fortress of Solitude working on my Mac, it’s a safe bet Rdio (I’m ELBeavers in Rdioland) is feeding my brain a steady stream of rhythms and beats. Brett Terpstra made Sidecar13, a skin for a third-party Rdio controller called Simplify. Sidecar13 provides a nice visual interface, but I can’t stand to… Continue reading Maximize UI for Rdio & Simplify

Labor Day

Labor Day for us meant our daughter came home for her first break from Valdosta State University, which was great. We miss her when she’s gone, which already kicked in after she left earlier today to return to campus. We watched The Shining together; her first time. During the first half she was rolling her… Continue reading Labor Day

Making Adjustments

Both visitors to Carrying Stones will notice some changes. Gone is the overgrown path to my writing, which is now featured front and center where it should be. My trials on the web during the past year focused on polishing HTML skills, learning CSS, picking up a little JavaScript and jQuery (with a side of… Continue reading Making Adjustments

Fantastical-esque BusyCal 2

Shawn Blanc mentioned that BusyCal 2: “added a Fantastical-esque Menu Bar extra that lets you view your schedule and crate events quickly with natural language.” I’ve had a BusyCal license for many years and switched to Fantastical in the past year. I have read nothing substantial about the latest version yet, and I’m sure it’s… Continue reading Fantastical-esque BusyCal 2