I had a theory that Apple’s Magic Mouse, possibly exacerbated by the Magic Trackpad, was killing me. I use the mouse at work and the trackpad at home, and the pain in my right wrist has been steadily increasing during the past several months. Three days of field tests that began with swiping a larger… Continue reading My Wrist Used to Hurt
Everyone in the room sighed and rolled their eyes skyward. “He’s written about this so many times. Too many times.” I like Macs, but recently added a Windows-based netbook to my lineup of writing tools. Here is an update of the software I use all the time. I’ll be brief. Mac Adium X for instant… Continue reading Here we go again
Coming soon… Posts that aren’t so nerdy! Julie gave me a netbook last week. My last PC was a 386 with an 80mb hard drive and 8mb of RAM. I replaced it with an Apple Performa 6116CD, which science can carbon date to the early 1990s. I have been a dedicated Mac user ever since… Continue reading So, I got a netbook
I recently wrote about how I use QuickCursor to switch between Scrivener and TextMate, which left at least one reader wondering, “Why?” “I’d like to know why you sometimes feel it’s necessary to jump from Scrivener to TextMate…via QuickCursor.” –@drdrang Scrivener is perfect for organizing writing projects and providing a focused writing environment, yet it… Continue reading Why Quickcursor?
Writing applications are growing as plentiful and affordable as the number of platforms on the market to help me record my thoughts. I am using this blog to review and define my system of capturing ideas. I no longer have to wait until I have my favorite notebook and pen or return to my computer… Continue reading Writing Anywhere and Everywhere
I’ve used a Mac since the early 1990s and have never learned AppleScript. No time like the present! I was trying to do something that seems so simple, but the answer was eluding me. My goal was to write a script accessible with a FastScripts keyboard shortcut that would: open a new Safari browser window… Continue reading Safari and AppleScript
Teleport is exactly what I needed when I wasn’t even looking for something. teleport: teleport: teleport lets you use a single mouse and keyboard to control several Macs. Simply reach an edge of your screen, and your mouse teleports to your nearby Mac, which also becomes controlled by your keyboard. The pasteboard can be synchronized,… Continue reading teleport
Journler (yes, that is the correct spelling) is intriguing software that I used for a while some years back. The developer, Phillip Dow, stopped development in 2009, but he posted a couple of days ago that he is open sourcing the application and introducing a new application called Per Se. Journler – Blog: I’ve finally… Continue reading Journler – Back from the Almost Dead