On Monday night (a week and a half ago) I recorded a screencast tutorial (or tutecast as Gio called it). It was the first time I’d tried something like that. It took several attempts and a week of trying to compress the video to get it right. It might take a bit more practice to […]
Mac OS X
I found myself wanting to make a quick sketch to get an idea out of my mind, while I got on with something else. I could have gone and got my Moleskine, but it’s nearly full and I didn’t want to start a new project in there. I could have opened up GIMP, but it’s […]
Switching from Vienna to NetNewsWire For the last year I’ve been a faithful Vienna user for reading RSS feeds on my mac. It’s a fantastic program: very intuitive, open source and full featured (including tabbed browser, skins for reading feeds, good search tool and AppleScript support). Recently I decided to try NetNewsWire. Now free, but […]
A while ago I downloaded iGTD. I used it to put aside the things I’d rather be doing than studying for exams, so I could do them in the holidays. I also wanted to get used to the software before I started my rather busy year this year, in the hope that I might feel […]
When I was studying for the HSC (final high school exams) I alphabetised my CD collection. Does everyone do that? Does everyone find normally silly or mundane tasks scintillating and satisfying when there’s something worse to do?
My husband introduced me to this game the other day. It’s great! We love Scrabble. We own the board game and we play Scrabulous on Facebook. This variation reveals letters one by one and you have to make a word with them before the other person (or computer player) does. You can also steal words […]