A Quick Look at Ulysses 2.1

October 31, 2011 | 16 Comments

I reviewed Ulysses 2 a few years ago in anticipation of NaNoWriMo. I thought it was an impressive writing tool that’s merits consideration for any longer writing project. (I’ve used it some myself, though most of my writing projects have been shorter the last few years.) It’s one of those apps that might leave you scratching your head when you first open it, but once you’ve taken the time to learn a little about it, you see the possibilities blossom.… Read more

iPad at Work

October 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

That David Sparks guy. Wow.

It was only last February I wrote up a review of Mac at Work, which David had been kind enough to send to me. Here we are less than a year later, and I’ve stepped out my front door to find another padded envelope waiting for me.… Read more

Three Things

October 18, 2011 | 3 Comments

In the last few weeks, I’ve been using a few tools that are new to me, and they may be new to you too. All of them are worth a look.

1) PogoSketch Pro Stylus from Ten One Design. I carried the original PogoSketch stylus for most of the last year, but don’t use it so often.… Read more

Standing Outside the Library Blasting Peter Gabriel on my Boom Box

October 10, 2011 | Leave a comment

John cusackI’ve not been the most faithful library patron over the years, though I have made sure my kids have maintained regular visits. I find a lot of value in having my own books arrive at my doorstep or on a device that I can mark up like a coloring book. But my love for the library is being rekindled, and after paying a few overdue fees, it looks like I’m being welcomed back.… Read more

Thanks Steve

October 6, 2011 | Leave a comment

In 1984, my dad took me to a computer store to see the brand new Macintosh. The salesman opened MacPaint and helped me paint a tree. (I marveled at how the spray paint brush could be used to paint clumps of leaves.) The salesman printed it out for me to take home, and I held on to that picture for some time.… Read more

Kindle Fire Pre-Order? Check.

October 3, 2011 | 4 Comments

I pre-ordered a Kindle Fire. The first day. No hesitation.

Going in to last week’s announcement about the new Kindles, I had high hopes for an Amazon Kindle tablet. I hoped that Amazon would create a device that was a hybrid between an iPad and a Kindle e-ink reader, filling an unexplored middle ground.… Read more