i can't believe i'm saying this…

April 21, 2009

I think the time has come for me to say goodbye to Quicksilver. Last week, I decided to wipe out my hard drive and start from scratch. My MacBook Pro seemed to hang up here and there. I wondered if one of my culprits was Quicksilver. I know other have had problems with it in […]

creative tools: backend

February 27, 2009

This is part of a short series on Creative Tools. Other posts in the series (so far) include: Creative Tools: Hardware. When I ran the workflow tools series last year, I had one post for my software tools. It seemed better this year to break it into two parts, this post on my backend tools, […]

quicksilver + scrivener = carpal bliss

September 9, 2008

My use of Scrivener has been increasing of late. I’ve had a few different projects that require the ongoing collection and shaping of ideas. Yojimbo is my general idea bucket, but when I am focusing in on a specific project, Scrivener works much better for collecting, arranging and developing ideas and research in one place. […]

clean out yer dock

August 14, 2008

(The title of this post should be read with the same inflection and accent as the line “Bring out yer dead!” from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If you aren’t familiar with that line, then please go rent the movie and watch it before continuing…) This is part of an ongoing series called Blinders […]


June 2, 2008

Yesterday, Lifehacker linked to a post on MacApper highlighting a few Quicksilver interfaces. Now, before I rave about my new Quicksilver interface, let me give a little love to MacApper — I’m now a subscriber. Now, on to SilverFlow. This is a lovely plugin that is modeled after, well, CoverFlow. The icons whiz past as […]

weekly links – 02.01.08

February 1, 2008

Some of the notable blog entries that I have recently starred in Google reader: How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer (Write to Done) – “There are two ways to become a better writer, in general: write a lot, and read a lot.” The Quicksilver-for-Windows Showdown (Lifehacker) – Quicksilver gets its fair share […]

capture everything: tasks

January 28, 2008

This is part 2 of 5 in a series on capturing everything. Other entries: capture everything: buckets capture everything: ideas capture everything: out and about capture everything: the incubator capture everything revisited: jott My mind rarely seems to stick to one thing very well. Dang, this coffee is good. I need to work this Coldplay […]

workflow tools: software

January 18, 2008

On Monday, I posted about the hardware I use in my workflow. Today, we’ll tackle software. One of the best things about being a Mac user is the vibrant community of independent software developers. There are affordable programs that have been coded to help with just about any task or project you can think of, […]