Scrivener


My all-time favorite program for writing and research projects. It’s light on formatting and layout features, but doesn’t care. What it’s meant for is writing, writing, and more writing. And organizing that writing (as well as all the background info and research you accumilated, and characters, and…) in a clear, concise, effortless way. It also […]

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Virtualbox


I recently stumbled across a new (to me) option for virtual machines called Virtualbox, provided for free by Oracle. Like VMWare and Parallels, Virtualbox allows you to create a virtual computer that runs inside it’s own window on your desktop. You can install Windows, Linux, etc., on these virtual machines, and even have multiple virtual […]

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2001 Forever


“The additional footage from 2001: A Space Odyssey has always existed in the Warner vaults. When [director Stanley] Kubrick trimmed the 17 minutes from 2001 after the NY premiere, he made it clear the shortened version was his final edit. The film is as he wanted it to be presented and preserved and Warner Home Video has no plans to expand or revise Mr. Kubrick’s vision.”

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Growl


Growl is a notification tool that puts little unobtrusive message bubbles on your screen to let you know what’s happening in the background.  It doesn’t work with many of Apple’s built-in apps, but does work with a number of third-party programs and extensions. These include file transfer programs like Transmit, instant messaging programs like Adium […]

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Google Chrome


This Windows and Mac (Intel-only) browser is incredibly fast, incredibly lightweight, somewhat more secure than IE for Windows, and better than Safari when it comes to juggling multiple google logins to different domains. I recommend it to any Windows client who doesn’t have to use Internet Explorer due to banking or other access requirements – and […]

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Adium


Adium is a chat client for the Mac that can handle almost any messaging network in existence. While it doesn’t provide some features (say, video chat) and I’ve yet to find ANY Mac AOL client that gracefully deals with AOL chatrooms, this has completely taken over for iChat. The times I’m using iChat it’s for […]

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