I like a lot of Apple's new products. But, the one that I'm most interested in is Pages, a new word processor that's part of the iWork suite (along with Keynote 2). I'm sick of the bloated, unfriendly Word. The sooner I can give it up, the better. Right now I'm using Mellel, which is terrific, but which handles Word's tables the way a senior handles curry. If Pages can, indeed inhale and exhale Word documents easily I may convert. I'll keep you posted.
I've got a Lazyweb question. Is there a Firefox extension (for OSX) that will capture the title and URL of a site when I drag and drop the URL? I want to use Firefox with Tinderbox, but the lack of this functionality makes it impractical.
I’ve worked out an organizing system (with lots of help from the 43 Folders site) using the Moleskine and standard index cards.
This might sound simple, but it’s pretty cool.
Use the Moleskine for random notes and thoughts, as normal
Get a stack of standard white index cards.
Cut a few in half to use as quick leave behind notes (or use small Post-its)
Put the half cards or Post-its in the back envelope
Label one full index card: Meetings and Appointments
Label another: To Do (or, make two, one personal one for work)
Put them both in the envelope along with a few blanks
When you put receipts in the envelope, use them to separate your blanks from your working cards.
Now, when you are in a meeting or brainstorming with yourself, jot the To Dos on your card. When you need to check to see if you can make a meeting, just check your Meetings and Appointment card. When both sides get filled up file it or chuck it and start another one.
This system is very easy, flexible and portable. Works for me.
On the way to the gym this morning I thought I'd grab a shot of the mall entrance to the library. As I did, this guy rolled up in his wheelchair and asked about my digital camera. I took some shots of him and showed them to him. He loved it. Then his friend, Johnny, snuck up behind him as I took this pic. One of my favourites so far this month.
Everyone is taking guesses about what will be announced at MacWorld this week. My bets? Flash ipod - a bit of a non-brainer. iHome aka the headless iMac - for sure, since it seems Apple sued Think Secret about it. iPhone? Motorola's already announced an iTunes compatible model, so Steve won't have much to talk about here. Oh yes, and iWorks - makes sense, Appleworks is really, really tired.
Now, you're asking yourself, "Hey, how did that moose get up there?" Was it some kind of stupid, drunken moose bet? Is it one of those life-sized joke moose you can buy at the It store? Is it protesting the clearcutting of power poles? Has it been watching Mel Gibson movies? Perhaps it's not a moose at all, maybe it's a caribou, which would explain everything because, you know what they're like. Well, it is a live moose, caught by its antlers in wire, fifty feet up a power pole in Alaska. Read this to find out how.
There are suspicions that U.S. President George Bush sometimes gets EIDA (ear-implant debate assistance). Now, here's photo evidence that he also has something strapped to his back. So, a different sort of debate has begun. Is he dim, incontinent or both? Check out these photos, and then make up your own mind.