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dear readers in london…

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… ah I bet you thought I was gonna ask you all out for a drink! Maybe soon. But for now: does anyone have a USB DVD reader that I could borrow for a day? I want to put the Mac OS on my currently-Linux eee, and it seems to be best and easiest done via DVD. It’s a sellout move, I know, and anti-utopian, but my research is currently dependent upon rapid window-flicking around four Mac-only programs: DevonThink, Circus Ponies Notebook, MacJournal, and (ugh) MS Word. I know I could just buy one, but this would be a single use affair, so it seems silly to drop lots of cash on it.

I would pick up and drop off promptly, unless your work / pleasure makes you pass through central London which would make a handover easy. In compensation / as a token of gratitude, I offer two or more beverages of your choice  or admission to the MA course on modernism that I teach on. It’s your call!

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June 22, 2009 at 7:05 pm

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  1. Rum and coke please … I’ve already had modernism courses up the wazoo!

    Wait, you’re not going to skip out on the deal just because I’m over here in little ol’ America, are you?

    And how are you organizing things with the devon think and circus ponies (you know I had visions of you with those, whatchamacallit, my little ponies things…heh)? What’s your “system”?

    I get system envy every few years and then spend a lot of time procrastinating by switching all my stuff over, so maybe I need to be doing that again.


    June 23, 2009 at 1:36 am

  2. Hahahaha. Yeah Circus Ponies.

    Basically I dump all my notes / articles that I read into DevonThink, which has a very strong search function, much more usable than Spotlight. Then I clip from there into Notebooks to build out the work (I also use Notebook for teaching…) MacJournal is for scattered writings of whatever sort – writings that don’t need archiving – the starts of posts, fragments of fiction, vague project ideas.

    I’m starting to be happy with this system. DevonThink is nice because you’re not using some proprietary format that’s hard to get out of (unlike Notebook… that’s the big draw back of that…)
    I’ve come back to DevonThink after some time away. But one really does have a sense that if you persistently put everything in there, the damned thing would do your thinking for you.


    June 23, 2009 at 5:49 am

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