Posts about software

  • Saving time with a Time Machine

    Setting up a new Mac to be just like your old one is easy with Apple’s Time Machine software.

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  • The Best Camera

    …is, according to Chase Jarvis, the one you have with you. By that, he means that if you don’t have your beautiful Leica or professional Nikon with you, but you have your iPhone, then the iPhone is the best camera to grab the shot that you would otherwise have missed. There’s always been a lot […]

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  • Cutting out the chaff

    In order to help me retain focus on project work, documentation and online authoring, I have found iA Writer, a text editor by Information Architects, really useful. As creator Oliver Reichenstein said in a recent article, authors – especially those writing for online publication – often spend far too much time formatting their text instead of just writing.

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  • Categorization bug in WordPress

    I’ve been using WordPress for years and in the main, it’s a fantastic piece of collaborative software. However, the fact that the standalone version which is installed on one’s own server is supported mainly by community effort instead of a dedicated team means that when a particularly unusual bug crops up, it’s difficult to get […]

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  • Newspaper publishing in today’s online world

    I joined a newspaper company in 2001 to help maintain and develop a newspaper CMS system, which the development manager began creating on his own in 1994. In the past seven years, we’ve brought in web browser interfaces, RSS feeds, AJAX data handling, online publishing tools which allow the output to be sent direct to […]

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  • Full ahead

    Plans are progressing faster and faster, as we get more and more tasks finished in advance of leaving for our trip to Scotland at the weekend. I’ve installed and configured the newest software behind this journal (version 2.3 of WordPress) which was released today, allowing me to post directly to the internet via email. I’ve […]

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