Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Texas Trip

Over the weekend, Neilson and I went to San Antonio and Austin. I gave a paper at a conference and we visited friends in Austin and Molly and Jerry in SA. Molly's house is adorable and looks much like Culkin houses everywhere. Highlights included a visit to the Lady Bird Johnson wildlife flower preserve and comparing breakfast tacos. More pictures on Flickr.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Project Runway commentary on Slate

As everyone knows, I love Project Runway and I also like reading endless post-mortems of the show on various blogs. I'm also a fan of some of the Slate podcasts, like Project Runway filled with characters you love to hate. Thrilling discovery- one of Slate's blogs has a post-show chat after Project Runway featuring many of my most loved and hated Slate journalists. Read the analysis of last night's episode here.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Macjournal is Neato!

This is plug for Macjournal, a cool app I picked up last weekend. If you write at all, or need to take notes, this is a great app for managing musings, scribbles and major opuses in a single organized place. MAC and CNET each give it a rave.

CNET say: “MacJournal gives you a fairly intuitive, feel-good interface (especially its green-text-on-black, full-screen writing mode), and a ton of tools for organizing your thoughts and words, including a built-in calendar, good search function, a system of nested entries and journals, and keyword tags, labels, priorities, and other opportunities for annotation. You can include nearly any sort of content, from movies to PDFs to podcasts, and bloggers will like that its formatting translates well to HTML, with support for TypePad, Blogger, LiveJournal, and more. You also get password protection and encryption, integration with Apple's Mail, and a wide variety of export options, such as PDF, HTML, Word, and even iPod Notes.”

Further descriptions and reviews are found here and here.

There is a 15-day free trial and it costs 39.95 but I got it as part of a MAC bundle that was very cheap so just keep an eye out for deals.

BTW: I posted this entry for Red Peonies directly from Macjournal.


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