This is a blog post I’ve been meaning to write for a while now, and a discussion on my cataloging listserv reminded me I hadn’t yet. I finally got a tech toy I’ve been wanting for ages – my long-coveted iPad. I’ve had it about three weeks now, I used my tax refund to pick up one. I lucked out that one of my best friends, who has amazingly excellent taste, already owned pretty much the exact model I had my eyes on (iPad 2, 32 GB) and sold me hers because she was planning to upgrade. Lucky because the model I wanted is no longer in Apple’s refurb store. She also gave me her case, which I get tons of compliments on. Right away I set it up with the apps I wanted. I’ve had an iPhone for 3.5 years now, and I’m an app addict, so I’ve explored many of the apps out there. My initial apps on the iPad were ones I was already using, then I went and grabbed several others I’d scouted out ahead of time. And now, dear reader, you can benefit from my time playing with apps to save you time setting up your iPad.
This post was inspired by discussion in the Chicago NaNoWriMo Facebook group, about software. I’ve used Scrivener 1.0 for a while, and just upgraded to 2.0 thanks to the latest MacHeist bundle. I just recently downloaded the NaNoWriMo trial of Storyist. So I thought I’d spend a little time playing with both. This is my pre-NaNoWriMo review, I’m sure I’ll have an updated commentary about these programs after November.
Warning: This is a graphic-heavy post, I’ve included a number of screen captures of the programs (they’re loaded in a smaller size and you can click through to full size but they’re still not small files).
I will be writing up a full convention report probably tomorrow or Friday (had to dive right into homework), but I wanted to post that I have uploaded my photos. They’re all up on Facebook, and the last of the photos are heading up to Flickr right now. http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitchick1979 under the Chicago TARDIS 2011 set.
Highlights of this convention year: Matthew Waterhouse & Janet Fielding trading barbs about knit Daleks, winning the $25,000 Pyramids of Mars game, getting tons of nice comments about my super awesome geeky engagement, talking wedding plans/ideas with Tony Lee, and getting Mark Sheppard to pose for a photo by Mad Girl’s TARDIS with the Traveling Duckies!
Full report to come soon!
I’ve decided that as long as I sprung for the paid webspace, I’d install WordPress & start a new blog here. I’ve let my paid membership at LiveJournal lapse since I’m not as active there anymore, and really, there’s been so many DDOS attacks there I’d rather move anyway. I’m not getting rid of my LJ, just not going to be using it as a dedicated blog.
This is just my introductory post – my first real posts will be my Chicago TARDIS convention report, which I’ll hopefully get up soon, depends on how quickly I can get through homework.
Anyway, welcome to my new blog, see you again soon!