Category Archives: Software

Scrivener 3: Compile Formatting for Ebook and Print

It’s been 2 weeks since the arrival of Scrivener 3, and I am pleased to report that so far, it has been an absolute pleasure to use. No crashes, no real surprises. It is a very solid release, so kudos and thank you to the team. I’ve had an item on my todo list for the past six… Read More »

Scrivener 3

With much fanfare and a website overhaul, Scrivener 3 was released to the world yesterday, November 20th, 2017. It’s a big update, and you should really read the manual (RTFM! specifically Appendix E) before committing to it. If you’re in the middle of NaNoWriMo and cranking on words, I’d recommend holding off until December. OR, if you’re like… Read More »

Audirvana 3

Last year, around this time, I was about a month into my iTunes replacement experiment with Audirvana+. I still get a lot of hits on those articles, so I thought it was time for a follow-up on how that’s going. That is especially relevant now that Audirvana has reached the shiny 3.0 milestone, with a whole new rendering… Read More »

On editing (not really, it’s about Mastodon)

Don’t you hate blog posts or articles that start with the subject, “On [SOMETHING]”? I know I do! I was going to write a thing about how editing books is hard because you have to look at each thing and think about it. After a thousand of these things, I have begun to stare obliquely at a comma… Read More »

Ripping CDs Without iTunes (on macOS)

a CD or “Compact Disc”, is a small, shiny round surface containing optically-readable, microscopic bumps used to encode music or data. They are an obsolete technology that existed in the latter quarter of the twentieth century and enjoyed a brief metamorphosis into the DVD (“digital versatile disc”) and Bluray formats at the beginning of the twenty-first century before fading away… Read More »

A couple of weeks with Audirvana+

What a week. Our house is now closed and we have gone fully nomadic. Next time I write here, I’ll be on the east coast for good and I truly can’t wait. While we’ve been on the road, I’ve spent a little bit of time auditioning Audirvana+ as an iTunes replacement. The short: I now load this when I… Read More »