CategorySoftware

Let’s Make Something Useful

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I have a very specific routine when it comes to writing books, and yet I always seem to find myself struggling with the tools at my disposal. You've got Scrivener for drafting, Word for revising, MindMap and Aeon Timeline and countless others, but what about the actual planning of the work? The calendars and task lists and things like that? I end up printing out calendars, but I'd rather have a...

Read it Again, Sam: Using Text-to-Speech to Proof Your Novel

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Brains are unreliable, not that they'd ever admit it. A perfect example can be found in the proofing of a novel. Even on the tenth or twentieth read-through of a work-in-progress, you can still find typos and missing words and the like. And why? Because the brain has had enough of your piddly story, and in an effort to get back to thinking about how that drinking bird toy works, starts glossing...

Fixing a WordPress Redirect Hack

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So I got a frantic call from my BFF who said, Daniel, your Science Fiction novels are so good. Can you help me fix my website? This BFF obviously knows how to preface a question, so I agreed to take a look. What I found was both confusing and arousing, and after fixing it, I said to myself, Daniel, your Science Fiction novels are so good, but you’re never going to remember how to fix this...

Connect iCloud to Windows 10 Calendar App

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I wrote this post because, although I set this up earlier this year, I tried to do it again the other day and couldn't remember how it was done. ALL of the information I searched for was wrong. So, to my future self who will set this up on a computer some day, this is how you can use your iCloud calendar in the Windows 10 Calendar App.

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