Scrivener for Windows

Scrivener is a powerful tool for writers that allows you to write a novel, a research paper, a film-script or any long-form text. Until now Scrivener has only be available for the Mac, but that’s going to change, since Literature and Latte, the makers of Scrivener, are working on a version for windows. Of course […]

Time Tracking

Computers make us more productive, at least when we use the computer simply as a tool for realizing your ideas. When I have the  1% inspiration, my computer will do the 99% perspiration, which allows me to have some more inspiration or enjoying some free time.And there I hit the problem: will I use the […]


A while ago I posted on Creately, an online flowchart service. Now the Dutch LifeHacker blog (that is currently doing much better than the original, where quantity rules over quality – IMHO), published a mash-up about online flowchart services. For the review you should read the original article by Micha Coster, but here they are: […]

Portable Applications revisited

I’m a great fan of Portable Applications. First, because they’re free; second: because they are portable. Two years ago I had a post on the subject, and I finished with I never leave the house without my 3 USB flash drives. These flash drives were 4, 4 and 2 GB, but I was already running […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.