Quotidian Quest

Messing around with Sublime Text

Category: tech
#software #sublime text

Honestly, a lot of people that I respect are talking about it. I think I'm going to have to step through the tutorial again. But honestly, I'd like to think about what I want to do with it.

I already have a couple text editors but I love messing around with the tools more than doing the job sometimes.

The only reason that I don't use sublime text is because of the price. The "free" demo allows you to use it as long as you want but you see a pop up reminding you that it hasn't been purchased yet. I'm not at a point where I can justify the price and being someone who works in the industry, I want to encourage people to pay for software.

I've talked to some other people and it seems like they are proud of the being able to mentally blockout the popup and dismiss it without missing a beat.

To me, that just seems wrong on so many levels.

Excited about beta

Category: tech
#mmd #beta

I'm pretty excited about the latest changes in MultiMarkdown Composer!

It's going to have some things like:

some perl code

and

x^2 or x^2^

as well as

y~z or y~z~

It looks like it is showing the changes now.

Short Complaint

Category: tech
#observation

I do not like the new open dialog for Mac OSX. I think that it is one of the most annoying changes to the UX in a very long time. Every time I want to just create a simple note, it slows me down with the question about where the heck I want to save the file.

Sometimes I just don’t care and want to write something down.

SHIT.

I met Ted Landau

Category: tech
#OSX

At today's macnexus meeting we had Ted Landau come speak about the IOS-ification of Mac OS X and I found it to be rather enjoyable. I agreed with a lot of his points about how certain changes to the OS could be a good thing that it would help all the new recruits1 get used to the operating system.

The problem for me is that it hasn't been easy for me. Some of the things that I've grown accustomed to were changed in Lion and it took a while to get used2 to them or find the best way to work around them. I've since grown used to the dip in performance as certain animations have played out and I even enjoy the way some Mail.app works (to a degree).

My problem is that I still feel that certain things aren't being taken care of properly. I've created a little list of some of my continuing gripes with Lion.

Getting to the point

Ok, so after going over some of the same problems that I was having with Lion. We had a Q&A session where he said that despite all of these issues he's looking forward to Mountain Lion.

I was actually a little suprised by this, but he said it with such sincerity that it actually hit me like a mini reality distortion field.

I was at peace.

Things are going to get better.

And then the wave was over and I felt like a storm trooper that just let an old man and a kid scoot on by with the droids that I was looking for.


  1. Meaning all the users of iPad and iPhones who buy a Mac after seeing how easy the software can be used. 

  2. If I actually had a need for contacts, I'd be sooo pissed right now. Everytime I use it, I want to delete it and I haven't found a suitable replacement that isn't a bunch of fluff trying to get you to connect to facebook or something like that.