Category Archives for Office

Pandoc for Word Document conversion

I just discovered pandoc. Well, I first bookmarked it in 2008, and again in 2016, so I guess I rediscovered it. But what I mean is that I finally discovered what to use it for: converting Word files to Markdown. … Continue reading

03. November 2017 by luke
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Ubuntu Mono Font

It’s been a fair while since I mentioned my search for the perfect monospaced font to use in Terminal.app, MacVim, and similar apps. But there’s a new contender: Ubuntu Mono. (Click the picture for a bigger version.) (Gruber kind of … Continue reading

17. November 2011 by luke
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Typographic Sweet Spot

This is cute: an average font, created by averaging all the letters in hundreds of different fonts. It’s called Avería, and it’s free. Try it out!

01. November 2011 by luke
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Google Refine

A while ago, Google bought the company that made Freebase, a tool for making sense of messy data. Earlier this week, they released a 2.0 version of that software, now renamed Google Refine. Watch the videos to see what that … Continue reading

13. November 2010 by luke
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Cool Software: PDF Clerk Pro

Until a couple of hours ago, I’d never heard of PDFClerk Pro. But some website or other (dealmac?) alerted me to a bargain price for it on MacUpdate. I downloaded it, tried it out, and sprang for the $25 price … Continue reading

08. July 2010 by luke
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Blue Screens

Man, I’m sick of Windows. The secretary’s machine at church got infected with something a couple of weeks ago. I was only able to get rid of it by reinstalling Windows. I got an antivirus solution set-up and spent, well, … Continue reading

15. April 2010 by luke
Categories: Church, Computers, Microsoft, Office, Repairs, Software, Technology, Windows | Leave a comment

One less Linksys WRT-54G in the world

Well, actually, no. We still have it. But it’s unplugged. At the next garage sale, we’ll get rid of the carcass. I replaced my Linksys WRT-54G wireless router with an ASUS WL-520GU. Out of box, the ASUS is a better … Continue reading

28. March 2010 by luke
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Reinstalling Vista

I managed to find a buyer for my Inspiron 1525 laptop. (No thanks to eBay and the Nigerian crooks who have made it useless for selling computers.) But then my buyer tried to install software on it. And he ran … Continue reading

05. August 2009 by luke
Categories: Hobbies, Life, Microsoft, Office, Shopping, Technology, Typing | Leave a comment

MacSpeech Dictate (Review)

We just installed a MacSpeech Dictate on the iMac. I’m using it right now to type this review. I have to say, having used it just a bit, it is an awesome program. When I first installed the software, I … Continue reading

02. November 2008 by luke
Categories: Computers, Office, Software, Speaking, Typing | Leave a comment

Standup Desk at Church

I got rid of the behemoth. When I moved my day off from Friday to Monday, I still wrote my sermons on Friday, but no longer on my day off. As a result, I no longer wrote them at home. … Continue reading

30. September 2008 by luke
Categories: Church, Furniture, Life, Office, RSI, Typing, Writing | Leave a comment