Well, Easter has come and gone, and still [Echo’s] is in a state of temporal flux, sorry about that!
Currently my website is the focus of my attention. I got sick of the pink cotton candy one I made. After all that tweaking I did: it ended up looking cheap and nasty, something a child might enjoy!
Changed the look and feel of it, in one night.
My WordPress site uses Weaver II: It’s very good, and relatively simple to use, but does have a steep learning curve. If you want any pointers on it, email me! – I’ll be only too glad to help.
Other news: I’ve sold my windows 7 portable PC, and bought a 13″ MacBook Air. It runs for ten hours without a recharge. Tested it for nine before it started complaining.
I’m running Scrivener on this platform, and it saves in all formats.
– And that, is all it has got going for it: compared to the PC version.
On a Mac: everyone says it’s better, but that’s not my experience; being as I only use the program to break-down my work.
My problem using the PC, and Scrivener; was I couldn’t get the program to read my work back to me. On the Mac I can, but it’s not all a bed of roses.
The voice I selected to test my writing, is actually OK, but you cannot get to the heart of the program. The underscore (‘-‘) I use, to break my paragraphs: is viewed as a conjoin statement, making the voice ramble over it.
– Does make the content hard to decipher.
Something weird is also installed on the Mac. The program is called ‘Ginger’, and is described as a writing tool. It’s been picking up some of my more glaring errors, but at seven bucks a month, tis’ expensive.
– Doesn’t like [tis‘].
– I may pay for it, I may not.
The Mac keyboard also sucks big time; as there is no delete key! – Nor any comparable pop-up WINDOWS command key. I used that feature a lot on the PC, and missed it greatly:
Doing that, finally gave me some control back.
Installing programs is another minefield, the Mac does not make it easy and compared to the PC: – It’s practically in the stone age.
The problem stems from my use of directories (not bloody folders) – I like to control that sort of thing, but woe-betide anyone wanting to actually view the directory structure.
Think I made a mistake getting this Mac and flogging my portable.
Trouble is, the darn thing cost me over 900 (pounds) and I’m going to master it.
Thanks for reading, Jessica: Praise-be the ORI.