TextExpander tip: The Science Option

TextExpander (formerly released under the cooler name, Textpander) is a great application, and I could not imagine using my Mac without it. As a scientist, I often have to enter symbols and greek letters. Under Mac OS X, entering symbols of any kind requires a tedious trip to the Character Palette, followed by searching for… Read More »

MacForce Summer Blast in Portland

And me at the SmileOnMyMac table with Edward McNair, who teaches at MacForce. Edward taught the first web design class I ever took, back in 1997. He’s the one responsible for making a Mac user out of me.

TextExpander: organize abbreviations by context

Timothy in Ohio sent us this detailed tip showing how he organizes his abbreviations into contexts: I find that using different beginning delimiters for different contexts helps me to remember which ones they are.  For HTML shortcuts, I start with “<“. For example: <3 = %| stuff (see below) For IRC (administrative commands), I start… Read More »

First Annual SmileOnMyMac WWDC Party

Last night, we held our First Annual SmileOnMyMac WWDC Party: From left to right: Philip Goward (SmileOnMyMac), Jean MacDonald (SmileOnMyMac), Ken Case (OmniGroup), Chris Saldanha (Parliant), Jayson Adams (Circus Ponies), Alberto Ricci (Ovolab), and Kevin Hayes (Parliant). [Photo taken by Greg Scown (SmileOnMyMac).] A little background on our fellow developers: OmniGroup, based in Seattle, ships… Read More »

Press Photos, Round 2

wrote of her difficulties in securing good press photos of Philip and me. She posted the photo I sent her of me swimming with dolphins in Ixtapa, Mexico. I was particularly pleased with Janet’s comment in my defense. In that spirit, I submit these pictures for consideration by readers of our humble blog. Greg at… Read More »