Monthly Archives: November 2003

Anticipation

The Zags have their first game of the season tonight against St. Joe’s in Madison Square Garden and the nervous anticipation is killing me. I can’t imagine it’s any better for the team and coaches. I think GU has a chance to really open some people’s eyes this years and I can’t wait for the ride to begin.

Novel Progress

As of last night I’m right on pace at 5000+ words with this year’s NaNoWriMo entry. It’s definitely going to be hard to stay on pace today though since Mary and I will be celebrating our third wedding anniversary over dinner at one of Spokane’s fine dining establishments. And of course getting my weekly fix of 24 tonight will further complicate my writing time complications. I’ll find a way to squeeze in everything somehow.

The Beauty of Panther

I successfully installed Panther yesterday morning and I haven’t run into any issues yet. I’m not sure how I feel about Exposé at this point. It’s kind of cool, but LaunchBar is still my preferred method of moving between application.

One new Panther feature that I just took advantage of is the ability to set shortcuts for any menu item in any applications via the Keyboard & Mouse system preference. I’ve mentioned before just how annoying I find the fact that Safari has assigned Cmd-K to their disable popups feature. To me this is not an option that needs to be toggled regularly if at all, but that’s besides the point. I’ve run into problems with this behavior because NetNewswire uses Cmd-K to mark all items as read and I switch back and forth between the two applications with a lot of regularity and I often turn the Pop ups back on by mistake. That can’t happen any more though because I just changed the Block Pop-Up Windows shortcut to to Cmd-Shft-K.

NaNoWriMo Begins

Holy Cow! It’s November already. That means NaNoWriMo is already in full swing. Looks like a Couple people in Spokane have already passed a thousand words. I had been having some second thoughts about entering this year, but I think I’m going to go ahead and go for it again and see what happens.