It is a fact of life: no matter how thoroughly you try to equip offices with the latest and most modern life saving technologies, there comes a time when those technologies are outdated, damaged, worn out, or simply missing. Fortunately, the modern worker is a master of improvisation.
It isn’t clear if you need to be Chinese to get a pulse diagnosis or if the person doing the diagnosis is Chinese. Whichever it is, the diagnosis is free.
This photo, taken with an iPhone, is from Silverdale, Washington.
MacJournal is an inexpensive application that allows you to blog — or create a local journal on your Mac, or both — using a full, native Mac application. There are also iPhone and iPad versions, but we’ll ignore them and stick with…
The Mac version of MacJournal allows you to write text, incorporate graphics, sounds, links, and other things.
We’re going to start off small with some links:
which may — or may not — be as meaningful as any other links. If this works, we may venture on to more robust fare.
Such as: useful graphs. Or at least a useful graph:
It suggests a whole new kind of hobby: electronic scrapbooking.
[Added later] By the way, most of this blog was created with MacJournal and then uploaded, via MacJournal, to WordPress.
There are few things more 21st century than blogging. And there is an app for that! Since WordPress is synonymous with blogging, the iPad and iPhone app is called: WordPress.
It is on the iTunes store, is free, and presumably was written by someone associated with WordPress. This entry was written with the app. Now to see if I can publish my entry…
And of course the application interface offers no obvious means of publishing. None. So you can write a local draft, and it is forever more just that: drafty.
The app has no on-line help, and no manual. The company behind WordPress and the app is Automattic, but the interface isn’t as automatic as you might expect. What to do?
And the answer is: research. The reviewers failed to have an answer (or even note there was a question), but the app Faq has the answer: on the “write” screen, change the Status: entry from “Local Draft” to “Published” and then Save.
Uh, OK. But could it have hurt to have a visible button or toggle?