Monthly Archives: January 2012

Attention To Detail

Fire up the browser on a Mac & Windows, load up any page. See the difference? It is attention to small details like this that makes working in the Mac a pleasure.

(click on the images to see them full screen)

Mac

Windows


Rules Of Writing

Been reading Mr.Vinod Mehta’s “Lucknow Boy: A Memoir” for sometime now. Quite a lot of fun.

An interesting paragraph:

No manual or school can teach you how to write. There are no benchmarks or ten simple steps you can cram. George Orwell however, laid out some goalposts for the person in ‘doubt about the effect of a word or a phrase’, and the rules  ‘that one can rely on when instinct fails’. He then proposed six rules:
  • Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech wich you are used to seeing in print.
  • Never use a long word when a short one will do.
  • If it is possible to cut out a word, always cut it.
  • Never use passive when you can use the active.
  • Never use a foreign phrase or scientific word or jargon word if you can think of an everyday english equivalent.
  • Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.
I think this is something everybody should keep in mind.

Meme Apps

If you spend time on the internet, you will have seen memes [here is how you pronounce it, by the way]. While there are online meme generators like Memebase if you’ve wanted to make a meme on the fly [say on your smartphone], it can be tough. Accessing standard meme websites on small screens & flaky mobile data, takes the fun out of it. Thankfully there are some apps that make it simple & easy. Oh & did I mention, they are free.

For iOS:

Meme Design [App Store]

Just choose your image [popular memes provided, you can also use photos from your library], type the caption & share. It is a universal app, runs both on the iPhone & the iPad

For Android:

Meme Generator [Andoid Market]

or

Meme Maker [Android Market]

Again, choose image, add caption & you are done.

And if you want an application for your computer, well there are those too.

Mac OS X

Meme Generator [App Store]

iMeme [Download Link]

Windows

MemeGenerator [Download Link]

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