Here are some useful links
Four Line Limit -
the McQ limit is named after George F. McQuary. He was a regular on the
newsgroup alt.fan.warlord. The McQ limit is that the signature should
be no larger than 80 columns wide and 4 lines long, and separated from
the main body via a dash-dash-space marker.
OpenID - a new way to
identify yourself online. I use it, very useful. You use it in
conjuction with http://www.myopenid.com
very useful software, luckily for most common platforms. You are no
doubt aware of the Firefox
browser. I know people are talking about Google Chrome, but Firefox remains
important due to its plug-in architecture. Additionally, they provide Camino, a Firefox variant for the
Mac, it maximises screen space and fits the mac gui better. SeaMonkey is a useful
tool for integrating lots of things, include html authoring. There is
which is a rather useful main client, ready purposed for gmail, mac and
yahoo integration. And finally, there is Ubiquity
- check it out for the future of mash-ups.
Instant messaging is fun, espeically if you mix clients together. The
best for the PC is Trillian,
the best for the mac is Adium, and
then you have a dark horse Mozilla backed Instantbird. They all support the
usual of AIM, YIM, MSN, GCHAT and ICQ.
Latex, aha, got your attention. To be precise, its LaTeX. A very unique document
preparation system that is unfortunately not for the faint hearted. It
is used in academia and by some niche book publishers. However, the results
it produces are beyond compare, and its free. There are WYSIWYG
variations that are not entirely fabulous but usable, for example I use
Lyx for professional
letters (when Pages fails me
Authoring, well I prefer Writeroom, its
very simple and it focuses my attention. Other options include Darkroom, and Rubyroom (see the
familiarity?) and Q10 (which
breaks the naming convention but has ability to work from a usb stick).
What will I
think of me the day that I die?
Salt water wells in my eyes...