2019-09-12: (Plain text legal on hold for a little bit due to paying legal work)

2019-09-11: Post iPhone event feeling? Still not all that excited. On the upgrade program, so will be getting a …

2019-09-10: Pre-iPhone-event feeling? Way less excited than normal—and not even all that excited for iOS 13 …

2019-09-09: The other thing to keep in mind is that Markdown (including MultiMarkdown) allows you to include raw …

2019-09-08: MultiMarkdown metadata is an interesting addition to a plain text legal workflow. It could allow you …

2019-09-07: It’s feeling very much like fall tonight, even with the crickets.

2019-09-06: Because MultiMarkdown is based on Markdown, which was designed to generate HTML, there is no easy …

2019-09-05: *Ironically, some of the most traditional caption blocks are relics of the plain text typewriter …

2019-09-05: A caption block in MultiMarkdown is challenging. Essentially, it’s just a two-cell table. But …

2019-09-04: Legal citations are a major challenge in MultiMarkdown. MultiMarkdown allows for citations, but it’s focused on academic citations, rather than legal …

2019-09-03: MultiMarkdown footnotes work just fine.[^Though if you don’t do in-line footnotes, you may …

2019-09-02: MultiMarkdown tables are pretty basic, so any styling you might need (eliminating some of the …

2019-09-01: MultiMarkdown headings for contracts can also be tricky because there is no direct way to indicate …

2019-08-31: MultiMarkdown signature blocks are not all that difficult. The hardest part is getting nice …

2019-08-30: Numbered cross references in MultiMarkdown are tricky In MMD you can make a cross-reference using …

2019-08-29: Towards a legal markup language Court-mandated styles may require adding: line numbers (reset by …

2019-08-28: Towards a legal markup language What markup do we need for pleadings? everything from contracts, …

2019-08-27: Towards a legal markup language Starting simply: what markup do we need for contracts? Sections, …

2019-08-26: To take a step back, a plain text legal solution must: Use markup that gives easy access to most …

2019-08-25: MultiMarkdown adds several key abilities to a plain text legal workflow: tables footnotes cross …

2019-08-24: Potential components of a plain text legal solution: Multi-Markdown git pandoc LaTeX HTML/CSS …

2019-08-23: LaTeX is too complex for lawyers to adopt Where Markdown is not sophisticated enough, LaTeX is too …

2019-08-22: Markdown isn’t enough for plain text legal documents. Markdown is meant to be an easy way to …

2019-08-21: One solution: Just paste plain text into Word, and apply a set of pre-defined styles saved in a …

2019-08-21: Any solution for using plain text for legal work must: (1) allow us to convert plain text to …

2019-08-20: Challenge No. 3 of using plain text for legal work: Collaborating. Your colleagues, co-counsel, …

2019-08-19: Challenge No. 2 of using plain text for legal work: The end product must be paginated. Legal …

2019-08-18: Challenge No. 1 of using plain text for legal work: The end product must still be rich text. A …

2019-08-17: Reason no. 5 to prefer plain text to .docx for legal work: Plain text is a common denominator. …

2019-08-17: Reason no. 4 to prefer plain text to .docx for legal work: Archiving is better. Plain text files …

2019-08-16: Reason no. 3 to prefer plain text to .docx for legal work: Lawyers are bad at Word. Most lawyers do …

2019-08-15: Reason No. 2 to prefer plain text to .docx for legal work: Automation. Scripting and automating …

2019-08-15: Reason No. 1 to prefer plain text to .docx for legal work: Version control. It’s much easier and …

2019-08-14: I’ve been playing around the edges of trying to adapt various plain-text technologies—everything …

2019-07-09: Looks like Apple also dropped the price of storage upgrades to the Mac Mini today. Going from 256GB …

2019-06-03: Another iOS 13 request: Dark mode is all well and good, but I want it to automatically switch based …

2019-06-03: Prediction: Voice control of iOS in iOS 13 forms the basis of full iOS scripting in iOS 14.

2019-03-27: ISO is a gorgeous typeface. (Just look at those numbers!) Inspired by the lettering on nice cameras, …

2019-03-25: Prediction: The eventual subscription bundle is just: +

2019-02-11: Say you’ve got a 2015 iMac with the hideously slow 5400rpm drive. Do you pay ~$300 to upgrade to a …

2018-12-10: It took me a while to realize it, but the industrial design of the new iPads reminds me of the …

2018-12-07: Winter colors:

2018-11-26: My Wishlist for Things 3 on iOS: TextExpander support dark mode (with auto-switching) drag & …

2018-11-16: Somebody needs to make iPad dongles that don’t dangle.

2018-10-31: A day later, my biggest iPad Pro question is how easy (or difficult ) it will be to take off the …

2018-10-30: Glad I locked in a decent sales price for my iPad Pro. I’m gonna need those $s.

2018-10-28: Just bought my Mailhub license. Fantastic piece of software!

2018-10-19: Fall fog.

2018-10-11: After a couple weeks with it, the iPhone XS Max (in gold!?!) is my favorite iPhone of all time. …

2018-10-02: Take two with Prizma:

2018-10-02: Trying out Prizma…

2018-09-29: A new phone means it’s time for a new home screen shot:

2018-09-12: Wow. Thought I’d have strong feelings one way or the other. But I’m completely undecided between an …

2018-08-20: So smoky in Portland now. And I gather it’s all imported smoke from California and Canada.

2018-06-30: I enjoy the graphic design of this can almost as much as its contents.

2018-06-28: Slabtown sure is changing fast. This was nothing but ugly parking lot when I moved to town…

2018-06-27: I’m having a period of font obsession. My current favorite: Concourse I’ve got to see if I can get …

2018-05-25: Hmmm, I wonder if any company is taking advantage of the GDPR onslaught to insert some scary …

2018-05-07: Micro Monday recommendation: @abouthalf who posts lovely links to art, food, and a smattering of …

2018-05-05: Just trying out this Drafts action…

2018-05-05: Early Saturday mornings after a good sleep are the absolute best time for a weekly review with an …

2018-05-01: Happy Bike Month everybody! If you’re in Portland, you ought to sign up for the Bike More Challenge.

2018-04-18: Drafts 5 day is a very good day.

2018-04-11: Here it is (had to repost to avoid the auto-cropping)

2018-04-11: Been looking to get back into posting, and since my last post was about cleaning up my home screen, …

2018-03-19: Seeing a bunch of home screen shots reminded me that I’m in need of some reorganization. I’m …

2018-02-21: Anybody have any contact-creation automation tools? Yesterday I had to enter 18 people into my …

2018-02-19: Micro Monday: @aleen - Who reminds me (and you?) about the joys of analogue writing…

2018-02-16: My current favorite: @aleen

2018-02-14: Why Drafts? Microblogger @jemostrom asked about and how folks use @agiletortoise’s Drafts. Here’s …

2018-02-10: And yes, I realize many people lost that day a long time ago. But it was new to me…

2018-02-10: I got sucked in. Universal Paperclip Be warned. You’ll lose a day or so if you click that …

2018-02-07: Note to self: Really really really proofread your Micro.blog replies.

2018-02-07: A lot.

2018-02-07: I love foggy mornings.

2018-02-07: Trying out a new morning routine where I drag the tasks I’m going to do from OmniFocus to …

2018-02-03: Saturday morning coffee and OmniFocus review while kids are still quiet is an unexpected luxury.

2018-02-02: side project: I’m being asked to help create what is, essentially, a timeshare arrangement …

2018-01-30: Inspired by the latest @relayfm Upgrade and @ismh’s X review: My top 3 iPhones: White iPhone …

2018-01-25: I find it absurd and delightful that I can see a submarine from my office desk.

2018-01-24: Really seems like javascript is becoming the best language for automation and scripting on iOS: …

2018-01-20: The first post is profound. (now on to the nonsense…)