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ATPM 14.11

The November issue of About This Particular Macintosh is now available for your reading pleasure.
Charles returns with another Filemaking column, taking readers through layouts and tables in the book database we’re building. There are lamentations from across the Pond, as Mark bemoans Honda and FireWire neutering, yet we can rejoice and be thankful this month on the American side of the ocean, as Ed has updated the GTD application master list.
Lee breaks down the various file formats available to us in Photoshop, while ATPM reader Zac Stivers was kind enough to share some photos from his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas in our desktop pictures offering. I think the second Quince photo is lovely.
Speaking of photos, and Photoshop, Lee also reviews Mask Pro 4.1.2, which can be helpful for those of without the experience Lee has in building masks from scratch. Chris rocks the Logitech MX Revolution’s world, putting the ergonomically-shaped, wireless mouse through its paces. Ed likes the intriguing PDFPen, while Linus enlisted the help of his wife and son in his review of the game StoneLoops.
We say good-bye to a dear friend this month in the pages of About This Particular Macintosh. Matt Johnson has been drawing his Cortland cartoon for us for six years, and this month, brings the series to a close. Matt has seen a lot of changes in his life of late: new wife (congratulations, you guys!), new job, and a new city. He’s taking a breather from cartooning to get in to the swing of things, but assures us he’ll be back in the near future.
Thanks for six great years, Matt, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with next!
As usual, ATPM is available in a variety of reading formats for your comfort. Thanks for reading!

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God love politics quote salt and light

What does it mean to be a Christian voter?

Tony Woodlief, with words I need to take heed of:

Cast aside what you think you know is right, the church marquee urges, and consider the God-breathed Word. Give yourself over to it and these seemingly large things–tax rates, economic growth, wars, and rumors of wars–will diminish. Meanwhile, those seemingly small things–the anger in our hearts when we, say, confront someone whose ideology we dislike or the fact that we find it so much easier to spend time with those we like rather than those who need us–will become grievous to our spirits.

This is the Word that cuts through every heart, through the very heart of darkness, illuminating the world as it is and will be. Beside it every politician ever born is remarkably inconsequential. Our business on Election Day is brief, and regardless of who wins our work remains the same–seeking and serving the lost, losing our own lives in the doing, and clinging to the Cross that shatters nations, tribes, and creeds.

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TidBITS Safe Computing: iPhone Security Tips

TidBITS Safe Computing: iPhone Security Tips
Rich Mogull’s article from earlier this year is still wonderful advice.
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Five Things You May not Know About NetNewsWire: NewsGator Widget Blog

Five Things You May not Know About NetNewsWire: NewsGator Widget Blog
Brent Simmons, creator of my favorite RSS reader, with five things you may not know about NetNewsWire. The keyboard shortcuts are alone worth the entire read.
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SHARKIE

SHARKIE
“Superficially, it shares many features common to most markers, but appearances can be deceptive. For starters, it’s made from the glass-reinforced plastic, Grivory […] and features walls that are 4 times thicker than similar markers. This means it’s built for impact and, in a self-defense emergency it can become an efficient Yawara stick for driving off an attacker. Plus, the screw-top cap will stay in place and won’t pop off like a regular marker’s cap would when you strike a percussion blow, or when obtaining joint locks or submission holds.” $6
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Kayak.com – Cheap Flights, Airline Tickets, Cheap Airfare & Discount Travel Deals

Kayak.com - Cheap Flights, Airline Tickets, Cheap Airfare & Discount Travel Deals
“Find and book cheap airline tickets, hotel rooms, vacations and rental cars with Kayak.com. Search hundreds of travel sites, compare results, and buy direct.”
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Baseball Brains – Fielding Into The World Series | Scientific Blogging

Baseball Brains - Fielding Into The World Series | Scientific Blogging
“With the crack of the bat, the ball sails deep into the outfield. The center-fielder starts his run back and to the right, trying to keep his eyes on the ball through its flight path. His pace quickens initially, then slows down as the ball approaches.”
An interesting look at the perceptions and mental processes of fielders in baseball.
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18 Means for Living Below Your Means | Marc and Angel Hack Life

18 Means for Living Below Your Means | Marc and Angel Hack Life
“Live a comfortable life, not a wasteful one.  Do not spend to impress others.  Do not live life trying to fool yourself into thinking …”
Lots of good common-sense stuff here that too many of us don’t use our common sense on.
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Schedule Future-Dated Twitter Tweets » TweetLater.com

Schedule Future-Dated Twitter Tweets » TweetLater.com
“Stuck on an aircraft? Back to back meetings? Taking vacation? Running errands? Playing with the kids? Keep your Twitter stream ticking over with new tweets even when you’re not in front of your computer. Or, use it as your personal reminder system. PLUS… Send automated thank you notes to new followers, and automatically follow new followers, if you choose to do so.”
I haven’t actually used TweetLater, but thought the concept intriguing.
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HALLOWE’EN 2008

HALLOWE’EN 2008
Steve Hayman carved/built a Cylon pumpkin, complete with that terrifying red light…
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