Ten Minutes To Tell Of Love

My Filco keyboard

My Filco Keyboard

So today’s daily prompt is another exhortation to write whatever comes to mind for ten minutes.

Our weekly free-write is back: take ten minutes — no pauses! — to write about anything, unfiltered and unedited. You can then publish the post as-is, or edit a bit first — your call.

(I’m not going to do an edit. Just fix spelling and egregious grammatical errors.)
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Remembering those URLs and typing faster

While waiting for me to finish editing my next “big” post here’s a quick tip for you.

Do you use a text shortcut utility? “What’s that?” I hear some of you ask.

It’s a utility that allows you to automatically enter short pieces of text, either by replacing something you type or with a hot key such as CTRL-ALT-d. On my Mac I use an excellent, inexpensive one called “Text Expander”. (If you know of a good one for Windows users then please add a comment below or drop me a note.)
This means that instead of having to remember and type http://honestpuck.blogspot.com/ I just type ‘.b’ and Text Expander replaces it with the text. Even better when I type ‘.g’ it gets replaced by that even longer and more difficult http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26489942856 which (as you all know [grin]) is the URL for my Facebook group “Facebook-Internet Synergy.”
It gets even better. I also have text snippets I use for that “personal” message when asking someone to be your friend, when I make an introductory post to someone’s wall and a number of other uses. They all have a couple of spots with “****” in them, this is my own way of marking parts of a text snippet I might want to replace with something personal.
On my Mac I don’t even need to remember the abbreviations, Text Expander puts a menu in my menu bar.