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.)
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.)
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.