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“What’s on My Computer?” – Podcast: Nonstop Tech Episode 17

Our newest Nonstop Tech Podcast entitled “What’s On My Computer?”, produced by the Nonstop Tech team.

In this episode we discuss, as always, our favorite tips and tricks. @Docrock, @TChaten, and @JeromeKoehler will also discuss some of the pertinent news in the tech ecosystem, share some of the items we use on our computer on a daily basis, watch Jerome forget his pick, and we show you a cool piece of hardware we just received!

A big mahalo to The Green House Innovation Hub for the awesome new studio location.

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“Personal Stylus” – Podcast: Nonstop Tech Episode 2

The second episode of our Nonstop Tech Podcast is dedicated to personal landing pages, searching for the perfect stylus, Deus Ex and a rant about Microsoft Word vs. Text editors, with handy tips to even it all out.

Here’s the iTunes subscription link and below are the link we discussed during the show!

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TextExpander: My Favorite Mac App

TextExpander (formerly Textpander) is the best of the best Text Macro Apps. In this post I hope to explain to you why you must get TextExpander.

If you were to ask almost any Mac Power User what they have installed on their computer in the way of must have utilities, a sure answer is TextExpander. What exactly is TextExpander? Well it and automated typist for your computer. Ok let me clarify that a bit, it can take the very tedious task of typing the same bits of text over and over again and make them simple abbreviations. Ok that may not sound that important at first; however, after you install TextExpander you can see how easy and effective it really is.

TextExpander can do a whole lot more once you understand the basics of what it can do. It is very easy to take large blocks of boilerplate text and make them expandable in a few keystrokes, but the real power comes from using TextExpander with the many collections of snippets shared on the Web. Smile Software (formerly Smile on My Mac) has made a great list of “Predefined Snippet Groups” available on their site for you to download, install and maybe be inspired to create more of your own.


HTML: leading character is a comma

Example: ,img expands to:

<img src="%fill:url%" alt="%fill:image description%" width="%fill:width%" height="%fill:height%" border="%fill:border%" align="%fill:alignment%" />

When you trigger this snippet, TextExpander will prompt you to fill in the attribute specs. You can leave any of the specs blank, if not needed.


Fixes words that are spelled with diacritical marks, aka accents. If you are used t typing these words like an American TE will autocorrect them so as you won’t offend anyone, like your third grade French teacher.

Example: creme brulee => crème brûlée.


This list contain 2400+ of the most common misspellings compiled by TidBITS, the newsletter and Web site for Mac users. I find this one very useful as it doesn’t just point out the mistake like spell check, It autocorrects them and makes a ping sound so you know you just misspelled a word.

Some Heavy Lifting

TextExpander can do some every heavy lifting for hardcore scriveners or code monkeys. I use these tools a lot but rather than messing up the explanation I’ll send you to read Brett Terpstra’s post on TE tools and how he uses them. Thanks to Brett, I’m becoming a Markdown Maven using TextExpander tools to get my writing done light years faster.

Another great plus to TextExpander is the integration with it’s mobil app offspring TextExpander Touch which brings many of the snippets and auto completion features to you handheld devices. I have found this to be a lifesaver when needing to get a fast response out via my iPhone or iPad. This also make the mobile platform perfect to blogging or just free-writing. It does have some limitations on iOS but Smile offers this note as a work around:

Given the current feature set of the iPhone OS, TextExpander touch cannot work in the background (as it does in Mac OS X), expanding text snippets while you work in other apps, except for apps with TextExpander-integration built-in. You must first compose your text in the TextExpander touch Compose screen, and then transfer it to another app.

TextExpander is available in the iTunes AppStore

How to Get TextExpander

TextExpander normally sells for $34.95, Mac Update Promo is running a special for $17.95 for a limited time and then $26.21 for the duration of the sale.

Check out the Tutorials on the Smile Software site for a great quick start to this wonderful application

Sake 101: “Nanbu Ryu” – Meeto World Sake Tasting

In this episode of our new series on Sake. This episode covers Nanbu Ryu – Southern Stream. Thank You @sakeshop. Dont forget to follow us please: Twitter: @MeetoWorld Blog: http://www.meetoworld.com Facebook http://fb.me/meetoworld iTunes: http://bit.ly/sake101

Sake 101: “Ohyama “Nama” – Meeto World Sake Tasting

In this episode of our new series on Sake. This episode covers Ohyama “Nama” – Big Mountain. Thank You @sakeshop. Dont forget to follow us please: Twitter: @MeetoWorld Blog: http://www.meetoworld.com Facebook http://fb.me/meetoworld iTunes: http://bit.ly/sake101

My Japanese Lifestyle Podcast: MeetoWorld.com

Welcome Our Newest Host

As some of you know I do a HD Video version of Meeto World Sake 101 Podcast every with my friends Linzy (@lalalinzy) & Topher (@Topher808). We normally discuss all things Sake 101 and sake related with a good splash of Japanese lessons and pure silliness. Well we’ve slightly upgraded to show a bit… we have two new co-host to add to the madness. Sake Lovers and Rest of the World meet Avy (@aaavious) and Marie (@mariemulan) our newest additions. They will surely bring smiles to your faces as they chime in with their ideas on sake, Japanese food and culture and of course making trouble to me.

We also will be showing you the great input from our Super-Student Colin (@colin800).

Please welcome them, follow them on twitter and check out their personal blogs as well. I am giving you all the links so you can easily find them. I know you will enjoy the twisted musings of our new crew as much as I do.

The MeetoWorld Crew

Doc (Host): http://www.mrdocrock.com
Linzy (Host): http://www.lalalinzy.com
Avy (Co-Host): http://avious.posterous.com/
Marie (Lil Gangster): http://bit.ly/maries
Topher (Producer): http://www.electricpetroglyphs.com
Phillip (Korean Teacher): http://mrphilliphan.com
Colin (Super Student): http://www.colin800.com

You can find us live Every Sunday on Ustream at http://bit.ly/meetoTV and Follow us on Twitter @MeetoWorld

FYI: Meeto World is a Language school currently teaching Japanese, Korean and soon Chinese online! check out our weekly Ustream shows for Japanese and Sake lessons for now! Why Meeto World? Well Meeto is a play on the katakana pronunciation of “meet” or “meet up”. Meeto also is a play on “Mi” for “3” and “Tomodachi” for “Friends” as in Japanese we often truncate and concatenate words. Lastly the old school way of pronouncing the number “3” and “10” would been “Mee Tou” and “Ten Sai”. (Tensai also means “Genius” just to add that special touch).

Meeto World Sake Tasting – Dewazakura Nama Genshu

In this episode of our new series on Sake. This episode covers Dewazakura Nama Genshu – Primal Strength. Thank You @sakeshop. Dont forget to follow us please: Twitter: @MeetoWorld Blog: http://www.meetoworld.com Facebook http://fb.me/meetoworld iTunes: http://bit.ly/sake101

We Got Our “Meeto World TV” Podcast Approved

We are officially in the iTunes Podcast Directory so now you can get our “Meeto World TV (???-terebi) lessons on your iPhone, iPod or any other podcast compatible device. I will be testing out the AppleTV and a few other set-top-boxes soon. According to Blip.tv, our video server, we will even be in the TIVO in a few days.

Dear Podcast Owner

Your podcast, located at [http://meetoworld.blip.tv/rss/itunes/], has been approved. You should expect to see it in iTunes within the next few hours. When it’s available, you will be able to access it with the URL below.


Your podcast will be searchable within the iTunes Store in approximately 1-2 days.

If you have other questions or wish to change your podcast, please consult the technical spec at http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/techspecs.html. The spec contains detailed information about key topics like adding “cover art” and changing your feed URL.

After adding a new episode, update your feed in the fastest possible manner with the ping service by visiting this URL:


See the technical spec for more information on updating your feed using the ping service.

There is also an Apple Discussions Forum exlcusively for podcast producers, located here:

If you have a question or a problem that the technical spec cannot answer, the community of iTunes podcasters may be able to provide valuable guidance.


The iTunes Store Team