BrainStorm and Vista

If BrainStorm ever crashes in Vista, right click the icon you use to activate it and select ‘Properties’. Then ‘Compatibility’ then the XP option.

I’ve been using it on Vista for a couple of weeks and, yesterday, experienced a couple of crashes. Hard to nail down because I couldn’t repeat them. But I’ve gone for ‘Compatibility’ mode and nothing’s happened since.

I’ll keep you posted.

Picking the wheat from the chaff

I’ve been using BrainStorm for 27 years and I’ve just discovered a new trick. I can’t believe it’s taken so long.

I’ve just hoovered up masses of information from the internet using Magic paste.

The result needs to be picked though to identify the important bits.

It’s just occurred to me to make a new model – call it nuggets – and set Magic paste on there. Go back to the large file and just highlight and copy the interesting bits. These don’t have to be whole entries, they can be phrases from within an entry.

End result: plenty of readable wheat and no chaff