Setting Paste and Match Style as default in Scrivner on OSX

An incredible tip that I found today when I finally got feed up with pasting text into Scrivner and having to deal with all the different text formats at compile time.

A stack exchange entry about how to remap key commands in OSX.

Using the OSX system preference App Shortcuts found within,

System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts

It is possible to swap Paste with Paste and Match Style.

This little change makes Scrivener much quicker to work with as know when you copy text into scrivner it does not paste with its own style and instead matches the current format style.

Im sorry but this only works with Scrivner on OSX.

I wanted to mark the passing of Billy Graham here and I was reminded of a Ted talk he gave a number of years ago regarding Technology, faith and human shortcomings.

Music Picks of 2017

Based purely on my own personal preferences here are 10 picks from 2017.

On Apple Music and as a YouTube playlist.

Dirty Sexy Money by David Guetta & Afrojack ft Charli XCX & French Montana

Great synth sounds and then stunning rhythmic features that dominate the track in its entirety.

Bestie by Yungen ft. Yxng Bane by

More fun rhythms and some interesting vocal processing alongside an interesting background.

Pretty Girl (Cheat Codes x CADE Remix) by Maggie Lindemann

While perhaps predictable I consider this a delightful track with a nice pace of progression throughout.

Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

Maybe the most controversial on this list? I don’t know I think is the best track from the album.

Split Stones by Maggie Rogers

Yet more cool rhythms but with a nice change of feel from much of 2017 and a great vocal performance.

What Lovers Do ft. SZA by Maroon 5

Very pop and lots of fun I will offer no more defense.

Memory Lane ft. Tom Grennan by Bugzy Malone

It’s always nice to hear old lyrics reworked and I enjoy the creative of the lyrics within this track. The accompaniment is nicely done as well especially around 2 mins.

Castle On The Hill by Ed Sheeran

My favorite track from Divide and I don’t care what you say.

Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee by Luis Fonsi

I remember a friend playing me this track almost a year ago and thinking it was great. Little did I realise it would become what it did!

Blinded By Your Grace Pt.2 ft. MNEK by Stormzy

I remember this track as a surprise on my first listen through the album and have enjoyed it for the later part of 2017.

Honorable mentions to Boys by Charlie XCX, Know No Better (ft. Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo) by Major Lazer and Hourglass by LANNDS.

Merry Christmas One and All

Merry Christmas One and All

The Dawn of Grace by Sixpence None the Richer

It is obviously a Christmas album, but it is that season so something a little different seamed the best approach. Todays recommendation from the unsolicited music recommendation service is, The Dawn of Grace by Sixpence None the Richer.

Rather than remark on every track I will confess this album as a guilty pleasure and pick out my highlights.

The opening track Angels We Have Heard On High makes it clear that this is a Sixpence None the Richer with the guitar sounds and vocal backing parts.

The Last Christmas Without You is a well craft track with stunning song writing, narrative content and some haunting instrumental parts throughout. In fact I think this is possibly my favorite track on the album.

The exposed guitar opening and processed drum sounds give O Come, O Come Emmanuel a haunting aspect fitting of such a song.

The album continues with a pleasant collection of Christmas songs presented in slightly unusual arrangements. The duet within the later verses of Silent Night is stunning while the abrasiveness of the Carol of the Bells is a welcome relief. Christmas Island is very self aware and supported with a delightful mix. The recording of River features a stunning vocal performance over a well crafted instrumental arrangement.

The concluding track Some Children See Him features an initially exposed vocal performance joined by some delicate string parts.

If you use Apple Music you can listen to The Dawn of Grace.