Blogging Hiatus

There are many circumstances in life that can make blogging very difficult, or even right out impossible. I’m about to face one of them, since I’m going to be out of town for a few days and will leave my blogging machine behind… I’ll see you in a week’s time or so.


Rushing Software Out the Door

I thought I might be the only one who felt this way, but happily I’m not alone. I don’t think Dorian J. Burnette had Bible software in mind when he wrote it, but I certainly do.

I’m not a bussiness-minded person, so I can never speak from a company’s point of view. But speaking from a user’s point of view, to buy half-baked, buggy software is very frustrating, to say the least. Maybe development cycles should take longer, I don’t know, but generally speaking, time devoted to proof-reading, beta testing and various other quality-control mechanisms is clearly insufficient, judging by the results. I know this from first-hand experience as a translator, beta tester and user.


On “Heavenly Bible Software” for the Mac

I think I may have forgotten to point to this article due to the fact that I was too busy working on the new BSR website. Anyway, take a look if you haven’t read it yet.

Notice the closing paragraph, where it says, “SvenOnTech hopes to have a review off one of the three talked about above (or all of them) within the coming months. So stay tuned for that if you’re still looking.” The three programs referred to are Accordance, MacSword, and QuickVerse Mac.


Chances are…it’s in the FAQs!

Every now and again I am asked about things which are clearly answered in the FAQs of BSR. This seems to suggest that most visitors don’t read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) — just as most users don’t read manuals. But is there anything one can do about this situation? I’m not sure. I guess we must keep reminding people that the FAQ section is there. Besides that, there is another useful and quite often underused feature, you should familiarize yourself with, i.e., the Search box. If you can’t find something in the FAQs, give the web’s Search feature a go. You’ll be surprised to see that even the most minute details are indexed for you. And if you cannot find an answer to your question after all, I’ll make sure it is added to the FAQs for the benefit of future users.