Geeky & Productive Way to Start 2012 F1 Season

Fri Mar 16 0:07:52 2012 EST (-0500 GMT)

Here’s my geeky and productive way to start off the 2012 Formula 1 season: Textexpander shortcuts for Formula 1 driver names.

I’ve blogged about Textexpander before: mattclare.ca/blog/2009/08/28/textexpander/ In short, with TextExpander installed on your Mac you can type short key-commands, like “ddate” which is automatically replaced with something like Thursday March 15, 2012 saving keystrokes and looking things up. I store handy E-Mail responses or marking responses in TextExpander shortcuts as well as things like HTML elements and other filler text.

There is also the compatible MS Windows option: PhraseExpress.

For the 2012 Formula 1 season I’ve taken the Formula 1 timing and scoring three letter short code abbreviations and turned them into a Textpander group. This should help me bang-out my tweets, blog postings, gripes and other comments about F1.

3 Letter Driver Abbreviation
ALO Fernando Alonso F1ALO
BUT Jenson Button F1BUT
DIR Paul di Resta F1DIR
DLR Pedro de la Rosa F1
GLO Timo Glock F1GLO
GRO Romain Grosjean F1GRO
HAM Lewis Hamilton F1HAM
HUL Nico Hulkenberg F1HUL
KAR Narain Karthikeyan F1KAR
KOB Kamui Kobayashi F1KOB
KOV Heikki Kovalainen F1KOV
MAL Pastor Maldonado F1MAL
MAS Felipe Massa F1MAS
MSC Michael Schumacher F1MSC
PER Sergio Perez F1PER
PET Vitaly Petrov F1PET
PIC Charles Pic F1PIC
RAI Kimi Raikkonen F1RAI
RIC Daniel Ricciardo F1RIC
ROS Nico Rosberg F1ROS
SEN Bruno Senna F1SEN
VER Jean-Eric Vergne F1VER
VET Sebastian Vettel F1VET
WEB Mark Webber F1WEB

Here is the TextExpander Group for you to either download or subscribe to.


Signed with TextExpander……
Matt Clare
Educational Technology Support Specialist,
Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (formerly CTLET) www.brocku.ca/ctlet
Part-time Instructor,
Interactive Arts and Sciences