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Our thanks to Smile Software for sponsoring the RSS feed this week. On a personal note, I’ve been using TextExpander since the beginning of 2011, and good gosh is it great. I use it for automating email signatures, speeding up podcast show notes, inserting affiliate tags into links to Amazon or iTunes, fixing odd CamelCase spellings, and about a billion other things. Just about the only thing I didn’t use it for was to write this editor’s note.