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Quick Tip: Creating Outlook Templates for Mac

As a remote worker, I keep in touch with my colleagues by way of the “daily virtual standup”. This is a short and sweet e-mail that outlines what I did yesterday and well as what I’m going to do today. Oddly enough, Outlook for Mac does not have a mail template that I could create to send these out faster! So here’s a quick trick I use as a workaround…

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Quick Tip: Quick File Zipping in Windows 8

Quick TipYep, I’m one of those people that use Windows 8 and like it. One thing I really like is the “ribbon UI” that is provided in nearly everything, including the file explorer. This allows us to setup a quick and easy way to zip files up on the fly. Continue reading “Quick Tip: Quick File Zipping in Windows 8”

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Quick Tip: How to mount a TimeMachine network drive at login

Quick TipI’ve had a lot of feedback from my article on using readyshare drives for TimeMachine backups. The one glitch I’ve found is that I have to remount the sparsebundle file every time I log in. Here’s a way to fix that issue.  Continue reading “Quick Tip: How to mount a TimeMachine network drive at login”

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Quick Tip: Batch SVN Rename of files through Powershell

Quick TipI’m trying to use Powershell more and more, and today I ran into a directory in one of my projects that had a lot of files that needed renaming. Here’s the trick on how to do it in Powershell. Continue reading “Quick Tip: Batch SVN Rename of files through Powershell”

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Quick Tip: How to Peel Frozen Bananas

Bananas that are a little too ripe to eat are GREAT for smoothies or banana bread. You can freeze them and use them when you need to. However, when it comes time to peel these frozen bananas, you either freeze your fingers off or make a mess (or both). Here’s a trick I use to make this quick and painless. Continue reading “Quick Tip: How to Peel Frozen Bananas”

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Quick Tip: Bulk Edit Post Formats in WordPress

As you may have noticed, I recently merged my photo blog and quote blog here into my main blog. As part of that process, I wanted all of my photos to use the “gallery” post format to take advantage of its display options in the new twenty thirteen theme. When you’re in the main post editor, there’s not way to “bulk edit” post formats. Here’s a “back door” trick on how to get it done. Continue reading “Quick Tip: Bulk Edit Post Formats in WordPress”