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April 23, 2012

I Still Miss Notify.app

I’m a big fan of Inbox Zero and I wish I didn’t have to give e-mail so much of my attention, but since I’m in charge of support for my company it’s a priority for me. That may make me a bit of an “E-Mail Monkey“, but so be it. It’s a point of pride - Read More-

June 6, 2011

Well, It’s Official – I’m Obsolete

Today was the Steve Jobs keynote at the Apple Developer’s Conference and as expected there as a ton of new stuff announced. Unfortunately, now that some of the dust is settling, it looks like a some of my gear is now obsolete. This is a first for me since switching to the Mac back in - Read More-

April 9, 2011

Quickbooks Online Crashes Safari

I’ve been a QuickBooks user since I started my first company back in 1997. It’s been a love hate relationship mostly because I don’t enjoy working on the books. Recently though, QuickBooks has kicked things up a notch by drop kicking my browser when it prints more than one time. When I switched to the - Read More-

March 12, 2011

CalendarBar

I love the design of this app. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really fit into my workflow. I’m currently using GeekTool and iCalBuddy to display my calendar directly on my desktop, so this app is a bit redundant for me. I do wish I could figure out a way to style the iCalBuddy display to mimic this - Read More-

November 5, 2010

Going Flashless

Taking a page from Daring Fireball and going flash free. I like the fact that I can fall back to Chrome when I need to for Flash, but I’m eager to see how much content is out there in HTML 5. I’ll keep you posted.

August 14, 2010

How To Import A Movie Into Keynote

I had a client ask me to walk them through how to import a movie into Apple’s Keynote presentation software. I took the opportunity to use ScreenFlow and play with the new features, like text overlays. I encourage you to open the video in a new window and then the pop up to see it - Read More-

July 21, 2010

SizeUp – The Handiest Little Utility

Today I was knuckling down to get a couple of irritating tasks done and I was struck by how easy it was to manhandle my apps to do by bidding. I grabbed mail.app and with a simple keyboard shortcut threw it to the right side of my screen and then I threw a browser window - Read More-

September 23, 2008

Looking For A Lean & Mean Browser

There’s this little routine that my business partner and I go through every time he comes into my office. He walks in and asks me to pull up a web site. I open a new tab, or page and lo and behold I get the spinning beachball of death. Without fail, this happens nearly every - Read More-