Year: 2020

Archiving Yahoo Groups

I’m a little sad that Yahoo is ending Yahoo Groups, one of the world’s largest collections of online discussion boards. Most times I used it as an email newsletter service. Anyone could subscribe to get various newsletters I would make. From 1999 to 2005, I made 17 such newsletter groups dedicated to niche topics ranging …

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You can say “rad” only 50 times in a Facebook comment

Go ahead and type “rad” in a comment on Facebook. The word “rad” will automatically be be colored pink by Facebook. Apparently, Facebook really wants to punch up the word “rad” with HOT PINK! Fun! Having “rad” turn a bold pink is rather addicting, so I used it several times in a comment. Here’s a …

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How to force MacOS Spotlight to re-index a specific folder

Ever do a search on your hard drive, and some you know the results are missing some files? Today I was searching a folder that has over 100 movies. Yet, the MacOS Spotlight was showing zero results. Here’s how you can force the MacOS to re-index a specific folder. Watch the video. This tip comes …

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Looking back at Adobe GoLive 6

When editing old html webpages, it cracks me up to see things like this line: This particular HTML webpage is a list of links to my family’s Christmas wish lists on Amazon (and yup, we still use this page to this day. Sorry, I’m not linking to the wish list page for privacy reasons). A …

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Why your potential domain name is great, according to Godaddy

When you search for available domains on Godaddy, they immediately give you reasons why you should reserve the domain. I checked with Godaddy if “everydaypsalm.com” is available. Right next to the results was listed the reasons I should grab it now: Why it’s great.• “Everyday” is a high value keyword that has an average sale price …

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How to keep track of books you’d like to borrow from your local library

You might have a list of books piling up that you’d like to read from your local library. Especially given these times of stay-at-home, your list might be growing longer. How do you keep track of these books? Sure, a simple written list would work. Or maybe a digital note saved on your computer. I …

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Have you ever accidentally used your town’s website to search for a book instead of your local library website?

Funny, I just went to do a search for a book in my local library. But instead of pulling up the library’s website, I accidentally just googled the name of my town, “Glen Ellyn” and pulled up the village’s website. My first thought was, “huh, they did a site redesign.” Without even thinking, I used …

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Categorizing your blog by your passions

Because I work in the media industry, I started this blog in January 2011 to share my thoughts on how to use media better. On the three-year anniversary the site became organized into four categories. How we create (Writing, designing, and illustrating, for creators) How we discover (Searching and discovery, for searchers) How we read …

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How to make your numbered lists look normal in Microsoft Word

If your numbered list goes past nine items in Microsoft Word, you’ll need this trick to get your list to look professional.  By default, Microsoft Word will align your numbered list by the first digit in the number. You’ll end up with an ugly list like this one: Notice how the periods after the number …

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