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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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Godaddy screenshot: Why it's great: everydaypsalm.com

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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When a site has so many buttons, you don’t know what to do.

Have you ever visited a site looking to download something, but then the site is so completely covered with buttons, you don’t know which button to tap. That’s what happened to me today. I’m completely grateful for sites that give free resources for people to download. It’s wonderful. It’s great. It’s the age of the …

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Easter egg in your email signature

Because I believe in the joys of online Easter Eggs, in my email signature I have a little hidden surprise. When you click on the email address link, the subject auto-fills to have a fun little message.

Tribune Publishing logo, 2018

Tribune Publishing new logo, replacing the old tronc logo

The first time most Tribune Publishing employees (myself included) saw our new logo was on our Cisco phone display this morning. As a designer, I enjoy that my first experience with our brand was in 8-bit grayscale. For the Tribune employees who check their email on the way into the office, their first experience of …

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New privacy policy for mattmaldre.com and my other websites

So many companies emailing about their privacy policy! Wow. Well, it’s a good thing that the European Union is forcing everyone to publish simple policies on how each company uses cookies and data. All consumers should know what is each company’s policy. What happens when you sign up for an email list? Or when you …

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Instagram API promo: April 4, 2018

The classic sad tale about social media API.

A new platform launches. The platform needs users and growth. So the platform offers an API for developers to make super-cool apps and services. Why bother developing the innovation in-house when you can have other outside people do it for you? Third-party developers get excited about the API, because it lets developers access the platform’s …

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apps that won't run on Mac OS 10.14

32-bit apps that won’t work on Mac OS 10.14

Apple announced that their next operating system (Mac OS X 10.14) will work only with applications that are 64-bit. Applications built as 32-bit won’t run on 10.14. Flat out. Won’t run. Do you have any 32-bit applications on your computer? MacObserver wrote a nice tutorial on how to see which Mac apps are 32-bit. Here’s …

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Malware hiding in your Chrome extensions

Google regularly checks if any of your installed Chrome extensions contain malware. Today, Chrome disabled the “Bookmark Checker” extension because it contains malware. CRAP. I HAD THIS THING INSTALLED! Thankfully Google keeps on top of these things. Hopefully, Firefox and Safari does too. Three other people have tweeted about this “Bookmark Checker” extension having malware:

Owen General Electric

Molly and Owen of General Electric move to ABB

General Electric makes a lot of stuff. Refrigerators, light bulbs, windpower turbines, trains, aircraft engines, weapons, and much much more. So much stuff that GE runs TV ads to explain who GE is. Cute ads featuring Molly, the Kid Who Never Stops Inventing and Owen the Programmer of Turbines. Now General Electric will be making one …

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Bar chart showing reply percentage of the top 10 journalists on Twitter

Reply rate of the top 10 journalists on Twitter

Barkha Dutt of the Washington Post is the most-engaged top journalist on Twitter. 64% of the reporter’s tweets are at-replies. That’s how to use Twitter–as an engagement platform, not a broadcast platform. How do the other most-followed journalists on Twitter rate with their response level? Poynter published a list of the the most-followed journalists on Twitter: Anderson …

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