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I live and die by my notes in Evernote. For me, Evernote has become part of my standard workflow and is one of the apps that I constantly have open. I even paid to have a “Premium” account. I have several different notebooks, which include business card entries (using the iPhone app-which is super cool btw), personal notes, my business meeting notes, technical notes, shared notes and everything else I need to (try and) remember.…

Here’s an excellent write-up for setting up SSH access using private keys to connect to other Linux/Unix servers without having to enter a password. http://smbjorklund.no/ssh-login-without-password-using-os-x Copied here for reference. Tired of typing passwords to SSH servers you often access? Well get used to it! Passwords provide a high level of security, but but it have a tendency be tedious, and also prevent you from running local scripts that automatic logon to your server to perform…

This how-to lesson describes how to view MP4/M4V (Quicktime/Apple formatted) movies on your Tivo 3 HD and above (including Tivo Premiere) with no conversion needed and without the need to buy the Tivo Desktop Plus software. Download “StreamBaby” Application A great program that has been made is called “StreamBaby”. This program allows you to stream MP4/M4V files to your Tivo 3 HD. You can get it at: http://code.google.com/p/streambaby/ Click on the “Downloads” tab in order…

I finished a little household project which was running Cat5e cable from my living room and master bedroom to the switch in my office. This was to connect two Tivo’s to the home network, so that everything is running Gig-E over the wire and so that I don’t have to mess around with connecting the Tivo’s wirelessly (and I’m hoping that the hard connection will make Netflix video streaming performance better than wifi). The project included making…

I have a small program that keeps some of it’s files (which happen to be data files) where the program resides, typically under C:Program FilesName of Program. I normally back these files up as they are important to me. However when I went over to Windows 7, I noticed that the program files are no longer under C:Program FilesName of Program and where nowhere to be found. After some exhaustive searching on Google and using…

Backups! Most people don’t think about them until it’s too late. Well, here are my two favorite options for performing a backup of your data. http://www3.crashplan.com/consumer/index.html = Crashplan is a free Program to automatically backup your data to another drive (e.g. an external drive) or another computer of yours, or even a friend that’s running Crashplan! They have an online backup option ($5/month for unlimited amount of data). Go buy an external drive, download and…

I was having some performance issues with my iPhone and I wanted to clear it out and did a “factory restore” from within iTunes and then just sync back my apps from iTunes. Well, that all went ok. I use Microsoft Exchange at work and I have my iPhone synced with my Exchange account, so it handles Contacts, Mail and Calendar. So I wasn’t worried about that data as I can always sync that information.…

This is one successful way that I’ve found to merge 2 AVI files into 1 AVI file using a Mac. Get D-Vision 3 Software (Free) Download the D-Vision 3 software from this site: http://www.objectifmac.com/english/downloads.php Download the program and install. Then launch the program. D-Vision 3 – Tools Once the program launches, click on the "Tools" button on the right hand side of the window. On the "Tools" screen, select "Join AVI Files". First select the…

I posted awhile back about DropBox which allows you to store things online while having a local “drive” on your computer to use. Here’s a link to that post: http://djlaube.wordpress.com/2009/02/18/dropbox-online-sync-backup-for-multiple-computers/ Well, forget Dropbox! Nothing against them as it worked well, however I now use www.zumodrive.com! It basically has all the features of Dropbox (creates a “local drive” on your PC, can use for backup, keeps a local copy if you want it to, etc) and works…

By default in VMware Fusion, the Virtual Machine Menu Option lists the “Soft” Power Commands and you need to hold down the Alt/Option Key to display the “Hard” Power Commands that will let you power off or reset the VMware Fusion Session, even when the VM is powered on. Thanks to this post for such simple information but man did I have a hard time finding it at first! http://davidhayden.com/blog/dave/archive/2008/06/13/ResetPowerOffWindowsXPVistaVMwareFusion.aspx