Notes to Self

Something I blog so I can remember it later

more testing

I didn’t want to have over a month’s downtime here. Right now I’m trying to add new posts so that the old station fire ones — with video- will scroll down the page. I think I’ve been captivated by the White Screen of Death, but fixes don’t quite work. Yet. I’ve been elsewhere and paying […]

Net Tools to Help a Friend in Need

This is a thinking out loud/research post about possible net tools to help a friend in need. I’ll call that friend F. F is due to undergo a major medical procedure w/in the next few months or so, and she’ll need help. More help than just one or two people can provide. She’ll need help […]

Friday Linkage

OHAI. I CAN HAS QUIT BROWSER? Tab dump: Never before published photos from the time of Martin Luther King’s death Facebook Storytelling: Aenid Hamlet Pride and Prejudice Facebook unites family separated by holocaust Feedly– A way to gather all your feeds together? And, in the same line, JustSignal Oral history from the sinking of the […]

Presentations, Powerpoint, &cetera: Link roundup

At this week’s Toastmaster Club meeting, which included two slide show presentations (one of which was my infant foray into Keynote) I was reminded again of the need for simplicity as expressed by Tufte, et. al., when it comes to powerpoint/keynote and other slide show presentation apps. The damn software application launches and its default […]

How to condense “blog wisdom” from 9 years into 1 hour

(UPDATED) I’m going to be a guest speaker at a class at CSUF tonight, taught by Steve Scauzillo, who works at Pasadena Star News by day, and teaches an editorial opinion writing class by night. This is my thinking-out-loud post where I gather my thoughts. Post will continue to change as I update things. If […]

Possible fixes to dead (dark) LCD monitors

My 2nd monitor died. Power indicator lights up as though power is on. Computer thinks it’s sending data to 2nd monitor. But screen itself is dark. Google search on LCD monitor no backlight yields some good results. Apparently, you can shine a bright flashlight at a monitor with these symptoms, and if you see actual […]

Migrating Mail Rules to new computer

One last mail migration detail I’ll note here for the benefit of Google search and Mac OS Apple Mail users everywhere: Moving your Mail.app rules from an old computer to a new computer: On the old computer, locate the plist file for the old mail rules. You’ll find it here /MacintoshHD/Users/your_user_name/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist Copy the file to […]

Out with the old, in with the new, except for email migration woes

Y2K+8 ends with a new computer. The last step in migrating from old to new is email. Which (surprise, surprise) is not going smoothly. Old computer: PowerMac G4 Dual 1.25GHz. MacOS 10.4.11 New computer: MacPro 2×2.8GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon MacOS 10.5.6 Migration successes, noted. Or, how to use the MacOS Migration Assistant to successfully […]

New Speak Year

Doing some January planning. I want to re-join a Toastmaster’s Club and improve my public speaking skillz. Here are the clubs I’m looking at. If this idea interests you, you can do a search for clubs in your area. (note: once you get first page of results, find the “open to all” checkbox and click […]

PDF Editing and Creation

Fabulous resource: 50 open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat. [via JD Lasica]