Notes to Self

Something I blog so I can remember it later

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]