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My Tasks, Projects and Stuff (now playing: Toodledo)

September 22nd, 2008 at 2:03 am » Comments (14)

“I’ve been, searching, for that missing productivity application.” OK, it doesn’t end with quite the same rhythm as Michael W. Smith’s “MIssing Person,” but it rings true for me anyway. Sometimes I think I’ve tried nearly every todo, productivity, and Getting Things Done software or web application invented. Then I look around the web for […]

Remote Desktop and SSH with mRemote, free and open source

September 1st, 2008 at 12:38 pm » Comments (1)

mRemote is one of my best Cool Tools finds in quite a while.ร‚ย  I first heard about it from this 4sysops post comparing free RDP clients. For a long time, I thought all I needed was the built-in Windows Remote Desktop Client. I was very wrong. Sure, it’ll get the job done, if you don’t […]

Explorations with VMware ESXi (now free!) and Linux NICs

August 5th, 2008 at 4:38 pm » Comments (8)

Late last month, VMware announced that it was going to make it’s ESXi product free. It’s not the same as the full-blown ESX product, but it’s close enough to get anyone running VMware Server salivating! Including me. I’m going to have to work on getting a server available to play with this at Lakeview, but […]

First post from my iPhone

July 30th, 2008 at 11:33 pm » Comments (0)

I know, it’s just the obligatory first post from new mobile device. Nothing special. So far I’m enjoying the iPhone immensely, and typing isn’t great but it’s not bad, especially in text fields where you can type a word and hot space , and let the phone autocorrect your spelling! It’s pretty smart but not […]

Contemplating the iPhone 3G

June 12th, 2008 at 5:49 pm » Comments (9)

I really didn’t care that much when Apple introduced the original iPhone. Yeah it’s cool, but it wouldn’t sync with Exchange using ActiveSync, and without that it’s pretty useless to me. Well, that and it has no hardware keyboard. The new one coming out on July 11th will not only support ActiveSync (and better from […]

Find Ribbon Commands Easily with Office 2007 Search Commands Add-in

April 30th, 2008 at 12:55 am » Comments (0)

When I moved from Office 2003 to Office 2007, personally, I had a learning curve like everyone else when I had to figure out where all the commands I knew had gone! I adjusted rather quickly and I think the new “Ribbon” in Office 2007 organizes commands in a much more logical fashion than previous […]

The Post that Won’t Die: Previewing PDFs in Outlook 2007

April 29th, 2008 at 12:53 pm » Comments (0)

The most popular post, nay, page on this site is my post on the Outlook 2007 PDF Previewer add-on that has since been pulled from circulation due to Adobe Reader building the feature into version 8.1. Additionally, Tim Heuer wrote a similar PDF preview utility utilizing the Foxit PDF engine, which is much faster than […]

Secure Shell from Palm OS Treo Phone

March 26th, 2008 at 2:18 pm » Comments (0)

My Nokia N800 can run SSH (via the standard Linux OpenSSH software compiled for the N800) in client and server modes without a problem. But I like the keyboard on my Treo 650 and can type quite quickly on it. What if I want to use Subversion to update my blog while all I have […]

EasyWorship still good, even with Easter glitch; Shawn saves the day

March 24th, 2008 at 6:08 pm » Comments (0)

We’ve been using Softouch EasyWorship at Lakeview for so long I’m not sure exactly what the date was when we first started using it. At the time (probably around the turn of the millennium or thereabouts), we’d been using version 1.0 of Presentation Manager for years after I had started volunteering on the tech team […]

New TrueCrypt 5.1 Does Hibernation, Kind Of

March 11th, 2008 at 12:02 pm » Comments (0)

TrueCrypt just released version 5.1, adding support for hibernation (see prior post) to an encrypted system partition (thanks to Joel for letting me know). They’ve also increased AES encryption speed by 30-90% and a few other nice tweaks and fixes. I went ahead and upgraded last night and started encrypting my drive before I went […]