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Sustainable Computing: A Business Evolution

I’ve been into technology for over 30 years, primarily for its usefulness in producing content or achieving a goal. At the time, though, I didn’t realize it would be my business, too. I remember using the wired remote control of our VCR to program it when I was about 8. Around the same time, I [...]

2016-08-15T09:03:41-07:00August 15th, 2016|Coaching, Personal|

Trail Tools: A Muddy Adventure

This past Wednesday afternoon, my friend Carrie and I went on an adventure in Tilden Park. Even knowing a forecast for rain, I opted to go in socks and my Keen sandals, my feet’s normal winter attire. I figured I might take my socks off and my feet would get wet. Little did I know [...]

2014-12-26T08:00:20-08:00December 26th, 2014|Personal|

New Beginnings Follow a Sad Ending

Three weeks ago was a sad day. My Mac’s fans were grinding on something, so I opened it up to clean them out. I removed some recognizable dust bunnies! Then, I put it all back together. Power… Nothing. I tried every troubleshooting tactic I knew and even researched one or two new ones I did [...]

2014-10-24T08:33:19-07:00October 24th, 2014|Hardware, Personal|

Gadgets of Love: Productivity in the Physical

Are you a fan of gadgets? I have always loved kitchen gadgets, desk accessories, and other products that purport to ease my daily doings. A question on one of my forums this week asked about the physical products that make our lives easier. This got me thinking about gadgets that improve my productivity. The prompt [...]

2014-08-15T08:30:33-07:00August 15th, 2014|Apps, Personal|

Email: Productive Tool or Waste of Time

Do you feel like you live in your email?! How many messages do you have in your inbox today? How many hours do you spend trawling through it every day? What about the messages you file in those umpteen other folders? For me, email has become a time-wrenching beast that steals my focus from productive [...]

2014-08-08T08:50:28-07:00August 8th, 2014|Apps, Personal|

From Chaos to Order: Take Control of Your Data

How many icons are on your desktop? Do you have a special way of organizing your files? I've discussed the benefits of keeping enough free space on your computer’s storage drive. Once you’re there, how do you stay there? Apple has enabled users to avoid any semblance of organization by offering Spotlight, OS X’s system-wide [...]

2014-07-14T22:09:23-07:00July 14th, 2014|Coaching, Personal|

Preparing for Fusion

Last week, as a my graduation gift to myself, I bought the OWC Data Doubler and solid-state drive (SSD) that have been on my wish list for a year or two. I use my Mac so much less than when I bought it, since I've offloaded much of my computing to my iPad and now [...]

2013-06-03T21:10:35-07:00June 3rd, 2013|Personal|

Mountain Lion Notes & Bugs

Two weeks after installing OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (ML) on my Mac, it's time to share my thoughts on using it. For starters, ML has been an incredibly stable OS. Not that I experienced a lot of crashes before. I just have an impression that it's speedy and solid. However, among all its strengths [...]

2012-08-09T13:59:50-07:00August 9th, 2012|Personal|

Preparing to Welcome Mountain Lion

Apple announced this afternoon at its quarterly earnings call that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion will be released tomorrow. It's a $20 upgrade and my MacBook Pro is among the supported models. This past week, I've been preparing my Mac for tomorrow's launch. First, I cleaned up my address book. This was more in preparation [...]

2012-07-24T15:33:43-07:00July 24th, 2012|Personal|