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iCal + Inspector Window

I love using iCal - simple to use and in combination with me.com it syncs between my computers and certain calendars I can make publicly available. Editing events and viewing details is made worlds easier with the Inspector Window.  It's a must-use!

Reliability of Wikipedia

Q: Is Wikipedia a good source on the internet for research A: I think that Wikipedia is a good source on the internet for research. I usually begin with Wikipedia as their layout / content delivery is excellent. Although it is a publicly edited collective, it has been...

Spam!

http://crestonecreations.com/spam/ Spam - It is no one's fault - other than the spammer - that spam is being received. I went to my P.O. Box (you know - that thing at the post office) and there were credit card solicitations and circulars from the grocery store and...

You don’t need to back up your files

If you do not have a backup for your computer hard drive it's ok. It's very cathartic to just get rid of everything now and then.  I once lost some items due to a flooded basement area.  I will never have to worry about those things again.  You know the expression,...

Paypal inconvenient truth

I have recently discovered that when a client goes to pay their bill using Paypal - if the client is not a Paypal member then they can only use their credit card three times before they are locked out for that card.  They are, thus, forced to register for an account....

Deleting email from the server

We recommend deleting messages off of the server.  Below are instructions for setting your email software to delete messages off of the server after downloading them... Outlook Express, Outlook 98/2000, Windows Mail. Open Outlook Express , Outlook 98/2000, or Windows...

I’m an Apple guy …

I got a call today to help a client whose email just stopped sending. Bad news, since I personally just set up her new email accounts a handful of days ago. I rearrange my day, drive over; check it out. Yep, it won't send. The email client (Outlook) on their desktop...

Paypal for most of us

There are ways to spend money monthly with a Paypal account, but most of you don't need to. Most of my clients will be just fine using "Website Payments Standard" and NOT the $30/month PRO version. With Standard you can Send Invoices Receive payments Have a shopping...

iPhone iPod touch Calendars and Mobile Me sync

According to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3634 You can't get your birthday calendar onto the ipod touch or iPhone, but here's a workaround as per: iPhone 3.1: Explaining Subscribed Calendars and Mobile Me | MyAppleGuide I pulled this off successfully.  Here is the...

Blog This

Why Blog? > How Blog? > Get Going! Why Blog? There have been numerous well written articles which are trying to pound this thought into your business head - get a blog.  So I'm not going to re-babble what has been said in great, glorious detail - go read it:  ...

Font Management on Snow Leopard

Today has been a most incredible day of learning about fonts, specifically, font management in the context of Snow Leopard. Once upon a time, I thought it was cool to have fonts - so I gobbled them all up - every one that came my way and kept them on my computer. Not...

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