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Category Archives: Red Herrings

Sandwich Book

Hmm, who doesn’t love sammiches? Seriously, sandwiches are the best. I particularly like peanut butter sandwiches, though my wife thinks the things I combine with peanut butter are mildly insane.  Frankly, I think if she would just try the peanut butter and sweet relish sandwich, she’d see just how sweet and savory combine to make […]

More, Hey Siri!

So no more map posts this month, but some good stuff anyway. A couple of months ago, I wrote a post titled Hey Siri, which had all kinds of tips and tricks to using Siri, the personal assistant on the iPhone. I’m back with more.  In fact, I think this very well may be the […]

Cuteness Palate Cleanser

So, I’m a fairly apolitical guy and I need a mental palate cleanser after all the political convention coverage lately. And, outside of unicorns, I can think of no better mood enhancer than endless streams of adorable animals brought to you via Tumblr. So, here you go: Kittens & Puppies Cute Puppies and Kittens dogs […]

Evernote Add-Ons

I’ve become a huge Evernote fan since I started using it for the Getting Things Done a couple months ago. And, as I find more and more things I can do through Evernote to keep me organized and efficient, I find I love it more and more. I’ve been focused on templates recently, both finding […]

What Theme Is That WordPress Running?

Okay, so this may not matter to a lot of my readers who aren’t designers, programmers or WordPress enthusiasts. But, it does matter to me. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen a site and wanted to know what they were running.  Most of the time, I just go over to Netcraft […]

Another Friday The Thirteenth

At least once a year, when it rolls around, I try to write about Friday the Thirteenth. And, actually, I try not to write about it more than once per year, but, sometimes, I get stuck for a creative idea and I admit that I recycle the post.  Kind of like I’m doing right this […]

Evernote IT Documentation Templates

Prepare yourself for some high-intensity geekery! No, seriously. So, I’ve been contracting somewhere that has virtually no network documentation and what little they did have got destroyed in a catastrophic event.  For privacy and security, not to mention client confidentiality, I won’t go into details on that.  But, as a result, one of the things […]

Curing JetLag

Well, more like mitigating jetlag by controlling one of it’s causes. Mostly, we think of jetlag as being caused by lack of sleep or a disrupted sleep cycle.  And, there certainly is validity to that, but it’s not the only cause.  It’s also brought on because travel messes up our eating schedule.  That, in turn, […]

Security In A Box

First of all, you should know I’m talking about computer security, not home security. Secondly, know that “in a box” really means something more like “all in one place”. I’m suggesting this site this week because security is on my mind.  Not only in a corporate sense, but in a personal sense.  In a professional […]

Expense and Tax Tools

So, it looks like I’m going to be an independent contractor for a bit. And, that means tracking expenses and tracking billable hours, as well as the taxes I have to pay on that.  Since I’m an iPhone user, that means that, yes, there’s an app for that.  Or, ten apps, actually.  From eWeek, Ten […]


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