This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Productivity

Secret Google Search Tricks

By |February 2nd, 2014|

To improve your Google-Fu, try the features above (from 9Gaga.com).

“New” Facebook Brings New Concerns

By |September 21st, 2011|

I’m going to post a description of a Facebook ‘feature’ that can really throw you for a loop if you’re unawares.

First off, some background. I’m a ‘power user’ who often exercises the features of software services to their limit, and so Google and Facebook often add me as an early adopter to many of their […]

15 Email Rules Everyone Should Know

By |January 20th, 2011|

My #1 utilized software tool is email. I checked the stats for the last year for my work and personal email combined: I receive and read on average 397 emails a week, and send 358 emails a week (this excludes the email which is spam or which I have auto-filters to file to certain folders -- these are real emails I read, write and process). Over the years I've adopted some best practices to process and write email -- I hope you find some of them useful.

2 Hours + 2 Hours is Not Equal to 4 Hours

By |August 7th, 2008|

A great quote from Stephenson’s “Why I am a Bad Correspondent” — why writing is hard work requiring long, uninterrupted spans of time:
Writing novels is hard, and requires vast, unbroken slabs of time. Four quiet hours is a resource that I can put to good use. Two slabs of time, each two hours long, might […]

Boosting Productivity With a Timer

By |October 16th, 2007|

Using a timer for writing? I’m not sure if it will boost productivity, but at least you can use it to track yourself and measure your progress.
With the introduction of a $10 countdown timer that one can purchase in any housewares department, we can create our own artificial deadlines that create that sense of urgency […]

Quick Enter a Google Calendar Event

By |October 11th, 2007|

A cool tip I’ve overlooked until recently. While you’re in GCal, press the q key to summon a single field to enter an event. Best of all, GCal understands natural language like “tomorrow at 2PM.” Not using Google Calendar? Get it at Google Calendar

Inconsolata: Nice Monotype Font

By |October 1st, 2007|

Need a fixed-width font for full screen text editors or the like?

Inconsolata is a monospace font, designed for code listings and the like, in print. There are a great many “programmer fonts,” designed primarily for use on the screen, but in most cases do not have the attention to detail for high resolution rendering.

Download Inconsolata

Quick Excel Tip

By |September 18th, 2007|

When you’re typing text into a cell in Excel, hitting Enter takes you to the next cell. To wrap your text in the current cell as you type hit Alt-Enter.

Hands Free Note-Taking

By |July 3rd, 2007|

This is a cool service: jott.com

You can set up a free account, call and leave a voice mail note, and it will transcribe it and send you an email with your message. Great for hands-free note taking on the road!

4 Folders for Desktop Productivity

By |June 4th, 2007|

Inspired by the excellent Five Steps to a Kinkless Desktop article (a must read if you have a cluttered desktop and folder system), I thought I’d share my own computer desktop organizational system. I have four main folders.

Inbox – All incoming items (downloaded files, temp documents that you’ll throw away immediately, files for email attachments, […]