This isn’t about efficiency. It’s about your immortal soul. Ever heardm people say, “you spend 3 weeks of your life in the shower” or “2 days are spent tying your shoes”? You do a lot of little things throughout your day and when you add them up over a span of years or a lifetime. […]
Google’s made it fast and easy to perform a search, but what about a hundred searches?
There’s a lot of great things you can do by performing the same kind of search over and over again, but only if you automate the process.
Expand your toolkit and learn how to do infinite searches all at once.
You drew the short straw and have to rename the 500 image files from the staff retreat. No worries, you can get it done in 20 seconds with Automator.
Evernote, Notes.app, Bear, and the other full featured notetaking are awesome, but their richness makes them bulky. Sometimes you just need to find your note in under two seconds.
nvALT is my favorite plain-text, lightning fast note utility. In this first entry to the “Up and Running” YouTube series, I teach you to revolutionize your thinking with this free note app that’s the prefect compliment to any full feature notes app.
I routinely screw up and delete my computer. Don’t ask me how it happens, it just does.
If you use file syncing or backup services, your files are safe, but what about your app data? Your macros, workflows, snippets, preferences and tweaks. Are they secure?
Empower yourself to take ownership of ALL your data and make a savage bear attack a nonevent.
I’m a huge cheapskate, so I always want to know what an x% discount actually works out to. Write out the equation each time? Poppycock!
You shouldn’t have to open Excel, type out an equation or fish an envelope out of the trash to perform your common calculations. Build yourself a tool that you didn’t have before. Take another step in your Empowered User Journey.
I’m a major cheapskate by nature. Any non-pizza purchase over $40 takes at least three days of soul searching. So I understand anyone’s aversion to purchasing software. The anxiety, the ambivalence, I get it 100%. “Will this be worth it? What if I don’t use it enough? I could buy how many burritos down at […]
Content creators know that sometimes you’ve just got to focus up, hunker down and do the difficult work of writing. They also know that sometimes screw that. I’m an advocate of “Productive Procrastination”. A selfserving rationalization of my laziness philosophy that says if you’re not going to do what your supposed to be doing, you […]
Some of my favorite problems to solve are figuring out how to automate big multi-step, multi-app tasks. Clicking spots on the screen, copying and using multiple lines of text, switching apps, accounting for UI lag, etc. Getting big stuff to a single keypress can tough but feels so good when you get it right. Today’s […]
Your keyboard is hiding a secret from you. Those uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols silkscreened on the keycaps? They aren’t the whole story. Every one of them has at least two other things they can do. Special things happen when you type them in special combinations, strange arcane markings will appear if you do the […]