Changing the Oil on your Mac: Repairing Disk Permissions

I put my computer through a lot, and once in a while the poor thing just starts to get a bit wonky.  Recently, after a big transition from Dropbox to [...]

Seeing your Calendar Within Your Email Screen

Most people find this feature extremely useful, but for some reason it continues to languish in the cold dark corners of Gmail's "labs". The Calendar Gadget will add the ability [...]

No more Calendar Notifications interrupting you!

Sometimes I think that the smaller an annoyance is, the more passionate I feel about eliminating it.  Often, the moment 30 minutes before a class starts is one of the [...]

Walking Desks!

If you aren't aware of the new fad  called "Sitting Disease", you may want to check it out. I haven't read much about it, because I haven't felt the need [...]

Alfred: Spotlight on Steroids

Spotlight, and all of the subtle ways it can be controlled,  has to be the single most useful feature of the Mac operating system.   Once you begin using the [...]

Skitch: A simple and flexible image creation/editing tool (that syncs with Evernote!)

I discovered Skitch several months ago, and it pretty neat, but I wasn't finding that I used it very much.  Then I set it to be the default program that opens [...]

GradeCam: intelligent multiple choice! (JIS-specific setup guide)

Setting up GradeCam should take you about 10 minutes.  Below the summary, there are screenshots and more indepth instructions.  In summary: Follow the link that was sent to you in [...]

Opening PowerSchool Gradebook in under 3.5 seconds

Once in a while I have the great 'pleasure' of watching someone open PowerSchool's Gradebook the old way.  Depending on their tech-fluency, it can take between 3 and 10 clicks, [...]

Spotlight on steroids: Alfred

Ummm....excuse me, your Geek is showing. It takes a pretty special application to convince me to open my wallet.