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Monday, January 26, 2009

Tip of the Week

Do you struggle with pulling aluminum foil or plastic wrap out of the container?  Did you know that just about all major & store brand containers feature tabs at the end that you can push in -- so the roll spins around them, and stays in place when you try to rip off your portion?

Such a simple design, and so helpful.  Why doesn't more of the world know about these?  Or was I the only one left in the dark for all these years?  (Apparently not)

Friday, January 23, 2009

All Your Plastic Bottle Caps Are Belong To Us

I can now recycle plastic bottle caps at work.  Unknown to many, most recycling locations accept plastic bottles, but not the caps.  So start saving your caps and give them to me next time you think of it.  Together, we can make a difference. ;)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Lightroom is a Digital Photographer's Best Friend

There's a hidden cost in digital photography, and it's tied to one of the medium's greatest strengths -- the ability to take as many photos as you like for "free".  The cost is time, and it's the reason why I am so back-logged on my photos.

But as you may have noticed, I'm on a Flickr-uploading spree as of late, and it's all due to my favorite new digital photo tool, Adobe Lightroom.  It combines photo management, workflow, and editing seamlessly into one brilliant tool (that happens to integrate perfectly with Photoshop, mind you).  It's been saving me time, and allowing me to catch up on loads of photos.

Now my only problem is deciding when enough is enough...

Monday, January 05, 2009

iTunes Tip

I just discovered my favorite new iTunes "trick".

Want to filter your music by Album, Artist, or Genre?

Simply option-click (sorry, I don't know the PC version, probably Ctrl-Click?) on the little arrows that show up next to the item you'd like to filter, and voila.  Filter complete.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Happy New Year

If you haven't noticed already, I've been pretty slack on my blog for the last few months.  Now that I have my own personal laptop (yay!) I'm hoping to change that...

Many thanks to all my family and friends for making 2008 such a great year.  Looking forward to a great 2009.