stretchware exercise

Taking a Break with StretchWare

I thought I had been doing a good job of managing my breaks. It turns out I wasn't and I started to experience neck pain. The pain was aggravated by my bad phone habits and leaning the wrong way towards the PC. The longer I worked, the worse the problem. I needed to rethink my habits and ergonomics. (Includes short demo.)
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Samsung SSD 850 box

Newfound Joys of a Solid State Hard Drive

SSD got my interest several years ago when my web host started switching from traditional hard disk drives (HDD) to the newer solid state drives. Despite the expense, they realized the advantages outweighed the disadvantages. There were 4 benefits I could see by switching. Overall, the project took less than an hour if you exclude the cloning time.
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Unique Music Service to Help You Focus

Unique Music Service to Help You Focus

Have you ever had one of those days where you couldn't remember what you just read? Or, you find yourself working longer, but your productivity is declining. There are many reasons why we're not effective. Currently, I've been bombarded by distracting construction noise. It's not easy to control your work environment, but one helpful service I found is called Focus@Will.
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flux settings

F.lux Reduces Eye Strain & Sleeplessness

Are you finding yourself in front of the PC too many hours at night or when it’s dark? Maybe you’re doing work or just catching up with friends. The problem is the bright light from the display may be impacting your sleep and causing eye strain.
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Snagit composite image

Snagit 2021 Captures Screens & Your Imagination

Snagit is an exceptional and reasonably priced screen capture program that works on both Windows and Mac. It fits the sweet spot between simple graphic programs that don't allow enough features and very expensive programs that add overhead and expense.
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IE backup and restore options

Simple Way to Back Up & Reset Internet Explorer

Have you ever called tech support on a browser or plug-in problem and their first suggestion is to reset your Internet Explorer settings? That's where you have to delete your cookies and change your security settings back to the defaults. There's a free plugin that takes the next step and restores your settings from a backup.
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Rename Files Like A Pro With RenameMaestro

Rename Files Like A Pro With RenameMaestro

I’m not a professional photographer, but I enjoy taking pictures with my smartphone. What I don’t like is the resulting filenames that are meaningless to me, yet appear to have order. Instead of fretting about the situation, I found a great file renaming utility called RenameMaestro. Although you may associate the name “maestro” with music, this software works on multiple file types, ranging from MP3s to photos to PDFs.
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pzizz phone app

Relaxation Training with Pzizz

When I was young, I got into trouble for not taking naps. It was one reason I was dismissed from kindergarten. Years later, I look forward to my naps. This isn't your average nap, but a short energizing power nap. Rather than having some teacher standing guard, I rely on software for my cell phone.
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Clearly controls for size and backgrounds

Clearly Limits Reading Distractions

As the web has evolved, it seems like there are more reading distractions. Some websites are so aggressive at displaying ads; it’s hard to follow the article. In other cases, sites present articles in multiple pages to increase page views. And some sites use styles which are harder to read such as white text on dark backgrounds. Fortunately, there is a free browser add-on that solves these issues and more.
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