The Value of Saying No

Last night, I attended an event where several speakers stressed commitment. While many in the audience nodded in agreement, I cringed. The reaction had nothing to do with the speakers, but how I think the word has lost value. The problem is we often say we’ll do something, but fail in the execution.

Copy File Path and Name in Windows 10

This week I was working on a project where I needed to embed file names into a document. Typically, I open the File Properties dialog on Windows and grab the name. I couldn’t see the whole file path and my mouse skills weren’t up to the norm. It’s during these times that you look for Plan B. Sure enough, I had forgotten – copy as path.

Speed Up Learning With Audacity

Ever feel you’re at an audio buffet table and you’ve loaded up on too much content? This recently happened to me with some audio courses and podcasts. I didn’t have enough time to hear all the lectures and conference calls. I needed to find a way to shorten the listening process. The solution was easier than I thought using the free sound editor and recorder called Audacity.

How to Delete an Email Address from Gmail Autofill

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Have you ever noticed that Gmail can keep email addresses forever? This is because they all get added to your Gmail’s auto-complete list or autofill. The problem is Google may still use these outdated or incorrect email addresses and suggest them. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to delete an email address from Gmail for good.

How To Speed Up Video Playback

YouTube speed selections

When viewing an online video, have you ever thought to yourself, “this video is too slow. I wish I could speed it up.” In this tutorial, I’ll show several ways to speed up video playback speed whether you’re using Windows Media Player, QuickTime, YouTube, or some other service.

Easy Ways to Bulk Delete Gmail

Filtering for Gmail address to delete

Are you like me and have a habit of letting your Gmail Inbox get big? Many of my emails are not a priority, such as promotional emails. In this tutorial,  I’ll show you how to bulk delete emails on Gmail using email addresses, text patterns, dates, statuses, and search operators.

Be Selective and Print Friendly

Document after clicking Format.

It’s no surprise to most readers that I hate buying printer ink. I find the process wasteful and expensive even if I recycle empty ink cartridges. You can imagine my joy when I found a free utility that saves ink and paper. It does this by allowing me to select the items from a web page I wish to print. It even saves web pages as a PDF file.

Misbehaving Outlook Email

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Some say that computer problems happen at the worst times. I’m not sure that is true, but I won’t argue. Without warning, my Outlook email stopped working last week. I could receive email, but I couldn’t open any items. Instead, I saw an error message that read “Cannot open this item. The text formatting command is not available. It may not be installed correctly. Install Microsoft Office Outlook again.”