A Great Social Stream Plugin

October 21, 2013
Thumbnail image for A Great Social Stream Plugin

Off and on for a number of years, I have looked for a WordPress widget that could display my public activity from Twitter, Google+ and YouTube on my blog. I had used Twitter Widget Pro with great success with Twitter, but I wanted something that worked with other social networks.  I tried a number of different […]

Read the full article →

Workaround: Outlook Search Results may be Incomplete

April 3, 2013
Thumbnail image for Workaround: Outlook Search Results may be Incomplete

I’ve written before that I rely upon the search feature in Microsoft Outlook.  There are many times a day that I search for an important email.  Usually, the search finds just what I need, but every once in a while I see this message: Search results may be incomplete because items are still being indexed […]

Read the full article →

How to Search the Previous 30 days in Outlook

April 2, 2013
Outlook

My work email client is Microsoft Outlook 2007.  I long ago gave up trying to file or categorize mail.  Instead, once I am done with a message I either file it in a misc folder or delete it.  The reason this approach works for me is because of the search function built into Outlook. Usually, […]

Read the full article →

Solved: Deleted file still shows in Android Gallery App

January 4, 2013
Thumbnail image for Solved: Deleted file still shows in Android Gallery App

My Motorola Droid 2 Global running Android 2.3.4 had an issue where media files that had been deleted from the SD card were still showing up in the Android Gallery App. Much searching turned up a variety of recommendations that didn’t work. Fortunately, I was able to combine two recommendations into this procedure. On your […]

Read the full article →

New Year’s Day on Paper

January 1, 2013
Thumbnail image for New Year’s Day on Paper

The first item on my 2013 to-do list was to replace the paper calendar on the refrigerator. Yes, after spending my entire post-college career working in the information technology field, I still use a paper calendar on the fridge. Am I a Luddite? No, I’ve found that paper often works better than technology. A paper […]

Read the full article →

How to Replace the Battery in a Black & Decker Storm Station Model SS925

September 18, 2011
Black & Decker Storm Station Model SS925

A number of years ago, I received a Black & Decker Storm Station Model SS925 as a gift. This device is a combination rechargeable storm light, flashlight, radio and AC & DC power source. Before using the Storm Station, I read the manual and noted that after charging, the device is supposed to be unplugged […]

Read the full article →