Looking to make your Skype conversations a little more interesting? Check out hidden emoticons for Skype: http://www.skype-emoticons.com
If you are looking for font family code – check out CSS Font Stack. You can chose your font, and with a click of your mouse – copy the entire family for your use.
A great article on how to properly move your Time Machine backups to a new drive: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5096?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
(You will need to follow the directions or you will get errors simply trying to move the files.)
Today I ran into a situation on my computer where the dock would not show after a restart. If this ever happens – you can easily fix it by opening up the Terminal application (Applications > Utilities > Terminal) and then type in the following code then hit the return button. Within a few minutes – your dock will then appear as expected.
This morning I had to send over a PDF file to the printer and they wanted my color version in greyscale. To create a greyscale version of a PDF there are a few steps you need to follow:
- Go to the File menu and click “Print”. Once you are there – click on the PDF button (see screenshot) and select “Open PDF in Preview”
- Within Preview (the application) go to the File menu and select “Save…”. When the dialog box opens, you will see an option called “Quartz Filter”. In that drop down menu, choose “Gray Tone”.
- Save the PDF and then you can open it and see your new gray scale PDF
You also have the option in the “Quartz Filter” to save it as a black and white PDF, adjust lightness, etc.
Simply amazing (both bands of course)!
When I was a kid – my favorite books were the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. I still remember spending hours reading them, ending up in different scenarios, and never getting to the outcome I wanted in my favorite Indiana Jones book.
While looking at despair.com to see if there were any new demotvational posters – I stumbled across this book. A must have for anyone out there that, like me, enjoyed these books, who loves despair.com products, and who also loves history! Check it out!
On another note – I also decided to see if they still made the Choose Your Own Adventure books – and they do. You can see all the books available: http://www.cyoa.com. I may also be shopping there as well. Such classics – just looking through the titles brings me back to my childhood in the 1980s.
After upgrading to Mac OS X Mavericks – I have had nothing but problems with Mail.app handling my Gmail accounts. I read that it might be addressed by making sure the “All Mail label is not hidden” – but that did not do anything for me. My message count is off, my message #s are not coming in correctly, my filters are not working, and I am pretty unhappy with what I am seeing.
Until we get a fix from Apple (hopefully soon!) – I have decided to fix my problems by just using good ol’ gmail (web). Let’s hope we get a Mac OS X 10.9 update soon!