Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote

Products I Love, Technology
This post is part of the series The Best Tools and Techniques for Winning at Business and Life Microsoft OneNote is a really great application, and it seems to be getting better with each release.  In the last year it seems Microsoft has felt the pressure from competing products like Evernote with lower barriers to entry.  This has really been great for consumers, and it has allowed a really useful tool to see more publicity as a result.  Although Evernote is also, a really great tool, we'll cover that in another post. Interface OneNote has a really fabulous user interface.  It's set up to be useful right out of the gate.  On top of the notes area you can see all your Sections and Section Groups, providing easy access to unrelated…
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Clonezilla is my ugly friend

Clonezilla is my ugly friend

Technology
Of all the tools in my bag of tricks Clonezilla is one of the ugliest. It's minimalist, Linux-ey, LaTex-ey, and not that friendly. But time and time again I find myself using it to pull myself out of jams. Today I am installing a new computer for a VIP who was able to live without the machine for a day. After taking tons of notes and preparing myself for a clean install, circumstances forced me into imaging the existing installation of the OS onto the drive from the new machine. I used Clonezilla's partition-to-image feature to make a backup of the OS my colleagues at the office had prepared for me yesterday (so if something went wrong I wouldn't need to repeat the out-of-box experience). Then made an image of…
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Simple DIY: Start Your Own Blog

Howto
This is the first of two articles on how to set up a personal blog quickly and easily. This method employs Google's Blogspot service, which is free to start up and is EXTREMELY simple for beginners. Blogspot is also very versatile, and is used by some very spiffy bloggers. Ok, you're sold, right? Let's get you blogging... NOTE: you can click the images for a larger version. If you don't have one, get a Google account (AKA gmail address) Name your blog and get an address. This is tricky. Because Google has made this so very simple for us, there are a lot of us who have already signed up. Some of us seem to think alike and choose the same names for our poetic outlets. Keep trying, you'll find…
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