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September 7, 2015

I have recently upgraded to Dragon Professional Individual (NaturallySpeaking) 14.  I use this application extensively to capture initial thoughts while preparing for writing projects and completing drafts of documents.  I have been a loyal Dragon …

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Everything Needs Maintenance, Even a Blog

April 29, 2013
Doing some cleaning on your blog

It is been my general experience that many auto mechanics typically have cars that run in less than ideal condition. IT professionals often have computers and websites that are similarly plagued with less than ideal …

Using Microsoft Word 2013 to Publish Blog Posts

April 27, 2013
Start a New Document in Word 2013

A while ago, I wrote a post about using Microsoft Word 2007 and Live Writer as a blog writer and publisher. I have always written all of my posts in Microsoft Word but manually copied …

Training Often Gets Forgotten in the Rush to Release The New

April 24, 2013

When I was early in my career, I often aggressively rolled out new systems and applications with minimal planning or rigorous testing.  Some very serious lessons were learned during those times about the importance of …

Update on My Evernote to OneNote Transition

April 21, 2013 5 Comments

I have been using OneNote diligently for the last week.  And this time I have come across several features of one note that I find are superior to Evernote and several items where Evernote clearly takes …

Giving Something New a Try: Evernote to OneNote

April 15, 2013 4 Comments

I have been an Evernote user for a long time.  I have been delighted with the product and have never experienced a single problem or glitch.  With that being said, I moved my content out from …

Saying Good-Bye to Some Old Apps

March 21, 2013
Success Failure

All good things must come to an end so goes the saying. And with the recent scheduled shutdown of Google’s Reader service, my mind goes back to a couple of my other favorite Internet services.
For instance, …