Actually Keep a Diary / Journal with Day One and Workflow

For years I’ve tried to keep a daily diary / journal and have struggled with two problems: Remembering to write, and finding something to write. Lately I’ve tackled the second, and the first is easily solved when you think about it… In this exercise, I’m using 2 apps on iOS: Day One, an excellent diary… Continue reading Actually Keep a Diary / Journal with Day One and Workflow

Get True Push Gmail on Your iPhone or iOS Device

By: rovlls

A few years ago, Google announced it was ending support for the Exchange ActiveSync Protocol (EAS) for most users. Now those of us who were grandfathered in have changed devices, and likely lost that grandfathered status. So how do you get Gmail pushed to your iOS device without having to download the Gmail app –… Continue reading Get True Push Gmail on Your iPhone or iOS Device

Automate a Telnet Session with One Command

The Telnet protocol might not be the newest thing on the block, however there is still some legacy network hardware that will only accept Telnet connections and not newer more secure SSH connections. Recently I bought an APC MasterSwitch unit, that allows me to remotely power on and power off my hardware, and I ran… Continue reading Automate a Telnet Session with One Command

How Long Should a Fitbit One Sleep Wristband Last?

Wristband after 200 days compared to new, with repairs noted.

I’ve been a fan of the Fitbit since the first tracker was introduced two years ago. I upgraded to the Ultra when it came out, and upgraded to the One when it was released last year (My fat wrist means I probably won’t be going to the Flex anytime soon though!). Recently the sleep wristband… Continue reading How Long Should a Fitbit One Sleep Wristband Last?

Using Mail Merge With Custom FROM: Addresses in Word/Outlook 2007 or Word/Entourage 2008

The following was written for my lab group at work, however it strikes me as something everyone may benefit from. Mail Merge is an awesome tool, and this makes it much more useful when a group shares an incoming e-mail address that replies should be directed to (e.g., sales@ or info@ etc.. instead of the… Continue reading Using Mail Merge With Custom FROM: Addresses in Word/Outlook 2007 or Word/Entourage 2008

Backup & Restore Android Apps Using ADB

Android is an interesting platform for a number of reasons, one of which is it’s openness to developer and debugging tools, and the fact that it runs a modified form of Linux as an operating system. If you’re like me and quite fond of jumping around from ROM to ROM on your Android devices, a… Continue reading Backup & Restore Android Apps Using ADB