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Moneydance is Slow when Entering Transactions

by Michael on January 27, 2013 · 0 comments

For any Moneydance users out there who are frustrated by poor performance (lag or delays) when entering transactions, I have two simple tips:

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We’re huge fans of importing CD audiobooks into iTunes. From there, we either listen to them on an iPod/iPhone or burn CDs for listening in the car. Today, I thought I’d share my preferred settings for importing audiobook CDs to iTunes.

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I recently needed to change the password for one of my MySQL database logins. The good news is that, once I figured out the proper syntax, it was very easy to do. Here’s the rundown of how to do it…

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Have you ever wished you could batch edit file meta data in Mac OS X? Well, I just discovered a handy app for batch editing file creation dates, modification dates, EXIF shooting dates, and other things that the Mac finder won’t let you modify.

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I try to avoid the Windows world as much as possible, but sometimes I can’t get away from it. Today was one of those days. Long story short, I was making a graph in Excel and needed to save it as an image file. Unfortunately, I couldn’t do it.

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I’m a Quicken maniac. I’ve kept meticulous financial records in Quicken for over a decade, and can’t stand it when things are out of whack. Unfortunately, I recently ran into a problem when updating our data in Quicken.

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Over the weekend, I noticed that some of my audiobooks weren’t grouping properly in the iTunes “grid view.” Never one to let something like this slide, I decided to figure out what was wrong. Here’s the scoop…

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Freeing Up Space on Your Mac Hard Drive

by Michael on October 26, 2008 · 0 comments

My wife has an older MacBook with an 80GB hard drive. Unfortunately, she’s been running short on disk space. In an attempt to free up a few additional gigs, I downloaded JDiskReport (a freeware program that allows you to visualize your disk usage) and fired it up.

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