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Tech Tip V
August 27, 2008, 6:28 am
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Tech Tips are back – now that I’m back out of the Olympic Bubble…

Here’s a simple one that most of you likely know – but for those who don’t – it’s so essential that I have to go over it.

When you get back from an assignment and want to copy files from your laptop over to your desktop machine or server – simply restart your laptop and hold down the “T” key on your keyboard. Continue reading

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TECH TIPS IV
August 11, 2008, 11:15 am
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In only 180 seconds Chase Jarvis shows us the nuts and bolts of a commercial shoot with the ladies of the LPGA.  Watch and learn!



TECH TIP III
August 5, 2008, 9:30 am
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Need to resize images for your Blog every day?   Need to send 10,000 images out to a client at a certain size – and then a second batch in a different size and format?   If you’re like me – you hate doing repetitive tasks on a computer – after all that’s why you bought the darn thing thing for in the first place! (Oh – and did I mention you didn’t need to buy anything to get this done…) Continue reading



TECH TIPS II
August 3, 2008, 8:54 am
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One of the most useful utilities I use is a free utility called iStat Menus.  It does a number of things – but the most important to me is to show me what my network activity is.  If I hook onto a WIFI spot – and I only see data going up (and nothing coming back) I know the connection is dead or blocked.  It also helps when you’re on deadline and don’t know if you connection is dead, or just really slow…

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TECH TIPS I
August 2, 2008, 10:07 pm
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I’m about to leave my son and wife for more than 20 days – so I’m not going to spend too much time behind the keyboard before I leave – will be doing plenty of that in Beijing.     So here is a series of very basic – but incredibly useful – keystrokes that I use daily.   Thanks to my friend at Apple (A.G.) for these little nuggets of geek wisdom he shared with me a little over 2 years ago… Continue reading