A number of older ScanSnap scanners released by Fujitsu are no longer supported and the official line from Fujitsu is to buy new hardware. However, the ScanSnap range isn't cheap and you can avoid spending a large sum by utilizing Compatibility Mode built into Windows to get your older scanner working with the latest versions of Windows. This guide will show you how.
Two short and simple methods to create a URL which will direct someone straight to the recommendations section on your LinkedIn profile. This is useful for highlighting your existing recommendations and at the same time prompting the recipient to leave you a recommendation.
As a DBA, it is generally a good idea to log all your activity when working on Unix/Linux servers. Logging provides an audit of changes that you have made to a system as well as being a valuable resource for notes and documentation. This article describes how to log all PuTTY sessions and how to automtically maintain the resulting logfiles in a logical directory structure.
So you've saved a lot of notes into Evernote and you're wondering how to back them up in case something goes horribly wrong. Some might call you paranoid, but a glitch in a client update could wipe out your notes (and because Evernote syncs to the cloud it would wipe out all your notes in the cloud too). So how can you backup your data?
Here's a very search tip to help identify all the receipts and order details for products and services in your GMail account. Simply enter the following and hit search:
subject:(order OR booking OR receipt OR cancellation) -unsubscribe
You can take this one step further by creating a Filter / Rule which will automatically label the emails to give you a visible indication in your inbox. Read more in the full article.
PureText is a tiny freeware utility written by Steve Miller that I find absolutely invaluable when composing emails and writing documentation. It sits quietly in your windows tray and with a single keystoke will paste the contents of the windows clipboard devoid of any formatting whatsoever. I can't begin to count the number of times that I've wanted... Continue Reading →
Wouldn't it be nice if Outlook reminded you if you forgot to include an attachment in your email?
The little known tool Search Commands from Microsoft Labs adds a new tab to Microsoft Office that allows you to find commands and options within the Ribbon interface … very useful when you used to know exactly where it was on the old menu based interface, but just can’t find it anymore. The tab that... Continue Reading →