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Safari Extensions

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People seem pretty opinionated these days about which web browser is best, with the opinions sometimes resulting in heated dialogue about speed, stability, plug-ins, or “sticking it to the man” arguments. I don’t hold any such strong opinions – I would like to just get online, do what I need to do, and not…(Read More)

I’ve been on an Automator kick lately.  Automator’s been a standard part of Mac OSX for a few generations now, and it’s been a part of my workflow for awhile, too.  I’m just now starting to go to it first when I’m working on a project and realize I have…(Read More)

I’ve been in the WordPress world for a little over a year now, and have thoroughly enjoyed the process.  I was relatively new to blogging and finally found a comprehensive tool that I could learn from and experiment with.  Wordpress.com became a great starter solution for me.  But then I began to look…(Read More)

Public Opinion | Blogging | Brian Nagel

I love technology. I use it every day. It’s provided me efficiency on so many levels. Heck, it’s given me a career. It’s good stuff. But sometimes? It really does make us stupider. Because we have such immediate access to information, stories and trends can truly become viral, evidenced perfectly by the…(Read More)

Budgeting and iBank

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Computers are useful tools for a variety of things.  One of the most important ways I use my laptop is to manage my finances.  I’ve been keeping track of “money shtuff” this way since college, and the ultra-convenience of paying bills, checking balances, and budgeting all in one spot has fit well in…(Read More)

Apple TV Thoughts

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So I just purchased the new Apple TV. A couple years back, I did my best to stimulate the economy by purchasing the original model with a 160gb hard drive – and it’s been one of my favorite Apple purchases over the years. There’s just something inherently cool about being able to take all…(Read More)

App: Pulse News Reader Device: iPad Price: $1.99 Review: Most of my news comes via various RSS Feeds that I follow, and I had been searching for a new RSS Reader for a little while – ever since I purchased my iPad.  My previous Reader of choice was NetNewsWire, as I loved their integration with…(Read More)

Apple iPad 1 | Brian Nagel

iPad Thoughts

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Don’t forget – any thoughts, opinions, and statements made in the following post do not in any way reflect those of Apple Inc. or its subsidiaries. They are of Brian Nagel alone – and he’s just a little guy. I’ve had my iPad for a little over 2 months now. Prior to my most…(Read More)

…On purpose! As mentioned in a previous post, my 4+ year-old laptop was starting to exhibit behaviors typical of an older machine: Slow start up times Weak multitasking Slow internet transfer HUGE applications folder Etc. It was time for a refresh. I backed-up my computer twice, using Time Machine for one backup, Carbon…(Read More)

As my main computer (13” first generation Intel Macbook) is nearing its 4th birthday, I’ve come to realize that I really only have a handful of Applications that I “need.” Out of the 181 that I have on my computer, I’m starting to wonder if a simple start-from-scratch-by-erasing-and…(Read More)

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