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It’s amazing how quickly we can amass large amounts of digital media.  iTunes – my digital jukebox of choice – is much more than just music these days.  Yes, I have over 23,000 songs encompassing 120+ GB, but that’s just the beginning.  With multiple seasons of TV Shows and 450+ movies in digital form…(Read More)

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)

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)

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)