Entries by Mark

How To: Log Activity in Microsoft Excel

At home and work, I spend a lot of time in Microsoft Excel. Most of the important details of my life are stored somewhere in an Excel Workbook. For some time, I wanted a way to save a log of the changes that were made to some of the workbooks.

How To: Create One Partition on a 3TB Drive

I recently upgraded the hard drives in my home desktop and encountered a minor stumbling block that I thought I’d share with you all. BACKGROUND My desktop PC is setup with 3 hard drives. The boot drive is a 1TB drive (C:). I then have two 1.5TB drives (E: and F:) which serve as the […]

Got a Gun? Then Get a Kholster.

If you have a gun and are planning to carry concealed, do yourself a favor and get a Kholster. They are very comfortable and well constructed. The customer service is also top-notch. This Memorial Day weekend, all Kholsters are $40 shipped.

Problems with Prosper.com

I started using Prosper.com in late 2008. The hope was to find an investing platform that would pay a better return than the paltry 2.5% I get at my local credit union. Unfortunately, peer-to-peer lending has failed me via Prosper.com. The notes I currently hold through Prosper once closed, will not be re-opened for a […]

Shrink the Size of Winsxs in Windows 7

Microsoft has never met a gigabyte of storage space it didn’t like for underlying operating system needs. As hard drive capacities have increased, this has gotten worse. While I normally wouldn’t care, the introduction of solid state drives have changed the game. Now costs for storage space have gone back up and limits have contracted.

Microsoft OneNote Mobile Apps

For those of you who use OneNote, life is getting good. Recently, Microsoft released mobile versions of OneNote for the iPhone & iPad. Today, Microsoft released an Android version. Microsoft is pitching their web apps as a great and free solution to having your data everywhere. I’ve tried their web apps multiple times and can’t […]

Google, we need to talk.

Google is the provider for most of the services I use. I use Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Reader and a bunch of other services they provide. Chrome has become my go to browser lately. Recently, they have been making some interface changes. Some good. Some bad.