People rely on “show notes” for podcasts and “minutes” for business meetings. Here’s a post to summarize a few of the points I made at a recent dinner with friends.
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Google can find specific types of files. For example, Adobe Acrobat PDFs, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents. They’re easy to find using Google’s filetype keyword.
Every tweet has a unique website address within Twitter.com. Here’s how to find out what it is.
Keeping accurate paper records is important for identifying sources of income, expenses, property records and completed tax returns. You should keep these paper records for a certain amount of time in case you’re audited. But how long? The answer is: it depends.
Clear skies and good orbital timing will make this evening (8/16/2011) an excellent opportunity to view the International Space Station (ISS) going overhead in Western New York. Here’s where to look: At 9:23:28 pm, look low in the WSW sky. The ISS will be traveling towards the NE and appear as a fast-moving bright star. [...]
One of the best New Year’s resolutions you can make is to establish a regular and reliable routine to backup your computer’s hard drive contents. This post explains how Mike Beato does his daily on-site and off-site backups.
Downloading YouTube videos can be quick and easy using this free Firefox plug-in.
I just changed my fax number. Why? Well… I bought my first fax machine in 1989 when I started my consulting business. It cost me over a thousand dollars! And to be viewed as a “real” business, I needed a separate fax phone number, including long distance service. My phone bill was over $30 a [...]
Mike Beato combines expertise in creative website design, technical skills, information architecture, productivity and future thinking as a consultant, speaker and blogger.
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Mike Beato (mikebeato)
Technology, innovation and communications consultant. Early adopter and promoter of productivity tools. Marathoner.