Outdoor Technologist

Technologist who loves the outdoors

MS Project

Stop the manual scheduling – it is frustrating when it happens and simple to fix, just follow the arrow at the lower left corner and click – it’ll pop up a selection option:    

Excel Functions I sometimes use

Ever create a spreadsheet where numbers need to be converted to names to identify something? I do, but not often enough so I’m putting the links here so I can use this to quickly recall how I’ve converted it to names, versions, etc.. Convert numbers to text using ‘TEXT’ function https://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2014/10/10/excel-convert-number-text/ Concatenate https://support.office.com/en-us/article/CONCATENATE-function-8f8ae884-2ca8-4f7a-b093-75d702bea31d Count cells…

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Moving my iOS backups to an external drive…

First copy them over by going here on windows: To Find backups in Windows 7, 8, or 10 To find a list of your backups, go to \Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple¬†Computer\MobileSync\Backup\ Or you can use these steps: Find the Search bar: In Windows 7, click Start. In Windows 8, click the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner. In…

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Great Google Script Links

Sometimes I come across some useful scripts and links… this time I came across a post of useful Google scripts that I want to try out one day… My favorite one so far takes my google contacts and maps them on google maps! NOTE: I have not verified the security of this or any other…

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Creating a Linux USB stick

Once every few years I need to make a new USB stick, and in sticking with my decision to put more of this on a public blog… here it is. If you want to make a bootable USB stick follow the link below: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu

The Linux Command Line: Commands I infrequently use, and often forget.

This will be a living document that I will update as I get back into the Linux world. I’m creating this because every few years I get back into using *nix and waste too much time looking them up… so I’m finally writing them down on a blog instead of pieces of paper that I…

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Get Smart – KeySmart!

I don’t like having many keys on my key chain, and I dislike when they get caught as I pull them out of my pack and pockets and KeySmart¬†has been the answer. I put my two keys on the KeySmart, then I added in my BikeShare tag and now it is a compact little case…

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iMovie Time lapse

PLEASE NOTE (UPDATE FEB 2/2015) – I’M EDITING THIS PAGE AS I LEARN THE iMOVIE SW   Mac’s are easy, eh? I wanted to import a bunch of snow photos into something to make a time lapse movie and the google gnomes suggested iMovie – so I went to our Mac – macstake? It appears…

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GoPro Hero – Shot a minute

No this isn’t the Century Club, it is Photo a minute! It is snowing here in Arlington, VA and I was out walking the pup when my friends called out from their window to say ‘hey!’. I looked up and they mentioned that I’d be on their GoPro Time Lapse… this got me thinking. When…

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Windows 7 is it 2^5 or 2^6 using a command line

When I get errors on a machine I’m working on I often want to know if it is a 32 or 64 bit machine so I can ensure I can install the proper SW. I could do this by going to Control Panel\System and Security\System in an explorer window, but I’m a command line guy…

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