OT: Mouse wheel Macro for Windows8

Thanks to my teammate Andre for sharing this great switching method using the wheel button on the mouse. Download the Mouse and Keyboard Center 2.0 (formerly IntelliPoint and IntelliType Pro) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35379  Note this will require a reboot. Open Control Panel and Mouse. I went to the top right corner which brings up the menu and…


OT: Even a 4 year old can find a product bug

Look Dad, there’s three of you  Working from home means the kids come in the office at times and during the winter break my 4 year old wanted to sit on my lap as I worked. I was using the next version of Outlook when he made the above comment. It took me a minute…


OT: Enabling “Write” ability to a USB drive on Mac OS X 10.6

July 11 Edit – After doing the steps below and talking with a friend, it seems that this was not such a great idea and so I opted instead to format the USB drive as exFAT which Snow Leopard supports natively for Read Write without any extra changes and supported trumps any workaround in my…


OT: Quiet for a while, new baby!

We welcomed our 4th child Ethan (third son) to the family which means the blog and twitter accounts will be quiet for about 1 month.


OT: Ground breaking for 2 women’s services organizations

My wife and have supported the Charlotte Rescue Mission, which provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, for about 10 years financially as well I help with various technology questions and problems. We started that support as a result of an encounter I had one day on my morning routine of walking to get coffee. There…


OT: Let Me Bing That For You

I found this neat resource today when I asked someone a question when they weren’t the right team for the technology. I selfishly used my moniker for the sample: http://www.letmebingthatforyou.com/?q=lcskid   TomL LCSKid


OT: Canvas for OneNote

Yesterday I was reviewing the Office labs Productivity Future Vision video and in reviewing the site I stumbled across Canvas for OneNote . I am a big fan of OneNote, the concept of a Notebook with Sections and Section Groups with Pages is very logical for me. I started using OneNote back when I was…


OT: Typhoon The Art of Thai Cuisine

I am in Redmond, WA attending the CS ‘14’ Airlift and for dinner Monday we went to Typhoon – http://www.typhoonrestaurants.com/specials.htm  I had the Curry Roma – Shrimp and scallop dumplings wrapped in a sheet of egg noodles, with a delicate green curry sauce and the Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong black tea. Everyone enjoyed their…


OT: 7zip, PAL and PocketMod

I enjoy following Scott Hanselman’s blog, he turned me on to PocketMod and a few months ago I tried 7zip based on his post about the tools he uses. I highly recommend you take a look as it covers a full gamut of tools. http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmans2009UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolListForWindows.aspx Anyway today I am in the middle of reviewing customer…