Category Archives: Technology and Gadgets

Batch Resize Images in Photoshop

I recently had to resize 48 images of various types and formats into 20×40 images.  I am not an expert in Photoshop and started manually making changes.  I noticed the Batch action available in the file menu (when saving the … Continue reading

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Macs and the Pwn2Own contest

To counter a post by someone I respect is hard, but given the subject I thought it best to throw in my hat.  The recent CanSecWest conference has a contest where security experts are given monetary incentive to break into … Continue reading

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Merging PDFs with OS X

I am wrapping up my manuscript for my first book, and one task is to build an index.  This requires searching through hundreds of pages for key phrases.  I was provided my proofs as PDF files, but separates.  So, after … Continue reading

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Copy Blackberry Phonebook to SIM

Seems like a simple task, and the reverse is very simple – RIM has a “Copy all from SIM to address book”, but not the later.  So, given I have a need to place my most important numbers on a … Continue reading

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Convert Vmware images to Parallels

So, I have been a huge vmware fan for many years.  As a result, I have nearly a dozen separate images that were carefully built and customized for each purpose.  When I switched to the Mac I found my vmware … Continue reading

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WD Passport

Playing with this new drive today – a nice 160 gig.  The drive is super slick looking and requires no power cord.  Runs completely off of the USB drive.  One catch is to be sure you plug it into your … Continue reading

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The Blackberry Pearl… still good

So, it has been a while but the verdict is in.  The Pearl is a great little phone.  Despite the shifty small buttons it has run like a champ, and handled nicely a few tumbles down a road or two … Continue reading

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