Category: Productivity

Truly Muting (Hiding) Email Conversations in Gmail

Truly Muting Email Conversations in Gmail

Gmail (and Mail in Google Apps for Business) offers the ability to mute conversations and keep them out of your way... But only if they're certain types of conversations. The mute function fails to work on arguably the most annoying of conversations. Here's a way to fix it so that mute actually mutes any thread.
Learn how to quickly change case or other transformations on parts of code list items without touching the other parts. The example in this tutorial converts country names—both instances of each country name in 202 list items in either the HTML or JavaScript versions—from ALL CAPS to Title Case without altering the case of the surrounding code. Doing that by hand, retyping each one, would be labor intensive and error prone. It’s a bad idea. Instead, there’s a much easier, semi-automated way to make the change. To do that, each item must be expanded into its static and variable components.

Everyday Automation: Changing the Case of Text Within Code List Items

Learn how to quickly change case or other transformations on parts of code list items without touching the other parts. The example in this tutorial converts country names—both instances of each country name in 202 list items in either the HTML or JavaScript versions—from ALL CAPS to Title Case without altering the case of the surrounding code. Doing that by hand, retyping each one, would be labor intensive and error prone. It’s a bad idea. Instead, there’s a much easier, semi-automated way to make the change. To do that, each item must be expanded into its static and variable components.
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Figuring Out Saving to Specific Wunderlist Lists

Wunderlist is a fantastic cross-platform to do and list-making app, but it's so secular that getting tasks and items into it can be a giant pain for those who truly want to be productive. I'm trying to find a way to work around Wunderlist's self-imposed isolation.
Free X1 Desktop Search (worth $75)

Free X1 Desktop Search (worth $75)

Do you like free? If you fol­low this link, and are one of the first 100 to link back to the (orig­i­nal, not this) post from your blog, Jason Calacanis will give you a free li­cense for X1​.com, the com­put­er search tool…
Undeletable File Deleted

Undeletable File Deleted

Every morn­ing for the last two weeks I’ve been dis­tressed to find my pri­ma­ry Windows XP sys­tem blue screened when I walk in­to my home of­fice. The prob­lem, I dis­cov­ered pret­ty quick­ly, was with Safety_Net, my home network’s large back­up drive. Within the…