Adhere to the Workflow: You don't lose weight by thinking about exercising and intending to eat better, and you don't get a tight and easy to control file system by intending to finally empty your inbox and get around to sorting through your files. If your file system is a wreck you're going to have to spend some time beating it into shape, labeling folders, and making decisions about what to shred and what to put into deep storage. Once you've got the file beating out of the way, however, you'll simply need to follow the workflow you've set down for yourself and the documents and files will naturally find their way to where they belong and practically march themselves to the shredder when their time is up. Using a file workflow is a habit that rewards you with an easy to use filing system and a file cabinet that won't creak under the weight of useless files. … [Read more...] about Beat Your Filing Cabinet into Shape with a Filing System Workflow
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One last thing to note before we delete everything: if you're a Mac user running OS X Mountain Lion or OS X Lion, you might need to make your own USB or DVD boot disc so you can easily reinstall the OS in step four. You can also download and install the OS during the reinstallation process, but a physical copy of the OS will put your mind at ease just in case things don't go as planned. … [Read more...] about What Should I Do to My Computer Before I Sell It?
This Is a Promising Start, Once Some Bugs Are Squashed For as great as it is to have Android apps in Chrome OS, there are still some problems. For starters, most apps are still designed to work on phones or tablets, so there are broken things here and there. For example, if an app requires SMS or GPS, your laptop probably can’t do that so those features don’t work. This is even worse for apps that require a touchscreen if your Chromebook doesn’t have one. … [Read more...] about Android Apps for Chrome OS Are Here, and They’re the Future of Both Platforms
There’s nothing like the desert to make people feel small and insignificant. In every direction, huge dunes roll across the landscape, and an even bigger sky looms above. The oasis of Vuerthyl is a motley collection of sun-bleached tents in the vast Anauroch desert. Through various means, it has been arranged that you would meet Azam the caravaneer in the large, Calimshanstyled tent that passes for a tavern here. A pair of tieflings, who seem to be unaffected by the heat, eye approaching visitors warily. The dim interior of the tent is a relief from the bright light and wind, though it’s as hot here as anywhere else. The gentle sounds of a stringed instrument fill the air, and the people inside are hunched over food, drink, and conversation. A dragonborn with rust-colored scales greets you, and guides you to a private table. There are a few other adventurers here. … [Read more...] about Bethesda Pulls Free
One of the nice things about running your own Amahi server is that you can set it up to be your own personal VPN. Unlike some VPNs, which route your traffic through another country to hide your location or give you access to location-restricted content, this VPN will route your traffic back to your home network when you're away. It won't get you around location blocks, but it will keep you safe on public Wi-Fi and give you access to your files at home no matter where you are. You'll be able to work from coffee shop or hotel Wi-Fi without worrying someone may be eavesdropping on your connection or stealing your data. Plus, you'll always be connected to your home network, which means all of the data on your Amahi server or other home computers are available to you. … [Read more...] about Turn an Old PC Into a NAS, VPN, Media Streamer, and More with Amahi
Valve tried to grapple with other elements of Steam’s sometimes-pernicious culture too, but in its own inconsistent, characteristically Valve way. In March, the company faced heavy criticism for the presence of Rape Day, a self-described “game where you can rape and murder during a zombie apocalypse,” on the Steam store. Ultimately, Valve decided to remove the game despite the fact that it was not “illegal or straight up trolling,” Valve’s stated line in the sand on an otherwise laissez-faire platform. The company did a poor job of explaining the game’s removal, chalking it up to Rape Day posing “unknown costs and risks” and leaving it largely at that. This revealed what many already knew to be true: Steam continues to pick and choose which games are allowed on its “open” storefront, but it does so with a frustrating lack of transparency. A degree of moderation is far from a bad thing, but later this year, Valve snapped … [Read more...] about The State Of PC Gaming In 2019