Evernote Due Date Workaround

Man, I love me some Evernote. It's like Texas Pete: I use it with EVERYthing. But the folks running the shop there are a bunch of turtle-neck wearing iSnobs, and all the coolest stuff they do comes last to Windows. And it arrives buggy. And kinda stays that way.

Productivity is a bit of a hobby with me, so I was rather happy when Reminders finally came to Evernote on Windows. But the reminders come with an amazing failure: There is no simple way to view notes that are due, or overdue, today. And, oddly enough, those are the only notes I really care about.

A Perfectly Good-Enough Media Center

I recently did a review of my cable bill and nearly had a heart attack. I was spending over $150 a month on a package that included literally hundreds of channels. And I didn't watch any of them. Meanwhile, my house was (literally) littered with movie DVDs no one watched because they were a) not in the case, b) not near the T.V., and/or c) not free of scratches and various sticky residues. This was a situation clearly in search of an overly complicated technical solution.

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Calibre Book Server, and Everything Else

If you like to read, you could do a lot worse than to set up up a library using the Calibre ecosystem. Recently, that's just what I did, and I'd be pretty proud of myself if it wasn't for the fact that it was so darned easy. Well, mostly.

Ubuntu 13.04: A Little Deeper

A few weeks ago, I stated that it wouldn't be fair to pass judgement on Ubuntu 10.04 just yet. But that was before I took the plunge, fully installed it as a dual boot, and actually used it in my day-to-day activities. At this point, I think it’s safe to go there.

Ubuntu 13.04, Mint 14, and VMWare

This is not a review. I haven't spent enough time on this to be fair. Based on my findings so far, I probably won't.

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