Category Archives: Productivity Tools

To Clone or not to Clone

This week’s work-related time-sink: learning more about backing up my computer. The external hard drive (EHD) I have been using is in its fifth year, meaning it’s a couple of years older than the computer’s internal drive (which is a replacement … Continue reading

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Oatmeal for Writers

Last summer a friend I will call Nancy of Busy Acres introduced me to real oatmeal, meaning: made with steel-cut oats. Unlike rolled oats, which are flat and cook up fairly quickly, steel-cut oats look like chopped grain and take … Continue reading

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Wish List, tech version

Forget digital picture frames. I don’t really need a Touch or an iPad or an iPhone. I don’t even want a Kindle. What I would like, though, is a digital calendar for the refrigerator. It ought to measure at least … Continue reading

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