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How to build the habits you want

Habits are devious creatures, aren’t they? They feed off of our energy, and they _breed._ Good habits become stronger and make you better. The problem is that bad habits also reinforce themselves, making us weaker. Yeah, “nobody is perfect” and all that. The trick is to nurture good habits and kill off bad ones. Continue reading

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Show keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7

Microsoft released Windows 7 in 2009, and one thing I’ve always hated about it is that the option to underline keyboard shortcuts was gone. Why would anyone deliberately make it harder for users to work smarter, by no longer showing them those underlines? I’ve finally discovered that the underlines still exist — here’s how to turn them on! Continue reading

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Avoid accidentally using cAPS LOCK (and switch keyboard layouts) with Keyla

There are two things that keep annoying me when I work, and I have just discovered that Keyla cleverly prevents both: Accidentally hitting cAPS LOCK AND TYPING EVERYTHING IN UPPERCASE, and Windows’ perpetual inability to remember what keyboard layout I … Continue reading

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Windows 7/Vista — make the navigation pane expand to the current folder

It annoys me when stuff suddenly works differently for no obvious reason, and even more so when the result is a lot worse than before. (Here’s a tip, Microsoft: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!) One such annoyance is … Continue reading

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The End of an Era

My plastic brain is dead. Long live my plastic brain! This post marks the official end of my “Age of Psion” that started eleven years ago,in November 1997. Over the course of the years I have “used up” three Psion Series 5/5mx PDA’s, … Continue reading

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