This was perhaps the easiest DIY project in my life, yet what came out of it did take away quite a bit of pain for me. Like many households out there, we collect recyclables. Every couple of months we take them to the bottle exchange and get a refund for the deposit we paid at […]
Posts by Troy Larsen
There is no shortage of note taking applications in the mobile world: Evernote, OneNote, Apple Note, Google Keep — you name it. I personally am a big fan of Evernote and have been using it for years for most everything note taking. Yet there is one area where a seemingly unsophisticated app called Simplenote outshines […]
I like wall calendars. I know there are electronic day planners out there that have great features like reminders, schedule sharing, customized views and a lot more. Yet I like it that I always have a month outlook right in front of me on the wall in my home office. Of course, people with busy […]
Ever since I chose Thunderbird as my desktop email client many years ago, there have been on ongoing struggle with one particular issue. For the life of me, I can’t understand why Thunderbird developers don’t fix it or at least make it a configurable option. I am talking about the [X] button. When you click […]
Wrist watches used to be an almost compulsory accessory for men and women alike: not only did they tell you the time of the day, but also functioned as an indicator of your style, wealth and personality — well, unless you were one of those rare types who preferred pocket watches. Everything changed when cellphones exploded […]
Take a look at the pristine Google Chrome start page below. If you like what you see, just open this article in Chrome and follow along. In a few clicks, your Chrome start page will become as clean and clutter-free as the one in the picture below.
I got my first tablet device a while ago during the season sale. It was a shiny new ASUS Eee Pad known as the Transformer. At $300, the deal was more than compelling, although it did not include the bottom part – the dock that could double up as the back cover, complete with a […]
Blackberry Curve is a pretty slick smartphone, and my girlfriend Tara definitely likes her 8900, no question about that. As for me, I don’t have anything against it, except it has the nasty habit of making inadvertent phone calls from inside her purse. It doesn’t happen very often, but it has happened more than once […]
As you know, email signatures are those lines that contain your titles and contact information and which are somehow inserted by your mail client at the end of every message you compose. Now here is the tricky part. If you’ve never created a signature in Thunderbird, when you finally get around to doing that, you’ll be in for a big surprise: how do heck do you do it?
I use Mozilla Thunderbird as my desktop email client. Maybe it is not the finest piece of software in the world, but it kind of works for me. Besides, throughout the years I have seen a good share of different email clients, and not all of them were pretty. In fact, some were so ugly […]