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How to disallow comments for old blog posts – in bulk

WordPress has a single ON/OFF switch to enable and disable comments on all posts in a blog. But what if you want to turn off comments on just a few blogs, or all blogs older than 1 year old, for instance? Is there no alternative to editing each blog one at a time and turning […]

Getting your Kindle book notes into Evernote

Do you read books on Kindle or a Kindle app on an iPad or similar device? Do you want to make notes or highlight passages in your ebooks but don’t know how? Would you like to have access to all your notes and highlighted passages even when you don’t have your Kindle or iPad with […]

Great free gradebook Excel template for teachers

Are you a teacher? Do you use Excel spreadsheets? Do you use an Excel template? Do you use an online or digital gradebook template? Like most teachers around Japan, I’m marking exam papers and calculating my final grades. In the past, I used MyGradebook.com, which was quite good, but is now defunct.  I’ve tried other […]

How To Choose A Scanner – YouTube

[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTkZpdYqXKg’] Brooks Duncan of DocumentSnap.com has a short video on the key factors to consider when choosing a scanner. Brooks Duncan is author of the Paperless Document Organization Guide, a series of detailed, multimedia guides on going paperless. Check it out (buy it from here and I get a commission). If you’re interested in […]

The “Where the Hell is My Wallet” Hack | Bridging the Nerd Gap

I’ve been using Evernote more than, ahem, ever recently: first, I discovered how it can help me go paperless (thanks to Brooks Duncan’s excellent advice on DocumentSnap – if you’re serious about paperless, do consider getting his Paperless Document Organization Guide); next, I came across Daniel Gold’s “Unofficial Guide to capturing everything & GTD” which […]

Using a Kindle in Japan

I’ve finally figured out how to purchase and download Kindle editions of books onto my Kindle.  It’s not straight forward because I don’t have an Amazon.com account and I live in Japan. Here’s how to do it: Create an Amazon.com account (I have an Amazon UK account and was able to register with that; Amazon […]

Great example of a simple, professional, free “howto” video that will attract customers

Surfing YouTube for videos that would teach me how to create an eBook, I came across this one, and was impressed. It’s a very good example of a good, helpful, video that attracts customers. It’s simple, yet professional. Using free technology anyone could make a video like this. Just because I found her video useful […]

How academics waste time, and how the Internet can help

A student just came to my office and asked about the history of the word “gentleman” – did I have a good definition? I assumed that he had looked up the word in a number of dictionaries (I checked, he said he had). I recalled reading something about the history of the word recently. It […]

Thank God (and capitalism) for the Internet

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Have had an iPod nano for about a year but only recently started playing with the built-in video camera. When I plugged in my iPod to my PC, I couldn’t see the videos I’d taken with the camera. After fiddling about for 15 minutes or so with iTunes’ useless […]

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For those who don’t know. I recommend the following digital products: WP GDPR Fix, a WordPress plugin that quickly and easily helps you make your WP blog GDPR compliant. Brett Kelly’s “Evernote Essentials”, Dan Gold’s $5 guides to Getting Everything Done with Evernote and Springpad, and DocumentSnap Solutions’ Paperless Document Organization Guides. Be sure to […]