Resizing Multiple Shapes in Visio (Screencast)

Need to get consistent widths or heights for shapes? You don’t need to do this manually or use macros. There’s a simple solution in Visio 2007 and Visio 2010 – Use the Size and Position Window to make precise changes to many shapes at once.


The Coolness that is Plastic SCM

I’ve been using Plastic SCM 3.0 for most of the last year and despite someone from the Plastic SCM team personally giving me demo (thank you!) I never got to the task of writing up what I thought about it. With the release of Plastic SCM 4.0 it is a good time to share some…


Visio – Controlling Character Spacing (Screencast)

Learn how to get fine-grained control over your shape text by controlling character spacing.  


Enable a Brilliant Future for Python. Donate to PyPy

Many of you know I am a fan of Python (and IronPython) and maybe a few of you know how impressed I’ve been with the PyPy project. PyPy is an important development in the Python community and I want to see it continue and succeed. To that end I have personally donated $50 to general…


Screencast: Super-Human File Renaming in Windows

Know how to rename files in Windows? Sure you do. This screencast will teach you to do it LIKE A BOSS. Especially if you have to rename photos and your music files, you should learn how the built-in features in Windows will make doing this easier.   Also, here is a link to the “Like…


Reading Kindle E-Books on your PC: Redux

You Kindle fans may remember my original blog post on the Kindle: Stopping the Amazon Kindle for PC Application from Crashing on Windows 7   Here’s what happened since that post A lot of people read the post Most were helped by the instructions Some said the instructions made no difference Some months later, the…


Capturing Screen shots with Google Screen Capture Chrome Extension

Instead of a desktop application, you can easily capture screenshots with a browser extension to Google Chrome. It’s a simple app with some great features and a terrific price – free. I installed the latest version and wrote a detailed review – with lots of screenshots of course.