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Start smart: Pinning frequently used folders

Spring cleaning is the worst! Cleaning up the yard, dispersing the kid’s outgrown and out-of-season clothes, scrubbing the winter out of the inside and outside of your house.  I’m tired just thinking about it. Can someone…


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Be nice to your readers (or how to style your documents)

So much of our communication, both in our personal lives and the workplace, is written communication. Whether it’s group-texting your 4 closest friend (hi ninjas!), emailing co-workers and teammates, commenting on a Facebook post, or reading a serious…


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Navigating back to the desktop

You know those days where you need to have every file and program on your computer open? Those busy days where you’re trying to do 20 hours of work in an eight-hour day? Those days…


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The calculator: it’s about to blow your mind!

We all know it. We use it all the time. That helpful tool that comes standard on every computer. It’s the handy dandy calculator! Great for crunching numbers (hey, those bills aren’t going to calculate…


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File extensions & how to use them

File extension? But it’s not April 15th yet? Normally when we hear the term “file extension”, our mind jumps to belated income taxes, and the inevitable impending doom that will be rained down by the IRS…


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Start smart: Pinning programs to the task bar

We all know at least one of them. They could be your next-door neighbor, your co-worker across from you, your mother-in-law. It could even be someone in your own home…gasp! That’s right, I’m talking about…


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Start smart: Adding programs to your startup menu

People are creatures of habit. We like to sit in the same spot in a movie theater, we order our favorite meal when we go to a restaurant, we pick just the left side of…


Taking screenshots like a pro

While working in an organization you may have been asked to take a screenshot to report errors, or show someone something on your screen. The only problem being they often don’t tell you how to…


What is OneNote, and why on Earth do I care?

A lifetime ago, I worked in a county office as an eligibility worker (I determined if people got assistance programs). Sometime around 2011-ish, my employer upgraded our Microsoft Office to the 2010 edition, and with…


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Moving windows around without your mouse

Ever have a TON of windows open on your desktop? I’m a computer programmer. When I’m working on a project, I’m using a code editor (or more than one), a browser window to check my…