24 Jan 2015


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What date do you think of with when you see the following date format:


If you are in the United States, you are probably thinking “does not compute”.

That day format (DD/MM/YYYY) is the one used by my Costa Rican banks and it is the one that makes most sense to me (going from smaller units, days, to the largest unit, years).  When I feed the bank statements to my financing software, it chokes and labels everything opposite to what I want to in terms of months and dates.  I thought I could easily fix this within Excel, but it was not as straightforward as I thought.

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13 Jan 2015

Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Tablet Review

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Amazon recently had a sale on the Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Tablet and I decided to take the plunge.  Having never used a Kindle tablet in the past, I felt a bit curious on how the device stacked against my current iPad.

My 3rd generation iPad was due for an upgrade, but what really pushed me to try another platform was that I’ve had enough with syncing issues with the iPad.  Wi-Fi syncing never really worked for me, I had to jump through all kinds of hoops to get it to work, so i quickly let go of that idea.

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12 Jan 2015

Keyboard Shortcuts on OS X

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One of the first programs I used ever was Microsoft Excel on my sister’s Macintosh Plus.  Ever since then, I recall that to fill cells down, the shortcut key was Command-D.   In today’s version of Excel, this shortcut is nowhere to be found:

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22 Oct 2014

Converting a VHD/VHDX to a Wim File

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While getting ready for an event that will be staged completely with WDS, I ran into issues capturing a VHD file to a WIM file using WDS.  My guess is that the old Mac Mini I’m using is not keeping up so I needed a way to get that VHD to convert to a WIM file.

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21 Oct 2014

Setting up a WDS Sever from Scratch (Part 1)

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This post will describe how to get WDS working on Windows Server 2012 from scratch.  I am pretty sure there are many tutorials out there but I needed something as a reference for myself as I end up looking at various sources whenever I want to accomplish this.  If this helps anyone else, then all the better!

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