Using Apple Automator to Lock and Sleep Screens

Cory Customizations, Mac, Software

First let me mention my current setup. 15″ 2012 Macbook Pro running MacOS Catalina on a 2.6Ghz Quad-Core i7 cpu with 8GB ram and 256 SSD. The superdrive is replaced a 1Tb HDD for storage. An old Kensington USB-3 dock drives one 23″ LG IPS monitor. A second 23″ LG IPS monitor connects directly to the laptop over mini-display port. …

Save Some RAM: Disable Dashboard

Cory Blog, Customizations, Mac

Mac Users: I don’t really use the Dashboard anymore. Let’s face it- it use to be cool right? Ya, I don’t know. So as it goes, even if you don’t use the dashboard or any widgets, it still takes up your precious memory – resources that could be better used updating your MAMP wordpress site, or ripping DVDs with handbrake. …

Give Firefox that Sweet Look of Today

Cory Blog, Customizations

The default theme for Firefox has made some nice improvements over the years but it may still seem a little drab in today’s advancing Web 2.0 world. If you haven’t got your theme on, then click over to Firefox’s Addon Site where you can add a million different appearance tweaks or utilities. But if you’re an avid Firefox user, even …

Change WP Permalinks for Better SEO

Cory Blog, Customizations

There are a million different articles out there for optimizing your blog for seo by changing wordpress’s default permalink structure to something other than the default. http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks http://wphacks.com/how-to-switch-your-wordpress-blogs-permalink-structure/ http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1523689/how-can-i-update-my-permalink-structure-in-wordpress http://www.searchenginejournal.com/seo-friendly-url-structure/4556/ After reading and realizing the risk of breaking all my links and having search engines reject me if I did it wrong, I decided anyway to change the default structure …

About: New Page and How I Did It

Cory Blog, Customizations, Web

UPDATE: Because of the new theme, I have removed the “About” page to which this post refers and am using the default About page, but have decided to keep this post as a tutorial on how it can be done. Click on “About” in the menu bar and you’ll be taken to the new static about me page. About Me …

Font-tastic

Cory Blog, Customizations

I always come up with lame titles for posts. Personally, there should be no need for a title. However  lame they  may be, fonts should not be. That’s why you can make and have sweet personalized fonts in a matter of minutes. Yourfonts.com is the place to go to simply create a font in your own handwriting or maybe something you …

Peek-a-Boo! I See You! Hidden Files

Cory Blog, Customizations, Mac, Security, Windows

Sometimes you just need to see everything. Luckily, you don’t need a special pair of hi-tech glasses to see every file on your computer. Viewing hidden files on Windows is easy. Open a folder, go to Tools, Folder Options, View tab, Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders. Viewing hidden files under Mac OSx Leopard, is …

Force Firefox to Save Passwords: Simple

Cory Blog, Customizations, Software

This article assumes you’re using Firefox 3 and that you know how to save a bookmark. Some lousy webpages won’t save your passwords, like hotmail, their related sites like Windows Live Skydrive (file storage), sometimes blogger, and there are others. Maybe you frequent a site and you have to type in your obscure username and password each and every time. …

Firefox 3: Display richer colors

Cory Blog, Customizations, Software

If you didn’t join the other 8 million citizens of earth on Firefox 3’s HUGE download day this last Tuesday, don’t worry. It’s not too late to click over and download it now. Besides excellent internet security, pop-up blocker, themes, addins, and tabbed browsing farrrr more superior to that of IE or the like, FF3 brings to the browsing world …

Best of…

Cory Blog, Customizations, Other Tricks

I was thinking the other day how I have come across some really useful information over the past months that this website has been live, and I wanted to list a few things that I have found the most useful. How to Hide or Remove Spam (&Spam Count) in Gmail Dial 1-800-GOOG-411 to find any business on the spot, for …

Do It Differently with [RocketDock]

Cory Blog, Customizations, Software, Windows

ROCKETDOCK brings windows users what other programs bring to the table, except they bring this “taskbar” application with some huge steps up. From their website, its main features are as follows: Features: Minimize windows to the dock Real-time window previews in Vista Running application indicators Simple drag-n-drop interface Multi-monitor support Supports alpha-blended PNG and ICO icons Icons zoom and transition …

i [Google]

Cory Blog, Customizations, Web

A poor endorsement, if you will, and yet another blog on igoogle’s homepage experience, igoogle offers a collection of web & computer information all in one place. There are many & countless gadgets one can add to their homepage such as clocks, CPU usage gauges, horoscopes, news headlines, and loads of super geeky add-ons, but in simplicity, I have added …

AlbumArtScreenSaver

Cory Blog, Customizations, Windows

Apple computer systems are built with a super cool Album Art Screen Saver which utilizes your own iTunes album art work. When the screen saver builds, artwork is gathered at random and displayed on your screen in a grid of boxes, as it were. Every few seconds, one box of artwork flips to reveal another piece of album cover. So …

Favorite WallPapers of the Year Post

Cory Blog, Customizations, Windows

I can’t stay with the same look for long, so I have, over the years, collected wallpaper for my desktop. Every now and then a family photo will be sported on my screen, and thus, for various reasons, unless stated otherwise, I have not posted those below in my FAVORITE WALLPAPERS OF THE YEAR POST (no particular order) _____________________________________________________________________________________________    …