Category Archives: Tools

Convert Trunk Notes To Plain Markdown

This shell script converts one or more Trunk Notes files to plain markdown. It removes the first 7 lines and touches the modification date to match the Timestamp line. It does not convert the markdown itself. For example it does … Continue reading

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VMWare Fusion and Windows 7

While struggling with how to transition to a new Mac while using Microsoft Money, I’ve been alternating between using my old Windows Vista machine directly or using Microsoft Remote Desktop from the Mac. Remote Desktop works really well but I … Continue reading

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Quicken Financial Life for Mac

Dual-booting Mac OS X and Windows 7 was not working very well for me to use Microsoft Money. I typically use Excel along with Money to plan which bills to pay. I have Excel on the Mac but not on … Continue reading

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What I miss most from Windows on a Mac

Beyond Compare: I have yet to find a better file/folder sync and poor man’s backup solution on Windows and nothing equivalent on Mac. Truly, it is beyond compare. I can’t do without it, so I run Beyond Compare on my … Continue reading

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Boot Camp and Windows 7

If you want to try the Windows 7 Beta with Mac Boot Camp, go for it. The article, Using Boot Camp to install Windows 7 on your Mac: The Complete Walkthrough, will help. The only problems I had were when I accidentally strayed … Continue reading

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MacBook: False Start

Mac OS X takes a little getting used to for a Windows user, but I’m warming up to it. Having Unix again after all those years of Windows and DOS command prompts is refreshing and liberating. A nice GUI on … Continue reading

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