As a Mailchimp Expert, I help alot of people and companies to clean and verify their newsletter email subscriber lists. Cleaning and verifying subscribers prior to attempting to send a campaign is very important as Mailchimp, Aweber, Constant Contact and all other good EDM (Electronic Direct Mail) … [Read more...] about How to remove free email accounts from a list using Excel
A few years back I posted a Microsoft Word style-guide for content that is to be copied and pasted into WordPress websites. Copying and pasting from Word to a WordPress page or post is still very common therefore I thought I should update the guide. Why do I need to style content correctly in … [Read more...] about Microsoft Word to WordPress Style Guide
I've been using Ubuntu version 13.04 for a week now. I installed it on an old HP laptop that was running Windows XP. With Windows installed, the laptop was incredibly slow so upgrading to Windows 8 wasn't an option. How easy is it to install Ubuntu? There are various choices when installing Ubuntu … [Read more...] about Upgrading to Windows 8? There’s a better solution
I've started to use the Ubuntu Linux distribution (Operating System). How Apple and Microsoft are going to compete in the future with the likes of Ubuntu is an absolute mystery. I last used a desktop version of Linux a few years back (it may have been openSUSE). The ease of use of Ubuntu now and a … [Read more...] about Yes. Ubuntu beats your Apple
I recently covered how to copy and compress (ZIP) multiple files and folders and add a timestamp to the ZIP filename. All this was done using a batch file in Microsoft Windows8 (however the instructions should work fine for older versions of Windows). Using BAT (batch) files are awesome as the files … [Read more...] about How to delete files older than x days using a BAT file
Time to go old school. In this tutorial I'll demonstrate how to use a batch file in Windows 8 to backup your chosen files and folders. Microsoft Windows8 comes with an inbuilt backup type application called File History but, called me old fashioned, but I just love the simplicity and accuracy of a … [Read more...] about Backup files and folders in Windows 8
A couple of months back I reviewed Google Drive. At the time I noted my disappointment with the slow sync speed as well as various other frustrations. I'd been using Dropbox for quite awhile and decided to move to Drive for integration reasons (I use many Google services) as well as … [Read more...] about Google Drive – time to wake up Google!
I've been a massive Microsoft fan for ages; from Windows to MS Office to Kinect and so much else they have really been one of the few consistent leaders in making computers easy to use for people. Unfortunately I'm going to stop being a Microsoft evangelist after living with Windows 8 for a … [Read more...] about Windows 8 … what a disaster!
Google has introduced another incredibly useful product; Course Builder (if you're a trainer or user of a Learning Mangement System / LMS you should check it out). Course Builder runs on the Google App Engine which requires to be installed on your local computer for 'development' … [Read more...] about Get Python to work on Windows