I needed a solution [on Mac OS X] that would automatically reconnect my network drives from a file server when it disconnects and reconnects. There is indeed a method to connect network drives when OS X boots up (the instructions are below for this).  Unfortunately, this does not reconnect the network drives if the, Read More

Deleting empty rows on an Excel spreadsheet would seem like an easy function.  There are many instructions online to accomplish this, but the problem with most tutorials is they will delete entire rows if they identify a single empty cell in a particular row.  This can create a serious problem if you have a, Read More

I have found Microsoft OneNote to be one of the most effective tools for note-taking while doing 1st year medical science courses. It allows me to easily search old lectures on the fly, and even create links between information so that I am constantly reinforcing my understanding of past and present material. But even, Read More


As I was studying for the MCAT last night, we had a series of power outages. The first 6 were flickers. Though annoying, the backup power supply I have for my computer made the outages tolerable while I was studying. The thing is, while you’re taking timed internet-based practice tests, it’s not in your, Read More

Jeep by lake

No, this isn’t about my 1974 Jeep CJ5, but I did just sell it.  In memory, I will post a couple pictures that I took yesterday. Best top soft top that never managed to keep me dry when it rained. AMC 304, Edlebrock Carb, 200amp Powermaster alternator, and MSD Ignition. The Jeep without her, Read More

I recently purchased the latest (as of this blog’s entry date) Macbook Pro.  I got an incredible bargain on a normally $3000 computer, by shopping used of E-Bay.  The Macbook Pro comes with the Core i7 2.66GHz processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB Solid Slate Hard Drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M discrete graphics card, and an, Read More

I have been considering for a long time about getting a new camera. I’m not talking about a low cost point-and-shoot (P&S) camera. I’m talking about about a heavy duty Digital Single Lens Reflex (known in short as DSLR) Camera. The differences between the two are numerous, but in a very short explanation, a, Read More