My Favorite Penn Staters

We had the pleasure of going to the BigTen 10k and not only got to see some other Penn Staters, but we also got a photo with the Nittany Lion! Congrats to Amy – 3rd in her age group!

Green Circles On the Ground From the Plane?

Recently while flying back to Chicago from San Francisco I noticed a number of green circles on the ground somewhere around Nevada. After doing a little research – I found they were circular fields that used an irrigation system that waters the field from a central point – going out (in a circle). It was a very interesting sight to see!

A Solid Fortune

I recently found an old fortune which I have followed for many years.

“Simplicity and clarity should be your theme in dress”

Blue, black, grey, Penn State.

My Latest Favorite Song

Every once and awhile you find that one song you cannot seem to hear enough. For me –
“Dream With Somebody” by Tinlicker is that song and has been on repeat in my house/car for the last 5 days straight.

Check it out…

20 Years of the iMac

From the original to the latest – it is hard to believe the iMac has been out there for 20 years. I decided to retire my Mac Mini today after needing some faster processing power.

Awesome Shirts!


A few weeks ago I was looking for some fun shirts for my son who loves Seinfeld. I stumbled across Famous in Real Life and ordered a few shirts. (Kraymerica and Little Jerry (photo) for Evan – as well as Mandlebaum Gym and The Jerk Store for me.

Not only are the shirts great – they also have great customer service. After a wash – one of Evan’s shirts lost some of the ink – but with a simple email to the store owner – I quickly got a replacement. If you are a Seinfeld, Christmas Vacation, The Office fan – check these shirts out.

Google Drive: View Files Largest to Smallest

While doing some spring cleaning (mentioned yesterday) – I decided I needed to go through my files on my Google Drive™.

One of the most helpful things: listing all my files from largest to smallest. I found I had some really old (And large) files that I will never need again.

How to list files from largest to smallest:

  1. Log into your Google account
  2. Go to this URL: https://drive.google.com/drive/quota

Remember – if you decided to delete your files – make sure you empty your trash to ensure they are truly gone.

Follow-up

Having the ability to see the size of the files allowed me to easily go from:

to:

Don’t be a tech hoarder!

Spring cleaning is not only for your home and garage. Every once and awhile I try and do some tech spring cleaning in order to keep things as organized and simple as possible. I highly recommend you do the same.

So what all goes into my spring cleaning?

  1. Applications: There was that one application you needed to open that one file from your friend…now that you have not touched it in months or years – get rid of it.
  2. Email: Do you hang on to all those flyers that show up in your physical mailbox? Exactly. Make searching easier by getting rid of these sorts of email messages. The chances of you caring about the big sale at Old Navy 3 months ago is slim to none. At the end of the day – I try and go back to my mantra – do, delegate, or delete.
  3. Accounts: I use 1Password to manage all my accounts (user names/passwords). At least once – go through and delete any old or unused.
  4. Photos: Let’s face it – we all take photos of the floor, blurry images, or something we only needed to reference once. Keep your image library trim by only saving the photos that are good and have meaning.
  5. Text Messages: Here is another place we tend to hoard information for no real reason. There is no reason to hold onto all those “ok” or “thanks” text messages. Delete them and save yourself the space.
    1. Don’t be a tech hoarder – take some time to save what is important and get rid of the rest. You will be surprised what you find (I just found a recipe I completely forgot I asked for), hw much more efficient your searches will be, and how much more room you will have on your phone/computer and not to mention – more peace of mind.