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How to Add Alternate Dictionaries and Thesauri to OS X

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Here’s a short tutorial (should take 30 seconds at most) to help you add more options to your dictionary. The default is based on where you live in the world, but you can add other languages as well as set your English dialect preference (American English or British English). Also note that I’m using OS X Mavericks and the screenshots below reflect that. I’ve also enabled file extension views so you see my application file names end in .app while your file names will likely not have extensions. Just ignore that and proceed. 🙂 ) Step 1: Launch the dictionary application (it’s in your Applications folder).   Step 2: Select Preferences from the menu and view the pop-up list of additional options.

Getting Things Done is Getting Things Done!

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I’ve been going through it. I’m planning on doing the entire 16 hour transformation about 10 days from today and I can’t wait. There are some podcasts that really make it even easier to wrap your head around how this works and what you can expect—also hints and examples. Merlin Mann’s 43 Folders also covers Getting Things Done and just about anything else you might want to know about organizing and productivity. I’m really looking forward to a huge change in the way my life works by using this. If you find yourself frustrated by the overwhelming list of stuff you have to and want to do, you should definitely give this book a thorough review. Check it out here: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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If you haven’t started using this for reviewing your web site’s stats (are you crazy?!?), you should. Immediately. It used to be called Urchin and cost a small fortune. Now it’s free so there’s no excuse to be suffering along with that old AWstats anymore. Google Analytics