How to add Files from Finder to Evernote and keep a permanent relation

As a follow-up to my post on how to automatically add files to Evernote, keeping persistent links, here is a slightly reworded automator workflow that I use to do the same thing: Mark one or multiple files in Finder and then Hit Cmd-E to have them added to Evernote’s Inbox, while at the same time having those notes in Evernote contain hyperlinks to the original file which are persistent even if the original file is moved around.

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By mnott on 2016/01/14 | Computer, Hacks | A comment?

How to create Persistent File Links from Evernote to the Filesystem

So I’m playing around with Evernote and essentially don’t want to use Evernote as my “store it all” kind of document repository. DevonThink didn’t work out that well after all, and using Evernote that way seems to be equally inadequate. At the end of the day, I have a decent file system anyhow, so why should I decide to move all my files over there. Rather, I’d use Evernote for notes and stuff, as the name suggests.

One thing I like about Evernote is, of course, that it has files available on all devices. So one thing I’d like to do is to have things like the invoices I’m currently paying being in Evernote, while at the same time staying in my existing file system structure.

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By mnott on 2016/01/13 | Computer, Hacks | A comment?

How to fix a Maxi-Cosi FamilyFix Base

I’ve had a little issue with our MaxiCosi FamilyFix Base not releasing the child seat anymore. Turns out, this is a common problem. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any description on how to really solve it, so here is one. Read more…

By mnott on 2016/01/01 | Hacks | A comment?

Very clearly my Daughter…

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By mnott on 2015/11/06 | Computer, Hacks | A comment?

Latest Pornographic Addition…

So here it is, the added 150 TB of backup space that just came in. Read more…

By mnott on 2015/04/09 | Computer | A comment?

Moving Virtual Boxes in Ubuntu

This is perhaps the 100 millionth post on the topic, yet all I could find was how to move the virtual box files through vboxmanage, which appears to imply having to remove snapshots. Here is a very easy different process that will just repoint to where the machine’s folder is located.
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By mnott on 2015/04/07 | Computer, Hacks | A comment?

Drilling Holes into your MacBook Air…

…seems like perhaps a weird thing to do. But it actually does make sense. Read more…

By mnott on 2015/02/18 | Computer, Hacks | 1 comment

Find out your BabyPing Camera to use with the BabyPing Viewer

So it has been quite a while since I have published the BabyPingViewer app on the app store. The reception was great, yet there is one recurring question that people raise: Since BabyPing has modified their way to create a password for the admin user, now depending on the specific model of the camera, there is no more a standard password that you can use. Which is great, but which leaves you with the issue to detect the password if you want to use another app than the one that comes with the camera. Here’s a short description how you can get to the password. Read more…

By mnott on 2014/11/16 | Computer | 1 comment

Add Pinch-In and Pinch-Out (Icon Zoom) back into Apple’s Finder

Ok, this has annoyed many people out there, including me: Apple found it clever to remove the pinch gesture on the icon view of the Finder window. For what ever reason, but it was annoying me enough to find a solution. Read more…

By mnott on 2014/11/01 | Computer, Hacks | 5 comments

Speed Improvement with Yosemite

I’ve recently upgraded to MacOS 10.10, a.k.a. Yosemite. Here’s a measurement of my wired throughput to my server. Before, I got a maximum of about 75 MB/sec on large files. This is a nice improvement…

Network_Speed_Yosemite

By mnott on 2014/10/30 | Computer | A comment?