Sunday, January 26, 2014

Reposition Your Facebook Photos

Have you ever uploaded a picture to Facebook and been unhappy about the portion that shows up in the box on your timeline? Have you ever noticed that on someone else's timeline?

Did you know you can change that?

Here is a quick video to show you how that is done.

Have an awesome day!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Why Don't My PowerPoint Animations Work?

Have you ever created a PowerPoint and spent all kinds of time putting animations together only to find that they don't work when you go full screen?


Maybe you have had one sent to you and the animations don't work but the creator claims that they worked fine before they emailed it.


OK - so here is just one thing you can check as part of your troubleshooting. I know that this little spot is often overlooked as folks will spend all their time focused on the animation tab looking at timings and that sort of thing.

  1. Go to the Slide Show tab
  2. Click on 'Set Up Slide Show'
  3. Make sure the box for 'Show without animations' is unchecked
  4. Click OK
Set Up Show dialog box

Here is a short video to see it.

Hope this helps!
Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Case of the Disappearing Domain

The Surprise

It isn't very often that I visit my own blog or website - except for the admin side, so you can imagine my surprise when I actually went there today and was met with a generic Bluehost page.


I immediately logged in to Bluehost to find out that I no longer had access to the DNS Zone Editor because I did not have a web hosting account. I had recently let the webhosting part expire because I was no longer using it. However, I still own the domain which means I should be able to manage it. This is what allows you to type in and access the Blogger hosted blog or which takes you to the Google site. All of my personal domain mappings were wiped and no longer worked. I am not 100% sure how long they were broken either.

So if you only purchase a domain name from Bluehost, you won't be able to manage it. I was able to verify this on Twitter with @bluehostsupport - bummer. That simply doesn't make sense to me. That's like buying a car and being told you cannot drive it.

The Resolution

Long story short - I switched my domain to and now my website and blog are up and running again. My apologies to anyone who tried to visit and was unable to access them. I ran with Bluehost for four years and never had any complaints but  not being able to manage my domain is a deal breaker. Sorry guys.

GoDaddy for the win! These are the guys I have to start recommending now. Not only do I get to manage my domain without any additional purchases but they even threw in 100 free email forwarding accounts and a couple other things! Nice value added bonus!

Mystery Solved

Have an awesome day!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Avast Free v9 - Site Blocking

Ahhh - updates - don't 'cha love 'em?

I have to admit that while I do appreciate a product that continues to improve, it is frustrating when the things you love about a product either go away or move to some place where you struggle to find it.

My last post was about finding the radio feature in the new update of iTunes. In this post I will be helping you to find the site blocking feature in Avast Free Antivirus.

This is a pretty popular feature and some time ago I did a post on how to block sites with Avast version 8 - and as you may have guessed by now - version 9 changes all that.

The good news is that it is still available. Whew!

This image highlights the Site Blocking location in Avast v9
I equate this with going to Wal-Mart and going to purchase something that you always get when you make the trip. You go to the aisle and discover that the item you are looking for is not in the same spot it has been in the last three months.

UGH! OK - so is it on a different shelf - 10 feet down - on the other side of the aisle - in a different aisle - in a different department - or GASP! in the clearance section?

Nonetheless - your trip to Wal-Mart just got longer by 15 minutes.

Enough small talk - the video will show you where to find the site blocking feature in Avast version 9.

Have an awesome day!