Over the weekend I was cleaning out my office and found this great little cheat sheet I created years ago for understanding paper types as explained by one of my printing mentors, Jon Anderson. Paper weight The weight of a paper is determined by how much a ream (500 sheets) weighs in the basis size.…

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Question Do you have any idea how Paypal and Square up deal with 1099 reporting for the IRS? Answer Paypal Starting in 2011, all US payment providers including PayPal will be required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to report sales information to the IRS about certain customers who receive payments for the sale of goods or services through…

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Question We are working on a small website page that uses iframes. Part of our instructions are saying we need to use absolute paths instead of relative paths. What is the difference? Answer When using image in web pages your images don’t live inside the source code, they live as a file (jpg, gif, png,…

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Question Can you tell me why people can’t open this PDF ad file you sent me? Can I fix it? Answer Because the file got renamed with periods in it and doesn’t have the .pdf after it any more. The extra periods make the computer think it is an extension it doesn’t recognize and the…

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iCloud is mostly fantastic. For the most part, it syncs everything effortlessly. However, if you upgraded your iPhone, iPad, or other device in such a way that it deviated slightly from the approved path, you may find yourself with a bookmark mess. You fix them, you delete them, you sync them. They work! And suddenly…

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I get a decent amount of questions that all refer to people’s email not working. While there are a million things that can go wrong with your email, this covers the bulk of them. NOTE: If you are getting an “invalid email” error online, this article might help. If you still are having problems after reading…

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Question Over the last few years I’ve purchases A LOT of apps for my iPhone, iPad, and iPods. As time moves on I find that I have lots of applications that I don’t want any more, yet I still continue to get notified when there are updates for them through iTunes. How can I delete…

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Question Is there something on my iPad keyboard that works as an “undo” like Control-Z? Answer Yes. But it isn’t on your keyboard. Standard iPad and iPhone apps (like Mail and Notes) has a way to undo your last action (like typing or deleting a chunk of text. How do you achieve this wonder? It’s…

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I use plenty of those cute little icons at the top of my monitor screen. But, sometimes I want to change one of them. This tutorial will teach you how to change your Menubar icons. In this example, I will change the Time Machine icon: Navigate your computer to : /system/library/coreservices/menu extras You should probably…

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This is a quick tutorial primarily for web designers. Normally your DNS clients will automatically cache (store) IP addresses and other DNS results. This makes it quicker to retrieve information from the same host. However, sometimes your cache gets stuck while developing. For instance – you know you updated some information on your site and it…

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