Slick Site – GrubHub.com

If you happen to live in Chicago, New York, Boston, or San Francisco, GrubHub.com is definitely a site worth checking out. I’d heard of it but never tried it until last night, and it’s great. The site has a very extensive collection of restaurants (at least for me in Chicago) which deliver based on my address. You can filter on cuisine and a number of other parameters. One of the most useful filter parameters is the “currently delivering” one which at 2AM this morning when I decided it was time for dinner, was very helpful. I found a Mexican place … Continue reading Slick Site – GrubHub.com

Impromptu Hard Drive Refresh – Thanks Acronis

I fix other people’s computers and IT problems all day, so the last thing I really feel like doing is fixing my own computer problems at home. My personal workstation decided to blue screen earlier in the evening which was nice. It was one of those blue screens you can’t really do anything about without having driver verifier enabled and since I didn’t there was nothing I could really do. I did take a SWAG based on the contents of the dump and decide to update my nVidia drivers for my apparently now practically ice age video card. When I … Continue reading Impromptu Hard Drive Refresh – Thanks Acronis

Cool Tool – Anagram

Anagram is this really slick tool that will convert generic selected text into Outlook contact records or appointments. I use the contacts feature every day multiple times a day. Here is the scenario – you know the insanely long signatures people put on the bottom of their email message. It’s got their phone numbers, email, website, title, company, and inevitably half a dozen other pieces of information. The process of getting all this information into your Outlook address book is time consuming – make a new contact, get each bit of information into the right field, etc. Of course inevitably … Continue reading Cool Tool – Anagram

Reviews – Cool Stuff

I’ve had on my list of things to blog about for a while a handful of products that I’ve come across one way or another that are just really cool. Some of them are things I’ve tried and subsequently bought and others are things that various companies have given me complimentary copies of with the hope that I will like their product and subsequently spread the good word. I will qualify this by saying that I have also gotten comp copies of things that I used and subsequently decided I’m not about to recommend anyone uses – not every product … Continue reading Reviews – Cool Stuff