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I never used to like Spotlight on the Mac (tiger) but as I learn more about it, it gets better and better. Read the tip below from the Apple website and try the following searches I have tested and found to work in Spotlight:

Spotlight OS XIf you want to narrow your search right off the bat, you can add a category when you type the term in the Search field. For example, if you’re looking for a song named “Vertigo” (by the band U2), there’s no sense in having Spotlight bring you a list of email messages from your ear doctor, right? So if you give Spotlight a hint as to what you’re looking for, you can get just songs as your Spotlight search results. Here’s how: Type “kind:music” (with no space in between or quotations), then add one space and type “Vertigo” (again, you don’t need the quotes). So your search will look like this: kind:music Vertigo. Now it will only search songs, and you’ll only get song results. Schweet!

  • kind:music
  • kind:image
  • kind:folder
  • kind:movie
  • kind:email
  • kind:pdf

Apple – Pro – Tip of the Week

Usually I would just post a link like this to my del.icio.us account but I really liked the work that was put into this site. Take a look now and see the transformation of an ordinary girl into a magazine covergirl…thanks PhotoShop! PS>> Be sure to click the photo…there is a popup that will show you ALL the tips and tricks with before and after photos!

The media world is becoming increasingly fixated on appearances. And the number of tricks used to achieve the increasingly exaggerated ideals is growing. Many models have plastic surgery and even more are retouched so they appear to have bigger breasts, smaller stomachs or fuller lips.

Media Photoshop Retouching

Ok. This post serves 2 purposes…the first one being my ability to test a new plugin I found to drop a flash player into a word press post and have it stream the file. The other purposes is for you to listen to, and remember, how much the dizzy band rocks. Check them out now.

[audio:http://www.thedizzyband.com/music/DBimagination.mp3]

The web hosting world drives me crazy. It has been part of my businesses since I started in college and it has never been easy for me. Fortunately I have always had people smarter than myself to manage them for me (tim, dave & others). However, the time has come to make my life a little bit easier. I decided to buy another server and move all my personal sites (and a few other small sites) over to it with a managed domain, name server, email package, etc…all in one. I will lose some of the flexibility I have become accustomed to, but it will be worth it to not have to bother anyone to help me fix it.

So, why am I blogging about this? Well, because this may effect you. I spent the whole day today (well, yesterday now) setting up the server and moving about 10 domains over to it to test. One of them could have been yours, and hopefully you didn’t even notice because 95% of the process was entirely to easy. It’s amazing how much changes when you get stuck in an old system that just works. I’m glad I moved.

Ok, so I am new to the Macintosh (a little over a year now I think) but I always wondered how to change all of the icons on my computer easily without installing any third party applications. Turns out…its quite simple. All you have to do is the following:

  1. Pick the image/icon you would like to use and hit Apple+I
  2. Click on the little picture (in example, the cinema display)
  3. Hit Apple+C to copy the icon and close the window
  4. Pick the folder, drive or hardware device you would like to change the icon of and hit Apple+I on that
  5. Click on the little picture again and hit Apple+V to paste the new icon
  6. Close the open window, and enjoy your hard work!

As you can see in the image, I enjoyed my hardwork too much…I changed all of my icons for the folders I use most often. Most of the icons I got from the IconFactory Website in their free icon section.

Desktop Screenshot