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Occasionally I figure out how to do something that other people might want to do. Then I post it here.

“That’s It”: How to make a quick and dirty vocal mashup

A tutorial in how to make a hip-hop mashup with very few musical or technical skills at all.

Posted on 9 September 2014 and filed under articles, how to, nocomments

How to get a journalism job you don’t technically qualify for

1. Don’t wait for permission. 2. Be interested in something no one else is interested in. 3. Copy people who are better than you.

Posted on 28 October 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, comments, how to, journalism, main

If your #tweet looks like #this, you’re #doingitwrong

A how-to guide for hashtags.

Posted on 12 September 2013 and filed under big, how to, main, social media

How to use your Kindle 4 without the power button

Usually, when I need to fix something I turn to Google and usually the result is in the first page of search results. But every once in a while the solution to the problem isn’t easily found, so I post the results on my blog in an attempt to help future people with the same […]

Posted on 2 July 2013 and filed under articles, how to, main

Why you shouldn’t put your press release in an attachment

I don’t know where and when it was decided that attachments are the gold standard for getting information out to the media, but it’s time to put a stop to it. Here are some reasons.

Posted on 27 February 2013 and filed under articles, how to

How to tie a scarf

I didn’t know how to tie a scarf, so I shared it publicly and it became a national radio story.

Posted on 16 January 2013 and filed under articles, Best Of, CBC, how to, main

Lightweight song scrobbling/tracking

how do you hit “love” when you’re mowing the lawn

Posted on 12 June 2012 and filed under how to, music

It’s Not A Priority

Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.

Posted on 10 April 2012 and filed under articles, how to

How to Install Apps Onto an SD Card Using Android 2.1

Every once in a while I manage to figure out something that there isn’t already an awesome guide to. When that happens, I like to put it here in order to contribute to the general knowledge of Teh Internets. In the interest of that, here is my guide to “Getting More Memory By Installing Apps […]

Posted on 6 March 2012 and filed under how to

If This Then That

I’ve been doing some heavier posts lately, so here’s something lighter-weight. It’s highlighting a cool new service that I’ve found very useful and think deserves some attention. If This Then That (henceforth ifttt) is a simple tool that let’s you tell the internet “If this happens, then make that happen.” It’s really straight-forward and well-designed, and you can […]

Posted on 21 December 2011 and filed under how to, reviews, social media

How to Publish A Podcast

I’m writing this as a tutorial for volunteers at CFUR Radio, but I figured I may as well publish it here, too, for anyone who’s interested. Bear in mind this is only my set-up, and I am by no means a pro podcaster. My method is designed to be a) free and b) relatively easy. […]

Posted on 26 October 2011 and filed under articles, how to

Ten things I wish I had known when I started university

Things I learned by luck or accident.

Posted on 6 September 2011 and filed under articles, Best Of, how to, main

How (And Why) To Start A Music Blog With Tumblr

This is a post written out of selfishness. Every day on Facebook, Twitter (and now Google+) I see people posting their “song of the day” or week or moment. And often these are people whose music tastes I like. But more often than not, their linking to a YouTube page or some other independent website, […]

Posted on 5 August 2011 and filed under articles, how to, music, social media

Email Subject Lines: Get to the Subject

Recently, I’ve been trying to manage my inbox better. And part of that has been helping other people manage their inboxes better. I do this by being more conscious of the emails that I send. The biggest thing is, I try to let people know what the email is about without them having to open […]

Posted on 20 June 2011 and filed under articles, how to

Some Of My Favourite Short But Sweet Bios

Yesterday I wrote about how my autobiography has changed over the last few years from being “hireable” to being “professional but personable.” One of the things I didn’t get much into was the challenge of presenting yourself in a short but sweet fashion. My short but sweet bio is, “I’m station manager of CFUR Radio and […]

Posted on 24 March 2011 and filed under how to, misc, writing

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