Monthly Archives: November 2015

Keyboard Maestro “Insert text by pasting” Quick Tip

“Insert text by pasting” is faster than “Insert text by typing” (which is rarely necessary in my experience). Unfortunately, using the paste method results in unwanted junk in your clipboard (unless of course this is also your intention). You can insert by

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DIY Panoramic Tripod Head

Introduction You’re here because you want to take great panoramic shots, and you’re amazed by how expensive the off-the-shelf panoramic tripod heads cost, right? The key to a good panorama is to have your camera mounted such that the no-parallax point of

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Installing ElasticSearch on Webfaction

You read everywhere that setting up and running elasticsearch is very simple. In fact, it is. There are some hurdles to clear when you’re setting it up on Webfaction, however. These instructions will hopefully provide some guidance.

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Adding Metatag Keywords to Search API Index

For a great explanation of the implementation below, please visit The following demonstrates how to add metatag keywords (from the Metatag module) to your Search API fields list, so that you can index them and make them searchable.

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DIY Lawn Bagger (for Fall Cleanup)

Last spring I purchased a lawn sweeper. It was very useful after I dethatched my lawn, but it proved less effective against the barrage of leaves this fall. I decided I’d try my hand at crafting a lawn mower bagger. The

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