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Theology, Politics & Other Musings

Get Rid of Annnoying Email Notifications from WordPress

May 21st, 2013

The past two weeks I’ve started getting a large amount of emails from WordPress letting me know that I received a comment on one of my posts that I needed to moderate (i.e. approve/disapprove/mark as spam).  Most of the comments I have been receiving to my site (not this one) have been spam.  So getting 5-10 emails a day about comments being left is annoying especially when most/all are spam.  (Note: I have my comments set-up such that a comment has to be approved by me before it is actually posted for everyone to see.  I would recommend the same.)

So how do you turn off the email notifications?

Login to your WordPress dashboard. In the menus, go to: Settings » Discussion. Then look at where it says “Email me whenever” and un-check the boxes there.

The downside is that you will no longer be notified via email if someone posts to your site including a valid comment (and not a spam comment).  However, you can simply go to your site and view all of the comments waiting for you to moderate (i.e. approve/disapprove/mark as spam) and moderate them all at once.

Delete a File on a Apple Mac Computer

February 28th, 2013

I found a shortcut to delete a file on a Mac.  I thought I would pass it along as it has taken me awhile to find a solution to Mac’s normal ways to delete a file.

Deleting a file in a Mac is usually done by dragging the file into the Trash.  Pretty easy.  Except that when you use a laptop, it requires you to (usually) use two fingers to operate the mouse so that you can both click and then drag the file.

The other option that most people know about is right-clicking on a file.  Of course, if you don’t have an external mouse, again it can take more than a quick push of a button to delete a file.

So I have been looking for a quick, easy, painless solution.  The first solution is quicker than the above two, but still requires two hands (or one extremely large hand).  When you select a file and want to delete it, simply press Command+Delete.  Presto!  The file will be moved to the Trash.

But how about an even quicker solution?  It is rather simple.  Go to System Preferences and make sure the “Keyboard Shortcuts” tab at the top is selected.  Then selection “Application Shortcuts”.  Click the “+” button to add a new shortcut.  Choose which application you want this to be used in by selecting it from the drop down menu.  In this case, choose “Finder”.  Then in the Menu Title type: Move to Trash.  Finally, in the Keyboard Shortcut, choose the shortcut you want to use to delete a file.  I chose Command+E.  (To do this, I simply pressed Command+E and the shortcut was set.)

I tested this out several times and it works great.  With one quick move of the hand I can easily delete a file.  And since it’s a combination of two keys, I’m less likely to accidentally hit a key (like the “delete” key on a PC) and delete a file.

Hope this helps someone!

Cut / Paste and Copy / Paste with an Apple Mac Computer

February 28th, 2013

So it took me awhile to find this so I thought I’d pass it along.

Any PC simply uses Control+X to cut a file, Control+C to copy a file, and then Control+V to paste a file.

Is there a way to do this on a Mac? Yes.

To copy a file: Command+C and then go to the new location you want the file and press Command+V
(Note: This leaves a copy of the file in the place it currently is and then creates a new copy in whatever new folder you choose.)
To move a file: Command+C and and then go to the new location you want the file and press Command+Option+V
(Note: This takes the file from its current location and moves it to whatever new folder you choose.)

Worry and Bitterness

August 28th, 2012

“Worry is not believing God will get it right, and bitterness is believing God got it wrong.”

-Tim Keller

Our Treatment of Jesus

May 31st, 2012

Luke 3:16 “John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mighteir than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie…”

If John saw that his relationship with Jesus was one of unworthiness and humility, this should affect how we view our own personal relationship with Jesus.

Do we put Jesus on our level and treat him like a peer? True, he is our friend. But he is much more than that. And to simply treat him as a guy we pal around with is a great insult to him.