How to view .abr brush files on Mac – BrushView QuickLook plugin

.abr files are brush files used in Photoshop and Gimp.  However there is no generic default software to view what the brushes look like in an .abr file.  You can find and download many free brushes for Photoshop or Gimp.  These are often encapsulated in .abr file types. However over time, it is usually not […]

Cannot open iTunes on Mac

I am not the only one who could not open iTunes on Mac (MacBook Pro) after upgrading to Yosemite. But I have found a solution that worked.

Crochet Chart Image and Software Bug

Crochet Chart Software in ver. 1.2 offers the feature of being able to insert a manipulable image into your crochet chart file.  However it is a bit buggy at the moment.  So this is a how-to to work around it. Note: This workaround tutorial assumes you already have some familiarity with the basics of working with […]

Crochet Charts Software – Where to Get?

Given my horrible handwriting and my even more horrible, uneven charting, I really need a crochet charts software: an app or software that will allow me to chart my crochet stitches.  (If you were looking for software that would actually crochet for you – then nope, this is not it! LOL!) This post is but […]

DNS Checker

Handy DNS checker to quickly determine propagation status of changes to your DNS records. I have just been involved with the much avoided but inevitable changing of hosting providers. Even from October of last year, I have been meaning to do the big (and scary) move as I mentioned in Exabytes Hosting – Bye Bye. […]

Apple Yosemite – Quick Summary Review

Apple has just released a new upgrade: Apple Yosemite OS x 10.10.  Should you upgrade? Always do a quick review.  You don’t want to be landed in bugs and problems if you can help it.  There are many reviews already on the net.  I will do a very quick one and give you references in […]

Exabytes Hosting – Will Say Bye-Bye

My hosting provider, Exabytes is driving me crazy.  Over a period of a year, the load speed and even accessibility of my sites have been slow on speed and spasmodic on accessibility.  Exabytes has one of the best customer service around.  They truly offer 24/7 service. I can email-contact them at any time of day or […]

BlueHost – Too Slow

I wrote (emailed via their Help Ticket system) to Blue Host on the 8th October, 2014. I finally got a response on 16th October (thank God, it was the same year). With a promise of 24/7 service at hand, getting a response over a week later is .. well Just Too Slow BlueHost!!

eWay – Sorry but Recommended

I almost signed up with eWay.  I am sorry I won’t be.  But now that I have my current payment gateway up and running (2Checkout – Excellent Service) for my ClearlyHelena store, I won’t be needing another gateway. However I would recommend eWay because even though I will not be signing up with them, I did learn […]

2Checkout – Excellent Service!

A few days ago, I blogged (at ClearlyHelena.com) that I was applying for a new payment gateway because my payment gateway provider (2Checkout or 2CO) had deactivated my seller status. Due to unavoidable personal events, my store at ClearlyHelena had been inactive for many months. Hence no buying activity. But 2Checkout has been so pro-active and […]