Signature Issue When Replying in Outlook for Mac 2011

I noticed when replying to emails that were sent in plain text vs. HTML that my default signature would include the name of the signature above the actual configured signature in the reply.  In my case, “Adam” was the name of the signature I created for my GMAIL signature.  In the images below you see my signature and Adam above it.

Go to Outlook>Preferences>Composing and uncheck “When replying or forwarding, use the format of the original message.” which seemed to resolve the issue.

Hidden User Library in OS X Lion

Since the OS X Lion update, the user Library is hidden.  I always forget this until I am looking for my iPhone backups which are stored in the hidden user library.  To unhide them perform the following.

Step By Step Written Instructions:

1. Open Finder

2. Press and Hold Option Key.

3. On the Menu Bar click Go.

4. Choose Library

Watch the Video Here:




iPhone backups are stored in the user library (hidden) here:  ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup

Send A File Right To Evernote From Within Finder

Wish you could control click on a file or document directly from within Finder and send it straight into Evernote?  I believe the Windows version can but not the Mac.  So that is why I searched and found an applescript written by Stephen Millard on his blog Thought Asylum.  Much thanks to Stephen who provided the applescript itself and written instructions on how to use Mac’s built-in Automator application to create the workflow.  It was super easy and works great.  Watch the following video I created outlining the step by step procedure.

Link to Evernote’s other Applescripts:

Saving The Output From A Telnet Session

“telnet “IP Address” -f “file location”      E.G.  telnet   -f   c:\router_cfg.txt

Telnet Session








Open a Command Window from within Windows and “tail” the session by using the argument -f with the telnet command.  This is a easy way to grab a Show Run, Show Version, and Capture Debugging messages from within the telnet session.   This is much easier than trying to copy and paste the output into Notepad from within the command window.  The scrollback within command.exe is not usually long enough for large Cisco router,firewall, or switch configurations.  This way you can simply open a command window, telnet to your device and get your Show commands and exit knowing that all the output will be stored in the text file you specified.


Finding Your Public IP Address

The other night I was troubleshooting a firewall issue and needed to know what public IP address I was coming from in order to test against the firewall.  A quick and easy way to determine which public IP you are is from What’s My IP Address? Check It!

What's My IP Address