Quick Tip: Turn off OS X Notification Center

On a occasion when I am sharing my screen with others I seem to always forget to disable OS X’s Notification Center. Typically you would turn it off using System Preferences however, I just learned that you can simply Option-Click on the Notification Center icon in the upper right corner of the menu bar to toggle it on and off. No more unexpected screen interruptions.

Remove HTML from Excel Files

Occasionally I will have an Excel file that contains HTML markup that I need to remove. The Excel Replace feature makes removing HTML easy. To remove the HTML tags highlight the cells that contain the HTML and then select Edit > Replace. In the “Find what” field enter <*>. Leave the “Replace with” field blank and then click on the “Replace All” button. Poof! All of your HTML will magically be removed.