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Set default font for adding text to PDFs

With Acrobat, I can add text to existing PDFs with ease. But it’s annoying that the default font never seems to match what I want it to look like. Fortunately, I recently found out how to manually define my desired default font for adding text to PDF documents.

Help me, I deleted the Internet!

Imagine you starting your computer one day to open a website—but it just won’t work. There is no network connection. Drivers? Cable? Internet provider? Might be the culprits, but here’s another possibility to check.

Use social media on the Apple Watch

Yes, I am testing it, the Apple Watch. But there’s no browser, and also no official Watch apps for Twitter, Instagram nor WhatsApp. So, how can you Tweet, stare at kitten pics and videos, or spam your friends from your wrist?

curl: Resume broken downloads

With the Unix curl command, you can perform basically every web request that might come to your mind. But what can you do if you started a download in the size of a 3-storey wedding cake, and it cancelled at 87%? curl has got you covered.

Welcome back!

From now, you’ll once again find helpful computer tips and insights here. In times of “tl;dr” (too long, didn’t read), you’ll find both targeted, short step-by-step tutorials and longer rants, if you do happen to have some time to read.

Three years later…

Three years ago, I wrote about new instant messaging networks for Windows Live. Back then, this was only meant to be an April Fool’s joke. Yet, what we have right now is just what I had foretold… What’s next?