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Mac Mail – Custom Email Signature in Mountain Lion

I’ve spent a few hours trying to figure out how to create a custom html signature for mail on Mountain Lion. After testing and research, I found the below instructions to be the best method. There are many others, but this method is free and easiest.
  1. Open Mail
  2. Go to Preferences > Signatures
  3. Create a new signature (no need to customize it here)
  4. Quit Mail
  5. Open Finder
  6. Select Go > Go To Folder
  7. Go to the folder: ~/Library/Mail/V2/MailData/Signatures/
  8. Select the latest .mailsignature file (sort by time if needed)
  9. Open file in textwrangler or another editor.
  10. Within this file you will notice an open and closed body tag with content in between. Remove that content and insert your html code (without the html, header, and body tags).
  11. Save the file
  12. Go back to the finder and right click the file and select “Get info”
  13. Place a checkmark in “Locked” (you must lock the file so that it doesn’t get overwritten)
  14. Open mail

Disable iTunes Controls on Mac Keyboard

I’ve just become a fan of Spotify and one thing that I’ve been having trouble with on the Mac is trying to bypass iTunes always opening when I click the Play/Pause button even with Spotify open. 

The workaround below with allow you to disable the iTunes controls on the keyboard and will instead work for spotify or whichever other music application is open.

The solution I have found to fix this issue to:

1. Open Terminal
2. Place one of the codes below into Terminal:

TO DISABLE iTunes Keyboard controls:
sudo chmod a-x /System/Library/CoreServices/rcd.app/Contents/MacOS/rcd
killall -9 rcd
TO RE-ENABLE iTunes Keyboard controls:
sudo chmod a+x /System/Library/CoreServices/rcd.app/Contents/MacOS/rcd

3. Problem Solved!

Best CMS for the Task

If you found this blog, then you must have the question of which CMS program to use. The answer really depends on who you are and what type of design skills you have.


Use WordPress if your programming skills aren’t all that high. WordPress sites are generally good for out-of-box designers and programmers. There won’t be much to tweak and the best bet for creating a WordPress site in my opinion is to simply get a template. Don’t waste time trying to build it yourself. Just get a template and tweak it to your liking.

Used Best For: Blogging, Simple Sites.



Use Joomla if you have programming skills, but not much. The reason that I like Joomla is because there are far more extensions to get what you want. This CMS system is good for higher end websites on a budget. You can easily build great advanced websites such as directories and social networks right within Joomla without having to spend tens of thousands on it. Use this CMS if you need something more advanced than WordPress and you have good programming skills.

Used Best For: Blogging, Good Website, Advanced Web Builds

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Holy Land Visit

These are some images from my trip to the Holy Land Experience in Florida.

The Holy Land Experience brings together the sights and sounds of the world of the Bible in a unique and interactive way unlike anywhere else.

It is a living, biblical museum that takes you 7000 miles away and 2000 years back in time to the land of the Bible. Its combination of sights, sounds, and tastes will stimulate your senses and blend together to create a spectacular new experience.

But above all, beyond the fun and excitement, we hope that you will see God and His Word exalted and that you will be encouraged in your search for enduring truth and the ultimate meaning of life.

You can find out more about the experience here: http://www.holylandexperience.com