Timing is Everything

Recently, it was necessary to scan a large number of documents dating back almost ten years. When the files were complete, Spotlight dutifully re-indexed everything and suddenly it was impossible to find anything. These were primarily monthly statements, with virtually all of them having current statements that were suddenly superseded in my search results by documents from many years ago.
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Converting to AVI

When sharing h.264 (AVC) formatted video in an MP4 container, Windows Media Player may have trouble interpreting this format. In many cases it is simply the audio that causes the issue, but my general methodology is to convert to an AVI container anyway. This tutorial describes how to convert an existing video into an AVI formatted file suitable for Windows XP or later.
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