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Monday, March 20, 2017

Templates

Suggestions

If you have a task with an app that you find yourself repeating, make a template.
Here are some suggestions.
Bottom line: don't do it twice if you can template it once.
Jotform.com


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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Long Bets

Take a chance


The purpose of Long Bets is to improve long–term thinking. Long Bets is a public arena for enjoyably competitive predictions, of interest to society, with philanthropic money at stake. The Long Now Foundation furnishes the continuity to see even the longest bets through to public resolution. This website provides a forum for discussion about what may be learned from the bets and their eventual outcomes.
  • By 2060 the total population of humans on earth will be less than it is today.
  • By 2020, bio-terror or bio-error will lead to one million casualties in a single event.
  • By the year 2020 solar electricity will be as cheap or cheaper than that produced by fossil fuels.
LongBets.com

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Snow Flakes

Cooling

Your online guide to snowflakes, snow crystals, and other ice phenomena ...

SnowCrystals


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Saturday, February 18, 2017

First Aid

Do it yourself

Got a foreign object in your nose? The Mayo Clinic has some advice on First Aid.

MayoClinic.com


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Thai Recipies

Videos

How to cook Thai dishes with videos and ingredients.

ThaiFoodTonight.com


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Monday, February 06, 2017

World Wide Web Cams

Peek around the planet

Links to over 500 free webcam.

Opentopia.com


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Monday, January 30, 2017

Tag a Collection

Basic naming and tagging protocol

Here are some suggestions about indexing a collection. In this case pictures on Flickr.

Deciding on classifications and inputting the tags is the hard part. Once all of the tags are in place your collection is searchable, and you can make sets based on any of the criteria used.


EvilMadScientist.com


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Monday, January 23, 2017

One Summer America, 1927

EVERYTHING happened in the Summer of 1927!

by Bill Bryson




"It’s amazing what a talented writer at the top of his game can do with a seemingly narrow topic. The title of Bill Bryson’s latest sums up the simplicity of his task: to document the “most extraordinary summer” of 1927, beginning with Charles Lindbergh’s successful flight across the Atlantic. 

Even though we know many of these stories--Lindbergh’s flight, Babe Ruth’s 60-homerun season, the Mississippi River flood, Al Capone’s bullet-ridden reign over Chicago--in Bryson’s hands, and in the context of one amazing summer of twentieth-century ingenuity and accomplishment, they feel fresh, lively, and just plain fun. The book is so jammed with “did you know it” nuggets and fascinating origin stories (the opening of the Holland Tunnel, the first Mickey Mouse prototype, the source of the term “hot dog”), the effect is like sitting beside a brilliant, slightly boozy barstool raconteur, who knows a little bit about everything

From a tabloid murder trial to a flagpole-sitting record to the secret origins of the looming Great Depression, One Summer offers a new look at a transitional period in history, re-introducing us to such characters as Capone, Jack Dempsey, Al Jolson, Charles Ponzi, and Herbert Hoover. Ultimately, this is a book about the moment when important things, for good or ill, began happening in the US. With a giddy narrative voice and keen eye for off-kilter details, Bryson has spun a clever tale of America’s coming of age." --Neal Thompson




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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Healthy Computing

10 tips

Neck hurt? Wrists ache? Back pain?
Here are some suggestions.

TipTalk


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Monday, January 16, 2017

Need a Doctor?

Look up site



”Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2016, the AIM DocFinder was the only online physician directory of its kind when it was launched in 1996. The DocFinder is still recognized for its easy to use search engine. DocFinder remains the only combined database of all licensing jurisdictions that has its direct source of data from and controlled by state licensing boards and remains free of charge to the public.”


DocBoard.org


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Monday, January 09, 2017

How to Lace Shoes

Two trillion Ways

Forget about Velcro. Here are 33 illustrated ways to lace your shoes.

Fieggen.com/Shoelace


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Monday, January 02, 2017

Sgt. Pepper

If you're old enough

The Oxford Dictionary presents an interactive version of the cover.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Office 2010-13 is Loose

It’s been loosed on the world

More news about the latest version.

Office 2010

Office 2013


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Monday, December 26, 2016

Ribbon Guide

FluidUserInterface


”These interactive guides show you where your favorite menu and toolbar commands are located in Office 2010-13. Just click the command or button that you want to find, and the guide will show you its location in the 2010-13 version of the program.”
Office.Microsoft.com


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Friday, December 23, 2016

Office 2010-2013

Preview review


Ed Bott has been writing about Office since 1996. Here is his take on the latest version.

Ed Bott Office 2010

Office 2013

Office 2010: Product Guides

Office 2013


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Set Your Kindle Free

Jailbreak

You can program your Kindle to accept screensavers, and other aps.

How to Geek.com


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Sunday, December 11, 2016

How to spot a gun

using a graph

Edward Tufte has this discussion about a graphic that shows how to spot a hidden firearm.
"Color is used to highlight how the gun moves and how the gun reveals itself, short visual noun-verb sentences that indicate the key signs that help detectives to spot someone carrying a hidden handgun. Thus the color usually has a distinct substantive point and is not just used to depict surfaces or to decorate the news."


(Scroll down on web page)

Hidden hand gun


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Monday, December 05, 2016

Flight Status

Where da plane?

An easy way to find out whether Aunt Mable's plane is on time is to type the airline name and number into Google (or Bing).




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Friday, December 02, 2016

Ribbon Reasoning

What it's all about

Users opened Office 2007-10 and were shocked by the
transformation that was the Ribbon User Interface.
Here's a collection of how to's and why's by Patrick Schmid.
The Office UI Bible


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Monday, November 21, 2016

Wireless Security Myths

How to

A bit techy, but it may come in handy

The six dumbest ways to secure a wireless LAN:
George Ou


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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Free Information

Sound bites and more

This is a collection of historical material including Edward R Murrow’s response to Joseph McCarthy.

Edward R Murrow

FreeInfoSociety


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Friday, November 11, 2016

Typig Games

Keyboard action

Improve your typing speed. A geek video game.

CognitiveLabs.com


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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Type Design

Basic ideas

Sketches explaining some basic issues in type design.



TypeWorkshop.com


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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Certification

Get your paper


"Discover the only worldwide, performance-based certification program that validates the skills needed to get the most out of Microsoft Office and Windows Vista. Whether you want to stand out in the job market, improve your performance, or better prepare your students to enter the workforce, the Microsoft Certification program can help you attain the valuable expertise you need—and businesses rely on—to succeed."
Microsoft Certification


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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Productivity Guides

Free suggestions


Microsoft provides 22+ guides to productivity in the office.

"Microsoft IT created Work Smart productivity guides (previously Everyday Productivity Education (EPE) guides) to bridge the gap between technology and users. Work Smart guides provide employees with scenario-based, best-use productivity aids on Microsoft products and technologies. As more Work Smart guides are published, Microsoft IT expects to see more consistent, productive, and cost-effective use of products and technologies across the company."

IT Showcase


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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Flip Text

This text is right side up


uʍop ǝpısdn sı sıɥʇ

This site accepts your perfect prose and turns it around.
(with Unicode)

RevFad.com


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Historical Documents

Remember good old paper?


"Fold3 helps you find and share historic documents. We are able to bring you many never-before-seen historic documents through our unique partnerships with The National Archives, the Library of Congress and other institutions.

Our patented digitization process is helping bring other collections to life on the web everyday.

But Fold3 is more than just a dusty, digital archive online. We provide you the tools to share your historical passions and connect with others."


Fold3.com


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Sunday, October 09, 2016

Schlub

a stupid, worthless, or unattractive person

"(Jerry is) an all-American schlub . . . He has turned these degradations into an animated Web site appropriately named ItsJerryTime.com, on which he battles a cast of tormentors that includes the Meal Moth, his landlord and an alleged telephone conspiracy perpetrated by a duo of old ladies" Wall Street Journal

ItsJerryTime.com


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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

My One and Only Thrill

Melody Gardot


Gentle. Almost from another time.
"The story of vocalist Melody Gardot is as remarkable as any who perseveres against abject adversity. Born in New Jersey in 1985, she took up piano and played as a youngster on the nightclub scene of Philadelphia, influenced by jazz, folk, rock and pop musics. At age 19 she was a fashion student at the Community College of Philadelphia. But, on a fateful day, while riding her bicycle, the driver of a Jeep made an illegal turn, hurdling into Gardot and leaving her in the street for dead. Hospitalized for months with multiple head injuries and pelvic fractures, her love for music was the best therapy she could receive.
Her music could be described as a cross between Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, Eva Cassidy, and Shania Twain, but goes deeper than mere pop convention. ~ Michael G. Nastos, All Music Guide"




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Friday, September 30, 2016

Fast Interchange

7 day URL


Go to http://cl1p.net and then:

Enter a URL that starts with http://cl1p.net.
example:http://cl1p.net/assuming/

Paste in anything you want.
Some text, links, etc. Click 'Save' when done.

On any other computer open a browser to the same URL.
You will find the information you entered in step 2.


Do more with CL1P.net. Just open any URL that starts with http://cl1p.net and you can...
  • Create a notebook
  • Have a conversation
  • Create a community
Cl1p.net


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Monday, September 26, 2016

Clean PC

Wash and dry

"Your computer could fry if you don't keep it clean," says Jonathon Millman, chief technology officer for Hooplah Interactive.
Dust clogs the vents behind your computer, which causes your CPU to heat up—and heat is the biggest cause of component failure in computers. Regular cleaning could save you costly maintenance fees down the road.
Here are some suggestions for Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall cleaning:

PC Gamer


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