Thursday, November 10th, 2005
Want to minimize all your windows in a hurry? Win + M will do the trick!
~ Chris Fisher… Continue reading
As a writer I adore word sites. There is something just so appealing about quotes, stories, and new ways to use words or just the opportunity to learn new words and integrate them into my vocabulary and writing. I really like this site because of its witty quotes and interesting layout.
The main sections are in the middle of the page: Word of the Day, A Quote… Continue reading
Email It Quick
Do you use MS Outlook notes, tasks, calendar, etc? Ever find that you need to take a task or other item and create an email from it?
Here’s a quick way to take all this information from its original location into a new email without a single copy / paste or (banish the thought!) entering the information by hand twice.
Simply select the item that’s to create… Continue reading
Every time I start up my computer, it says Check Disk and takes forever. How do I stop it?
This seems to be going around. I’ve had several letters with this repetitive checking problem in the last two weeks. Sometimes this is the result of a previous improper shutdown, sometimes this is the result of an error on your disk. To find out if your disk is… Continue reading
While I found this site fascinating and a fun way to waste some time, I couldn’t quite figure out how to describe it. Then I headed to their about section and found that they had already done so.
“WordCount™ is an artistic experiment in the way we use language. It presents the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonness. Each word is… Continue reading
Drag And Drop With A Right Click?
Yep, that’s what I said! Right click!
We often find ourselves moving text in MS Word with a quick drag and drop, but did you know that if you use a right click instead of a left click, Word will offer you far more than the usual move text thing?
Next time you want to move or even copy text simply follow these… Continue reading
I have to admit, I really love well-put-together sites, and this one is simply beautiful. This site is an excellent source of information on the different time periods of the earth.
The time line at the top of the page has the controls Zoom In, Zoom Out, and a drag bar that can move the time line. At first, only the earliest stages will be readable and the ones near… Continue reading
Irfan Photo Viewer
Here and even at home, I’m constantly working with groups of images. Looking through folders and working with one picture from here and one from there can take some time. I usually copy the ones I want and paste them into a new folder, just to keep everything conveniently organized.
From here I usually do some simple editing: a little cropping, image resizing, and maybe even applying… Continue reading
Mark It Up
We all know about watermarks, those light pictures or text placed behind our text on printed documents. They can mark a document as a draft or as confidential, or they could be used to enhance the appearance of a document.
With older versions of MS Word you had to do quite a bit of work to get that watermark. You were forced to go through the header… Continue reading