Monday, June 29th, 2009 by Andrew
If you’ve ever wondered what the term “buffer” meant, then here’s the skinny! Continue reading
Do you love a good quote? Do you keep a book of quotes so that you can keep all your favorite ones handy? I hope you do, because I know I do, and I’d hate to be weird. I like to include quotes in my correspondence, especially inspirational or uplifting ones; they just add that special something to a letter or card.
Citatoe is a site devoted to helping… Continue reading
Hello, again! Last time, we learned how to navigate our way around the Youtube video search engine by managing the different tabs available. Today, let’s learn how to become Youtube users and upload videos onto the site! You can make your own videos available to people around the world almost instantaneously.
Do you tend to create PowerPoint presentations that contain a lot of pictures?
Tired of constantly creating new slides then going through the whole insert process for each pictures?
Yeah – if you’ve got a lot of them then it can definitely be a lot of repetitive work.
May I suggest a different approach – one that creates slides and inserts all the pictures in one step?
I thought you… Continue reading
This is simply news for the geeks out there, and I just had to be the one to break it to everyone. Awhile back I did an article on “Trek-Tech”, or the technologies from the TV series “Star Trek” that have managed to become reality. I talked about the Bluetooth headset, personal communicators (cell phones) and a couple of other things, but what’s really exciting, what I’ve… Continue reading
I want to say one thing before I dive into my review of this site; while it is set in the United States (it’s maintained by FEMA) there is a lot of information here that is useful world wide.
There are seventeen different types of disasters and this page is devoted to teaching you all about them. A few of them of them didn’t even occur to me so I… Continue reading
Recently, I stumbled across the fastest method I’ve seen for jumping between different features of MS Outlook 2007… so I thought I’d share.
I’m sure most people agree than fast = key combinations. (As opposed to the time it takes to accomplish a task with all of the mouse work.)
So logic suggests that what I have for you today is a list of key combinations (and logic happens to… Continue reading
I find the art of papercraft amazing. So when I found this site I couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. Here you can check out marvelous papercraft, but more importantly you can download the patterns for free to try making them yourself.
Navigation of the site is blog style. Just scroll down the page and see the wonders in paper to explore. When you get to the… Continue reading
I’m sure many of you are still using Windows XP. I have a main system with XP that I use quite frequently. I am fed up with the Windows XP file copying and moving feature. You know, just like this.
The estimated times are never correct, and it takes forever! So, I started looking for a better alternative and, of course, I’m going to show it to you today… Continue reading
Do you frequently find yourself addressing your Outlook e-mails to the same group of people? You know, over and over again, you end up building the “To” field with the same set of names. Tired of repetitive work?
If you answered yes, then I’ve got good news for you! What you need is to set up a distribution list for that group of people. With a quick few clicks, you’ll… Continue reading
It appears as though a healthy portion of Worldstart readers out there are using Windows Mail as their primary E-mail client. This is great, but I realized that I haven’t offered up a single tip on WM since I’ve been writing here!
Please accept my most sincere apologies in the form of some helpful keyboard shortcuts! 😉
Just a few days ago, Microsoft acknowledged a major security flaw in windows XP and older operating systems. This flaw has to do with the program Microsoft DirectShow that handles multimedia aspects in your system. While you may not actually see DirectShow appear on your screen, many applications and plugins use this program to display multimedia items on your screen throughout your average day on the computer.
This program by… Continue reading
Welcome to Earth Clinic where you will find home remedies from all over the world and they’re not just for people but your pets as well. The nice thing about the site is it isn’t just a site filled with people posting home remedies, you’ll find replies to the home remedies from people who have had success with them or have questions, or whom it didn’t work for.
The site… Continue reading
So, you like to use MS Excel’s AutoFilter to take a look at your data?
Ever find yourself thinking that it would be nice to see the filtered data as a graphic?
Did you try it?
Yes, you can create a chart of the filtered data to truly “see” what the data has to show you.
But, did you know that the single chart you created can be used over… Continue reading
Before purchasing a product or service, most Americans research the item online. Several of the top reviews found during their research usually include articles by bloggers, though most Americans do not realize that many of these so called “reviews” by bloggers are actually compensated recommendations. This practice of companies paying bloggers to positively review their products and services has caught the eye of the Federal Trade Commission… Continue reading
I know I’ve brought you a lot of interesting encyclopedias over the years, well I’ve found another great one to add to your bookmarks! That’s right Foodista is an amazing cooking encyclopedia!
Here you can search recipes, foods, techniques, and even tools – just by using their handy dandy search engine! For example type in braise. Then choose braising from list (it brings up everything that has braise as a… Continue reading
Sometimes it’s difficult to get pictures of elusive things like celebrities, places and things. Here is where TV can be of great help. And even sometimes, capturing people and places alongside a TV adds that much more color and life to the photo. However, not many of us are able to take pictures that are blur-free and steady. What’s worse are those horizontal scan lines… Continue reading
So, you’ve found yourself once again entering a bunch of text into an Excel worksheet… and once again, the text is getting repetitive.
Let’s say that you’ve got a list of employees and need to enter the department they work in for each one. This means that you’re in column B typing the same things over and over again – after all, there are a finite number of departments and… Continue reading
Attention Firefox and IE 8 users! Have you ever closed a tab, only to realize too late that there was something important on there? What did you do? Re-browse to the site?
That’s too much work.
Next time you’re in this situation and you want to re-open the tab you just closed try the combination:
This will re-open the last tab you closed… Continue reading
Do you need to check the weather for your location? Want to see what the weather is going to be like for the next seven days? Well then you’ve come to the right place!
I have to say, I absolutely adore how clean this site is. There’s not a lot of garbage getting in the way of using the application.
To get started type in the name of the city… Continue reading
Well, sort of…
I’d say that Excel has an issue when you’re actually trying to type an equal sign into a cell without starting a formula – in other words you need to treat the equal sign like text instead of a formula starter.
(I found that my Excel 2007 would let me create a cell with just an = with no problems but the moment I added any text… Continue reading
Q: I am trying to figure out how to open “powerpoint” pictures, etc. I don’t have powerpoint on my computer, but want to know if there is a “free” powerpoint to download. Also, someone told me that a version of Office will do the same thing. Is that true?
A: Well Marsha, for this one we’ll turn to our tips archive. It looks like you
What are your favorite things to do in town? What is really worth seeing where you live? Not only are these questions I can answer readily but with Next Stop I can share my recommendations with the whole world, and guess what, you can too! If you were coming to Toledo I’d recommend you check out the Toledo Zoo, and the Art Museum. Both are well worth exploring on a… Continue reading
You’re booking your Alaskan cruise and the travel agent shoots you an email. He needs your Social Security Number for the insurance form. You’re about to reply when a suspicion crosses your mind–is it safe to send this info via email?
Your daughter needs to buy her college textbooks and emails you for your credit card number. Besides the nagging concern that she may use it to supply her dorm… Continue reading
As with everything else, it’s just a matter of knowing what you have and where to find it.
So, let’s assume that you’re trying to put something like this…
…into an Excel worksheet.
You click into a cell and type H2O… then it starts.
What “it” do I refer to?
Why the wasted time you spend searching for a way to make just the 2 a subscript… Continue reading
There’s something about learning a funny technological word that brings out the geek in everyone! Today’s subject is one that will help everyone work more efficiently while searching on the Internet. It’s called “Boolean”.
Say you’re looking for a specific thing on the web, but every time you search it seems as though there are too many results, and to go through all of them would… Continue reading
I often lose track of the days in the month when it is summer time and I’m just puttering around the house. It’s different when I’m in school and have deadlines. I also have lost both my calendar and calculator application on my computer, and I’ve been much too lazy to figure out why. Now I can make wallpaper that have a calendar using this fantastic application!
There are several… Continue reading