2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


This Blog has Moved!

I’ve now integrated this blog into my website….so come on over to http://www.angelalewis.com.au/blog!

 



Are you cut out to work in IT?

 

I loved this article from Tech Republic that lists 10 signs that you may not be cut out for IT:

Takeaway: IT pros often complain about the downsides of their jobs. But what if you really AREN’T meant for an IT career?

It’s a tough world out there. Anyone who’s ever worked in IT knows just how tough it is. And if you’re not totally up for the challenge, there will always be someone else who is. But for anyone considering getting into the world of IT, or for those considering getting out of IT… how do you know? How do you know whether you are really cut out for the career that chews up and spits out its young? Well, I have a handy list of signs that maybe IT isn’t the best fit for you.

1: You lack patience

Patience is most certainly a virtue in IT. When some problems strike, they strike with vengeance and most often require a good deal of time to resolve. If you are without patience, you’ll either give up, lose your mind, or pull out all your hair. But the need for patience doesn’t end at dealing with problems. Many times, end users will test your patience more than the technology will. If that’s the case, I recommend that you either get away from having to deal with end users or (if that’s not possible), leave IT immediately.

Read the entire article….

http://www.techrepublic.co/blog/10things/10-signs-that-you-arent-cut-out-for-it/3072?tag=nl.e101


Gym Pact iPhone App: get paid when you go to the gym

Well now I have heard everything:  this iPhone app (which they say is available for use internationally), works like like this:

You download it, register and commit to a certain number of days per week in at particular gym. You also committ to paying/being docked a certain sum if you do not meet that committment.  The money goes into a common pool and the members who meet their target of attending get paid.  I have not downloaded it,  so I can’t judge or endorse it, but you can check it out here:

Check it out here: http://www.gym-pact.com/

And I would LOVE to hear any feedback from those who have actually tried it out.


Saving a Webpage for Offline Reading

Someone emailed me this question yesterday, and the solution is simple and similar in either Firefox or Internet Explorer:

Firefox – click File and choose Save Page As.

Internet Explorer – click File and choose Save as.

However after that, the Save as type drop box is slightly different. Read the rest of this entry »


Using F8 for Word Highlighting

In Word (all versions), the  F8 is one handy little key:

  • pressed twice, it selects the word around (or touching) the cursor
  • pressed three times it selects the whole sentence the cursor is sitting in
  • pressed four times it selects the whole paragraph the cursor is sitting in
  • pressed five times, it selects the whole document.
  • Select odd amounts: position the cursor where you wish to begin, press F8 and then use the cursors to extend the selection.
  • To escape from selecting selecting mode, press the Esc key.

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