How many duplicated files have you got?
Have you ever wondered if you have backed-up or copied a file to somewhere?
Have you ever wondered if and how many versions of the same file you have stored on your pc?
You don’t have to wonder anymore!
A student of mine was asking if I knew a way to find all the duplicated files stored on his computer.
I didn’t, but goggled for it, and yes, I did find a very useful small program dupeGuru (hardcoded.net);
which is a tool to find duplicate files on your computer. It can scan either filenames or contents.
Outlook.com introduces the most sophisticated rules in webmail
The average person has 100+ emails in their inbox, and receives 20+ emails (spam, junk, advertisements and many unwanted email) each day. This can be a lot to handle, so helping you get to the email you care about is one of Microsoft’s top priorities.
Microsoft has released Advanced Rules and other features, all to help you keep your inbox in top shape and make it even easier to see the email that matters … more (from Microsoft)
This is from all Microsoft’s online accounts (Hotmail, Live & Outlook)
There were some widgets missing that I had to find and install.
I like the Image widget & and as you can see I found it.
I also wanted something for WordPress to automatic Tweet my posts when published and
I think I might have found that one as well and this post will prove if it works.
The last one I was after was for a friend who wanted a horizontal scrolling feature for his pictures and or text-boxes. I might have found it and will try to use it in a new tab (page) for said.
Posted in General, Text
I have now been working as a volunteer in CMK Library since January 2014 and I am thoroughly enjoying it, even to the extent that instead of 2 hours 1 day a week, I am doing 3 hours twice a week.
It is interesting to see lots of people and be able to show them the way into computing. Also it’s interesting to extract the information about what they know and what they would like to know.
Best of all for them – they get one hour free tuition.
As an example: I have one learner who has done a lot of surfing but his knowledge is like a heap of stones where I have to find the concrete to build a foundation for him to progress, which is difficult because when he sees something (like e-mail) that he is currently not using his auto reaction is “Oh I don’t need that” so in his world he would skip it! No, no – that’s exactly what is needed for filling the holes between the stones. This is just one example of the difficulties I am up against and that is not to mention the language barriers.
I have just finished writing my Word 2010 Lessons.
It consists of 5 sessions to learn Basic; Intermediate and Advanced Word 2010 and 4 Sessions on “Mail Merge”.
It is not possible to have the “Mail Merge” without 1st having gone through the Basic; Intermediate and Advanced Word 2010 Sessions. I am ensuring that my students have enough general knowledge of Word to enable them to understand the “Mail Merge” side of Word.
I have just finished collecting and writing a course on Basic use of Windows 7 and have even given the 1st session. It was quite a fun task and the lessons are aimed at both “new to Windows” pupils as well as “migrated to Windows 7” students.
It is only 2 sessions long but after having taught it to one student, I think I will redesign the sessions into 3 sessions; as 2 sessions was a little on the “brain overload” side.
I have nearly finished writing my course on Blogging using WordPress.com
It is currently 6 sessions long. It will take my students from:
- Getting signed-up to creating and modifying their initial 2-3 blogs.
- Linking their posts to Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn.
- Changing a Post,
- Saving Draft copy,
- Adding Tags and Categories and so on.
I am at present teaching two groups and my students seem to have fun. There is a lot of hands-on and it is vital that my students bring their USB-flash drives containing pictures and documents of what they want to publish.
Up to now I have only had one real dilemma; that of explaining the advantage of posts on a blog against the disadvantage of a static website that needs a site-manager to update.
I hope that once we have the Blog up and running my student will see and understand the benefits that being able to instantly adding new posts will have for them.
Posted in Education
I belong to breakfast networking group – Grapevine – inMilton Keynes. Last Thursday I was giving an educational session on “Blogging & RSS”. I had 20 minutes and the speech (which had to be done by a friend of mine, as my voice has gone) and the PowerPoint presentation to the speech went smoothly.
Nothing; but blank faces at the end.
When asked if any questions; not a single person dared to admit to being confused.
I had made printout for the members to take home and digest, and I hope this will be the case.