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Sam Young
A self-employed Kiwi business consultant/freelance lecturer, married to a mad German engineer, living in paradise with two boxers and 25 acres of gorse, pine trees and native bush. Did I mention the gorse?!
A self-employed Kiwi business consultant/freelance lecturer, married to a mad German engineer, living in paradise with two boxers and 25 acres of gorse, pine trees and native bush. Did I mention the gorse?!
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The origins of Pale Male and Stale
I got to wondering where this phrase bandied about when diversity is mentioned, 'pale, male and stale', comes from. It is sexist and demeaning, if descriptive. It has become quite fashionable in the media, and the more I see it, the more I think we could do...
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Getting rid of duplicate rows in Excel
I use a lot of spreadsheets, as I find the very useful. One spreadsheet I use daily to log all my journal articles in, which contains more than a decade's worth of data. However, I recently noticed a couple of double-ups, and was sure there would be an easy...
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How to view your systems information
In the old days, you could get all your computer system information out of a wee preinstalled shortcut on the start menu panel that your PC company had thoughtfully provided. It laid out all the specs for your PC and Windows software, including your chip se...
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Antivirus BitDefender Freeware Review
Well. In an earlier post ( here ), I mentioned that I had uninstalled AVG, and was going to try BitDefender. I downloaded the software, and installed it. All went swimmingly until I tried to open an https site in Firefox. I got a "you can't get there from h...
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The Gap Between Promise and Action
A friend of mine recently created lovely neat channels on the door to the family pantry to hold Nespresso pods. While the work was fabulous, I was saddened by the implied waste. Nespresso pods are one of the most costly ways to consume coffee, and - despite...
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IBM's New Font: Plex
This is interesting: IBM has created their own typeface. What is more, they are freely giving it away. Anyone who wants to use it can simply download it here by clicking "download IBM Plex".  Once the zip file downloads, navigate to the fonts area, and dril...
IBM's New Font: Plex
IBM's New Font: Plex
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Providing Positive Critique
I got asked by a colleague what I would say if someone submitted a piece for publication, but if it was not up to snuff. As most of us are volunteers, when we see a poorly finished piece, we see more work that we have to do. However, it is not the editor's ...
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Breaking up with MS Outlook
I am just trialling Google Inbox instead of Outlook. I have used
Outlook for the last 20 years, so change is not coming easily, but I am
finding Inbox better. I like the fact that the interface on my phone is so good. I like that there is a web version so...
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One Million Words
I have written about the benefits I have gained from using 750words.com a number of times (see the list here ). However, a couple of months ago, I realised that I had clocked up one million words on my 750words.com odometer since November 2016. That's rough...
One Million Words
One Million Words
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Phantom moderation list items in LinkedIn weekly digest email
As a manager for a couple of LinkedIn (LI) groups, I have noticed over the last couple of years that I keep getting 'phantom' items in the moderation list items in my weekly digest email. Yet when I click on the link - which takes me to the LinkedIn online ...
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