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Super Bowl 51 Commercials

As I did last year, I paid attention to the commercials on the first Sunday night in February. Others may be aware of this tradition as well. Lots of new commercials frequently interrupted by a football game. Ok, it was fun to watch the game as well. This year had […]

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I didn’t know you could do that with Google

As we start the Spring, 2017, semester, I thought it might be helpful to review some of the things one can do with Google. Yes, I know there are other search engines. I do find some of the items below most interesting. If you can do the same in other […]

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Productivity tips – Google Calendar

As we start another semester, I thought it might be appropriate to include another of my “productivity tips.” For reference purposes, I have already addressed the following topics: Productivity tips (general) Hygeia (and Hazel) Auto Hot Key (AHK) This is my continuing attempt to help readers “work smarter, not harder.” […]

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Critical Error – Start Menu Not Working

For the past month (March 8 to April 6, 2016), my sole Windows 10 laptop has been experiencing a strange problem. Every time I clicked on the Windows logo “new start menu,” I received the following error message. Of course, you can’t close this message. Clicking “Sign out now” is […]

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Super Bowl 50 commercials

Yes, I watched Super Bowl 50 last night. No, I didn’t pay that much attention to the football. I think one of the teams won. I confess I really like the commercials. Rather than just watch the commercials, I thought I would do a bit of analysis. As we all […]

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Tornado – 1 year later

I find it very hard to believe it has been on year since the EF 5 tornado passed through Washington, Illinois. I put together some notes using the Luca Project. I find this a most interesting tool. The link above points to my original post on this project. I hope […]

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New Beginnings

As many readers know, my son and his family lost everything in the Washington, Illinois tornado of Nov. 17, 2013. We recently helped them move into a new home. I wanted to thank everyone who has been so generous with their time, money, and other assistance. This short video is […]

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Many thanks for helping my son’s family

It is hard to believe it was only a few weeks ago that my son and his family lost everything to the EF4 tornado which passed through Washington, IL. While I am still amazed at the devastating power of that storm, I am more amazed by the help and generosity […]

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Eat a bug?

Just prior to the start of the Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute, a group of us gathered at a local (San Jose) Mexican restaurant. As you can see, this event was well attended. I suggested this place because several of us had eaten there the prior year and I knew […]

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Unicode characters

Have you ever seen Twitter updates/ tweets with unusual characters included in them? Perhaps you have received an email message with an airplane in the subject line? Have you wondered how thus was done? Yes, these capabilities have been around for some time. However, I have been asked recently by […]

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Visual QR Codes

I never cease to be amazed at how fast technology changes. I suspect this is mostly old news for most, but you can do some pretty impressive things including images in QR codes. Yes, you can generate default values within tools like Adobe Acrobat (I covered that in a previous […]

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Unintended Consequences

It seems that each life experience brings something new to learn about and understand. Many of my students know that I recently had another round of eye surgery. I am hoping this time I will be able to regain some vision (fingers are crossed). That being said, this happened during […]

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Lorem ipsum

We are all familiar with the filler text used on various mock-ups (web sites and more). It typically begins with “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur…” and continues for a number of paragraphs. I accidentally discovered a few alternatives today. Which got me to tweeting and after a number of […]

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QR-UPC codes and Adobe PDF

It was recently brought to my attention (via a tweet) that Adobe Acrobat can be used to generate QR (Quick Response) codes. So I did a little digging and discovered it was pretty easy to accomplish – who knew? Background – QR codes were initially used for tracking parts, but […]

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