Outlook, Wordpress and Other Tips

Nothing* annoys me more than people getting the subscript 2 of CO2 the wrong way round (CO squared – grrr). Here is a MS Word tip from a colleague which should help: ・ Type a sentence with CO2 in the middle of it. (It needs to have normal text following it to prepare this AutoCorrect, […]

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This is one of those posts which blogs were originally invented for – a record of something I did to my computer which I can refer to in the future, so I know how I did it. Every company I have ever worked for has used Outlook. As a tool, it has it’s limits in […]

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I’ve been a fan of del.icio.us for some time now. Regular readers will know I use it to pull in short comments on topical articles. It’s an immense time saver for me. The website has been given a spruce up, and for me the best improvement is that the description field, instead of having the […]

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…I’ve been tinkering with the site, waiting for WP2.5 to be released so I can find yet another new theme. In the meantime: added Twitter as obviously I do not belong to enough social media networks – will be handy for ‘blogging’ live from events though… added Lijit which my friend Cathy recommended aeons ago. […]

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Can it be true? Yes, I have the proof: click image to enlarge I have managed to read all the items in my Google Reader. I’ve also got the number of feeds down to about 250. A huge weight has been lifted from my mind. Of course, I’ll open it up tomorrow to a new […]

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It’s fairly obvious that I’m a fan of del.icio.us.  But did you know it can be more than a cool way to save bookmarks? For instance, today I found Pellings using it as a sort of pseudo blog. No link back to it from their main site (and no RSS on their news page) but […]

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Intense Debate

by mel starrs on December 10, 2007

in Outlook, Wordpress and Other Tips

I’ve activated a new plug-in from Intense Debate which I am hoping will make commenting a better experience for commenters.  I’m not sure what will happen with the sidebar comments (another new feature recently added), but hopefully everything will work together. Features of Intense Debate include: don’t waste anymore time checking back in on a blog to […]

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Comments and Feedblitz

by mel starrs on March 21, 2007

in Outlook, Wordpress and Other Tips

Apologies to all the folks who tried to leave comments over the past few days. Something went wrong with Feedblitz (which powers my email subscriptions) and it was redirecting comments to there. I’ve disabled the email subscription button on the side until I can work out how to fix it. If any geniuses out there […]

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I’ve been using Freemind for both work and study recently. It’s a free comparable alternative to Mindmanager and small enough to fit on a flash drive. Thought I’d share my top tips for drafting reports. The concept of mindmapping is a great way to sort thoughts into more coherent patterns. The great thing about using […]

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I haven’t mentioned Dave Pollard in a while – he writes some excellent stuff on the environment but also has a specialism in KM (knowledge management) – one of my own bugbears. This post gives the 16 golden rules for intranets, extranets and company websites. If you are in a large company wondering why no-one […]

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