Tag: import

  • Circle of Friends

    Americans’ circle of friends is shrinking, new study shows | Science Blog: Americans’ circle of close confidants has shrunk dramatically in the past two decades and the number of people who say they have no one with whom to discuss important matters has more than doubled, according to a new study by sociologists at Duke […]

  • Online vs. Print

    People are all over discounting email as a useful communication medium. The only difference between email and paper memos is the ability to send them so quickly. In another job, I usually sent important emails to my boss who then rewrote them to make them more palatable for the wide public. In the end, knowing […]

  • The Importance of User Experience

    The Importance of User Experience, originally uploaded by soldierant. Bryce Glass’ diagram on usability and user experience.

  • A Penny for Your Thoughts, and 1.4 Cents for the Penny

    This is a great story. The slowness the U.S. Mint is reacting to change is costing them. More than just the cost of the metals go into making pennies, so we could easily be close to 2 cents to produce a single penny. However, the U. S. Mint doesn’t exactly sell the money it makes, […]

  • Highlighting

    Why, oh why, doesn’t Adobe include the highlighter tool in Acrobat Reader? I understand the intent of the tool. For the person creating the document to highlight the important parts. Perhaps though the people reading the document would like to highlight the important parts. For an off-computer example, students highlight parts of text books. So […]

  • Sushi Means Rice?

    This came up a while ago. Now I need a food category…. SushiFAQ.com – The Sushi FAQ – Sushi Information Technically, the word `sushi’ refers to the rice, but colloquially, the term is used to describe a finger-size piece of raw fish or shellfish on a bed of vinegared rice. This can be eaten as […]

  • Email Cheats

    I was hoping this article might help me. However, I already use some of these. Maybe I just need to refine and use them a bit more? Inbox Zero: Five sneaky email cheats | 43 Folders The template The link The question The “I don’t know” The delete key(Ones I use in bold) The template […]

  • E-Mail Overload

    Use a paper “response list” to triage messages before you do any follow-up. The solution to e-mail overload is pencil and paper? Who knew? Grab a legal pad and label it “Response list.” Run through your incoming e-mails. For each, note on the paper what you have to do or whom you have to call. […]