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October 17, 2008

Your Next PC Monitors

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Alyx Vance at a Combine console
The era of the single monitor PC is coming to an end. The computer you use during the coming decade will have multiple monitors. Not just dual monitors like some folks have now, but many monitors of many sizes, such as those used by the character Alyx Vance in the Half Life 2 series of games (shown above).

October 15, 2008


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I’ve been swamped. I’m busy finishing the biggest book project I’ve ever done. Here are some quick updates.

October 13, 2008

Not So Secret

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Apple notebook event
Apple was once very secretive about their new product announcements. Not so any more. Just about any Mac fanboy knows that tomorrow (October 14), Apple will introduce a new line of Macintosh notebooks or MacBooks.

October 10, 2008

What is Zero, Anyway?

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Oh, the fun folly of the land of mathematical puzzles. I love it. I don’t consider myself to be good at math, but I enjoy reading books on math, and looking at the various mathematic theories and postulations, such as π, √-1, and e. But when it comes to computer programming, a key question deals with the value of zero.

October 8, 2008

Here Comes The Style Epiphany

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I’m so embarrassed. I just wrote a series of posts about accessing styles in Word and, silly me, I know darn well that too many folks out there really don’t know squat about styles.

October 6, 2008

The Tabulae Ceratera

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Picture this: It’s portable. You write on it using a stylus. It’s about information, but also communications. It also plays an important role in education. Nope, it’s not a Tablet PC. It’s a wax tablet, what the Romans called the tabulae ceratera, and it’s over 2000 years old.

Perhaps we haven’t come that far after all.

October 3, 2008

Word Style Tricks, Part III

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The final step in my efforts to make Word 2007 friendly to my method of using Styles is to populate the Quick Style Gallery with those styles I use most often.

October 1, 2008

Word 2007 Style Tricks, Part II

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To make the Quick Style Gallery more useful in Word, I have a suggestion: purge the styles you don’t need, add the styles you need quickly.

September 29, 2008

Word 2007 Style Tricks, Part I

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I’ve grown accustomed to Word 2007. Overall, I prefer it to the older Word paradigm — save for the way Word 2007 handles styles. But now I’ve discovered a few Word 2007 style tricks that I’d like to share.

September 26, 2008

Behold Hexadecimal!

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If you’ve suffered around computers for any length of time you may notice that the letters A through F are often included with numbers 0 through 9. It’s no coincidence.

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