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Living Room / Re: I have a very hard announcement to make
« on: November 02, 2010, 12:17 PM »
Dear App,

One of your posts was among the first I read when I first joined Donation Coder -- and I have always remembered and noted your distinctive voice and take on things.

So, you have made an indelible impression here.

I hope you keep posting -- and, hey, any interest in writing?

As for advice:  one door closes, another opens ...

          One fan rooting for something great for you behind the door which opens,

          Dallee   :Thmbsup:


That was a good one!   8)

Thanks for brightening my day ...


Mouser, at post 33 in this thread on page 2, mentions a New York Times article, entitled "We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint," which has a main take-away that a slide analysis can give an illusory sense that complexities have been mastered.  The article looks at military uses (apparently at epidemic levels).  Here is one quote from the article:  “It’s dangerous because it can create the illusion of understanding and the illusion of control,” General McMaster said in a telephone interview afterward. “Some problems in the world are not bullet-izable.”  

For the purposes of this thread, particularly useful reflections on Powerpoint are in two follow-on Times posts.  First, there is a lesson plan based on this article for using it as a basis for discussing Powerpoint itself, adaptable to any group discussion.  Second, more generalized observations and comments appear in this article addressing improving educational presentations, with tips for graphic and quotable source material (and the author also likes Prezi.

Hope this adds to this thread ...

           Dallee  :Thmbsup:

CCleaner, a free downloadable Windows program from, has a great registry cleaner with an automatic back-up feature. I have used it for years and it has never caused a problem, unlike other "registry cleaner" programs. The title of the program comes from "crap cleaner," which it does very well.

You access the registry cleaner feature by clicking on the "registry" icon on the left side of the screen, click "scan" to identify problems, and then can "fix" problems one-by-one after reading a brief explanation of the likely source of the problem. You can select the type of item for a scan.

This feature may be a bit unsophisticated for many and not quite what is sought in this thread.  In my experience, it identifies left-over elements from removed programs and similar items which can slow down loading. The program has some other features, including a fast way to modify a start menu.

The website is very informative. This well-established freeware program has had over 300 million downloads.

Thanks for the topic (Mouser - hi!) and for the first comment (BrotherS - Thanks!).

I also find that GTD just too detail-oriented for my purposes, as I have little need to schedule my job related tasks and do them as they present themselves. On personal items, as a Gmail user, I really like the idea of the Google Gmail tools mentioned above -- to access them, I click on the little icon following my inbox name (or, go to your inbox, and then use this link:  I add that information because it is not entirely obvious how to add the features mentioned.

So far, the really nice thing is that these features load with your mailbox (if you have tried adding similar widgets to a Google home page, you may have found -- as I did -- that loading is really, really slowed down). So, nice find!

I use, a free service for scheduling emails, for reminders. I just like the graphics better than RememberTheMilk.

Still working on other tools and will report back ...

          Dallee  :Thmbsup:

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