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  • Male allies for women in tech: What’s needed?

    Just Write Click
    annegentle
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    I realized the other day that I have given my “Women in Tech: Be That Light” presentation a half a dozen times in the last year. One question that I still want a great answer for is when a man in the audience asks, “What can I do to make it better? How can I be that light?” I have ideas from my own experiences, and also point to the training courses and Ally Skills workshops offered by the Ada Initiative. On a personal level, here’s my short list based on my own experiences. My experiences are colored by my own privileges being white, straight, married with an…
  • “What Software Do We Need?” Is The Wrong First Question

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    Scott Abel
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Scott AbelBy Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler As a content strategy consultant, I’m often called upon by brands seeking to find ways to solve complex content challenges. Far too often, they start off their quest for a solution by asking the wrong first question: “What software do we need?” This is the wrong first question for a wide variety of reasons. The most important reason is that software products are tools, not content solutions, no matter what software company marketing mavens would like you to believe. Tools help content professionals solve content challenges and…
  • TechSmith Camtasia Studio: MenuMaker

    I Came, I Saw, I Learned...
    IconLogic
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    by Kevin Siegel After producing your Camtasia projects, the net result is a collection of independent web files, scripts, videos and other assets. If you are looking to group multiple Camtasia projects together to create a single course, you'll need to upload the lessons to Screencast.com, YouTube, or a Learning Management System. But if you want to create a website that includes a menu of your lessons, you will need to get a webmaster involved... someone who can create a website that links to all of the produced files that make up your course.   If you don't have access to a…
  • Variables and conditional processing in Jekyll versus DITA

    I'd Rather Be Writing
    Tom Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:34 pm
    In the previous post, I compared writing in Markdown versus writing in XML. In this post in the series, I want to look at variables and conditional processing between the two platforms. Variables in Jekyll In Jekyll, you can assign a variable a specific value, like this: Now you can use {{dog_name}} in your content Continue Reading »
  • Money and technology are not a content strategy

    Scriptorium Publishing
    Alan Pringle
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Having the budget to buy new technology isn’t the same as having a content strategy. Case in point: the US government has spent billions on electronic medical record (EMR) systems that can’t communicate with each other. The American taxpayer has … Continue reading → The post Money and technology are not a content strategy appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
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  • Male allies for women in tech: What’s needed?

    annegentle
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    I realized the other day that I have given my “Women in Tech: Be That Light” presentation a half a dozen times in the last year. One question that I still want a great answer for is when a man in the audience asks, “What can I do to make it better? How can I be that light?” I have ideas from my own experiences, and also point to the training courses and Ally Skills workshops offered by the Ada Initiative. On a personal level, here’s my short list based on my own experiences. My experiences are colored by my own privileges being white, straight, married with an…
  • Be sure to read about my Stacker journey

    annegentle
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    The editors at The New Stack do great things with their articles, and mine is no exception! Be sure to read Anne Gentle: One Stacker’s Journey. Even though I’ve lived in Austin, Texas, for over 14 years now, I tend to say I’m a midwesterner when asked. There are traits associated with the spirit of the midwest that I’ll always identify in myself: hard work, resource creativity and conservation, humility, and a sense of wonder at trends being set somewhere in the world. Read more…
  • State of the Migration to Sphinx/RST

    annegentle
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    I wanted to document the migration journey while we are in the middle of it. Last week the OpenStack Super User site did a great article about the migration, How you can help with the documentation site refresh. We talked about the reasons for it: enable more contributors, offer simpler markup, be more Pythonic. And more Pythonic we are. Let’s dig into what’s going on with the migration, what we’ve learned, and what we still have to learn. Migration process We’re nearly done with patches to review converted End User Guide files, but just a few Admin User Guide files…
  • Deep Data Dive into Supporting Developers

    annegentle
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Here at Rackspace, we watch several sources to determine if a developer is having trouble with Rackspace Cloud services, many of which are based on OpenStack. We even have a notification tool, aptly named peril, that offers an aggregation of the many sites where developers may seek help. I’ve been on the Rackspace developer experience team since the very early days when we started supporting developers at the code level a few years ago. We monitor stackoverflow.com, serverfault.com, and superuser.com for questions tagged with Rackspace, rackspace-cloud, fog, cloudfiles, jclouds, pyrax,…
  • API Archaeology: Complexity and sizing of an interface

    annegentle
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:06 pm
    For both OpenStack and Rackspace cloud APIs, we use WADL, Web Application Description Language, to build an API reference listing for all REST API calls. In a previous post I discuss how the reference pages at http://developer.openstack.org/api-ref.html are made with WADL source and a Maven plugin, clouddocs-maven-plugin. You can see the output for the Rackspace API reference page at http://api.rackspace.com, built with the same tool chain but different branding through CSS. I can discuss the tooling decision process in another post, but let’s talk about ongoing upkeep and…
 
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    The Content Wrangler

  • “What Software Do We Need?” Is The Wrong First Question

    Scott Abel
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Scott AbelBy Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler As a content strategy consultant, I’m often called upon by brands seeking to find ways to solve complex content challenges. Far too often, they start off their quest for a solution by asking the wrong first question: “What software do we need?” This is the wrong first question for a wide variety of reasons. The most important reason is that software products are tools, not content solutions, no matter what software company marketing mavens would like you to believe. Tools help content professionals solve content challenges and…
  • [Slide Deck] How To Use Neuroscience To Create Memorable Presentations

    Scott Abel
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Did you know that audiences forget 90% of what you present? That is significant. To make matters worse, the 10% people remember differs between members of your audience. So how can you control the 10% they remember? In the past decade, brain imaging technology has dramatically increased our understanding of the brain. We now know more about the way our brains process information and ultimately remember it. Take a peek at this slide deck, part of a presentation by neuroscience maven Dr. Carmen Simon of RexiMedia to discover how you can begin to apply principles from cognitive neuroscience…
  • [Slide Deck] Clear and Simple: Lower Your Content Costs with Global English

    Scott Abel
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you missed The Content Wrangler Virtual Summit on Advanced Technical Communication Practices, you’re in luck. You can watch the recordings on-demand, whenever you like. This session was delivered by Matthew Kaul and Greg Adams of AdamsKaul.com. In this webinar, Matt and Greg explain what Global English is and who it benefits. The duo will also introduce you to some Global English techniques that you can implement immediately. And, they examine several case studies of companies who have implemented Global English—and have experienced dramatic results. Slide deck: Clear and…
  • [Slide Deck] The ROI of Intelligent Content

    Scott Abel
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you missed The Content Wrangler Virtual Summit on Advanced Technical Communication Practices, you’re in luck. You can watch the recordings on-demand, whenever you like. This session was delivered by Mark Lewis, Quark. You CAN prove the savings possible from moving your unstructured content to intelligent content. The benefits are measurable. Intelligent content combined with a content management system can facilitate savings and improvements in content development, translation, regulations, governance, multi-channel publishing, and quality. In this session, Mark Lewis discusses…
  • [Slide Deck] The Future of Technical Communication is Marketing

    Scott Abel
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you missed The Content Wrangler Virtual Summit on Advanced Technical Communication Practices, you’re in luck. You can watch the recordings on-demand, whenever you like. This session was delivered by Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler. Once a prospect buys a product or service, the content they interact with is no longer familiar. The instructions provided don’t look, feel, or sound anything like the marketing and sales materials that introduced them to your brand. Neither does the service contract, the warranty, the customer support website, the product documentation, nor…
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  • TechSmith Camtasia Studio: MenuMaker

    IconLogic
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    by Kevin Siegel After producing your Camtasia projects, the net result is a collection of independent web files, scripts, videos and other assets. If you are looking to group multiple Camtasia projects together to create a single course, you'll need to upload the lessons to Screencast.com, YouTube, or a Learning Management System. But if you want to create a website that includes a menu of your lessons, you will need to get a webmaster involved... someone who can create a website that links to all of the produced files that make up your course.   If you don't have access to a…
  • Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

    IconLogic
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    by Jennie Ruby    I often point out in my classes on writing eLearning voiceover scripts that a script is necessary so that when you record the audio you don't skip anything, don't stumble, and don't say "um." However, using a voiceover script for eLearning is way more useful than just that. Let's say for example that your eLearning project will be developed in Adobe Captivate. Captivate allows you to type--or copy and paste--the script into Slide Notes, similar to the slide notes you might be familiar with in PowerPoint. From there, you can…
  • Adobe Presenter: Get Control of Slide Titles and the TOC

    IconLogic
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    by Jennie Ruby  When you add a sidebar to your project in Adobe Presenter, you have the option of displaying a table of contents (TOC), which in Presenter is called the Outline. The Outline automatically lists the title of each slide, and viewers can click any title to navigate to that slide. Sweet! But let's say you preview your project, and one or more slides turns up in the Outline as "Slide x," where x = the slide number. Not quite as sweet. A slide title like "Slide 5" tells your viewer nothing, making navigation using the Outline a matter of…
  • Adobe Captivate: Slow Down Your Speech Agent

    IconLogic
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    by Kevin Siegel    Using Captivate's Text to Speech feature allows you to quickly convert written text to voiceover audio. It's an awesome feature. However, we recently had a client who felt that Paul (that was the Speech Agent we used for the project) spoke too fast. The client wanted to know if we cloud slow him down a bit. While you might think that controlling the cadence used by the Speech Agent was beyond your control, it's actually really easy. Prior to converting a slide note to speech, just add a bit of code (known as Voice Text Markup Language or VTML)…
  • Adobe Presenter: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds

    IconLogic
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    by Jennie Ruby  Suppose you have hired voiceover talent to record the audio for your Adobe Presenter project. You give the voiceover artist the script. The script is organized by which slide in your PowerPoint presentation each audio segment belongs to. When you get the voiceover recordings back, you just import each segment to the slide it belongs to. When you preview your presentation, everything plays smooth as silk until--there is a click-activated animation on slide 12. Now, as the pre-recorded audio plays, the slide just sits there, and the animation is never activated. Uh-oh.
 
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  • Variables and conditional processing in Jekyll versus DITA

    Tom Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:34 pm
    In the previous post, I compared writing in Markdown versus writing in XML. In this post in the series, I want to look at variables and conditional processing between the two platforms. Variables in Jekyll In Jekyll, you can assign a variable a specific value, like this: Now you can use {{dog_name}} in your content Continue Reading »
  • Authoring with Markdown in Jekyll versus Authoring with DITA in OxygenXML

    Tom Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:22 pm
    In my previous post, I noted a new series in which I plan to compare Jekyll versus DITA. In this first post, I want to debunk the myth that Markdown formats with static site generators like Jekyll are more limiting than DITA. This is a point discussed in the Content Content podcast that I referenced Continue Reading »
  • Check out Ed Marsh’s podcast, and also My New series: Jekyll versus DITA

    Tom Johnson
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    In case you haven’t already discovered it, there’s a great new podcast in the tech comm field called Content Content, by Ed Marsh. So far Ed has recorded two episodes, each about an hour long. Ed follows an easy-going interview format, and he does an excellent job in bringing out the best in his show’s Continue Reading »
  • Some thoughts on attending tcworld India 2015

    Tom Johnson
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I just spent the last week in Bangalore, India. The tcworld India 2015 conference took place on a Thursday and Friday, and I spent Saturday and Sunday exploring the city. This was an eye-opening trip for a number of reasons, and I wanted to capture some of my thoughts and experiences here and share them Continue Reading »
  • PDF still trumps browser-based help?

    Tom Johnson
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:57 pm
    In the Skills and Technology Survey 2014 by WritersUA, it appears that PDF manuals are the most common deliverable: Support for manuals in the form of PDF (77%) is at the top of the list as the most valued technology component. Using PDF as a delivery format has become a staple in our documentation sets. Continue Reading »
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    Scriptorium Publishing

  • Money and technology are not a content strategy

    Alan Pringle
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Having the budget to buy new technology isn’t the same as having a content strategy. Case in point: the US government has spent billions on electronic medical record (EMR) systems that can’t communicate with each other. The American taxpayer has … Continue reading → The post Money and technology are not a content strategy appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Breaking down content silos: expectation vs. reality

    Gretyl Kinsey
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    You’re probably hearing it more and more: silos are bad for your business. They discourage collaboration, lead to duplication and inconsistency, and prevent you from delivering a unified content experience to your customers. But what really happens when you try … Continue reading → The post Breaking down content silos: expectation vs. reality appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Going global: the demand for intelligent content

    Bill Swallow
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    Companies experience their greatest growing pains when expanding business to global markets. It’s an exciting time but can also be a rude awakening as differing local requirements emerge for both product and content. On the content side, keeping all of these requirements … Continue reading → The post Going global: the demand for intelligent content appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • Buyer’s guide to CCMS evaluation and selection (premium)

    Sarah O'Keefe
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    “What CCMS should we buy?” It’s a common question with no easy answer. This article provides a roadmap for CCMS evaluation and selection. First, a few definitions. A CCMS (component content management system) is different from a CMS (content management system). You … Continue reading → The post Buyer’s guide to CCMS evaluation and selection (premium) appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
  • How fast food can help your content strategy

    Alan Pringle
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    These days, I generally avoid fast food, but it’s hard to pass up good French fries every now and then. Look beyond those yummy fries, and you can learn some valuable lessons that apply to content strategy. A consistent—yet location-tailored—experience … Continue reading → The post How fast food can help your content strategy appeared first on Scriptorium Publishing.
 
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  • ACES 2015: Pittsburgh: Day 3: Friday 28 March

    Rhonda
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    These are my notes from the sessions I attended at the American Copy Editors’ Society (ACES) annual conference (2015: Pittsburgh). They are MY opinion and reflect no-one else’s opinion. Beyond the plain language edit (Claire  Foley,  Tracy Torchetti) 42% Canadians have low literacy skills Aging population affects literacy too (read,  remember, act) Diverse society – immigrants,  English not always first language How are your readers reading? Laptops,  tablets,  phone, background noise,  multitasking,  visual ability, cognitive ability, in stressful situations There is no perfect…
  • ACES 2015: Pittsburgh: Day 2: Friday 27 March

    Rhonda
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    These are my notes from the sessions I attended at the American Copy Editors’ Society (ACES) annual conference (2015: Pittsburgh). They are MY opinion and reflect no-one else’s opinion. Level up: how to get more out of your freelance business (Panel: Erin  Brenner; Laura Poole; Samantha Enslen; Adrienne Montgomerie) Set aside time to work on your business (10%) Be yourself Getting to where you choose to want to be /how you want to work Teach what you know – blogging, podcasts,  mentoring, training, speaking at conferences etc. Break down your income –  direct services versus…
  • ACES 2015: Pittsburgh: Day 1: Thursday 26 March

    Rhonda
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    These are my notes from the sessions I attended at the American Copy Editors’ Society (ACES) annual conference (2015: Pittsburgh). They are MY opinion and reflect no-one else’s opinion. Editing in a digital environment (Adrienne Montgomerie, Rachel Stuckey) Digital process AND digital product Digital has changed proofreading. No need to compare a printer’s proof to the manuscript. All is now cold reading and immediate edits. (This session was not what I expected. I expected to learn about apps to edit digitally, and these weren’t touched on at all. Instead, the focus was on…
  • Word: Macro to run multiple wildcard find and replace routines

    Rhonda
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    After some digging around, I’ve found a way to save myself hours of running separate find and replace routines using wildcards in Microsoft Word. The routines I commonly use already save me time, but now I’ve got one macro that runs them all at once — currently 110 of them that are just for replacing an ordinary space with a non-breaking space! I didn’t write the macro — that honor goes to Microsoft Word MVPs Graham Mayor who wrote the initial macro, and Doug Robbins who helped me tweak it to do what I wanted it to do. Details are…
  • Word: Wildcard replace transposes characters when track changes is on

    Rhonda
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    A bug in Microsoft Word has had me baffled for several hours and at various times in the past. I thought it was me. But it’s not –it’s Word, and it’s a bug that’s been around since at least 2006. Microsoft have never bothered to fix it (I use Word 2010 and 2013 and it’s evident in both those versions). What happens? When you do a Wildcard find/replace in Word AND you have track changes turned on, the replace action transposes/reverses the items you want to replace! For example, I have numeric values followed by their units of measure (e.g. 90 km) and I want…
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    A Tech Writer's World

  • The 22 senses of technical communicators

    7 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Humans have five senses, right? Well, not exactly. It's a common belief that the only senses are sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. But scientists now know that we have so many more senses including:equilibrioception - the sense of balance, which keeps you from falling downthermoception - the sense of hot and coldproprioception - the sense of where your body parts relative to other body parts; this sense enables to touch your toes with your eyes closed nociception - the sense of painchronoception - the sense of the timeNote that these are just senses that have names. There's…
  • The Documentation of a Lifetime

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The recent passing of my father resulted in many things. A funeral, speeches that tried to summarize his life (as if it’s possible to summarize a life within a few minutes), burial, grief and mourning. It also resulted in one of the largest, most complex and challenging documentation projects I have ever encountered.My father was a brilliant man, university educated, successful, intelligent, a great speaker, and also extremely organized. He left behind various papers contained in two 2-drawer filing cabinets, 2 small lockboxes, and a couple of cardboard boxes. The paperwork included various…
  • 17 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us is remarkable exposé on the food industry written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Moss. The processed food industry is a monster, with over a trillion dollars a year in sales. Sugar, salt and fat are together more addictive than any one of these ingredients alone. Moss describes in great detail how the food industry systematically manipulates these three ingredients to get consumers hooked on their products. As a result, many North Americans are obese and have multiple health problems, including an increase in the occurrence of diabetes…
  • Join my army

    24 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    I have an endless fascination with the military. The idea of a select group of strong, well-trained, disciplined individuals united together for common purpose is deeply engrossing. It is the ultimate example of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts, for no man (or woman) is an army.The military is so vast that in most countries it is broken up into separate parts or divisions, typically:regular armynavyair forcemarinesspecial forces, andcoast guardHowever, even all these enormous parts (and all their many respective divisions and subgroups) must work together as a single unit. A…
  • Unlocking Your Career Combination

    24 Mar 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Combination locks come in all shapes and sizes, from padlocks to electronic security alarm keypads. But the one thing they have in common is that you must select or enter a series of numbers or letters to unlock them. It is this specific combination of alpha-numeric characters which makes each lock unique.Technical communication can also be viewed as a unique combination; specifically, a combination of:business writerinterviewer editor business analystinformation architecttechnical illustrator product testerinstructor andindexer just to name a few. As with a lock, it is this specific…
 
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    Cherryleaf Blog for Technical Authors & Content Strategists

  • Updates to our DITA elearning course

    Ellis Pratt
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:50 pm
    We’ve updated the video recordings in our online DITA course, and today (28th March) we’re uploading the new recordings to our learning area. This means the course will be down for a... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • New Technical Author vacancy in Cheshire #4156

    Ellis Pratt
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    Our client is looking to recruit a permanent Technical Author to join a team of writers that provides global support documentation for its range of scientific products. You’ll be part of the team... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • What should be on our roadmap for training courses in technical communications?

    Ellis Pratt
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:58 am
    We thought it would be useful to reflect on our plans for topics and courses in technical communications. In the past, some of the best suggestions have come from customers and prospects; it’s... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • The sad case of GDS and the tax manuals

    Ellis Pratt
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    The UK’s Government Digital Service has been doing great work in putting users’ needs before the needs of government, so it was a shock to see the revised tax manuals the GDS and HMRC... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
  • TCeurope webinar: The changing nature of User Assistance content​

    Ellis Pratt
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Next week, Ellis will be presenting an updated version of his presentation on the changing nature of User Assistance content​. This webinar is part of the TCeurope 2015 Colloquium. TCeurope is a... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
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    Communications from DMN

  • Pulling the plug

    DMN Communications
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    There’s no easy way to say this, so we’ll be blunt. On March 31, 2015 DMN Communications will cease to be. This blog, our website, our Twitter account, and everything else related to the company will go dark. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Things around here have been relatively quiet for the last couple of years. In that time, it wasn’t that we went back to operating in stealth mode. We weren’t operating at all. A lot of it has to do with both of us drifting away from technical communication. Over the last two or three years, a lot has changed in…
  • Taking your skills in a different direction

    Scott Nesbitt
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    (Note: This post was originally published, in a slightly different form, here and appears in this space via a Creative Commons license) Believe it or not, you’re more than just a technical writer. You have other skills, too. You might not even be aware of them. Some of those skills relate to writing. Others, you’ve developed as part of your career. One way you can diversify your career is do something with those skills. Like what? Read on to find a few suggestions. Coaching I can’t think of any aspiring technical writer, or even an experienced one, who doesn’t need a bit of coaching.
  • A look at three open source alternatives to Google Analytics

    Scott Nesbitt
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    (Note: This post was originally published on October 23, 2014 at Opensource.com and appears here via a Creative Commons license) If you have a website or an online business, collecting data on where your visitors or customers come from, where they land on your site, and where they leave is vital. Why? Having that information can help you better target your products and services, and beef up the pages that are turning people away. The way to gather that kind of information is with a web analytics tool. Many people and businesses (of all sizes) turn to Google Analytics. But if you want to keep…
  • Tips for quickly building your online presence

    Scott Nesbitt
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    (Note: This post was originally published, in a slightly different form, here and appears in this space via a Creative Commons license) In 2014, someone who was just embarking on a new career asked me for advice about establishing an online presence for his freelance work – a website, a blog, a social media footprint. The problem is that the person in question thought he needed to get everything out on that web at once for your presence to be effective. That’s not an uncommon perception. But it’s the wrong one to have. Your online presence doesn’t need to spring fully-blown as if from…
  • Three resources for outsourcing your tasks

    Scott Nesbitt
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
    (Note: This post was originally published here and appears in this space via a Creative Commons license) Time. Few of us have a lot of it. Especially busy freelance technical writers. There are always little (or not-so-little) tasks that we don’t always have the time to tackle. Or, maybe, we don’t have the skills to tackle those tasks quickly and efficiently. Sometimes, you just have to bite the bullet and pay someone to do that work for you. Over the last couple of years, I’ve been doing that every so often. The (small) sums I’ve spent have been worth it. They’ve freed up a little…
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  • Checking some credentials

    Keith
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:46 pm
    So, you see a science story on FOX News and another on PBS. Which one should you trust. Compare the credentials of their reporters. Here’s a sample from the article. PBS: Joe Palca, who worked as an editor for Nature, a senior correspondent for Science Magazine, and a science writer in residence at the Huntington Library, and has won the National Academies Communications Award, the Science-in-Society Award of the National Association of Science Writers, the American Chemical Society James T. Grady-James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public, the American Association…
  • How Long Does Food Last?

    Keith
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:10 pm
    A lot of food gets wasted unnecessarily because the best before dates on packages are usually very conservative. Here’s a site that will tell you how long you can safely use almost any food. The information includes whether the packaging has been opened or not and whether the food has been kept refrigerated or frozen. We are a group of contributors from the kitchen and classroom communities who set out to answer the question, “How long does food really last?”. From the best ingredients to the ordinary, we provide you with a diverse and informative perspective on food shelf life,…
  • The 12 Ultimate Tips for Composition in Art

    Keith
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    In photography, one of the things that separates great photographers from the merely good is their eye for composition. It’s something that you know when you see it, even if you can’t explain what makes it work. Some people have a natural talent for composition, others have to learn it. There are guidelines and tips that you can follow that will help to improve the composition of your photos (or your art, if you are an artist). I’ve seen many articles about composition and The 12 ultimate tips for composition in art is one of the better ones. A strong composition is crucial…
  • The Transformation of American Society

    Keith
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    In 5 Powerful Shifts Transforming American Society into an Unrecognizable and Frightening Future, Tom Engelhardt points out five trends that are transforming American society into something that’s really unrecognizable to someone who grew up in the 1950s and 60s. The changes are profound and the article does a good job of explaining both their causes and their results. And our Fearless Leader in Ottawa seems to be pushing Canada headlong down the same path. Let me make my case, however minimally, based on five areas in which at least the faint outlines of that new system seem to be…
  • Original Interstellar ending was more realistic

    Keith
    21 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Warning: spoilers ahead. I liked Interstellar a lot, but the ending didn’t mesh well with the scientific realism of the rest of the movie. It turns out that the ending came from director Chris Nolan, and the original ending, written by his brother and co-writer, Jonathan Nolan, was more realistic and considerably darker. I think I would have preferred it, but I’m not very representative of mainstream audience tastes. At the end of the film [SPOILERS], we see Matthew McConaughey’s character jettison himself into the singularity of the black hole Gargantua. He makes the deadly…
 
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    EServer TC Library: Recent Additions

  • When There’s Nothing Left to Take Away

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    Creating products or services that customers call simple is often the Holy Grail for designers. As Duncan Stephen once quipped, “our goal as designers is to make things as easy as possible for the user”. It’s no surprise then that Apple and Google have been hailed as revolutionary, with many of us celebrating their simple aesthetic across user experience-related publications. And yet, while we can collectively recognize certain interfaces as simple, we still see many examples of products or services that are not necessarily oozing with such simplicity. What’s the deal? Simon, David…
  • Your Playbook for Demand Validation

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    There is no shortage of methods for gathering user data that can generate all sorts of qualitative and quantitative insight throughout the product development lifecycle. However, many of the available techniques were designed by market research firms and may not be optimal for product managers.
 This is especially true in the context of demand validation, which my colleague Steve Cohn of Validately defines as the bridge between the “problem space” and the “solution space.” Simply put, it is the process of going from 0 to 1—beginning with nothing and then identifying and crafting a…
  • Developing a Thirst for UX: How to Promote Empathy for Users at an Organizational Level

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    For plenty of experience design practitioners, looking for ways to make products and services more usable and rewarding is infectious. We’ve got utterly engaging business at hand, and it’s hard to understand why those on the outside don’t see that. To that end, the increasing prominence and popularity of user-centered design practices is our good fortune. But magical tho it be, UX doesn’t always sell itself to newbies, so it’s often up to design teams, and the organizations they work within, to make sure everyone understand its nature and importance. Tyson, Josh
  • The Five Worst UX Mistakes Websites Make

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    The user experience of websites has improved by leaps and bounds over the years, but I still run into sites that make me ask, “What were they thinking?!” In the hopes it will help us all avoid these pitfalls, here’s my list of the five worst UX mistakes that I still see people making in website design. Weinschenk, Susan
  • From Design Thinking to Design Doing

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    t’s hard to imagine a world without the simplicity of the iPad. But just a few short years ago, the clocks on our VCRs blinked the unset time, reminding all of us consumers of the encroaching complexity of modern technology in our homes and lives. The landscape has shifted radically and quickly, and we have changed with it. Since we’re living in this landscape, it may seem as though we’ve collectively mastered the technology game, and that we just generally understand how to produce drop-dead simple products that tame the chaos of technological advancement. But those of us who build…
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  • C# Namespace Guidelines

    Ivan Walsh
    7 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Let’s create some guidelines for documenting .Net Namespace. For example, let’s look at the System.Collections Namespace. What do we notice? Namespace – define the namespace using the following convention: System.Collections Namespace Purpose – describe the purpose of the namespace, for example:   The System.Collections namespace contains interfaces and classes that define various collections of objects, such as lists, queues, bit arrays, hash tables and dictionaries. Classes We then identify the classes related to the namespace. For each, we identify it and describe its purpose.
  • What is a Statement in C#?

    Ivan Walsh
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:36 am
    In C#, statements express the actions that a program takes. Common actions include Declaring variables Assigning values Calling methods Looping through collections Branching to another block of code The order in which statements are executed in a program is called the flow of control or flow of execution. This may vary every time that a program is run, depending on how the program reacts to input that it receives at run time. A statement consist of one of the following: Single line of code that ends in a semicolon or Series of single-line statements in a block A statement block is enclosed in…
  • How to Write Error Messages

    Ivan Walsh
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:27 pm
    These guidelines will help you write error messages that are easy to update and useful for customers. If you think about it, error messages are the first line of customer support. If written poorly, error messages increase technical support costs. They also frustrate customers, lose sales, and reflects poorly on your software, app, or website. Errors are a fact of software development. Every site has 404 errors. Every software has bugs, known issues, and glitches. Once we accept that, we can begin to help customers use our software, and help them get around the issues they encounter. If you…
  • C#: how to write Hello World

    Ivan Walsh
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    The “Hello, World” program is traditionally used to introduce a programming language. Here it is in C#: using System; class Hello static void Main() { Console.WriteLine(“Hello, World”); What’s the file extension? C# source files typically have the file extension .cs. How to compile? You can compile the program with the Microsoft C# compiler using the command line: csc hello.cs What does the Using directive do? The “Hello, World” program starts with a using directive that references the System namespace. What does a Namespace do? Namespaces Organize C# programs and…
  • How to write Release Notes

    Ivan Walsh
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Introduce the release notes with text such as the following: These release notes provide information about the documentation for <your product> <version number>. You can download release notes templates here. About This Release Next, describe what’s included in the release, especially if it’s quite detailed, for example: This release is a full version of the <your product> <version number>. It can coexist on the same computer with earlier point releases of the product starting from Version X.x.x. Identify where you can find the software to download. Where…
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  • TechSmith Camtasia Studio: MenuMaker

    IconLogic
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    by Kevin Siegel After producing your Camtasia projects, the net result is a collection of independent web files, scripts, videos and other assets. If you are looking to group multiple Camtasia projects together to create a single course, you'll need to upload the lessons to Screencast.com, YouTube, or a Learning Management System. But if you want to create a website that includes a menu of your lessons, you will need to get a webmaster involved... someone who can create a website that links to all of the produced files that make up your course.   If you don't have access to a…
  • Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

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    27 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    by Jennie Ruby    I often point out in my classes on writing eLearning voiceover scripts that a script is necessary so that when you record the audio you don't skip anything, don't stumble, and don't say "um." However, using a voiceover script for eLearning is way more useful than just that. Let's say for example that your eLearning project will be developed in Adobe Captivate. Captivate allows you to type--or copy and paste--the script into Slide Notes, similar to the slide notes you might be familiar with in PowerPoint. From there, you can use the notes in…
  • Adobe Presenter: Get Control of Slide Titles and the TOC

    IconLogic
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    by Jennie Ruby  When you add a sidebar to your project in Adobe Presenter, you have the option of displaying a table of contents (TOC), which in Presenter is called the Outline. The Outline automatically lists the title of each slide, and viewers can click any title to navigate to that slide. Sweet! But let's say you preview your project, and one or more slides turns up in the Outline as "Slide x," where x = the slide number. Not quite as sweet. A slide title like "Slide 5" tells your viewer nothing, making navigation using the Outline a matter of guesswork. The…
  • Adobe Captivate: Slow Down Your Speech Agent

    IconLogic
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    by Kevin Siegel    Using Captivate's Text to Speech feature allows you to quickly convert written text to voiceover audio. It's an awesome feature. However, we recently had a client who felt that Paul (that was the Speech Agent we used for the project) spoke too fast. The client wanted to know if we cloud slow him down a bit. While you might think that controlling the cadence used by the Speech Agent was beyond your control, it's actually really easy. Prior to converting a slide note to speech, just add a bit of code (known as Voice Text Markup Language or VTML) to the…
  • Adobe Presenter: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds

    IconLogic
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    by Jennie Ruby  Suppose you have hired voiceover talent to record the audio for your Adobe Presenter project. You give the voiceover artist the script. The script is organized by which slide in your PowerPoint presentation each audio segment belongs to. When you get the voiceover recordings back, you just import each segment to the slide it belongs to. When you preview your presentation, everything plays smooth as silk until--there is a click-activated animation on slide 12. Now, as the pre-recorded audio plays, the slide just sits there, and the animation is never activated. Uh-oh.
 
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  • Word2013 TOC: Picture and Text in a Table of Content

    Rahul Karn
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    Recently one of my students have asked me to fix her auto-generated table of contents (TOC) in Word. Somehow she ended up with a picture and text in there and she don’t have any clue, and it keeps coming back when they regenerate the TOC.Let us dive deep, how we create auto-generated TOC.The default behavior of Word is to use Heading styles to create the TOC and the Caption style to create lists of figures and tables. The paragraph,picture and text is in a Heading or Caption style applied to it.Find the picture in the body of the document.Replace the Heading or Caption style with a standard…
  • Why Insert Image not Copy&Paste

    Rahul Karn
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Copy/Paste vs Inserting ImagesI’m assuming that a lot of images used in PowerPoint or Word come from the web.I’m also guessing that most people may realize that most images on the web have been compressed in anyhow to provide a balance of quality and maintain small file size.What I don’t think many people realize is that when you copy & paste images directly from the web into PowerPoint that you lose much of that compression and wind up with a bigger file size than you need to have.The reason is that whenever a picture is copied to the computer’s clipboard and then pasted…
  • STC India Learning Event

    Rahul Karn
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    LEARNING SESSION – DELHI (NCR)] 17TH JANUARY 2015: SPANISH AND INFOGRAPHICS SESSIONDate/TimeDate - 17/01/20159:45 am - 1:30 pmLocationDelhi (NCR) In this new year, Delhi (NCR) STC India group has planned some sessions on info graphics and basics of Spanish. Therefore, there will be one session on these two topics in next few Delhi (NCR) learning sessions with association of ApraDocs Information Developers.The info graphics sessions are aimed at helping technical communicators in making their technical documentation persuasive for the target audience by creating and using info graphics…
  • Happy New Year-2015

    Rahul Karn
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:46 am
    New Year AheadWe wish our reader a great year ahead.
  • Performance of Information Developers group-2014

    Rahul Karn
    31 Dec 2014 | 1:36 am
    2014- Year It WasApraDocs Information Developers is .in by registration but .org by heart.We impart technical writing training in India and online by charging minimal fee and deliver more than we commit.Apart from our regular students, we also offer lot of free learning through different platform like blog,LinkdIN page,LinkedIN goup,Facebook page and sponsoring technical writers conferences in Delhi area.Our growth is growth of all the technical writers directly or indirectly involved with us.We partnered with Multivertex for technology support.Started our new venture Digital marketing…
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  • Create more short pages

    Ann Wylie
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Fewer long pages are less effectiveThink index cards, not toilet paper: Websites with many short pages — as opposed to those with fewer longer pages — work better.Usability experts John Morkes and Jakob Nielsen studied Web visitors’ performance with two versions of a website:One site contained three pages with 4,500 words.The other contained eight pages with 2,500 words.The eight-page, more concise site was:Easier to understandMore memorableFaster to readMore satisfyingBottom line: Break your copy into meaningful chunks, and create a page for each chunk.Next steps: Catch…
  • Stop it with the ing-ing

    Ann Wylie
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Present participle heads may be worse than labelsBarney Kilgore, the legendary editor of The Wall Street Journal, once wrote: “If I see ‘upcoming’ slip in[to] the paper again, I’ll be downcoming and someone will be outgoing.”Hanging around Stop ing-ing your headlines headlines. Image by Trent StrohmI’m with Barney: Stop ing-ing. Especially in headlines.Now, to be fair, Kilgore’s comment refers to gerunds: verbs that get turned into nouns with the addition of an “-ing,” as in “Writing is fun.”What I’m talking about are…
  • Why be creative?

    Ann Wylie
    7 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Interesting copy helps readers learnIn the early 19th century, German philosopher Johann Friedrich Herbart said that interest leads to understanding, learning and memory — and even inspires readers to learn more.Up, up and away! Creative copy elevates understanding, learning, memory and learning.For nearly 200 years, researchers, philosophers and communicators have seen the link between interest and learning.One of those researchers is Suzanne Hidi, associate member at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education’s Centre for Applied Cognitive Science. In “Interest and Its…
  • Writing in the right direction

    Ann Wylie
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Create written communication guidelinesEver wish you had a reference tool you could hand off to new team members to answer the question, “How do we write around here?”Write it right Writing guidelines get your writers and reviewers on the same page — literally.How about a resource you could use to show serial offenders how to fix label headlines, passive voice or leads that are more likely to get readers to take a nap than to take action?Wouldn’t you love to present a document that helps you tell your approvers, “While I personally would love to press…
  • Captivate your audience

    Ann Wylie
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Three ways to make your copy more creative“Nobody ever sold anybody anything by boring them to death.”— David OgilvyOgilvy was right.If you want someone to buy what you’re selling — whether you’re pitching products and services or positions and ideas — you must first engage them.Draw them in Want to grab reader attention? Make Your Copy More Creative.And nothing engages audience members quite so well as creative material. Creative elements get attention, communicate more clearly and enhance credibility. They paint pictures in your audience members’…
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  • Best iPhone/Android Apps for Wine Lovers and Drinkers

    Happy Raj
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    Whether you are a newbie to the world of wine or a hard core oenophile, there is always a scope for learning new things. With new wine apps hitting the market every day and each of them offering amazing features, it becomes very difficult for one to choose the best among so many apps. These apps can provide all information regarding wines like ratings, reviews, nearby locations from where you can buy wines. So, here we have gathered a list of some of the best apps for wine lovers that will certainly help you to choose the best one for yourself. Check : how to get and Play pokemon on iphone…
  • Top 10 Email Apps for Android Phones and Tablets

    Happy Raj
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Email is one of the oldest existing modes of internet communication. Although old, but email still manages to be a quite popular mode of communication. The email experience has evolved over the years, but the basic process and use of emails remains the same. Also, technological advancement has led to a rapid increase in the use of smartphones in work life. Most of the smartphones come with default email clients that are not sufficient enough for meeting the requirements of people. Although, there are numerous email applications for Android users, but here we have listed some of the best email…
  • How to Disable or Turn off Safe Mode on Android Device in 4 Easy Steps

    Happy Raj
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    Most of us know how to enable safe mode on an Android device, but it becomes hectic when we cannot get out of it. Sometimes the safe mode becomes annoying mode, and the Android device keeps on rebooting. Most of the android device’s features can’t be accessed in this situation. It happens because of excessive use of other apps that are supposed to enhance the battery life and productivity, but sometimes these apps leave the android phone in safe mode. Turning on safe mode is a piece of cake, but disabling safe mode may be become a headache. If you have faced the same problem or you have…
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Live Streaming Video, Quick updated Score & Commentary Apps

    Happy Raj
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am
    The Cricket fever has begun with the ICC Cricket World cup 2015 and some of fans have already taken their holidays from the jobs for watching big matches live on TV. Yes, of course, not everyone can afford to go to New Zealand and Australia, but can watch live battle of cricket at the home. This post is especially written for those fans, who don’t want to miss any match or inning while working in offices. Yes, it can be possible through your Smartphone. Here, we are going to share some fantastic Cricket apps, which would make this cricket season more exciting and enjoyable. The fans who are…
  • Beats By Dre vs Sennheiser vs Bose: Which Headphone should you buy?

    Happy Raj
    21 Feb 2015 | 1:51 am
    A must have requirement of the daily commuters and the passionate music lovers is a good quality headphone. The daily commuters who are travelling long distances on public transport always prefer to listen to their favorite tracks along the way. The only thing that actually stops them from enjoying their playlist is the high decibel noises and chaotic sounds of the surroundings. It has always been a major problem when you want to listen to the music on the go. Even at private spaces, the user may encounter a lot of disturbances from sounds like television, someone talking over the phone etc.
 
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  • Download and Install WeChat for Samsung mobile Phones

    VR
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    wechat for samsung : WeChat is a great application that allows us to communicate with others through instant messaging services and calls. One of the biggest advantages of this application is that it is free, so we should not spend a single penny to communicate. We should note that in order for this application to work need to be online. Having a 3g, 4g or be connected to a WI-fi network, it is mandatory to use WeChat connection. The WeChat application supports several cellular models, in this case we will tell you a little about WeChat for Samsung. This mobile phone brand has now introduced…
  • www.Gmail.com Login | Sign in | Sign up – How to Create New Account

    VR
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
     www.gmail.com login Gmail (also called in some places as Google Mail ) is a free email service provided by the company Google. This service has gained support for its technological innovations, capacity and design differential is organized Gmail emails as conversations, grouped according to the subject matter hereof. Beside each question the number of messages (e-mails) to be sent or received under the same subject appears. www.Gmail.com Login | Signin Gmail.com Login is easy, just have to enter the site  www.gmail.com. and there with our email and password can access our account. If You…
  • Download Showbox App For PC free Windows 8.1/8/ Iphone Android

    VR
    14 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    Showbox for pc, Iphone, Android, Windows Showbox is one of the best applications for broadcasting programs and movies that are on the market. This application has a large repertoire of shows and movies on demand as Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and many more, plus you can see them not only online but you can also download them. Definitely a great application that will be available from your Smartphone and now Windows. One of its main features is its library of content making it stand out against other applications besides it is not an application of pay. Its interface is very easy to use so…
  • Download and Install Snapchat for PC Windows 7/8/8.1/ Laptops

    Srikanth Yangali
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:38 am
    Here I have come up with the Downloading and installing procedures of the Snapchat application to be used on your PC/ Desktop/ Computer. Snapchat is an android application, which is used to converse with each other, share their photos and videos. Snapchat is alike to top social applications like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Whatsapp. But this application has got some special features in it which is making this application popular. Snapchat is available in the Google Playstore for those who are using Android platforms in their smartphones. Snapchat was developed by Snapchat Inc in 2012 and…
  • Download Youwave For Windows PC

    Bharath Sirikonda
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    The world now is talking about the new software called as Youwave which is one of the product of Android. This Youwave is an android emulator which helps in downloading the other latest softwares in the market. This android software is not free like the other softwares of Android and it will cost if a user wants to use it for the longer run. Though, one can use this software for a trail version for a period of two weeks or 14 days. After completing the period of trail version, one has to buy if one has to use this software for the longer period. This facility is a speed breaker if one wants…
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  • The Writers Block: Techniques to Overcome

    Kalpesh
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:22 am
    We sometimes keep sitting in front of the computer for hours together, attempting to write and eventually what we come out with is not very productive output. There are tricks and techniques that could be adopted to come out with most productive writing in the most daunting of situations. Get into Meditation: To get into the mode of writing when you don’t feel up to it, try to meditate and focus on your breathing to get all unwanted thoughts out of your system. Meditation is simple and only requires doing nothing but closing eyes and focusing on breathing for five minutes. Get off the…
  • Ways to Give a Great Academic Presentation

    Kalpesh
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:22 am
    Academic conferences are a part of the journey of doing PhD for any scholar. An excellent presentation is a great way to stand out amongst the crowd. The majority of the presentations that are presented very good. That of course makes it easier for a scholar to stand out in crowd. There are some simple techniques that can help you to stand out in a presentation. It requires some investment and well a good presentation is worth the wait. 1. Use power point judiciously: the trend of most of the good presentations is that they are loaded with visuals. The amount of visuals depends largely on the…
  • Deal with the Blues

    Kalpesh
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:59 am
    At times, we reach a point in our lives where there are too many “have to ”  in our life. “ have to” write a journal, “have to” submit assignment; “Have to” take up a literature survey. It brings up many questions in our minds, questions about is that how structured we want our life to be, do we not have any scope for spontaneity in our life?  Instead of sulking over it and feeling that your life has become a victim of plans and assignment, the way out is to change the perspective and look at the better side of it.  It is important to remember that planning is the way to…
  • Is there a term called PhD Depression?

    Kalpesh
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:57 am
    My environment with my peer in school always insisted and imbibed in me that it was silly and stupid to be learning all the time. For all those who showed inclination in learning were categorized as stupider!! When in college, the perspective changes all together. There is an excitement to learn as there are newer ambitions in life. There is more discipline and learning in the sincere students. One is fortunate if one finds such a group. By this time the zealous students realise they were born to do learning. Moving up the ladder of academics, one feels and perceives that the same zeal and…
  • The Means and Ways to Format a Dissertation

    Kalpesh
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:59 am
    How to format a dissertation: Introduction: This head gives the general overview of the topic, statement, and the key points of the dissertation. Title Page:  It gives the title of the dissertation.  The details of the student like name , class , when the dissertation was  completed and other details Table of contents:  This head organises the thesis and allows the reader to know the page numbers for each of the section Body of the Thesis:   The main points are discussed at this stage, in the body of the dissertation Experimental methods: this section discusses the results and outcomes…
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  • Android 5 . 1 Update

    RedFeather
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:21 pm
    Google’s Android Fix   Google’s Android fix to WI/FI in the 5.1 update or is it . First of all I would like to state that I myself am not an Android user I have an I Phone and wen someone hands me an Android it just freaks out like it knows I am an […]Continue reading... The post Android 5 . 1 Update appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • Survival Techniques

    RedFeather
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Survival Survival can be a very tough in many areas , for example you could be trying to survive in this world in general . Every pronounced aspect of the world just banging at your door trying to bring you down and it seems as though there just trying to bring you down . But […]Continue reading... The post Survival Techniques appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • Spying on the grid

    RedFeather
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Who is Listening in your Grid Who is listening , so maybe your the type of person who has done just about everything in your power two drop off the grid or your hanging by a needle thread upon the grid . Going off the grid is actually harder than it sounds between the NSA […]Continue reading... The post Spying on the grid appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • Digital Rights

    RedFeather
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Protecting our digital Rights Protecting our digital rights and freedoms is something we do not think of until sometimes it is two late and some think owe it will be OK the government and our representatives shall take care of it until you your company or friend and or relative gets in to a dilemma […]Continue reading... The post Digital Rights appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • Racism In the Military

    RedFeather
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Racism How could it Start Racist behavior how could it all start in the Military ? Whether I it is racism or other problems one thing is for sure usually the beginning of a military carrier or hitch as some like two call it begins in a similar fashion but is not limited to . […]Continue reading... The post Racism In the Military appeared first on grep Haxs.
 
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  • Online MCQ Oracle Security Mechanism

    onlinemcq
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Online MCQ Oracle Security Mechanism. Oracle includes security features that control how a database is accessed and used. For example, security mechanisms: A sequence debilitation indicated general information, such as the following: Prevent unauthorized database access Prevent unauthorized access to schema objects Audit user actions Types of Database Securities Database security can be classified into two categories: System security Data security System Security   System security includes the mechanisms that control the access and use of the database at the system level. For example,…
  • Online MCQ Oracle Sequences

    onlinemcq
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Online MCQ Oracle Sequences Sequences The sequence generator provides a sequential series of number. The sequence generator, is especially useful in multiuser environments for generating unique sequential numbers without the overhead of disk I/O or transaction locking. A sequence definition indicates general information, such as the following: The name of the sequence Whether the sequence ascends or descends The interval between numbers Whether Oracle should cache sets of generated sequence numbers in memory Synonyms A synonym is an alias for any table, view, materialized view, sequence,…
  • Online MCQ Oracle Schema Objects

    onlinemcq
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Online MCQ Oracle Schema Objects A schema is a collection of logical structures of data or schema objects. A schema is owned by a database user and has the same name as that user. Schema objects are logical data storage structures. Schema objects do not have a one-to-one correspondence to physical files on dist that store their information. However, Oracle stores a schema object. Logically within a tablespace of the database. The data of each object is physically contained in one or more of the tablespace’s datafiles. Tables Table are the basic unit of data storage in an Oracle database.
  • Online MCQ Oracle Memory Structure

    onlinemcq
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Online MCQ Oracle Memory Structure. Oracles uses memory to store information such as: Program code Information about a connected session, even if it is no currently active Information needed during program execution Information that is shared and communicated among Oracle processes Cached data that is also permanently stored in peripheral memory. System Global Area holds the following: Database buffer cache Redo log buffer Share pool Large pool (if configured) Program Global Area Holds  Stack areas Data areas System Global Area (SGA) A system global area (SGA) is a group memory structure the…
  • Online MCQ Oracle Data Modelling

    onlinemcq
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Online MCQ Oracle Data Modelling. Here you will find useful information and multiple choice questions on Oracle Data Modelling. The Oracle data modelling I one part of the conceptual design process. The data model focuses on what data should be stored in the database. Data modeling is preceded by planning and analysis. The information needed to build a data model is gathered during the requirement analysis. Steps In Building the Data Model Identification of data objects and relationships. Drafting the initial ER diagram with entities and relationships. Refining the ER diagram. Add key…
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