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  • Recording and slides from “Jekyll vs. DITA: Bridging the Gap Between Tech Comm and the Web” presentation

    I'd Rather Be Writing
    Tom Johnson
    14 May 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Yesterday I gave a presentation to STC Berkeley about ways to bridge the gap between tech comm tools and web development tools. After talking about innovation patterns, I focused on static site generators, specifically Jekyll. I also explained how DITA compares to Jekyll. Slides Here are the slides: Audio recording Here’s the MP3 audio file: Continue Reading »
  • How to design documentation for non-linear reading behavior

    I'd Rather Be Writing
    Tom Johnson
    15 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    To account for non-sequential reading behavior, provide your readers with sufficient context to orient themselves with your topic. This is the third post in my series about user-centered documentation. First observations about non-sequential reading In the late 1980s, John Carroll observed non-sequential reading behavior with how people consumed documentation in his seminal book, The Nurnberg Continue Reading »
  • Personal Story: The Elephant in the Room

    STC Accessibility SIG
    kmardahl
    19 May 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Guest Author: Mike Murray [Editor's note: Republished with kind permission from the original posting in the April 2014 issue of Memo to Members, the newsletter of the Orlando-Central Florida STC chapter. For more information about Parkinson's, see our list of resources at Parkinson’s Disease.] Mike Murray By Mike Murray, Former 3-Year President of the Orlando Central Florida Chapter of Distinction and STC Associate Fellow Being a 30-year member of the Orlando Central Florida Chapter of STC, I have grown to love the organization and hate missing meetings. Recently,…
  • Light Phone – “dumb” phone the size of a credit card

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    Tech Dwarf
    21 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    Nowadays, most of us are strongly tied to their mobile phones. Especially smart phones can take our attention even for long hours. The authors of the new project Light Phone, which runs on Kickstarter, just want to slow down or stop this mobile mania in some way. Prepare because the phone, which will be able to make calls only. No text messages, no surfing the internet, no “facebooking”. Light Phone is a device with compact dimensions, on which are forwarded all calls from your main phone. As you can see in the video below, the device is so small that it can be seamlessly inserted…
  • Introduction to technical writing — slides and audio recording

    I'd Rather Be Writing
    Tom Johnson
    16 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    A few weeks ago I gave a presentation to a small group of beginning technical writers in India. The presentation was a 20 minute introduction to technical writing, and I gave the presentation over Skype. Slides Here are the slides: Audio recording Here’s the MP3 audio file: Links to more information This presentation is similar Continue Reading »
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  • API tech writing workshop in Sydney – you’re invited

    Sarah Maddox
    21 May 2015 | 7:23 pm
    On Monday 27th July we’re running a full-day workshop in Sydney, on API technical writing. It’s free, and you’re invited. There’s free food too! The workshop is happening in collaboration with the Australian Society for Technical Communication (ASTC), also known as the TWIA. Anyone interested in learning about this role is welcome to attend – you don’t need to be a member of the ASTC/TWIA. Quick signup link: Register to attend the workshop on Eventbrite. API stands for Application Programming Interface. Developers use APIs to make apps that…
  • Now you can add items to Tech Comm on a Map yourself

    Sarah Maddox
    2 May 2015 | 2:28 am
    A smart colleague showed me how to tweak the data source for Tech Comm on a Map so that I can allow data entry via a form, and moderate each entry before it appears on the map. This means technical writers around the world can add items to the map directly, instead of  asking me to do it via a comment on this blog. Too cool! Would you like to add a conference, society, group, business, or educational course to the map, or some other titbit that technical writers will find interesting? Use this online form to add an item to the map. Any items you add will be saved for moderation, and will…
  • Novels and fascinating theories

    Sarah Maddox
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:19 am
    A while ago, I stumbled across M Vera Bührmann’s book, Living in Two Worlds, and found it fascinating. My novel, Things Unseen, grew around the ideas in Dr Bührmann’s book. I wonder how often that happens: an interesting theory in psychology, or archaeology, or another discipline, opens the bud of a romantic novel or wakes the sleeping beast of a horror story. Dr Bührmann spent a number of years working with African healers amongst the Xhosa people in South Africa, exploring the ways in which the healers look after the health of their community. These healers are often called…
  • Designing a workshop and workbooks

    Sarah Maddox
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Over the last couple of months I’ve been presenting workshops on API technical writing in various locations. The workshops last a full day, and consist of lectures alternating with hands-on sessions. During the hands-on sessions, which last an hour, the participants work through learning material and exercises in a workbook. I put quite a bit of thought into the design of the workshop and workbooks. A few people have commented that the resulting structure works well, so I’ve decided to blog about it in the hope other technical writers will find it useful. I’ve run the…
  • Learn about API technical writing in Washington DC

    Sarah Maddox
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    Are you a technical writer in or around Washington DC? On Friday March 20th, I’m running a full-day workshop on API technical writing. It’s free, and you’re very welcome to attend. There’s free food too! The workshop is happening under the auspices of the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter. The content is the same as that of the workshop I ran in Mountain View in January, with a few updates based on feedback from participants. API stands for Application Programming Interface. Developers use APIs to make apps that communicate with other apps and…
 
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  • Treat Docs like Code: Doc Bugs and Issues

    annegentle
    19 May 2015 | 6:33 am
    This is a follow on to a post on opensource.com about using git and GitHub for technical documentation. In the OpenSource.com article, I discuss reviews and keeping up with contributions. This post talks about fixes and patches. What about doc issues in GitHub, how do you get through all those? In OpenStack, we document how to triage doc bugs, and that’s what you need to do in GitHub, is establish your process for incoming issues. Use Labels in GitHub to indicate the status and priority. Basically, you have to accept that it’s a doc bug, if it’s not a doc bug, ask for more…
  • 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. Updated to add: Register now for the Monday 5/18 workshop at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver! On a personal level, here’s my short list based on my own…
  • 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,…
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  • The Counterpoint of Content Flow

    Karl Montevirgen
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    By Karl Montevirgen, special to The Content Wrangler Karl Montevirgen As content creators and consumers, we’re all aware of the multiple dynamics at play when it comes to viewing and creating content. Content has a kind of flow.  It directs movement within and between pieces of content, exhibiting diverse rhythms, densities, and forms. Content flow, as we perceive it, plays a significant role in shaping the reader/viewer’s experience. Ultimately, the impact of this experience can be critical, as it often marks the difference between success and failure in a given content enterprise.
  • “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…
 
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  • Green Screen on a Shoestring: Part III, Production

    IconLogic
    21 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    by John Gillmore and Bucky Dodd In the previous installment of this series, we provided a purchasing "checklist" for setting up a green screen video production studio. Part III of this tutorial series explains the production steps for recording, editing, processing and encoding video for use in Adobe Captivate eLearning lessons. Step 1: Develop a detailed script that not only describes what the talent will say, but also what they will do while on screen. Be sure to include how the talent will enter and exit the screen and what non-verbal gestures should be performed. Step 2: Set up…
  • Adobe Captivate: Object Style Breakpoints

    IconLogic
    21 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    by Kevin Siegel    The ability to create Responsive Projects was introduced last June with the arrival of Adobe Captivate 8. During the development process, you can basically create and work on multiple screen sizes (called break points) in one Captivate project. When you publish the responsive project, the learner will automatically be served the break point appropriate for the device they're using.As I've created more and more Responsive Projects, one of the big concerns is to ensure the fonts and font sizes used in each break point is appropriate for…
  • Adobe RoboHelp: Merging WebHelp

    IconLogic
    14 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    by Willam van Weelden   I've previously taught you how to create links between Merged HTML Help projects. This time, let's tackle merged WebHelp. Merging WebHelp differs from merging HTML Help in that you select the RoboHelp project to merge instead of the output. Prepare a Master Project Open the master project's table of contents and click New Merged Project.   On the FlashHelp/WebHelp/Multiscreen/Adobe AIR tab, click the Browse button and open the RoboHelp project you want to merge.   Click the OK button to…
  • eLearning: Sync/Align With the Playhead in Captivate or Storyline

    IconLogic
    12 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    by Kevin Siegel You're developing an eLearning module in Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. There's a slide that plays for 45 seconds. As you're listening to the audio, you'd like a screen object to appear in sync with the voiceover audio or some other screen action. If the object in question is already on the slide, you can certainly select the object on the Timeline and drag it until its left edge gets to the desired part of the Timeline. Of course, if the slide is playing for a significant amount of time, that's going to require a lot of dragging. One technique…
  • Writing & Curriculum Development: The Introductory Narrative, Signaling the Audience

    IconLogic
    10 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    by Jennie Ruby  "In this course you will learn the functionality of [insert topic you've never heard of]. By the end of this lesson, you should be able to [do a bunch of procedures the utility of which is not immediately evident]." Traditionally, many of us have written these types of sentences at the top of page 1 of our courseware materials or eLearning scripts, and then that has served as our audience's only introduction to the topic of the course. It doesn't have to be that way. I'd like to introduce the Introductory Narrative--a brief paragraph prior…
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  • Switched commenting systems to Disqus

    Tom Johnson
    17 May 2015 | 11:35 am
    Just a heads up, with comments on my blog, I’m now using Disqus as opposed to the native commenting system in WordPress. This means you’ll need to log in using one of the four methods provided by Disqus (Google, Twitter, Facebook, or Disqus) to leave a comment. Why did I switch from WordPress’ native comments Continue Reading »
  • API Documentation presentation to East Bay STC chapter — slides and recording

    Tom Johnson
    16 May 2015 | 3:10 pm
    The other week I gave a presentation on API documentation to the East Bay STC chapter. Here are the slides and recording. API Documentation presentation to East Bay STC Chapter from Tom Johnson Here’s the PowerPoint version of the slides. Here’s the MP3 audio file: Links to more information This presentation is similar to other Continue Reading »
  • Introduction to technical writing — slides and audio recording

    Tom Johnson
    16 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    A few weeks ago I gave a presentation to a small group of beginning technical writers in India. The presentation was a 20 minute introduction to technical writing, and I gave the presentation over Skype. Slides Here are the slides: Audio recording Here’s the MP3 audio file: Links to more information This presentation is similar Continue Reading »
  • How to design documentation for non-linear reading behavior

    Tom Johnson
    15 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    To account for non-sequential reading behavior, provide your readers with sufficient context to orient themselves with your topic. This is the third post in my series about user-centered documentation. First observations about non-sequential reading In the late 1980s, John Carroll observed non-sequential reading behavior with how people consumed documentation in his seminal book, The Nurnberg Continue Reading »
  • Recording and slides from “Jekyll vs. DITA: Bridging the Gap Between Tech Comm and the Web” presentation

    Tom Johnson
    14 May 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Yesterday I gave a presentation to STC Berkeley about ways to bridge the gap between tech comm tools and web development tools. After talking about innovation patterns, I focused on static site generators, specifically Jekyll. I also explained how DITA compares to Jekyll. Slides Here are the slides: Audio recording Here’s the MP3 audio file: Continue Reading »
 
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  • What makes a good leader—and a successful content strategy

    Alan Pringle
    19 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    General Stanley McChrystal offers sage leadership advice you can apply to your content strategy. Here are your marching orders: Acknowledge change resistance Within the US Army, General McChrystal encountered high change resistance because people in the organization become very attached … Continue reading →
  • Moving past content strategy roadblocks (premium)

    Gretyl Kinsey
    11 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Keeping a content strategy implementation moving forward is important, but it isn’t always easy. You may have to deal with an extremely slow-moving project or unexpected delay. You may even have to put a project completely on hold. Here are … Continue reading →
  • DITA training call for participation

    Sarah O'Keefe
    1 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    One of the major challenges in implementing DITA projects is training. Although we (and others) offer fabulous live, instructor-led training, there is also a need for asynchronous learning–where can a student go to learn DITA independently? To address this need, Scriptorium … Continue reading →
  • Campaigning with your content

    Gretyl Kinsey
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    The recent slate of announcements for candidacy in the 2016 US presidential election got me thinking—how do campaigns relate to content? With every election cycle, candidates start their campaigns earlier, spend more money on them, and distribute them in a … Continue reading →
  • Content strategy and the big picture

    Alan Pringle
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    What’s the best way to minimize conflict when developing and implementing a new content strategy? Keep everyone focused on the big picture: Conflict is inevitable, especially the unproductive kind. When people take their eyes off the bigger picture and focus … Continue reading →
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    CyberText Newsletter

  • Breville: Why do you need my date of birth?

    Rhonda
    13 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    I bought a new slow cooker the other day. I usually register such products, either via the little card they provide in the packaging, or, more recently, via their online registration form as the little card seems to have gone the way of the dodo. And so it was with Breville. I started their online registration process and was stunned to find that they wanted my date of birth. Now, why would an appliance company want my date of birth? I can understand them wanting an age range (e.g. 35 to 50), or even perhaps a year of birth for ‘marketing purposes’, but the full date?
  • PowerPoint: Apply a template

    Rhonda
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) doesn’t use templates like Microsoft Word does. You can’t just ‘apply’ an existing template to a deck of PPT slides and assume that all the styles and formatting will automatically update. Sure, you can do things with Master Slides and format painter for individual slides (see the links at the end of the article for some of these techniques), as well as some global things with themes, colors, fonts etc. But if you’re working in an organization and they have dictated that you now have to use a new ‘template’, how do you…
  • 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…
 
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  • Trailer for Childhood’s End

    Keith
    21 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End is one of my favourite books – I’ve read it at least six times and when I taught an SF course years ago, it was the movel I used as an example of 1950s SF. It still holds up and hasn’t dated badly at all. Now SyFy is making it into a three-part mini-series and the first trailer is out. And it looks promising. I am cautiously optimistic, although the comments on the SF Signal site are much less so. Written by Arthur C. Clarke and hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953, Childhood’s End…
  • The Hugo Controversy makes the WSJ

    Keith
    20 May 2015 | 2:49 am
    Well, the Hugo controversy has hit the big time – it’s come to the notice of the Wall Street Journal. The success of the Puppies stunned and outraged many authors and fans. They say the Puppies’ claims are nonsense and that their real beef is with science fiction’s move toward greater diversity, with growing prominence in recent years for women, minority and gay authors and an increased focus on social and gender issues. To them, the Puppies’ supporters are carpetbaggers who gamed the process, trashed a cherished institution and injected the wider culture war into science…
  • Use gaming peripherals to be more productive

    Keith
    19 May 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Gizmodo points out that you can use gaming keyboards and mice to increase your productivity with business applications. As well as being more ergonomic than the (typically junky) keyboards/mice found on most business PCs, they come with extra keys, buttons, and software that you can you to automate common tasks. Here are some of the key advantages I’ve discovered: Dedicated buttons means less finger gymnastics: One of the most annoying things about making custom keyboard shortcuts is finding a shortcut that another program isn’t already using. With a gaming keyboard, I’ve got twelve new…
  • Fake plane crash shuts down Yonge Street

    Keith
    19 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    Movie and television shoots are a common sight in downtown Toronto, especially during the summer. I almost made it into a scene in Red a few years ago, as I was walking by the Royal York. Occasionally they take over an entire street, as happened this weekend on Yonge Street with the movie, Suicide Squad. I’ll have to see this one, just to see how many of the locations I can identify – although it’s harder than you might think.
  • Hugo Thoughts – Skin Game

    Keith
    18 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    This is the first in what will be a series of posts recording my thoughts on this year’s Hugo nominations. As a result of the hijacking of the nominations by the Sad Puppies/Rabid Puppies (yes, really), I registered as a supporting member in Sasquan, the World Science Fiction Convention, which administers the Hugo voting. As part of the voting process, recent Worldcons have been electronically distributing a voters packet to registered members, containing most of the short fiction, novels (either full or excerpts), and other works, so voters have a chance to look at all the nominated…
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    STC Accessibility SIG

  • Apply for the Technical Editing SIG Scholarship

    Cynthia Lockley
    14 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    The Diane Feldman Technical Editing SIG Scholarship The Technical Editing Special Interest Group of the Society for Technical Communication is now accepting applications for a $1400 undergraduate scholarship and a $1400 graduate scholarship for students pursuing studies in technical communication. Complete information and online application available here: http://www.stc-techedit.org/Scholarship. The deadline for applications is July 1, 2015. Winners will be notified in early August 2015. For more information, contact Rebekka Andersen, Chair, STC Technical Editing SIG Scholarship Committee at…
  • In memoriam: Fabien Vais

    kmardahl
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:27 pm
    It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Fabien Vais, one of the founders of the AccessAbility SIG, passed away September 17. Fabien Vais with the AccessAbility SIG 2005 Pacesetter Award certificate at the Honors Banquet. Fabien and the rest of the founding team of what was originally the Special Needs Committee worked hard to make known the concept of “accessibility” to the world of technical communicators. Fabien was a stubborn, tireless, and passionate advocate for accessibility. He initiated the conference accessibility guide to the annual STC conferences. In the…
  • Personal Story: The Elephant in the Room

    kmardahl
    19 May 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Guest Author: Mike Murray [Editor's note: Republished with kind permission from the original posting in the April 2014 issue of Memo to Members, the newsletter of the Orlando-Central Florida STC chapter. For more information about Parkinson's, see our list of resources at Parkinson’s Disease.] Mike Murray By Mike Murray, Former 3-Year President of the Orlando Central Florida Chapter of Distinction and STC Associate Fellow Being a 30-year member of the Orlando Central Florida Chapter of STC, I have grown to love the organization and hate missing meetings. Recently,…
  • Quick Review of “Digital Outcasts” by Kel Smith

    kmardahl
    2 May 2013 | 1:01 pm
    Some of you may remember hearing Kel Smith speak in 2011 at the STC Summit in Sacramento. Since then, one of Kel's projects has been writing a book. Well, that book is available now. You can read about the book, Digital Outcasts: Moving Technology Forward Without Leaving People Behind, on the book's dedicated website. An excerpt from the website says, [the book] will address key trends in technology and their relevance to forgotten populations. Example case studies include: iPad apps for cognitive therapy, increased utility of virtual worlds, the use of video games to improve patient…
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  • The Role of the Web, an Excerpt from Understanding Context

    7 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    What place am I in? By giving us the ability to link to anything at any time, the web complicated this question and changed our concept of context. In this excerpt from Chapter 2 of his new book, Understanding Context, Andrew Hinton explores why that happened, and how our resulting “place confusion” affects the way we perceive and use the web. Hinton, Andrew
  • A Vision for Our Sass

    7 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Sass is a powerful tool in helping us wrangle complex stylesheets. Yet it has its headaches—including troublesome nesting of CSS selectors, code duplication, and tight coupling—that result in messy outputted CSS. Universal standards aren’t a viable answer, as the Sass spec continues to quickly change and grow. Evans, Felicity
  • Reframing Accessibility for the Web

    7 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    If you’ve been treating “people with disabilities” as an edge case for your websites, consider this a reckoning. Web accessibility means that everyone can use the web. The job of a web designer isn’t to question the configurations, devices, and tools that users bring to the table; it’s to rise to the challenge of making a site work for anyone who wishes to use it. Anne Gibson makes the case for site testing, inclusivity, and a better way of thinking about people online. Gibson, Anne
  • Stopping the Infighting About Digital Standards

    7 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Organizations that struggle with their digital presence often do so because they haven’t established proper governance. But good governance is worth pursuing: clear policies and processes can answer questions, empower teams, and enable web strategies to shine. In this excerpt from Chapter 5 of Managing Chaos, Lisa Welchman explains the importance of digital standards—what they are, why they matter for governance, and how to start documenting them for your stakeholders. Welchman, Lisa
  • Let Links Be Links

    7 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The notion of the web as an application platform has never been more popular. Single-page frameworks like Ember and Angular make it easy to create complex applications that offer richer, more robust experiences than traditional websites can. But this benefit comes at a cost. Ross Penman tells us what we can do about it. Penman, Ross
 
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    Technical Writing Tips

  • How to find technical writing work using Quora

    Ivan Walsh
    21 May 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Are you using Quora to find technical writing work? Maybe you’ve never heard of Quora. Here’s how it works. Think of it as a deluxe ‘Question and Answer’ site focused on the business community. A lot of influential people are there. It has almost no spam or nasty comments. If you want to develop your business, Quora is an effective way to demonstrate your expertise and generate leads. Like the X-Factor, it uses a voting system. The better your answer, the more votes it gets, the higher it ranks, the more links you get, and the more… Tip – You can link out to other articles,…
  • How I use Twitter to find technical writing work

    Ivan Walsh
    14 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    KB from London heard that I use Twitter to find work. Like many of us, she thought Twitter was a waste of time and ignored it. Maybe we can change her mind. How I use Twitter to find technical writing work Here’s how I use it. Create a twitter account for your business. Add a keyword into the title, for example, if you’re an accountant, call your twitter account @Accounting140 – accountancy tips in 140 characters. Add links to your website in the profile. Add your business logo. It has to look professional. Go to oDesk and spend $100 on a nice new logo and design. Learn how to…
  • 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…
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  • Green Screen on a Shoestring: Part III, Production

    IconLogic
    21 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    by John Gillmore and Bucky Dodd In the previous installment of this series, we provided a purchasing "checklist" for setting up a green screen video production studio. Part III of this tutorial series explains the production steps for recording, editing, processing and encoding video for use in Adobe Captivate eLearning lessons. Step 1: Develop a detailed script that not only describes what the talent will say, but also what they will do while on screen. Be sure to include how the talent will enter and exit the screen and what non-verbal gestures should be performed. Step 2: Set up…
  • Adobe Captivate: Object Style Breakpoints

    IconLogic
    21 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    by Kevin Siegel    The ability to create Responsive Projects was introduced last June with the arrival of Adobe Captivate 8. During the development process, you can basically create and work on multiple screen sizes (called break points) in one Captivate project. When you publish the responsive project, the learner will automatically be served the break point appropriate for the device they're using.As I've created more and more Responsive Projects, one of the big concerns is to ensure the fonts and font sizes used in each break point is appropriate for the display size. For…
  • Adobe RoboHelp: Merging WebHelp

    IconLogic
    14 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    by Willam van Weelden   I've previously taught you how to create links between Merged HTML Help projects. This time, let's tackle merged WebHelp. Merging WebHelp differs from merging HTML Help in that you select the RoboHelp project to merge instead of the output. Prepare a Master Project Open the master project's table of contents and click New Merged Project.   On the FlashHelp/WebHelp/Multiscreen/Adobe AIR tab, click the Browse button and open the RoboHelp project you want to merge.   Click the OK button to merge the project. (The child project will appear in the…
  • eLearning: Sync/Align With the Playhead in Captivate or Storyline

    IconLogic
    12 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    by Kevin Siegel You're developing an eLearning module in Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. There's a slide that plays for 45 seconds. As you're listening to the audio, you'd like a screen object to appear in sync with the voiceover audio or some other screen action. If the object in question is already on the slide, you can certainly select the object on the Timeline and drag it until its left edge gets to the desired part of the Timeline. Of course, if the slide is playing for a significant amount of time, that's going to require a lot of dragging. One…
  • Writing & Curriculum Development: The Introductory Narrative, Signaling the Audience

    IconLogic
    10 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    by Jennie Ruby  "In this course you will learn the functionality of [insert topic you've never heard of]. By the end of this lesson, you should be able to [do a bunch of procedures the utility of which is not immediately evident]." Traditionally, many of us have written these types of sentences at the top of page 1 of our courseware materials or eLearning scripts, and then that has served as our audience's only introduction to the topic of the course. It doesn't have to be that way. I'd like to introduce the Introductory Narrative--a brief paragraph prior to…
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  • Some unseen side of Rajasthan

    Rahul Karn
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    This post doesn't have to do anything with Technical writing in Jaipur or Rajasthan. Enjoy some traditional images of Rajasthan through my lenses. Do not forget to give your feedback.Homemaker in the traditional kitchenVintage Public Transport, still you can see this in many parts of RajasthanCould you Guess? Air cooler of MaharajasChurma cooking in the traditional wayContemporary Vegetable MarketCheque is presented with jaggery
  • Important Questions for Developers, Testers and Technical Writers

    Rahul Karn
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:49 am
    Questions to Ask at Kick-Off Meetings of Software Development/Web Development/Information DevelopmentIn fact what you are going to read below is applicable for planning of development, testing, usability or documentation.1.  Define purpose/vision for the siteWhat is the purpose of the site? What are the goals of the site?2.  Develop goals for the siteHow would you define a successful website for your organization?  What does success look like? How will you know when you have been successful?How would you describe the site?From an organization’s viewpoint?From a user’s…
  • Technical writing institutes, India

    Rahul Karn
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Technical writing InstitutesIf you are planning to take a technical writing course  and want to compare the institutes. Probably this list will help you.Technical writing course provider in Indiahttp://informationdevelopers.in/ (Premier Technical Writing Trainer in New Delhi area.)http://www.commit.in/ (Mumbai)http://www.ibruk.in/ (Mumbai)http://www.k3infotech.com/ …
  • Mere Yaar Julahe

    Rahul Karn
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Hi,This article is no where relevent to information Developers. It is just my another side. Poem from my heart and inspired by Gulzarji.Bas u hi!!!मेरे यार जुलाहे ने बुनी एक चादरनरम,करीने से,एक गाठ भी न थी,थी न कोई ससलवटेबेदाग़, थी खुशरंग, मखमली थी वो चादर......ले आया मैंने अपना समझ करननरह था मै, गुस्ताख़ थाहर तार टूट गई ,जुड़ा तो…
  • Difference between Editing and Proofreading

    Rahul Karn
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:20 am
    Difference between Editing and Proofreading This is work from Megha Gola, A student  of ApraDocs Information Developers and employee of Vikash Technical publication, New Delhi. Editing Proofreading It is the first task that should be undertaken after finishing the first draft of a piece of text. It involves checking the text in detail after the editing stage, to detect errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and format. Editing requires focusing on the content of the text. The key goals are to check that the text:          flows logically   …
 
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  • Please remember this

    Ann Wylie
    16 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    A click is just a click … a share is just a shareThe other day, I was discussing ROI with a group of ridiculously talented, impossibly young PR pros in their first year at a big agency. They report ROI to their clients in clicks, shares and likes.What’s in a click? This is a mouse. It is only a mouse. It cannot read your blog post. It cannot buy your products, services, programs and ideas. Image by Felix Padrosa“As a business owner,” I told them, “if I invest a dollar in your services, I want to receive my dollar back, plus a quarter. That’s a return on…
  • Big stories, tiny words

    Ann Wylie
    9 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The Times’ word length averages 4.9 charactersWhen I recommend to my clients that they limit their word length to 5 characters per word, they roll their eyes and chortle.Word to the wise Don’t overwhelm readers with long words.But when I tell them I know they can do it, because The New York Times does it every day, they sit up and take note. (The Wall Street Journal also accomplishes this feat, day after day, rarely rubbing its head against the 5-character ceiling.)And that’s important. Because every syllable you include adds a fraction of a second of processing time. Those…
  • Paint word pictures

    Ann Wylie
    2 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    ‘You’ll have your hand on your head with a knot under it’My grandma and namesake, Annie B. Vrana, was an Oklahoma farm woman and one of the most colorful people I’ve known. When she spoke, she painted pictures in your head.In living color Make your message more vivid with colorful language. Image by FuturillaWhat I didn’t know then that I do know now is that word pictures increase understanding. Because Grandma talked in pictures, we could literally “see” what she was saying.Here are some of my favorite Grandmaisms. See how she made concepts concrete…
  • Length matters

    Ann Wylie
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    In B2B emails, longer subject lines work betterYou’ve read it again and again: Subject lines of 50 characters or less outperform longer ones. Turns out that may be wrong, at least for business-to-business emails.Or so says Adestra, a U.K.-based email service provider. It recently analyzed a random sample of more than 1 billion emails to learn what works — and what doesn’t — in subject lines.Among the findings:1. More is more.According to the study, subject lines of:90 characters and more produced the highest response rates.30 characters or less also performed well.30…
  • Reframe the problem

    Ann Wylie
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Break an egg? Make an omeletDon’t you love the way H&R Block reframed tax season as refund season this year? So do I.Are you telling me the other guy makes you break your own eggs? That’s the art of reframing. Image by Diego DiazTake a tip from H&R Block: Got a negative story to tell? Reframe it.How P.T. Barnum reframed a truckload of white salmonListen in as campaign advisor Bruno Gianelli schools White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler, on The West Wing:TOBY Listen, the OMB’s gonna come out with a recommendation for a new way to calculate the poverty…
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  • Free Download Angry Birds Fight for PC (Windows 8/7/XP) or Mac

    Happy Raj
    17 May 2015 | 11:35 am
    Angry Birds by Rio entertainment has managed to gain a lot of popularity in just a couple of years. Angry Birds is the best known for its quick updates and addition of new versions to its entire gaming series. Angry Birds has now come up with its 15th edition namely Angry Birds Fight. This amazing game completely depends on user’s strategy making skills and the swapping agility of the Angry Birds. This game will enable the users to get a battle’s experience in real time. The users also have an option to equip their birds with special attacking powers, unique skills and heavy weapons on…
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for PC Review and Info

    Happy Raj
    12 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is character- based fantasy RPG gaming series that revolves around the strategic combating skills of the player, their choice and a rich living environment that surround them. The game involves new mechanics that features a whole new dynamic world and makes living possible in it. As the gamers will travel through the world, they will face many challenges and will witness predators hunting their prey, many villages protecting themselves from dangerous monsters and much more. The players will have to hunt and collect different items based on their demand in order to…
  • Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan : Download for PC or Mac

    Happy Raj
    6 May 2015 | 4:21 am
    Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan is the latest addition to the amazing and adventure packed hidden object puzzle series of Grim Legends. The user here will play the role of a popular healer who is asked to come to the Eagle Castle in order to heal the Queen from a deadly curse that has resulted in her mute. Immediately after your arrival, the young prince gets kidnapped under mystifying situations for which the Queen is accused of her involvement in dark magic. Your main objectives are to prove wrong all the allegations imposed on the Queen, save the Prince and unveil all the baffling…
  • Dudeski: An Arcade Skiing Adventure Game–Download for PC

    Happy Raj
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Dudeski is an adventurous arcade game that combines nonstop skiing down the hills and chasing high scores by completing various levels. In the game, the users will be chased by a huge avalanche and they have to move down the hills as quickly as possible in order to save the life of their player. In addition, while passing through different doors, the users will even face several obstacles which they have to avoid in order to survive in the game. In order to overcome the obstacles in your way, you have to simply jump over them. The blue and red doors will verify the progress of the player in…
  • Larva Heroes: Episode 2 Game : Download for PC (Windows 8/7/XP) or Mac

    Happy Raj
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:02 am
    Larva Heroes: Episode 2 is an adventurous action packed game of tower defense style in which the basic objective of the gamers is to attack and demolish their enemies, while your opponents are trying to attack and harm you. The users have to help out the team of bold and heroic Larva in order to destroy and defeat masses of zombies, vampires, mummies and many other enemies. The gamers have to travel through various worlds and make a choice between different funny characters used in the game. Every Larva hero features different special capabilities and combat skills. Moreover, the users can…
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  • True Caller on PC Emulator

    Mounika
    15 May 2015 | 1:10 am
    True Caller: The moment your mobile rings displaying an unknown number, the reactions are quite practical like whose number is this? Who is the owner? Such weird thoughts haunt your mind following you answering the call with a meek tone. So the good news is that such scenarios are now myths with the advance technologies that has uprooted the complete world with mind blowing caller tracking mobile apps. True Caller is one of the popular apps being used extensively globally. A Quick Look into Deep Inside the True Caller App True caller is completely a different app among the App species. It’s…
  • UC browser caters super fast internet experience on PC

    Mounika
    15 May 2015 | 1:06 am
    UC Browser: Android with its Google play store is an ocean of utilities that can make your life astonishingly easier. Today every individual carries a smart hand held and most of the population is tech savvy now. But the fact is that any smart phone is not smart unless and until it does not have a proper internet connection. But with the surging internet users the bandwidth is getting jammed as a result speed becomes a nightmare. So if you are frustrated of your internet speed then I believe the eminent UC browser will help you in healing your issues. UC is already crowned with more than 400…
  • PicsArt for Pc Free Download for Windows 7/8/8.1 Versons & Mac

    Mounika
    15 May 2015 | 1:03 am
    PicsArt for PC: Many of us love creating Graphics, Photoshops and Animated images and pictures.  Along with that enhancing image quality by adding many artificial amazing effects is also a loved part. Smart phones are seen commonly in everyone’s hand today. Using smart phone it is possible to edit and customize photos from our cell phones. It’s not yet all required to turn on the PC for adding effects in any picture since everything can be done with the help of android Smart Phones. PicsArt for PC is one such amazing application that can be used to edit photos on Phone. PicsArt for PC…
  • Dr Driving Game Free Download Process for PC Windows 8.1/7/8

    Mounika
    15 May 2015 | 1:01 am
    Interested in downloading Dr. Driving on your laptop? Then you landed on the right place. This article shows the easy method to download Dr Driving for PC or laptop on the windows operating system like Windows 8.1 or Windows 8/7. Simply follow the steps arranged here to guide and install Dr Driving on PC/laptop. Download Dr Driving Game Free for Windows 8.1/8/7 Dr.Driving is a peculiar Android game developed by SUD Inc. This drives the user crazy in driving, it is not a racing game but it is a game of driving. Multiplier mode is available for users when they are connected online, for that…
  • www.Gmail.com Login | Sign in | Sign up – How to Create New Account

    VR
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:20 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…
 
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  • Studying a PhD: Don’t Suffer in Silence

    Kalpesh
    18 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    It’s a long and lonely journey, the PhD business. Since the inception of this course, the postgraduate degree in the Humboldt university of Germany it has been experienced as the toughest academic journey faced by anyone. A lot of time, the completion of PhD remains like a farfetched dream by many. It means a whole lot of wasted time, money and much more. The past decade and a half has witnessed a change in many global countries as an increase in skill training and a good practice to support students through their research. The typical challenges that PhD students face are many but there…
  • Is “Me” Buried Under My PhD?

    Kalpesh
    11 May 2015 | 2:22 am
    I have been asking this to myself often, what is my purpose behind doing a PhD?  I have made the effort to rationalise at this stage the reasons that let me to set out on this journey of challenges and hurdles. These software’s and printed sheets and research paper are such a big and inseparable part of my life, pretty much with my permission. Do I have the answer to all the whys? At times I wonder, am I the only doctoral researcher who is going through this turbulence? Have you ever experienced losing your own identity in the struggle of your PhD? Last night I gave myself a pat on my back…
  • Want to Experience Childbirth. Try Your Hand at PhD!!

    Kalpesh
    11 May 2015 | 2:20 am
    The process of completing a PhD is no less daunting, exciting or significant than giving birth to a baby.  When you begin with your PhD, you don’t know how it will unfold at each stage for you. A first time going to be mother begins the journey to motherhood by beginning to read books, but surely she does not want to read beyond the stage she is into. Some may call it a denial approach; however it only helps to know of a stage when you have to face it. The same could apply to a PhD. It is a wiser way to proceed, gradually, step by step without actually paying much worry to what lies in the…
  • A Peer Review Process: Publication Delayed Is Not Publication Denied, Mostly!!

    Kalpesh
    1 May 2015 | 2:08 am
     If you are told that your article has been sent for peer review. You got to say Oh Wow!! So, because in the most probable of circumstances,    it has been read and approved by the editorial team and decided to be suitable for the journal. There can be different outcomes of peer review. May vary but can largely be fitted into one of the three categories: Acceptance of work without modification Acceptance of work with suggested modifications Rejection  with invitation to submit after major modifications   You got to be elated when the peer review gives you suggestions to improve your…
  • What Is an Annotated Bibliography? How Is It Useful?

    Kalpesh
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:58 am
    Writing the Literature review for PhD has to evolve along with the progress of the research work. The task of writing and expanding the Literature Review ca n become less daunting by keeping an annotated bibliography. Not everyone would know about the meaning of Annotated Bibliography. What is it? Basically, it is a bibliography that acts as a supplement of the titles and publication information and offers selective key details about each book. The purpose of this is surely not a replacement of your detailed notes but surely offer a quick and easy reference point that is a compilation of all…
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  • Pyro To DJ Tube To Board To Speakers

    RedFeather
    15 May 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Everyone loves a Great tune Well its time to heat it up with the pyro speakers it will defiantly get your company or crowed in awe . Whether your your a DJ or just the party hoister the pyro heats it all up . I can just imagine how this would look at a party […]Continue reading... The post Pyro To DJ Tube To Board To Speakers appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • 14 steps to a successful interview

    sycorage
    7 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Below you will find 14 easy steps to a successful interview. Following these steps will help reduce the stress and increase the chances of having a successful interview. Research the organization Researching the organization can provide valuable insight into the company you are going to be working for. Being knowledgeable about the company shows initiative and preparedness […]Continue reading... The post 14 steps to a successful interview appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • Over-clocking Your System

    RedFeather
    1 May 2015 | 8:18 pm
    New Over-clocking record Set Over-clocking just what the heck is it and why would you do it ? The first reason for most over-clocking is speed and of course better performance . Pushing the limits of the manufactures intended usage . But this comes with some risk . 1 ) higher voltage usage 2 ) […]Continue reading... The post Over-clocking Your System appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • Flash Technology Improvements

    RedFeather
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Flash Apparently INTEL and a few other companies that produce devices using flash are working on a substantial increase in memory size . This method brings it into a 3 – D stature using the capabilities of a staking method . They will be jumping to 3.5 TB and 10 TB . Flash Memory So […]Continue reading... The post Flash Technology Improvements appeared first on grep Haxs.
  • iPhone 5 Wen Production Goes Wrong

    RedFeather
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:34 am
    Or gets Sloppy Imagine you have The iPhone 5 but you run into some issues and either you do not have insurance or the company that holds the insurance tells you even with the insurance it will cost to much to repair. A friend of mine had came by one evening an stated his iPhone […]Continue reading... The post iPhone 5 Wen Production Goes Wrong appeared first on grep Haxs.
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  • What is Group by and Order by Clause in SQL

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Here we will understand and learn What is Group by and Order by Clause in SQL. What is GROUP BY Clause? The GROUP BY clause group rows on the basis of similarities between them. You could, for example, group all the rows in the PLAYERS table on the basis of the place of residence; the [...] The post What is Group by and Order by Clause in SQL appeared first on Online MCQ Linux, Online MCQ Oracle, C Programming, C Sharp, BCA Mathematics, Computer Fundamental, Data Communication and Networking, Multiple Choice Question.
  • What are different types of Operators used in SQL

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Introduction to Different Types of Operators used in SQL Let’s start to learn what are different types of operators used in SQL. In the WHERE clause, a condition is used to select rows from the intermediate result of the FROM clause. There selected rows from the intermediate result of the WHERE clause. The  WHERE clause [...] The post What are different types of Operators used in SQL appeared first on Online MCQ Linux, Online MCQ Oracle, C Programming, C Sharp, BCA Mathematics, Computer Fundamental, Data Communication and Networking, Multiple Choice Question.
  • What is SQL Select Statements

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    What is SQL SELECT Statement? SQL’s most powerful feature is its ability to extract data. We can simply extract data in the same form in which it was entered into the database or we could query the database and obtain answers to questions that are not obvious from the basic data. Each SQL SELECT statement [...] The post What is SQL Select Statements appeared first on Online MCQ Linux, Online MCQ Oracle, C Programming, C Sharp, BCA Mathematics, Computer Fundamental, Data Communication and Networking, Multiple Choice Question.
  • Different Types of SQL Statements

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 6:08 am
    Here we are going to learn about different types of SQL (Structured Query Language) statements. Different Types of SQL statements The basic types of SQL statements are as follows: Data definition language (DDL ) statements Data manipulation language (DML) statements Data control language (DCL) statements. Data Definition Language The data Definition Language (DDL) allows the [...] The post Different Types of SQL Statements appeared first on Online MCQ Linux, Online MCQ Oracle, C Programming, C Sharp, BCA Mathematics, Computer Fundamental, Data Communication and Networking, Multiple Choice…
  • Features of Structured Query Language

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 3:55 am
    What is Structured Query Language (SQL )? SQL commonly expanded as structured Query Language, is a computer language designed for the retrieval and management of data in relational database management systems, database schema creation and modification and database object access control management. SQL stands for structured Query Language SQL allows you to access a database [...] The post Features of Structured Query Language appeared first on Online MCQ Linux, Online MCQ Oracle, C Programming, C Sharp, BCA Mathematics, Computer Fundamental, Data Communication and Networking, Multiple Choice…
 
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  • Sharp introduced another phone with ultra-thin frame

    Tech Dwarf
    21 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Even before the fight for a smartphone with the thinnest frames started in China and other worldwide manufacturers, the Japanese company has introduced several models with very thin frames, which unfortunately available only on some markets. The Japanese company Sharp continues, this time with the second generation of the Sharp AQUOS Crystal. This device is classified rather to the middle class, offering users a 5.2 “display, quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 2GB of RAM and 16 GB internal storage. It first great impression of this phone may later spoil camera with a…
  • Light Phone – “dumb” phone the size of a credit card

    Tech Dwarf
    21 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    Nowadays, most of us are strongly tied to their mobile phones. Especially smart phones can take our attention even for long hours. The authors of the new project Light Phone, which runs on Kickstarter, just want to slow down or stop this mobile mania in some way. Prepare because the phone, which will be able to make calls only. No text messages, no surfing the internet, no “facebooking”. Light Phone is a device with compact dimensions, on which are forwarded all calls from your main phone. As you can see in the video below, the device is so small that it can be seamlessly inserted…
  • Oppo Introduces Compact Mainstream Neo 5s

    Tech Dwarf
    19 May 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Oppo Neo 5s Chinese manufacturer Oppo introduced a compact mid-range smartphone with LTE networks support networks and functions dualSIM. Oppo Neo 5s is an updated version of last year’s Neo 5 Smartphone. It offers 4,5’’ IPS panel with sufficient resolution of 480 × 854 pixels. Smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor 410 running at 1.2 GHz with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage expandable by microSD card. 8MP main (rear) camera supports autofocus and HDR feature. Device with a metal frame and a glossy back cover weighs 135 grams and measures in…
  • Dormi – a Nanny App with Camera for Android

    Tech Dwarf
    19 May 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Probably the biggest drawback of classic nannies is the limited distance on which they operates with connection between parent and child facilities. Another drawback is then limited tracking of only one device per unit. Dormi is an application for Android, which allows you, for example, from an old phone make monitor, which can be viewed virtually on any distance. To one nanny can be attached more phones, so the child can be watched by both parents or other family members. Let’s see what you can offer these applications. Dormi wishes to become a smart nanny for smartphones and tablets.
  • Legendary “Snake” with micro-transactions in Google Play

    Tech Dwarf
    19 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    We get recently informed about intention of the creator of the original game Snake, who was about to give a modern remake of the immortal classics. The game is called Snake Rewind, and if you want to try it, just head to the Google Play store, where it is already available for download. Good old snake in the new administration will offer enhanced graphics processing and even micro-transactions. Snake Rewind is based on the principle of returning the snake on any number of positions back. Thus, if you manage to accidentally bump, you can enjoy special body to recover and continue playing.
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