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Staples helps you organize

Posted by lesliesrussell on June 17, 2007


When was the last time you saw your desk? If it has been awhile, today is the perfect day to find it under those towering, paper mountains.

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GTD for Students: The Moleskine PDA

Posted by lesliesrussell on May 30, 2007

Come Up With Your Own System (using other people’s ideas): Brainstorm what you need your notebook to do. Think of the things you normally try to keep track of, or wish you did keep track of. Contextualize your notebook, “What are you trying to accomplish?” The picture to the right is what my brainstorm looked like.

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David Schrimshaw’s Lifehacks for Students

Posted by lesliesrussell on February 4, 2007

To keep me on track and to give them something to help remember my points, I used a Powerpoint presentation. I’ve been reading that you shouldn’t use bulleted lists in Powerpoint but instead use graphics, so I drew a bunch of pictures and began the presentation with Dave Walker’s brilliant monolith cartoon.

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College Newspapers Gain Ground on Mainstream Publications

Posted by lesliesrussell on August 14, 2006

It’s not breaking news that the newspaper industry is losing the attention of young readers. But one sector of the industry is defying the trend: college papers.

Hip, local, relevant and generated by students themselves, college newspapers have held steady readership in recent years while newspapers in general have seen theirs shrink. Big advertisers are going on campus to reach these young readers. Ford Motor Co., Microsoft Corp., Samsung Electronics Co., and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have all placed recent ads in college newspapers.

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Microsoft steps up with Live Writer

Posted by lesliesrussell on August 14, 2006

I normally hate Microsloth products, and it is a little too early to say for sure if I hate Live Writer or not, but so far so good.

What I like about it so far is that you can drag and drop images (like the one here) into the editor and have it position in a logical way. Another thing is that links are easy and logical; in almost all other Microsloth products, pressing CTRL+K will turn highlighted text into a link–same here. In fact most other CTRL hotkeys give logical results. CTRL+I = italics, CTRL+B = bold, etc. 

I am sure I will find flaws, but it is still in beta and they are to be expected. I only wish that all Microsloth products were this good out of the gate.

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Create PDF Online free, PDF API, PDF .NET Server, Consulting

Posted by studenthack on August 10, 2006

Create PDF Online free, PDF API, PDF .NET Server, Consulting:

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Achieve-IT!: The No-Fail Flashcard Study Technique: Fast Learning – Minimal Time

Posted by studenthack on July 11, 2006

Achieve-IT!: The No-Fail Flashcard Study Technique: Fast Learning – Minimal Time:
Although you might think making flashcards is simple. I know, “everyone knows how to make flashcards Brad!” Hold on a minute. I was a technical trainer once. I thought everyone knew how to make flashcards too. However, after looking at some of my student’s homemade flashcards, I found very few students who did it right.

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Ian’s Shoelace Site – “Ian Knot” = Ian’s Fast Shoelace Knot

Posted by studenthack on July 10, 2006

Ian’s Shoelace Site – “Ian Knot” = Ian’s Fast Shoelace Knot:
I tie my shoelaces with an “Ian Knot”, the World’s Fastest Shoelace Knot: Make a loop with both ends and simultaneously pull them through each other to form an almost instant knot. It’s a truly revolutionary way to tie your shoelaces!

Please don’t be put off by these detailed instructions – the Standard Shoelace Knot looks even trickier on paper! Give it a try; you’ll find it’s easier than it looks.

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10 Killer Post Ideas | Performancing.com

Posted by studenthack on July 7, 2006

10 Killer Post Ideas | Performancing.com:
Ever get writer’s block? ‘Course you do, we all do at one time. Have you ever posted what you thought was a killer post only to get no response at all? We have all posted stinkers that were greeted with tumble weeds, I know I have. Here are ten proven post formulas to get your creative juices, and your traffic, flowing.

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Techdirt: Attention English Teachers: Google Is Officially A Verb

Posted by studenthack on July 6, 2006

Techdirt: Attention English Teachers: Google Is Officially A Verb:
Every summer, it’s always fun to see what new tech-related words make it into the Oxford English Dictionary as official “words.” A few years ago, it was things like “blog,” “cyberslacker,” and “egosurf.” This year, however, the Google lawyers probably won’t be all that thrilled to discover that Google has now been included as a verb. Yes, that’s right. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it’s now perfectly legitimate to say you “Googled” something. From the standpoint of Google, however, this could take them a step closer to losing the trademark on their own name, as it starts to fall into more common usage. Can Google sue the Oxford English Dictionary?

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