YouTube making your computer slow? You may be in the HTML 5 Trial…

I have multiple monitors (four) and I like to have a YouTube video running in one of them, and what I found was with some videos (not nearly all of them) was that the computer would become so slow it was essentially unusable, and I couldn’t figure out why. …

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Does the bible say that Pi = 3?

23 He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits[o] to measure around it. 24 Below the rim, gourds encircled it—ten to a cubit. The gourds were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea. – 1 Kings 7:23-24

I’m not sure what a “Sea” is, but it’s circular (sounds like a cylinder), has a diameter of 10 cubits, and it takes 30 cubits to go around it – the circumference.  But we know now that Pi * D = Circumference, …

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Someone (Contractor?) Needed for Backyard

Looking for someone who can do the following in and around my house:

Backyard: This is the main project.  The backyard right now is just dirt (and dead weeds).  I need someone to come in and

Level the yard (which may involve getting a CAT back there, and that may involve removing the gate and fence post)
Put down grass seed
Build a small stair way or patio or something – just a very small area to put the BBQ and some stairs to get up to the house (it’s about a 3 foot drop)
Repair the fence – right now the gate does not open …

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GTD Capturing using AutoHotKey + GQueues

Here is a great trick to capture To Do items as you think of them by using GQueues (or your favourite GTD program), and AutoHotKey, an amazing little program that can change your life if you use Windows. …

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Charlie Chaplin final speech in The Great Dictator

An amazing speech! Enjoy!

I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor – that’s not my business – I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.

We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone.

The way of life can be free and beautiful.

But …

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Amazing Program: PDFill PDF Tools

It is not that candy-looking, yet have options to merge, split, reorder, encrypt, decrypt, rotate, crop and reformat PDF files, add header, footer and watermark, convert images to PDF or PDF to images, delete/flatten/list form fields, turn PostScript into PDF, extract PDF information, scan to PDF and create transparent image. …

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Amazing Program: Batchgeo

This is an awesome website. Ever wanted to quickly plot a bunch of addresses in Google Maps? Now you can with

Create a spreadsheet with an address column (and any other columns of info), copy and paste it at, and click “Map Now” and you get a beautiful google map showing all the addresses! Tons of options to customize, and much of it for free! No need to even log in!

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A Professor’s Job…

The question (posed by a friend on facebook):

whether or not professors should cater to the needs and learning styles of their students, or if students just need to suck it up and learn no matter how the professor teaches.

My question: “do you mean it is their (our) professional responsibility? Or their moral responsibility? Or their ethical responsibility?”  Her response:

Professional. I say yes, a professor is a leader. A good leader is flexible and he or she motivates, encourages, and asks for feedback from his or her followers. Students also need to step up to the plate and take responsibility for their …

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SMARTer Goal setting

Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals is a skill that has been developed in the business world for some time.  S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for five qualities important to any quality goal:

S: Specific.  Your goal should be very specific on what you want to achieve
M: Measurable.  Your goal should be measurable in that at any moment it should be either a clear “YES” or a clear “NO” whether it has been accomplished or not; there is no gray area.
A: Attainable.  Your goal should be something that YOU are able to do – that you are not lacking anything to be able to do it, and further, …

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Time to get classy

Get out your drink of choice.
open 3 tabs on your favorite browser.
On the first tab
On another tab
On …

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