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SymbolsThere are a couple of different ways to get all those various symbols into one's documents and writing. Using these symbols can enhance your ability to get something across in your writing, posts (using stuff like Facebook or Google+) or elsewhere. And... they are often just fun to have, especially when others you interact with don't have a clue how to do it.Windows has a little program installed called Character Map. You can quickly run this program from the "run" command by typing "charmap" into the field and hitting return. This lets you browse through each font's symbols and even tells you the shortcut codes one can used to access the character. However, easiest way is ...
Posted Jun 24, 2013, 10:38 AM by R. Kevin Smoot
Technology NeedsIt has been a while since posting anything, so sorry if you are following. Today I am going to share a few thoughts about Technology Needs. To be honest, most people do not "Need" much technology in the sense of having the latest and greatest stuff. First of all, it is just way too costly to try to keep up with changing technology, and secondly, nobody really even utilizes such stuff until several generations of new stuff have gone to market. The way I see it, unless you are some sort of Tech Guru or get paid to do interesting things with technology (which usually includes getting test products to try out)... then I don't see the point of ...
Posted Jun 21, 2013, 8:28 AM by R. Kevin Smoot
Need Help with Windows 8?Windows 8 is so substantially different than previous editions... some folks might need some help. Windows 8 for tablet users may find the transition easier, but if you use standard laptop or desktop, you might find the whole thing really baffling. So much is awkward, weird or just non-intuitive. Let me guide you to mastery of those things you thought you already knew how to do. Contact me for some tutorial sessions to get by using your computer with all the new conventions.
Posted Dec 27, 2012, 7:33 AM by R. Kevin Smoot
Windows 8 ExperiencesHave you had a chance to work with Windows 8? Well let me tell you about my own limited experiences so far.Number one. It sure is different. Now that has good and bad associated with it. On one hand, the tiles and layout are fairly easy to understand, especially for those with limited computer skills and experience with computing. On the other hand, if you are a somewhat advanced computer user, you will find that things are arranged differently. There are a number of odd ways to get to various settings... but after taking a little time to actually learn the newer ways to navigate the system, one begins to appreciate the methods... I only wish they took the ...
Posted Nov 30, 2012, 10:13 AM by R. Kevin Smoot