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Spreadsheeting I: Basic concepts

Basic Computing, Excel, Office Apps // 04/20/2010

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While word processing programs are the most commonly used office application and browsers are probably the most commonly used application of all, much of the success of personal computers is due to spreadsheets. In 1979, two blokes – Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston – developed the first spreadsheet. Their creation was called VisiCalc and it […]

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Supporting AFCECO: Fighting oppression and terrorism through education

Passions // 04/06/2010

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Girls in Mehan Orphanage

I’ve sponsored an orphanage for child refugees in Afghanistan and I’m inviting supporters of this site to help keep the orphanage running and sponsor some of the children. I was inspired to do this partly because I know there’s a better way to deal with terrorism and human rights than bombing countries; and partly because […]

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Resize and restore your desktop icons

Pre-7 Windows, Tips, Windows, Windows 7 // 04/06/2010

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There’s no need to squint to view the icons on your desktop, you can resize them on the fly: Click an empty space on the desktop then hold down the Ctrl key and roll your mouse wheel forward to increase the icon size, backwards to decrease the size. This doesn’t change the size of the […]

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Quickly copy a folder’s contents

Pre-7 Windows, Tips, Windows, Windows 7 // 04/06/2010

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To quickly copy all the files in a folder in Windows 7 or Vista: Open the folder. Right-click the breadcrumb bar and select Copy Address. Minimise the open folder, right-click within another folder or on the desktop and choose Paste from the pop-up menu. A copy of the folder and all its contents will be […]

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