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Cool Tools

4 Aug

Are you looking for a really cool gadget? Cool Tools features unique books, gadgets, software, videos, maps, hardware, material, or websites that are tried and true. Reviews on this site are written by readers who have actually used the tool and others like it. Items can be either old or new as long as they are wonderful. The most recent cool tool on the site is Arctic Breeze USB-Powered Fan. A nice fan you can plug into your computer to cool down. I guess this tool really is cool 🙂

Check out Cool Tools for unique gadgets!
http://cool-tools.org

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The Art Of A Screenshot

19 Feb

A picture says a thousand words. I have found through the years that in almost any conversation when you are trying to explain something online a screenshot helps clarify it.

How do you take the perfect screenshot? How do you in that matter take one at all? If you always forget how to take a screenshot and you are looking for some tips on how to make the best one, check out this site.

http://www.take-a-screenshot.org/

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Etymology Is A Good First Step

13 Dec

If you are in a conversation and you don’t know the answer, where do you go? Have you considered looking up the origin? Find the key term mentioned and look up it’s Etymology. Etymologies are not definitions; they’re explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. If you want to have a good conversation, start with the etymology.

Here is something I looked up on Etymoline. The word “Volcano” originated in the 1610s, from Italian vulcano “burning mountain,” from Latin Vulcanus “Vulcan,” Roman god of fire, also “fire, flames, volcano” (see Vulcan). The name was first applied to Mt. Etna by the Romans, who believed it was the forge of Vulcan. Earlier form in English was volcan (1570s), from French.

Next time you are in a conversation and you want to contribute – think about looking up the etymology of a keyword in the conversation.

Etymonline.com

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Don’t Forget To Reply

6 Nov

How do you remember to reply to someone on email? Do you find yourself forgetting? The trick I do is hit reply on my phone to start a response, hit cancel and then save as draft. Then I go back later when I am ready and complete the drafts. Then I send them all at once. I have heard other friends use flags and go back. I tried this method too but the draft box method has worked best for me. How do you not forget? Do you respond immediately?

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