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Add Vista-like Locationbar Functionality to Firefo...

One of the coolest new features in Windows Vista is the way folder structure is displayed in the locations bar. Vista organizes it in a way that makes it much more readable, and adds new features such as being able to back-track by clicking on folders in the location bar. Just like any other cool feature on other browsers, someone has taken the idea and turned it into a useful extension for Firefox. Introducing...

Microsoft Word Shortcuts for Note-Taking

My laptop and word processor have saved me from the horrors of my awful handwriting. Below are some Microsoft Word 2002/2003 keyboard shortcuts and my particular use of formatting in my lecture notes. Heading 1/2/3: Ctrl+Alt+1/2/3 To identify key concepts. Bulleted List: Ctrl+Shift+L Numbered List: Ctrl+Alt+L Self-explanatory =) Bold: Ctrl+B For emphasizing key terms (followed by a definition in plain text). Italics:...

Creating impressive class presentations

From grade school though grad school you will be doing presentations at least once a semester. Often these fall toward the end of the term and are your largest project. It is important to make them clear, concise, and memorable. So here are a wide range of tips, tricks, and guidelines to use. To Powerpoint or not to Powerpoint. That is the question…. The answer depends on the nature of your presentation. In an...

Convince your employer to let you work at home wit...

It seems that nowadays everyone wants to work from home. It isn’t hard to see why. The advantages to the employee are enormous: less time spent commuting, more flexibility, and a more comfortable work environment. So how do you convince your employer to let you work from home? Sure there are advantages for him, but most employers don’t trust their employees enough to work without supervision on the payroll. This...

GTD Mastery 100: Step 1

To read my complete journey to GTD Mastery see the main post. Step 1 to GTD Mastery is: I have read Getting Things Done from front to back. Duff, creator of the GTD Mastery 100, placed this as the first step. I believe that actually reading GTD is essential to attain a complete implementation. I first read GTD during my high school summer break in 2005. The book created a dramatic shift in the way I thought about and...