Monthly Archives August 2012

10 Awesome OneNote Tips You Should Be Using All The Time [Windows]

My posts on One Note vs Evernote are the most popular posts on this blog. So here’s another for y’all. Brooks Duncan of tweets about the following 10 Awesome OneNote Tips article. Here’s a snippet: I am going to ruffle a few feathers here by saying that Microsoft OneNote is just as good as […]

TEC #025 – Brooks Duncan interview – | The Elephant Channel

The Elephant Channel, an unofficial Evernote tips blog, interviews Brooks Duncanof (audio only, so here’s a pic of Brooks). Check it out. “During the interview you will hear some of his secrets on how to become paperless as much as possible, how he uses Evernote and more.” TEC #025 – Brooks Duncan interview – […]

Warning – don’t get Honan’d!

Brooks Duncan of just sent out an email to his subscribers with a link to the Wired story of Mat Honan: In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to […]

Great free gradebook Excel template for teachers

Are you a teacher? Do you use Excel spreadsheets? Do you use an Excel template? Do you use an online or digital gradebook template? Like most teachers around Japan, I’m marking exam papers and calculating my final grades. In the past, I used, which was quite good, but is now defunct.  I’ve tried other […]

Japanese traditional means of keeping cool – wind and water

Feeling the heat? Then get out of the kitchen and check out these two great blog posts by my Nara Lady English bloggers: wind chime temple by Nara storyteller, and have a bit of coolness, by Sarah Need still more cooling? Check out these Nara Lady English Bloggers: Heaven @ 2700 metres Alpine Meadow and […]

Empty Seats and Empty Minds at the Olympics :: The Circle Bastiat

Who’d a thunk? The State intervenes in the free market, and screws things up! This must be a first. Here is another example: The British Olympic organizers restricted ticket purchases, rewarded corporate purchases but not corporate use, imposed price controls on tickets available to the public and state violence against the resulting scalpers touts — […]

More bad news for Japan’s economy

Japan Services PMI™Markit reports Japan Composite data show sharpest decline in business activity since September 2011 Key points: Moderate declines in activity across both manufacturing and services Total new orders fall for first time in six months Service sector optimism the second-highest in 37 months via Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis. But, not to worry. […]

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