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What is Google Plus? A Complete User Guide. (Videos and Blog) If you think Google Plus is just another social site, you are in for a big surprise. What has been created is, put simply, a phenomenal tool for human communication, and much more. But it takes you to experience it, embrace it and ‘get it’ before this realisation really comes. The complete guide to Google Plus will give you everything you need to use it as an individual or for business, including a free 90 minute video course. Introduction Since its launch in 2011, Google Plus has been gradually moving towards being one of the most active social networks with hundreds of millions of people having active accounts. But what is Google+? And if you are looking at business applications of Google+, then also check out my ‘Google Plus Marketing Guide’ here.

So, let’s begin! Whilst referring to the image of the rabbit/duck which first appeared in Harper’s Weekly in 1892, he says “I suspect most of you see a duck.” As Vic Gundotra says, it is difficult to understand until people experience it. The best way to use Gmail and Google Calendar on your iPhone. Android users can take advantage of Google’s major services right out of the box, but setting Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Calendar up on your iPhone isn’t quite so clear. It’s worth doing right, though: with a little elbow grease you can have a setup that’s every bit as good. It’ll let you use the new Gmail app, which is a big improvement over the iPhone’s standard mail app and most other third-party options, and you’ll also get a better, simpler calendar and contacts setup — goodbye, weird duplicated events and endless birthday notifications.

Plus, we’d swear that our battery life got a lot better as soon as we left Exchange and turned to our new setup. The trick here is combining the Gmail app with two syncing protocols called CardDAV and CalDAV (don’t worry, you’ll never actually need to know what these are to get them to work). Part 1: Setup Gmail and Mail If you haven’t already, download or update to the latest version of Google’s iOS Gmail app. Video Editing Techniques | Discover Time-Saving Project Archiving!

You are here: Home » Articles » Archiving/Storage » Organizing and Archiving Your Projects Posted: May 15, 2011 [ This article was first published in the February, 2004, issue of Larry's Final Cut Pro newsletter -- Click here to subscribe.Updated 6/112004, 2/13/05, 11/16/08 and 5/31/10. ] Your project is done. The client is happy and their check has cleared the bank. It’s time to trash that old project and get ready to tackle something new.

Except… Flash forward six months. Great. The process of storing project data so you can get access to it later is called archiving. That’s where this article can help; because organizing your project can be broken down into some fairly easy steps: There are lots of different ways to organize a project. If you are serious about your editing, you’ll have at least two hard drives: one for the operating system and Final Cut Pro (called the “Boot Disk”) and a second hard disk to hold all your media. CRITICAL NOTE: Video files are gigantic. Why? No muss. Hard Drive Basics – A Collection. You are here: Home » Articles » Archiving/Storage » Hard Drive Basics – Collected Articles Posted: December 30, 2012 Storage is critical to all media editing and I’ve written a lot about it. So much so, that it is hard to find where to start and which articles are important to read.

To help, I’ve collected the important ones here and added short descriptions. Read the first four articles before you spend more money on storage. NOTE: These articles are not product reviews. They explain storage technology so that you can make more informed purchases – or improve the performance of your system – without wasting money. Start here. Understanding Video Data Rates Here’s are two discussions on all the other factors that impact the speed/performance of your hard drive. Thoughts on Hard Drive Speed Why Hard Drive Speed Isn’t Everything RAIDs are described using levels: RAID Level 0, RAID Level 1, and so on. An Explanation of RAID Levels Understanding RAIDs and Performance Hard Disk Warning! Larry.

Self-improvement vs self-confidence – @SaintSal. Self-improvement vs self-confidence by Salim Virani on "Releasing your potential is a very dangerous idea. You should stay away from your potential. You'll mess it up. " - Dylan Moran Self-improvement is a dirty word. On one hand, it's a bit wanky and we think of it as quick fixes that don't really work. I used to think greater self-confidence awaited on the other side. The more successful people I've met, the more I've come to see it the other way around. Joel Gascoigne I met Joel Gascoigne, the founder of Buffer, years ago when he was working on his previous startup. Notice how in this framing, it's not about specific or one-time gains? Rob Fitzpatrick Rob's known for taking serial founding to the next level. Take blogging for example. Rob wants to figure things out. Patrick Van Der Pijl Patrick's the producer of Business Model Generation and the founder of Business Models Inc., a very successful business model innovation consultancy.

Kevin Haluk When your curiosity outweighs your pride... Wired To The Moon | 12 TDDs of Christmas. For quite a while now I’ve wanted to get stuck into TDD but never really knew where to start. Do I roll up for work one morning and announce I’m doing TDD from here on in? Hardly! Maybe I should go along to one of those Code Kata? Good idea but the nearest one to me is miles away plus I missed the frist few already. Then I came acorss this amazing tool from Jon Jagger called Cyber Dojo. So here is the challenge. Follow me on twitter, check hastag #12tdds or come back here to to find your daily challenge. 26th December (Day 1): Calc Stats Your task is to process a sequence of integer numbers to determine the following statistics: o) minimum value o) maximum value o) number of elements in the sequence o) average value For example: [6, 9, 15, -2, 92, 11] o) minimum value = -2 o) maximum value = 92 o) number of elements in the sequence = 6 o) average value = 21.833333 27th December (Day 2): Number Names Spell out a number.

[Source 28th Dec (Day 3): Mine Field Sample output: ArticleS.UncleBob.TheThreeRulesOfTdd. The Three Laws of TDD. Over the years I have come to describe Test Driven Development in terms of three simple rules. They are: You are not allowed to write any production code unless it is to make a failing unit test pass. You are not allowed to write any more of a unit test than is sufficient to fail; and compilation failures are failures. You are not allowed to write any more production code than is sufficient to pass the one failing unit test.You must begin by writing a unit test for the functionality that you intend to write. If you think about this you will realize that you simply cannot write very much code at all without compiling and executing something. Too see this in operation, take a look at The Bowling Game Kata. Now most programmers, when they first hear about this technique, think: "This is stupid! " Let me repeat that: A minute ago all their code worked!

If all your code works every minute, how often will you use a debugger? But the benefit goes far beyond that. Hmmm... ArticleS.UncleBob.TheBowlingGameKata. The Bowling Game Kata Here is a kata for the Bowling Game problem. I have broken it down into the same tiny little steps that I do when I demonstrate it. However, as is usual for a kata, I have left out most of the explanatory comments. A kata is meant to be memorized. Michael Feathers has long pondered the concept of "Design Sense". Perhaps the best way to acquire "Design Sense" is to find someone who has it, put your fingers on top of theirs, put your eyeballs right behind theirs, and follow along as they design something. If you wish to try this style of learning, I suggest you proceed by memorizing it in short sections. Here are the sections to memorize: The First Test The Second Test The Third Test The Fourth Test The Fifth TestThere is also a preamble section entitled "A Quick Design Session". !

This is wonderful, thanks for putting this together. For how I learn, this teaching method is ideal. I did the First Test thirty times. . - Deleting Code. . - No Assert First. 1. CheersShane. Everything old is new again: Next generation of Portland coworking spaces begins to take shape. September 19th, 2012 Portland was pretty early on the coworking bandwagon.

The lean and collegial environments—with little required in terms of financial commitment—seemed to work well with our disparate workforce and pervading startup culture. And folks flocked to them even in the doldrums of the last decade. But while the spaces proved to be a compelling component of the community, one thing that didn’t seem to work as well was the financing. No one, it seems, had really figured out a way to make coworking pencil out. So many folks returned to the coffeeshops. Of the first generation, NedSpace continues to be a space of choice for startup types. Now, there’s a new generation of coworking spaces taking another run at it. One of those is Collective Agency , which rose from the ashes of previous coworking space, Souk. The workspace, itself, is beautiful with exposed brick and interesting decor. Another coworking space in the works is HUBpdx , part of the HUB network of coworking spaces.

Vanpooling: Save Money with Work Commute Alternatives. The following is a guest post contributed by reader Nathan, who recently started driving a vanpool in Chicago which saved him over $350 a month in addition to making a lower environmental impact. Thanks Nathan for sharing your experiences. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, transportation costs are the second largest U.S. household expenditure after housing costs. In fact, between 2010 and 2011, an 8% rise in transportation spending was the largest percentage increase among all major components, 3.1% above even healthcare.

With fuel costs rising for the personal daily driver, and even public transportation costs increasing because of fuel costs and increased demand, I sought the impossible in looking for a way to remove transportation from my budget altogether. I found my answer with vanpooling. Vanpooling is similar to carpooling. I started a vanpool in Chicagoland about two months ago. I realize this particular option isn’t available to everybody. Ch26 : Linux Software RAID.

The main goals of using redundant arrays of inexpensive disks (RAID) are to improve disk data performance and provide data redundancy. RAID can be handled either by the operating system software or it may be implemented via a purpose built RAID disk controller card without having to configure the operating system at all. This chapter will explain how to configure the software RAID schemes supported by RedHat/Fedora Linux. For the sake of simplicity, the chapter focuses on using RAID for partitions that include neither the /boot or the root (/) filesystems. Whether hardware- or software-based, RAID can be configured using a variety of standards. Take a look at the most popular. Linear Mode RAID In the Linear RAID, the RAID controller views the RAID set as a chain of disks. The aim of Linear RAID is to accommodate large filesystems spread over multiple devices with no data redundancy. Linear mode RAID is not supported by Fedora Linux. RAID 0 can accommodate disks of unequal sizes.

IDE Drives. How to Avoid the Natural Reactions that Prevent Good Decision Making. PDX Startup Crawl (open to the public), 6th September 2012. How to Build a Gypsy Caravan from Recycled Materials. The first thing you notice about this gypsy wagon is the surrounding smell of cedar forest and the sound of crashing waves from the lake, which is just a stone's throw over the hill.

In the winter, woodsmoke spirals up from the chimney jutting out of the curved wagon roof. There is a little lane leading up to the green glade, but it's nicest to arrive on foot. The 8' wide x 20' long caravan, or vardo, has been parked in this particularly beautiful forest for a few years, but is completely moveable by truck or tractor because it has wheels. It is built on a salvaged 5 ton truck chassis that cost $100, purchased from the local wrecking yard. The floor joists for the house are nailed to fir beams and bolted to the metal frame. The regular 2 x 4 framed walls sit on top of the floor joists and the structure is crowned with curved roof rafters. The 8' x 20' size was determined by the width legally allowed on public roads without the need for a "WIDE LOAD" escort car. Further resources. Learn the Proper Running Technique in 30 Seconds. The 7 Pillars of Connecting With Absolutely Anyone. How to reset your Mac OS X password without an installer disc.

Posted by Ant on August 3rd, 2009 | 331 Comments Let’s say you totally forgot the password to log on to your Mac. Or maybe you purchased a used Mac from someone else and they’ve got it locked down. There are numerous ways to reset a password with no OS X discs. This tutorial may ruffle some feathers, but it addresses a topic that a ton of people ask about all the time.

The information here has previously been made available from many different sources online and is presented with the intention of helping people with legitimate reasons for resetting their Mac OS X password. Important Note: This tutorial was written for Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6. Reset 10.5 Leopard & 10.6 Snow Leopard password Power on or restart your Mac.At the chime (or grey screen if your chime is turned off), hold down Command+S on your keyboard to enter single-user mode.This step is optional, but it’s a good idea because it checks the consistency of the hard disk before moving on. Reset 10.4 Tiger password. 10 Words You Mispronounce That Make People Think You're an Idiot. It’s been said, though we’re not sure by whom, that it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. But sometimes we’ve got to open our mouths so use this handy guide to make sure, at the very least, you’re saying the words right.

Don’t worry, I won’t waste your time with the elementary school lessons about how to accurately pronounce “library,” “February,” or “arctic”… although I will take this opportunity to note that if you’re discussing a library and still dropping the first ‘R’, there’s a very good chance that your friends and/or colleagues are laughing at you behind your back. I won’t trouble you with a lecture covering how some of the words you use actually aren’t words at all. If you’re using words like “snuck,” “brang,” or “irregardless,” (no, none of those are real words) a magazine article – much less one written by me – is not going to solve your problems. Incorrect pronunciation : ath – a – leet Correct pronunciation : uh – rye. 33 Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs. Raven's Progressive Matrices. The cover of a test booklet for Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices Versions[edit] The Matrices are available in three different forms for participants of different ability: Standard Progressive Matrices: These were the original form of the matrices, first published in 1938.

The booklet comprises five sets (A to E) of 12 items each (e.g., A1 through A12), with items within a set becoming increasingly difficult, requiring ever greater cognitive capacity to encode and analyze information. All items are presented in black ink on a white background.Coloured Progressive Matrices: Designed for children aged 5 through 11 years-of-age, the elderly, and mentally and physically impaired individuals. In addition, "parallel" forms of the standard and coloured progressive matrices were published in 1998. J. The Triple Nine Society, a high IQ society, accepts the Advanced Progressive Matrices form for one of their admission tests. Underlying factors[edit] Uses of the tests[edit] See also[edit] Notes. Search - Can someone please explain Ukkonen's suffix tree algorithm in plain english.

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