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Toms Tips, Links and Tidbits Newsletter

Wednesday 30th June 2010


Hope this finds you fit and well.

Enjoy this week's selection of information morsels and have a great week!

Tom Grimshaw


Basic Computer User | Advanced Computer User | Health | Other | Videos

Basic Computer User

Top 5 most common security oversights

Advancement of IT security tools hasn't stopped users from putting themselves atr risk. http://path.cnetdirectintl.com/s/783w2/do103100036051

Google posts update for Chrome

Five security vulnerabilities patched. http://www.itnews.com.au/News/218003,google-posts-update-for-chrome.aspx

Page Filler

If you want to fill a page in a Word document, perhaps to test a printer, instead of pasting the same string over and over you can type in the following command: =rand(x,y) Where x is the number of paragraphs, and y is the number of sentences in each paragraph. The text of the sentence varies between versions of Microsoft Word.

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Advanced Computer User

Check Search Results in Different Google Data Centres

Here's a tool that will enable you to check the search results across different data centres. http://www.digiwebtools.com/google_datacenter_search.php

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Man o Man! This Takes the Cake!

Choosing healthy foods now called a mental disorder http://www.naturalnews.com/029098_orthorexia_mental_disorder.html

Calling All Mothers of Babies Between 5 and 9 Months Old!

Stephanie Messenger is looking for study participants. Stephanie is the one who can tell you from personal experience about the dangers of vaccines as well as how to avoid cot death. OK, so if you're reading this there's not much chance of _you_ dying from cot death, it's the babies. So do her a favour and pass this on to whomever you know with a 5-9 month old. growingawareness@hotmail.com

Remarkable Discoveries Are Being Made

This is a video well worth watching. It details the discovery path of a new state of water that could have phenomenal potential. http://www.doublehelixwater.com/Book/Default.aspx

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Lies, Lies and More Lies

Following on from that previous post, here is a post from a courageous guy for whom truth is more important than personal safety. A torpedo did not sink that South Korean ship. (The length of the url played havoc with my newsletter formatting so I am pointing you to my bog where you can click on the long url that also played havoc with my blog formatting.) http://tomgrimshaw.com/tomsblog/2010/06/26/lies-lies-and-more-lies/

How can I get more done in a day?

While the following may help you get more done in a day, it may not. It may be that you are already getting as much done in a day as you can. It may be that these tips will take you, not to the next level in productivity, but to the next level in effectiveness.

First thing to recognise is that time is similar to economics. The sample basic law applies. In economics that basic law is that there are always more things on which to spend your money than you have money to spend. The law with time is that there are always more things to do than you have time to do them.

While we each only have 24 hours in a day, some productive individuals seem to get far more done than the rest of us. Why is it so?

Even lying in bed after I first wake up, if I start to think about the things I want to get done in a day I cannot stay in bed. So having soemthing worthwhile you want to accomplish is one of the keys to productivity.

I find lists help. Making a note of everything that you want to get done means nothing gets forgotten. Most importantly it gives you something to prioritise.

Take your list and set priorities. I flag each item on my to-do list as a V, D or T.
V for Vital - has to be done no matter what.
D for Desirable - really want to get it done.
T is for Trivial - nice but not important.

If you then apply self-discipline to do first the items that are vital then do the desirable ones you may never get to your trivials but you will have accomplished what were to you the most important things to do.

The next step up is in effectiveness - conceiving of and listing as things to do those things that will make the biggest difference in speed of progress in attaining your goals.

Of course completing those things you start is a great boon to productivity. You don't waste the mental energy keeping track of your incompletes and you don't waste the time necessary to reorient yourself whenever you return to a task that was partially completed.

Contradictions Galore!

I received a post that said: Did you know the earth is about 6,588,000,000,000,000,000 tons in weight? and when I Googled it, sure enough http://science.howstuffworks.com/planet-earth-weigh.htm says its mass is 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (6E+24). Ah isn't the internet grand? You can get divergent opinions on anything!

What good is Science?

For a start, it's a great BS meter. And we could certainly use one of those per voting public on the political and economic fronts. On the other hand I don't like his denigration of personal observation. Can't even begin to agree with what he would undoubtedly say about awareness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGNxgm3tdG0

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Dubai Fountain

Another 4 minutes and 6 seconds of visual and acoustic artistry http://www.wimp.com/dubaifountain/

Understanding Our Environment - We Are Family!

51 out of the top 100 economic units are corporations, the other 49 are countries. Corporations are not interested in human rights, human life, ecological sustainability or even sustainable wages. Vote for life with your purchasing $! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCnWZncHH2Y

A Spoof on Our New PM

Didn't take long! http://www.youtube.com./watch?v=7PE_vr0t3FA

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