Part 1. Using a button to add rows to a table – without writing code
Part 2. Using check-boxes to control the display of hidden fields on the form
A very quickly prepared tutorial to answer some Adobe LiveCycle questions.
i) volume levels will vary due to Windows 8/Captivate issues, Please adjust volume to suit
ii) I did this without notes or a script – you will hear the gears turning in my head as I roughly narrate this (the “umm” and “arr” ratio is too high). A scripted narration is always better! In this case it was a false economy not to do one….
Give me 26 minutes and I will show you how process your email efficiently.
In part 1, I demonstrate how to process incoming email effectively and support your time management. You will see how to quickly convert incoming email into Reminders, Appointments, Tasks and Contacts. In part 2, I demonstrate two tools to sort and organise your email (Rules and Quick Steps) and one to find them later! (Search folders).
I was on the road this afternoon, so I had the chance to listen to episode number 392 of Security Now. While I am a long time advocate of Security Now, I recognise it can be a bit geek heavy in places. That said, I urge any one who works in or with IT to listen to the first two thirds of episode 392 for the discussion with hosts Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson and guest Brian Krebs covering “Organized crime on the Internet, botnets, ransomware, and more”. The interview will give you an overview of what is happening on the dark side free of media hype.
The tone is informal, informative and the language isn’t geek heavy, and is suitable for all levels of IT knowledge.
Running Windows 8 on a PC or virtual machine will help and its not too hard to set up. I have been working through the book below over the last couple of days, and it is invaluable to be able to jump out into Windows to try a feature when you get to it in the book.
There is a growing range of Windows 8 books available, via Safari Books Online I have been using and recommend Paul Thurrott and Rafael Riviera’s Windows 8 Secrets. (John Wiley & Sons)
A working knowledge of HTML 5 is going to be useful for a wider audience than the traditional users of HTML as it will have a role in apps development in Windows 8 and elsewhere. I have gathered together some resources I have found useful.
Samples and Demos
Sites that demonstrate working examples of HTML and its features.
A topic guaranteed to get me on my soapbox is encouraging people, especially young people to develop their own content, to move beyond consuming to creation. There are low cost and no cost tools for use in creating content in any sphere.
So I start up the Boxee box this morning to listen in on some Ted talks, and I find this talk: Mitch Resnick: Let’s teach kids to code. I commend this talk to teachers and parents, and please also watch the Knowhow episode below on a related theme, creating Podcasts. I have also included some links to free and open source tools below.
Then I found an episode of the TWIT show Knowhow which runs through how to create and Podcast and what tools to use. You can read the Supporting Transcript which includes links to tools mentioned in the show.
I’ll add another suggestion to those from Leo and Iyaz – for Windows users – Movie Maker is still free and will save in MPEG4/H264 to suit viewing on multiple platforms. Movie Maker includes tools to publish to YouTub, Vimeo and others. Other video editing tools are more sophisticated, but Movie Maker will trim and do the basics! It is part of Windows Essentials 2012 – you can select just the components that you need. Continue reading “Creating your Own Content- moving beyond consuming…”