Archive for March, 2010

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

This week’s tech tip was suggested by Katie and Anna, who expressed their concerns to me about auto-saving. Don’t you just love it when you’re working on an essay, or a big Powerpoint, and your computer freezes, or the power goes out? Now, yes, they do have that “Auto-Save” feature, but it always seems to cut off your latest additions. The default auto-save value is around 15 minutes… I think, however, something like 5 minutes, or maybe even less, is a better idea! To adjust it, if you have Word 2007 or newer, click on the Microsoft Office button on the top left of your screen, and at the bottom of the dialog, click “Word Options”. Selecting the “Save” tab of the window that opens, adjust the AutoSave, where it says “Save AutoRecover information every…”, to a value that suits you. And that’s it!

For Word 2003, it’s a fairly similar process: instead of using the Microsoft Office button, click on the Tools menu, and click Options, and then follow, basically, the same steps as for Word 2007.

W2WHS Club Station

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010


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Ah, the W2WHS club station, with the addition of eQSLs outside the door! Beautiful!

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

This week’s tech tip was suggested by one of Ms. Schlegel’s Spanish 4 Enriched classes. I’m sure many of us have, over time, developed a veritable mountain of email accounts from various providers: Yahoo, gMail, Hotmail, AOL mail, etc. It’s come to that point in your life, however, where we need to consolidate! What does one do, so that “checking your email” doesn’t mean checking every single account? Email forwarding is the solution, and it’s fairly easy to do if you already have a gMail account. If you don’t, visit gMail.com and create one! Click “More” to see how to do it! (more…)

Dymo-magical

Sunday, March 14th, 2010


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My TI calculator has been branded by my new Dymo labeler, thanks to AF2K!

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

This week’s tech tip is for those of us who are a little… absent-minded sometimes, like myself! How many times have you left your thumb drive plugged into the computer you were working on, walked away, and forgot about? A bunch? None? Well… I don’t care, you want this program anyways. PendriveReminder (click to download) is a little program that reminds you every once in a while to unplug your thumb drive, and you can set it to auto-run when you plug your thumb drive into the computer. Just download it, put it on your thumb drive, run it, and click the “Auto Run” button so that it starts when you plug in your thumb drive.

Titan Tech Tip for Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

This week’s tech tip was suggested by a teacher here at Thomas, Mrs. Heveron-Smith. She felt that most teachers take for granted that a student has Microsoft Word installed on their home computers, but sometimes this is not the case! So, students, what can you do to avoid having to go out and pay hundreds of buckaroons for the latest version of Microsoft Office? It’s easy, free, and it won’t get you arrested! OpenOffice.org is a full office suite that is compatible with the Microsoft Office suite that is very, very similar to the Microsoft product. I use it exclusively on my home computer, as, for one, I’m cheap! And secondly, it works just as well for a fraction of the price, and in some cases, has more functions than its Microsoft counterpart. OpenOffice.org will run on Windows, Mac, and Linux, but specifically for Mac users, NeoOffice.org offers a more streamlined, faster version of OpenOffice available for your downloading pleasure.