Tuesday, May 31, 2005
>>> James Gates 09/19/02 2:47 PM >>>
Can you doggedly ferret out the answers to these verbs? Fun activity for kids.
See how well you do on these first few questions. Each answer is an animal (bird or fish, too)The number at the end refers to the number of letters in the answer.
1. to score two under-par on a golf hole 
2. to outwit by cunning 
3. complain 
4. to defraud by cheating or swindling 
5. to strike with great force; move quickly 
Friday, May 27, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
From the site:
Millions of Americans have become the victims of identity theft since the beginning of the year. Renee Montagne talks with former FBI agent Kevin Barrows about where that information goes and how it's abused. Barrows led the bust of one of the country's largest identity theft operations in 2002.
Be sure to check out the related links, too, especially "Fighting Identity Theft."
Identity theft is VERY costly to the victims. Don't become one because of your own ignorance or neglect.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Monday, May 23, 2005
Friday, May 20, 2005
Thursday, May 19, 2005
This link, http://18.104.22.168/gates2/megajr.avi points to a windows media player file of a movie I created in Picasa2 from the images I took during my visit to SHSD this morning to watch them participate. Check it out. Oh, and allow it ample time for it to download, as it's a 65mb file. (That's right, 65mb, so dialup users shouldn't wait up for it. :-) ) And another thing (a bonus TIP, if you will), when the movie starts, if you press Alt-Enter it will toggle to a full screen.
Congratulations again to Steelton Highspire for their successful foray into the video conferencing world. I'd sure LOVE to see more of our local districts participating next year. It was quite painless and the kids were blown away by it.
Let's say you're in Word or Powerpoint and you want to insert a picture from a folder of pictures you collected from online, but you're not sure of what it was called. You click the browse button and navigate to the correct folder but all you see is a list of odd-looking picture names. Which one is the one you want?
Change the view of this browse window to show THUMBNAILS of the images right there in the browse window simply by clicking the word Tools up in the right corner of the Open dialog window and choose Thumbnails. Presto! You can now easily tell which picture you're after. (See image below. Groupwise users must be in HTML view to see the image. Click the HTML icon along the top right corner of your Groupwise message window.)
P.S. I'm anxious to see what this looks like when it gets posted to the blog (http://tipline.blogspot.com)
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
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Friday, May 13, 2005
I plan to post my tips to this blog when I send them out each day. (This site will allow you to email a blog post. Cool, eh?) THis way you can always come back here to look for old ones or comment on them or even post your own. Think about it - this COULD be a VERY helpful resource if we use it.
So, to get thing started here's today's tip:
This is a reminder of a stie I sent out three years ago: http://ferryhalim.com/orisinal/What is it? The front page is a matrix of little images. Each image links to a small game designed for the younger ones. Some come with direcitons. Others don't and you have to figure out the object of the game. Flash based. Very nice. Network friendly, too.