Posts Tagged: TechCom Tips

mod_rewrite: Seach Engine Friendly URL’s

Read a very good article on how to generate Seach Engine Friendly URL’s and what does that mean to Search Engines @ It Articles.

Read @ ItArticles.com

It Highlights

Search Engine Friendly URL’s
Converting Dynamic to Search Engine Friendly URL’s
Common Mistakes
References

What is the difference between Core Duo & Dual Core Processors ?

Core Duo and Dual Core both refer to having 2 processor cores on the same die. The Core 2 Duo is the same in that respect but different in the fact that it does not stress designs based on extremely high clock speeds. It relies on improvements in the processor’s usage of both available clock cycles and power, unlike traditional Netburst processors.

The Core 2 Duo is currently the best Dual Core processor on the market because of its high performance and lower than average cost.

Source(s):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_core
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_duo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_2_duo

FoxClock – Firefox Extension

FoxClocks is an extension for Firefox, Thunderbird and Sunbird that lets you keep an eye on the time around the world – or just your local time – by putting small clocks in your statusbar. Choose from a set of useful standard time formats or create your own – custom formats are easy to create and very flexible.

You can set each clock’s colour, or even have a clock change colour during certain hours (perhaps green when it’s a good time to Skype your friends in Japan). Too much stuff in your statusbar? Move your clocks to a toolbar, or switch to ‘icon’ mode and hover over the FoxClocks icon to see your clocks.

FoxClocks’ Zone Picker tree lets you browse virtually all the world’s time zones by country, region or city. Enable automatic database updates and you’ll always have the right time.

If you have Google Earth, FoxClocks can take you to any location in its database: don’t know where Budapest is? Right-click on it and choose ‘Google Earth…’.

FoxClocks is available in English (British and US), Belarusian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mongolian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish and Ukrainian.

Download Extension @ Mozilla.org

Embedding IE in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox

IE Tab – an extension from Taiwan, features: Embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox…

This is a great tool for web developers, since you can easily see how your web page displayed in IE with just one click and then switch back to Firefox.

Install the add-on @ Mozilla.org

If you need some instructions.
Please visit our official website on http://ietab.mozdev.org

Use Notepad as a Diary

1. Open a blank Notepad file
2. Type .LOG (caps) as the first line of the file, followed by a enter. Save
the file and close it.
3. Double-click the file to open it and notice that Notepad appends the current date and time to the end of the file and places the cursor on the line after.
4. Type your notes and then save and close the file.
5. Each time you open the file, Notepad repeats the process, appending the time and date to the end of the file and placing the cursor below it!

Where are my docs?

Do you sometimes work on several documents? It can be frustrating accessing them everytime from a maze of folders! Wish you could open any work-in-progress document in a couple of clicks?  Well, the Work menu in Microsoft Word grants this wish!

The Work menu keeps a list of Word documents you wish to access readily. It’s like the ‘Favourites’ menu in your internet browser.  All you need to do is to get this Work menu onto your Word menu bar.

Here’s how to do it:

  • On the Tools menu, click Customize, and then click the Commands tab.
  • In the Categories box, click Built-in Menus.
  • In the Commands box, click Work and drag it to the menu bar. The Work menu gets added to the menu bar.

You can now add any open Word document to the Work menu list. Here’s more about your Work menu:

  • To add your current document to the  Work menu,  on the Work menu, click Add to Work Menu.
  • To open a document on the Work menu,  on the Work menu, click the document you want to open.
  • To remove a document from the Work menu:
    • Press CTRL+ALT+ — (dash key). Your cursor will change to a large, bold underscore.
    • On the Work menu, click the document you want to remove.

No more fretting over where you last saved a document, or a long series of clicks to fetch it. Try out the Work menu.  It could become your ‘favourite’!

Inquiry or Enquiry?

Ever wondered whether to enquire or inquire? Or, did you think they are interchangeable?

Both words originate from the same Latin word ‘inquirere’, which means ‘to search out or investigate’. Perhaps, this is why some people think they are alternative spellings of the same word.

Besides the small difference in the initial letter in their spellings, the usage has traditionally differed between these words. Enquire is generally used when ‘asking for information.’ Inquire has meant ‘a formal investigation.

In formal writing such as reports, inquire is used more than enquire when referring to formal or systematic investigation.

Here’s more on the usage of these words.

Use…

To…

Example

Enquire Ask for information, informally 

 

The client enquired about the progress of the project.

New associates enquired about the innovative software tools developed by the company.

Inquire Make a formal investigation 

 

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) held an out-of-turn inquiry into the finances of the department. 

The module leader inquired about the algorithm used by the developer team for the search functionality in Knowmax.

Note: The differentiation between ‘Enquire’ (and enquiry) and ‘Inquire’ (and inquiry) is more evident in British English. In US English, ‘Inquire’ is often used interchangeably (for informal asking and formal investigation.)

Remember the thumb rule—enquire for asking informally, and inquire when investigating formally.