Thursday, October 23, 2008

Electing a US President in Plain English

Very nice and simple video that explains the process by which a candidate is elected as the President of the US of A.

Link: YouTube - Electing a US President in Plain English

Thursday, October 16, 2008

E-mail Etiquette 101

In today's world, email is one of the top forms of communication. It makes sense to learn how to communicate via this medium effectively, especially in the corporate world.

Here's a nice list of dos and don'ts when writing emails: E-mail Etiquette 101 - Michael Hyatt

BTW, one rule not mentioned there: Do not overuse email. Sometimes an issue can be better solved with a face to face meeting or a talk over the phone.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Copernic Desktop 3 sucks!!

I am an avid fan of Copernic Desktop search. I use version 2 all the time and it works great!!

But recently I had the misfortune of upgrading to version 3. I quickly found out that it was a waste, for the following reasons:
  1. Features have been removed from the free offering from version 2 to 3, such as
    a)  Find as you type (you now have to press Enter before the search gets executed)
    b)  Indexing network drives --> Now only local drives are indexed by the free version

  2. The software crashes frequently. Once every 20 mins or so.
I know that the free version is well, free. And so the company has the right to give anything they want in it. But taking away features from a previous free version leaves a bitter taste in one's mouth. I guess they don't know the meaning of the word "upgrade".

And crashing so often - well that is just plain sad.

I have gone back to version 2. It works great!! I luckily did not clear out my index when uninstalling ver 3 before installing ver 2, so it works just as before.

If other search tools improve, I will switch. But I am definitely not "upgrading" to any new version of Copernic Desktop search.


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Using Microsoft Outlook to Schedule Report Transmissions

A programmatic way to send recurring mails via Outlook (mails that are same in content and have to be sent periodically)

Link: Using Microsoft Outlook to Schedule Report Transmissions

Jeeves and Wooster Quotes Page

A bunch of quotes from the Jeeves series by P.G. Wodehouse. Enjoy!!

Link: Jeeves and Wooster Quotes Page