Archive for the ‘Hint’ Category

DB: Sorting files in chronological order of creation–not by modified

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Dropbox does not currently have a feature to sort files via chronological order.

We can see all of your files if you go to the following link: www.dropbox.com/events

How to Build a Mind Map in Microsoft PowerPoint

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

“Go to the Ribbon > Insert > SmartArt > Hierarchy > Horizontal Hierarchy.” https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/build-mind-map-microsoft-powerpoint/

How to Enable Text-to-Speech on the Kindle for iPhone App : Kindle & iPad – YouTube

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h953gJCjzpQ is useful

some additions:
* same procedure w/ ios in ’18
* triple click is now in separate menu
* the new IOS has “Accessibility/Speech” in addition to VoiceOver * Use Alex as the voice (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203077)

quick idea:
* two finger down swipe to read continuously
* double click instead of single click

Getting the Kindle to do text to speech

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201454230

Use IMAP to check Gmail on other email clients – Gmail Help

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7126229

found access to
https://www.google.com/accounts/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

useful to enable pop

Cure a calendar crash on Mac

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

works

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2016/08/14/cure-calendar-crash-mac/88720874/

printer link

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

to change toner, 1st power down using the switch on the side, then:

QT:{{"
1. Press the cover release and open the printer’s top cover fully.
WARNING
If the printer has been powered on, the fuser may be hot. This area is clearly labelled. Do not touch.
2. Note the positions of the four cartridges. It is essential that they go back in the same order.
(a) Slide the colored release collar (1) on the cartridge to be replaced fully towards the right hand side of the printer.


"}}

Useful for a test print:

QT:{{"
How to Print the Menu Map __________
The Menu Map provides a listing of the current printer menu settings. To print one out:
1. Press the OK button.
2. Press the down arrow key to go to the Information Menu.
3. Press OK.
4. Press OK to select Print Menu Map.
The Menu Map prints and the printer goes back on line.
"}}

http://www.oki.com/us/printing/download/C330%20C530%20User%20Guide_31170.pdf?id=59321301

http://www.okidata.com/printers/color/c530dn

The complete list of ‘OK, Google’ commands

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Some that l liked.

QT:{{”

Set an alarm for [specific time, or amount of time]. Ex.: “Set alarm for 10 a.m.” Or “Set alarm for 20 minutes from now.”
Set a timer for [X] minutes.
Note to self [contents of note].
Define [word].
Synonyms for [word].
Etymology of [word].
What sound does [animal] make?
What does the fox say?
How many calories are in [insert food item]?
Do a barrel roll.
Roll a die.
Flip a coin.
Translate [phrase or word] to [language]. Ex.: “Translate ‘where is the bathroom?’ to German.”
“}}

NEW in ’18 – I think

OK Google, Tell Me a Joke
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right. Easter egg.
Who are you? Easter egg.

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/complete-list-of-ok-google-commands/

Twitter CEO finally explains why random favorites are inserted into your timeline – The Verge

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

https://www.theverge.com/2014/9/3/6101407/twitter-ceo-finally-explains-why-random-favorites-are-inserted-into

Converting an AMZN giftcard number into a clickable URL

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

starting w/
Claim Code:
QBTA-38MDPX-VYMX
(now redeemed)

https://www.amazon.com/gc/redeem/ref=gc_redeem_new_exp_DesktopRedirect?_encoding=UTF8&code=Q8Q9GBW6ULNKWL works

but
https://www.amazon.com/gc/redeem/?code=QBTA38MDPXVYMX
doesn’t work

However,
https://www.amazon.com/gc/redeem/?code=Q8Q9GBW6ULNKWL
works

Note that using
https://www.amazon.com/gc/redeem/?code=QBTA38MDPXVYMX
flips to code
Q8Q9-GBW6UL-NKWL
in the box, so then going with
https://www.amazon.com/gc/redeem/?code=Q8Q9GBW6ULNKWL
works