Monthly Archives: December 2011

IT tips #25: Use a notebook for the big stuff in life

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Use  conventional tools if they’re better suited to the job at hand. Notebooks (real notebooks, not the electronic kind) are cheap, robust, durable, don’t need electricity, don’t require any special skills, offer  fast random access, and boot up immediately.  They … Continue reading

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The Steamboat, the Nutcracker and Bon voyage, cher Dumollet

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On Christmas day of all days, I’ve had possibly the most interesting comment ever posted on my blog with regard to the score of the Nutcracker. Jesse Kleinman has pointed out the similarity between what is normally cited as the … Continue reading

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IT tips #24: How to make time-saving templates in Word

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A real template in Word is a thing of beauty and magic that can be used to save you a lot of time and make your computer do what it does best:  quickly and painlessly automate repetitive tasks.  I say … Continue reading

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IT tips #23: How to hide your Facebook posts from particular people

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Sometimes you want to share something on Facebook that you know might offend a person in your network because of their particular views or life circumstances. You can chose to hide your posts from that person or several people at … Continue reading

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IT tips #22: In MS Word, how to put a landscape page into a portrait document

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NB: Please read the 26/1/2016 update at the end of this page before you try the method below! This is the problem: you need to insert a large table in landscape format into a document that is portrait the rest of the time. You … Continue reading

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Trolololo sheet music for piano

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Before you get excited, I haven’t got it, but I have found the first page of it here.  I tried searching for the original title “я очень рад ведь я наконец возвращаюсь домой” and ноты (sheet music). The page I … Continue reading

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