Forget Google Drive Stars, use bookmarks

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Google Drive navigation can sometimes become an exercise in tedious clicking and waiting. Google Drive isn’t always the fastest interface, and you may have folders 3 or 4 levels deep that you need to access quickly. For example, I create a folder for each school year, such as 15-16, inside of my Documents folder. You […]

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Inserting special characters and emoji into Google Docs

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Google Docs has offered the ability to insert special characters, such as arrows and emoji, for awhile now. Under the Insert menu, select Special Characters. Google Docs opens the special characters palette. Mousing over the characters brings up a magnification of the characters the mouse pointer is hovering over. The listing of characters is broken up into […]

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Three hot posts for the week of March 6, 2016

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The implications of Lee Sedol’s defeat by Google’s AlphaGo Lee Sedol has won game 4, so humanity is safe… For now.  Sharing videos without Youtube by using Google Drive Google Drive is pretty amazing.  Two big updates for Google Docs – epub export and outline mode ePub publishing is something I’ve been wanting for years! […]

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Group chats with Gitter

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I’ve talked about group chatting with IRC, Slack, and Bindle, and recently stumbled upon Gitter. The interface is a lot like Slack, but, unlike Slack, you can have public or private rooms (with the free plan private rooms are limited to 25 participants). Every user is required to have a Github account, and those accounts are […]

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