Travel was supposed to become a tiny bit less aggravating. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved use of carry-on bag designs that allow pass-through of laptops without removing them for X-ray inspection.
The world of technology is hard enough to keep up with - never mind all the new vocabulary that continually arises. That's why we decided to launch an occasional new feature, the Friendly Web Tools Blog Word Watch. We'll keep our ears open for new words and define them here so you can see what's new on the scene - and more importantly - what it means.
There are billions of fonts out there, which makes it darned difficult to identify one by sight. That's doubly difficult if someone presents you with a graphic of a font. You can't exactly look that one up in the font drop-down menu in Word.
Instead, you plug it into What the Font?! In their words, "Upload a scanned image of the font and instantly find the closest matches in our database."
And it works amazingly well for identifying a mysterious typeface.
I recently had to coordinate a series of meetings among a large group of people who live far away. You can probably imagine how frustrating that was.
Enter my new friend Doodle, which lets you create a poll, forward the link to the poll to the participants and let them vote on their choice. It might be anything from what day of the week works best for a meeting, to choose the turkey or veggie sandwich for lunch.
Yesterday I stressed the importance of scrubbing clean your computer before donating it (or putting it in the trash). Charitable organizations generally don't remove the data from your computer when you donate it. Consequently, they pass all your private electronic data on to the next owner.
Here's what to do in order to prep it for donation: