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SHEDNOTES 158: A Filofacts on I.T.

More of this to come later, but here is the beginning of a Shed project to build a useful A-Z for bloggers … CUT & PASTE All bloggers need to extract the text from newspaper articles online sometimes and here … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 156: A Filofacts on Travel – Tipping

Tipping tips from a Guardian guide, by Patrick Collinson , Kim Willsher , Ashifa Kassam , Stephanie Kirchgaessner , Jon Swaine , Julia Kollewe , Maddy French and David Crouch, 25.7.15 … http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/jul/25/tipping-around-the-world-holiday-restaurants-taxi-drivers-what-pay FRANCE Restaurants: At the bottom of a … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 155: A Filofacts on Travel – Phones

* The Filofacts is a Shed project in progress – a collection of survival notes designed for steam-powered personal organisers. See more at https://hack4hire.wordpress.com/category/the-filofacts/ Smartphones and tablets on the move can deliver some nasty bills. Some are caused by the … Continue reading

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Shednotes 154: TV for when there’s nothing on tv

For the Filofacts, our state-of-the-art personal organiser resource, The Shed passes on a summary of Patrick Smith’s guide to the best tv shows available online, in a Telegraph supplement. Read his comments on all the recommendations at http://tinyurl.com/oyqrn93/ Documentaries The … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 153: A Filofacts on – IT – BATTERIES

Jane Hoskyn, giving battery-saving tips in Computeractive Aug-Sept 2015, said: * Turn your screen brightness down. * Use Aeroplane Mode, which disables several battery-killers at once: Bluetooth (how often do you use it?); Wi-Fi (there’s no point having it switched … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM A SHED 152: A Filofacts on NAVIGATION – NATURAL

Natural Navigation, meaning without compass or iPad, is a vogue feature of the moment, thanks to Tristan Gooley, a professional hairy man, sadly lumbered with a satirist’s name for a twonk, who has written a series of books including, new … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 152: A Filofacts on Travel – Tipping

From a Guardian guide, by Patrick Collinson , Kim Willsher , Ashifa Kassam , Stephanie Kirchgaessner , Jon Swaine , Julia Kollewe , Maddy French and David Crouch, 25.7.15 … http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/jul/25/tipping-around-the-world-holiday-restaurants-taxi-drivers-what-pay FRANCE Restaurants: At the bottom of a restaurant bill … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM THE SHED 151: The perfect chip

A Filofacts to file under – RECIPES – CHIPS * The Filofacts is a Shed project in progress – a collection of survival notes designed to be printed off for our steam-powered personal organisers – and yours too if you … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 143: A handy list of apps

The Shed’s 11 practical picks from 40 Best Free Apps as chosen by Computeractive magazine July 8-21, 2015 ConvertPad Android version only so far at: http://www.snipca.com/17017 Convert between inches, centimetres, UK and US shoe sizes, 160 currencies and more. Office … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 137: Talking Tools – On Hedging

Here in The Shed, we are always poised to pinch a bit of good advice and we are filing the following summary of Bunny Guinness, Sunday Telegraph, writing about hedge cutting, 5.7.15. The article does not seem to be posted … Continue reading

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