Technology of the Web

There are many different technologies that are advancing rapidly and will have huge impacts on our future. The one’s that I will be focussing on in future blog posts will primarily be in the theme of “Communicate to Connect”.

A major set of web technologies are the following:
• HTML(5) [Hyper-Text Markup Language]
• CSS(3) [Cascading Style Sheets]
• Javascript
• SVG [Scalable Vector Graphics]

Web technologies are advancing in exciting ways and I love it!

Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Not a lot of information is available on how to set goals and work towards achieving them in a methodical way.

This is a brief overview of some ideas for goal development with software support for documenting and analysing goals.

Choosing different types of goals

Writing down different types of goals is an important step to potentially achieving them

There are different phases in processing goals.

Analysing goals is an iterative process.

Like planning at different altitudes which is a common analogy goals need to be considered in different time frames.

Projects and tasks are in the daily weekly and monthly review while major goals need to be considered in longer time frames.

Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Not a lot of information is available on how to set goals and work towards achieving them in a methodical way.

This is a brief overview of some ideas for goal development with software support for documenting and analysing goals.

Choosing different types of goals

Writing down different types of goals is an important step to potentially achieving them

There are different phases in processing goals.

Analysing goals is an iterative process.

Like planning at different altitudes which is a common analogy goals need to be considered in different time frames.

Projects and tasks are in the daily weekly and monthly review while major goals need to be considered in longer time frames.

Those new fangled Phones

Exciting that iphone is finally announced to be coming to Canada this year sometime with the upgraded data network capabilities.
Also heard that LG Vu and and other touch screen phones will be available in Canada in May. Voyager touch screen CDMA phone could run on Bell’s network but it seems that Verizon may have an exclusive on it for a couple of years.

Andy Rooney isn’t that impressed with these new fangled phones.

How to setup an online RSS feed reader

I have been investigating an easy way to check on updates to things like photo collections, your favorite web sites, or blog postings using online tools.
Beats having to go to many sites to check if there is any new content.

For more information on Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and why you would want to bother, check out the videos (scroll down to the Why should I use RSS? for the flash video) and other information. I recommend you view all the videos listed at the first link for a good overview of what RSS is all about.

Web based feed readers include:
– Google reader
– Bloglines
– Newsgator (syncs with Netnewswire on the Mac or FeedDemon for Windows so you can have both desktop and web access to your information)
or you can even extend the use of your email reader such as Thunderbird to also view RSS feeds.

If you sign up to one of the web based readers they provide one place online you can see all your subscription updates at a glance.
For example you could subscribe to my blog feeds so you can easily see whenever new content is added.

To use Google services you need to create a gmail account. I can send you an invitation or you can go to gmail.google.com and register. Once you have a gmail account then go to reader.google.com by typing that into the address bar at the top of your browser. Once you are registered try adding some subscriptions like:
glensharp.com/blog
glensharp.blogspot.com

If you are looking in list view you should see a list of published blog article titles for your reading pleasure.

If you now click an RSS orange feed icon on a web page you should get prompted to add this to your Google reader subscription list. If that doesn’t work then just copy the link and in Google reader do an add subscription and copy the link in.

So you can try Newsgator with all the bells and whistles as explained in the links above or Google reader which might appeal to you especially if you are using their other free applications.

Let me know what works best for you.
Glen

Forcing your Windows XP System to boot in safe mode

Sometimes using the F8 key command on startup won’t work so you have to force your Windows OS to reboot in safe mode.

STEP 1
To start the computer in Safe mode
1
Exit all programs.
2
Click Start > Run.
3
In Run dialog box, type the following text:
msconfig
4
Click OK.
5
In the System Configuration Utility, on the BOOT.INI tab, check /SAFEBOOT.
6
Click OK.
7
When you are asked to restart the computer, click Restart.

The computer restarts in Safe mode. This can take several minutes.

Note After you complete the work in Safe mode, use the System Configuration Utility to start Windows XP in Normal mode. Go to STEP 2.

STEP 2
To start the computer in Normal mode
1
Close all programs.
2
Click Start > Run.
3
In Run dialog box, type the following text:
msconfig
4
Click OK.
5
In the System Configuration Utility, on the BOOT.INI tab, uncheck /SAFEBOOT.
6
Click OK.
7
Close all programs, and restart the computer.