I’ll confess, I’ve become a spam Nazi. In the glory days of the U.S. Postal Service, I could easily triage my mail, tossing what I didn’t want into the recycle bin. There was a certain amount of joy in sorting my mail, especially around Christmas when companies I’d never heard of sent me thick full-color catalogs full of goods I’d never buy. Perhaps it reminded me of my childhood days when my twin brother Vince and I would pore over the Sears “Wish Book” in those endless weeks before Christmas – wishing, hoping and praying for Santa to know what we’d marked and deliver it (all). Santa, if you’re reading this, I’m still waiting for that volleyball. #santa #wishlist
There are many web pages I’d like to save and read later but don’t particularly want to bookmark or save to read offline. Likewise, how many times have you tried to print a webpage, either to read it later or to place it with your legal nurse consulting research, but find it loses all its formatting and wastes a lot of paper when you do print it? Probably more times than you care to admit since it’s trial and error learning whether a webpage prints correctly or not.
Well my CLNC® amigos, your faithful Tech Tipper Tom is riding to your rescue! #TechTipTom The next time you find a webpage you want to commit to paper simply copy the page’s URL and paste that URL into the address box at PDFMyURL and hit Enter (don’t click on the fancy “Artist formerly known as Prince-looking” button to the right of the box).
After a pause to generate the output PDFMyURL will do exactly what its name implies, create a PDF version of the page you just visited. Then, assuming it looks the way you want it to,
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite excerpts from my book Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman. Every time I read this excerpt I laugh and am instantly transported back to Kyoto.
In mentoring Certified Legal Nurse Consultants I’ve learned to judge someone’s resistance to an idea by the amount of time they’ll spend talking about it before implementing it. The talking is reflective of the resistance. I’ll hear why it won’t work, why it’s so difficult or why someone else should be doing it. Depending upon how far-reaching the idea is, we’ll sometimes spend more time talking about something than just doing it.
Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Don’t Get Caught Sitting at the End of the On-Ramp of the Legal Nurse Consulting Superhighway
One of my earlier blogs discussed what Certified Legal Nurse Consultants should do when their Internet isn’t working. First, in the immortal words of Douglas Adams, “Don’t panic!” Second, if you are panicking, “Stop now.”
New Orleans is in the thick of Mardi Gras with daily parades, parties and 500,000 King Cakes being devoured all leading up to Fat Tuesday on February 21. Mardi Gras is the feast before the fast; it’s the last gasp of fun before the famine of Lent – the ultimate expression of “eat your dessert first.” When I was a child growing up in New Orleans, my favorite part of Mardi Gras was floats full of masked people tossing out doubloons and the coveted Mardi Gras beads.
I went to see Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson tribute “Immortal” this past weekend. The show not only awed and inspired me, it also made me think that no matter how talented we are there’s always someone who can astonish us – like the Cirque acrobats who do triple back flips swinging from rings 50 ft above your head.
For those CLNC consultants who use Microsoft Outlook, I’ve already given you a Tech Tip describing how to color-code or prioritize your email. That simple tip turned out to be one of my most popular ever – until today! Today, my Valentine’s gift to you is more tips on how to better organize your email inbox. I’ll give Vickie her Valentine’s gift later – in private. #valentine
In Lewis Carroll’s book Through the Looking Glass (more commonly known as Alice in Wonderland) the White Queen and Alice have an exchange that goes:
I’ve already given you a Tech Tip on how to use tabbed browsing to enhance your legal nurse consulting research. I’ve also Tech Tipped on how to recover your work in your web browser in the event that you accidentally close it out. Today’s tip works in Firefox, Chrome and wonder of wonders, in Internet Explorer 8. If you accidentally close a tab, before you shout Holy Tech Tip Tom! Simply hold down your Control button, your Shift button and hit the T (for Tom) key. Each time you give your computer the