My go to guy....

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We all have a go to guy/girl who knows everything. In my case my go to guy is my ever faithful GOOGLE. I often think how lost i would be without this amazing go to guy. There is rarely a day that doesnt go by without me consulting my go to guy.In our BC(before computer) days one had to use Encyclopedias and spend ages in public libraries finding information which was already outdated. Nowdays at the quick type in of a word or a sentence once can instantly access a million options of information on the specified word this also includes images and maps. I recall a rather funny incident abut 4 years ago in London when i was apart of a recruitment panel for a new person in our department . We went the usual routes of job ads in the newspapers, internet ad and recruitment agencies. After viewing several candidates both on paper and in person none were suitable. Then by pure  chance a CV landed on my table  from an agency with only client name no personal details Voila at last someone who looked suitable on paper, a quick call resulted in agency saying the person hadnt met with them yet and they couldnt forward details to us . Thats when clever me decided to Google the guy found his current employer then consulted the team and made a call to him.The guy was rather surprised how i found him but never the less an appointment was set up . Within the next few days I became a detective called around found out information about our candidate and was prepared for when he met us. It seems these days more companies are trolling the internet for information on potential staff.I personally have used Google for so many different searches  and yes have even Googled guys I have met. SO i would be truly lost without my ever faithful guy GOOGLE and like a friend said yesterday Google has now become a verb . Ciao for now my fellow digital lovers ......ps I wonder how many people after reading this will go Google me or someone else ;)
A 30 something Indian woman living , loving ,laughing and trying to find her place back in SA after a long stint abroad. A million stories and laughs to share of some of the most amzing places and peple i have met along my life journey..... A domestic goddess who loves cooking , reading , travelling and the colour pink

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redsaid
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redsaid Thursday, 26 July 2012

Googly-eyed

Hey now! Back off! The Google oracle is MINE, I tell ya! All MIIIINE! :D

Yeah, I also don't know what I would do without that search engine. I've actually just completed Google's online Power Searching course. Was very cool. Filled with nifty search tricks to speed up searches, etc. Even had to write two tests and then received a certificate at the end. Unfortunately the course is over, but if you're interested, Google "Power Searching Course".

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LC1337crazer Sunday, 29 July 2012

Quick tip

I don't want to be the person who does this but ok (as politely as I possibly can) please try to divide your articles in to paragraphs it just makes them A LOT easier to read nothing wrong with your grammar or content but when you get to anything longer than a comment paragraphs work miracles in making the article just look better and reader friendly

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AznHun Monday, 30 July 2012

Just to let you know

Hi this is only the first blog that I have written without using paragraphs. I wrote this blog on my new tablet which I am still getting used to . It is also not a very long blog . The blog In Love was done on my Blackberry .

First there was the Twitter Grammer Police now I see we have the Blog Grammer Police.

If my lack of use of paragraphs offends please feel free not to damage your eyes. But if you have had a look at my other blogs you will see I have many hits on them and people enjoy reading my stuff and dont mind my little errors as a first time blogger.

Have a Good Day and sorry for offending your eyes

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LC1337crazer Monday, 30 July 2012

Oh well

I tried being as polite as possible because I hate criticizing people's articles like that I did not know the story behind why you were not using paragraphs I myself am guilty of not using paragraphs when working on an alien device I tried helping and I'm sorry if you took offence in my good hearted nature

Muscadecipio
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Muscadecipio Monday, 30 July 2012

ROFL

Sorry LC1337crazer but you set yourself up :p

My pet hate is punctuation and sentence length.

Years ago I did my interneships as a Psychologist at a Hospital, and nobody had told me how to write reports properly. One of my first efforts was set back by the Psychiatrist concerned marked with read pen. I had written a few beautiful paragraphs, each one without any punctuation.

I learnt quickly.

I qoute: (Corrected)

"I tried being as polite as possible because I hate criticizing people's articles like that. I did not know the story behind why you were not using paragraphs. I myself am guilty of not using paragraphs when working on an alien device. I tried helping and I'm sorry if you took offence in my good hearted nature."



:)

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LC1337crazer Monday, 30 July 2012

Thanks

Thank you. That looks a lot better than my hasty iPhone reply. But to be clear my paragraph comment is not n personal preference, or "hate" it was merely friendly advice.

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LC1337crazer Sunday, 29 July 2012

I really don't like criticizing

so I wrote you a poem to say sorry.
Don't be afraid to double tap that enter every 30 words or so

or your readers will be squinting in woe

paragraphs will strive to mend

all the eyes you would've otherwise bent

so if you want me to know what you know

double tap that enter every 30 words or so

AznHun
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AznHun Monday, 30 July 2012

I dont mind sharing

hey RED just this once i will share just this once :) I did a course on the Google Power search a few years ago in the UK think i need to refresh myself with it . Thanks for the information will check it out :)

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Muscadecipio Monday, 30 July 2012

Google eyed

i started using Google bakc in 1999 a few weeks after they move dinto proper offices in Paulo Alto for the first time. I feels like yesterday.

We used to put two random actual words into Google, like "Green Parrot" and see what emerged. Later somethng similar was called a Googlewhack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googlewhack). We used to fall on the ground laughing at the results. Since then, I have used Google for every search I make (hears Sting singing in the background).

So... like you, Google is my first port of call to find out ANYTHING, and I mean anything. Sometimes though you have to ask the question the right way.

Muscadecipio
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Muscadecipio Monday, 30 July 2012

Paragraphs

I think we have bigger things to worry about. What you discovered is that sometimes the writing instrument is the fault. My Razr drives me nuts sometimes. You would think it would have got easier to use correct grammer and punctuation and to spell.
The bigger thing is what the kids are doing. I am old enough to remember writing things down :p. I would love to see how a first year students writing looks. Are the bad habits of SMS and Twitter creeping into the written forms in such a way that in 10 years I will need a dictionary to read English? Or maybe language is supposed to evolve?

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LC1337crazer Monday, 30 July 2012

Hmmmm

Well this is an interesting article idea mind if i take it ?

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Muscadecipio Monday, 30 July 2012

Article

No worries. Be interesting to see what you discover;)

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Shiraz Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Cool blog V!

Cool blog V!

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