15 Years a Blogger!

In what seemed like a quirky and innovative exercise back in 2004, today marks 15 years exactly since I began blogging. Back then, actually publishing anything online (especially whilst out-and-about) was definitely NOT the norm! Still, those that know me, know I was always one to ‘push the envelope’ with my tech! 😁 Since that …
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Normal Blogging Service Resumed?

Phew! After another very techy week problem-solving, I think things are now back to some state of normality with my Blog posts. It’s taken far too many hours days weeks getting it all working again – and I hope I never have go through all this again! 🤬 The Short Version It’s now working! If …
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Laptop Coaching: Music Management & Photo Storage

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: In this, our penultimate lesson for this Group, we recapped ‘sampling music’ (legally, of course) and ‘storing photographs’. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all …
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Laptop Coaching: One Drive (Recap)

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: Today, we recapped the key features and benefits of Microsoft’s ‘OneDrive’ App. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness …
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Laptop Coaching: Open Session

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: Today’s lesson was a very flexible one! We spent time 1-to-1 with each Pupil addressing their individual needs Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all …
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Laptop Coaching: Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (Tuesday Class)

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: Tuesday Class : With the new update rolling-out to all PCs in the past week, today, we looked at the new features and improvements of this latest version of Windows Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well …
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Laptop Coaching: Windows 10 – April 2018 Update (Monday Class)

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: Monday Class : With the new update rolling-out to all PCs in the past week, today, we looked at the new features and improvements of this latest version of Windows. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well …
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Laptop Coaching: File Management (Part 2)

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: After Part 1 last week, today we continued to look at managing files using a ‘USB Stick’. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its …
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Laptop Coaching: Staying Safe Online

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: Today, we discussed how to spot dangerous eMails and how to stay safe online. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with …
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Laptop Coaching: The Action Centre

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: Today, we discussed the information shown in Windows 10 ‘Action Centre’. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a fondness for …
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Laptop Coaching: Word Processing (Part 3)

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: Following on from last week’s lesson, today we concluded the ‘word processing Lessons. We discussed:- We concluded the Lesson with the group (in pairs) designing a poster for a lost pet! Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – …
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Laptop Coaching: Core Apps

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog:  Today, we gave the Group their first look at pre-installed ‘Apps’. Specifically, we discussed:- Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together …
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Laptop Coaching: Word Processing (Part 2)

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: After last week’s Lesson: Word Processing (Part 1), today, somewhat predictably, we covered ‘Word Processing (Part 2)’. This included:- ..and much, much more Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of …
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Laptop Coaching: Screen Layout (Part 2)

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: Today, we continued our tour of the Windows 10 Desktop, specifically looking at the layout and functionality of the ‘System Tray’. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and …
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Laptop Coaching: Keyboard and Tiles

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: Following-on from last week’s initial Lesson, today, we discussed more about a typical Laptop keyboard. We also looked at the Windows 10 ‘Tiles’ layout and how to customise the look. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well …
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Laptop Coaching: 1-to-1s

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: With some of the Class on holiday this week, we used today’s double-Lesson to offer 1-to-1 guidance for ‘all things laptop’ to the rest of the group – Wendy, Bill, Charles and Dave. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until …
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Laptop Coaching: Class of 2018

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Tech Blog: Today we welcomed the new Monday Class. We’ll be working with Stuart, Ronald, Elaine, Sue and Sally for the next 35 weeks to help them get the most out of their Laptop! Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 …
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Laptop Coaching: eMail (Part 1)

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Blog: Today, we began looking at eMail ‘best practice’ in the first of two lessons covering this essential computer-related activity. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all …
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Laptop Coaching: 1-to-1s/Q and As

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Blog: In our last lesson before Christmas, today, we carried out some 1-to-1 sessions and also held a ‘Q and A’ for general laptop queries. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of …
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Laptop Coaching: Certification

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Blog: Today, the Monday Class completed their Programme with me. After 50+ hours of coaching, today was the day Pam, Hazel, Brenda, Norman and Walter received their Certificates. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My …
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Laptop Coaching: “Into the Clouds”

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Blog: Today, we spent time discussing the concept of ‘cloud-based’ file storage using Windows 10. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology and communication (in all its forms), together with a …
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Laptop Coaching: Browser Basics

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Blog: Today, whilst waiting for some PCs to update to the latest version of Windows 10, we looked at the essentials of browsing the Internet. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of …
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Laptop Coaching: Recap – Google Maps/Data on DVDs

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Blog: In this penultimate lesson (for this Class), we re-looked at Google Maps and discussed how to manage data to/from a portable DVD drive. Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love of technology …
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Computer Coaching: Class of 2015 – Final Class

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Blog: It’s the final class for the majority of the Learners today. Since March, we’ve covered a wide range of day-to-day computer operations and we finished today by looking at ‘online shopping’ before presenting their Certificates. The new ‘Monday Class’ will begin in February, 2016. Filed under: Delivery, Feedback, Salvation …
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Computer Coaching: Windows 10 (Part 3)

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Blog: Today, we continued our tour of Windows 10 and looked at the Start Menu and how to install Apps from the Microsoft App Store. Filed under: Delivery, Salvation Army, Skills Development, Volunteer Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – …
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Computer Coaching: Internet (Part 2)

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Blog: After last week’s introduction to ‘the net’, today, we spent time looking at browsers and how to manage favourites/bookmarks. Filed under: Delivery, Salvation Army, Skills Development, Volunteer Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My …
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Computer Coaching: Recap

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Blog: After the long break between classes (that restarted today) we spent the morning recapping the ‘essentials’. Filed under: Delivery, observation, Salvation Army, Skills Development, Volunteer Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong love …
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Tablets: A Tour around ‘Settings’

Auto cross-posted from my WordPress Blog: Today, we began a detailed discussion explaining the various functions within the ‘Settings’ menu on an Android tablet. Filed under: Delivery, Salvation Army, Skills Development, Volunteer Steve PalmerI got into blogging quite late in life, not publishing my first post until 2004 – well into my 40s!  My lifelong …
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