Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
If you are thinking about a particular item, anything from an e-book reader, digital camera, snow tires, or washing machine, Consumer Reports has probably reviewed it and can make some suggestions.
Call us at 262-363-6411, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop in and we can help you find these rating.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Here is a similiar view, but a little brighter. If you see the shelving unit near the back you get a sample of what some of the furniture will look like.
Here is a view from behind one of the desks at the library. This gives you what the library looks like from a staff's perspective.
Look at all of the sunglight that streams in from the windows. The park and ballfield will be viewable from those big windows.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Keyboard shortcuts (from Google Help Page)
To turn these case-sensitive shortcuts on or off, click the gear icon at the top of any Gmail page and then Mail settings. Choose the option next to "Keyboard shortcuts" to turn them on. You can also enable shortcuts automatically by going to http://mail.google.com/mail/?kbd=1
|c||Compose||Allows you to compose a new message. |
|/||Search||Puts your cursor in the search box.|
|k||Move to newer conversation||Opens or moves your cursor to a more recent conversation. You can hit |
|j||Move to older conversation||Opens or moves your cursor to the next oldest conversation. You can hit |
|n||Next message||Moves your cursor to the next message. You can hit |
|p||Previous message||Moves your cursor to the previous message. You can hit |
|o or ||Open||Opens your conversation. Also expands or collapses a message if you are in 'Conversation View.'|
|u||Return to conversation list||Refreshes your page and returns you to the inbox, or list of conversations.|
|e||Archive||Archive your conversation from any view.|
|m||Mute||Archives the conversation, and all future messages skip the Inbox unless sent or cc'd directly to you. Learn more.|
|x||Select conversation||Automatically checks and selects a conversation so that you can archive, apply a label, or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to that conversation.|
|s||Star a message or conversation||Adds or removes a star to a message or conversation. Stars allow you to give a message or conversation a special status.|
|+||Mark as important||Helps Gmail learn what's important to you by marking misclassified messages. (Specific to Priority Inbox)|
|-||Mark as unimportant||Helps Gmail learn what's not important to you by marking misclassified messages. (Specific to Priority Inbox)|
|!||Report spam||Marks a message as spam and removes it from your conversation list.|
|r||Reply||Replies to the message sender. |
|a||Reply all||Replies to all message recipients. |
|f||Forward||Forwards a message. |
|Escape from input field||Removes the cursor from your current input field.|
Saves the current text as a draft when composing a message. Hold the
Moves the conversation to Trash.
Opens the Labels menu to label a conversation.
Moves the conversation from the inbox to a different label, Spam or Trash.
|Mark as read||Marks your message as 'read' and skip to the next message.|
|Mark as unread||Marks your message as 'unread' so you can go back to it later.|
|[||Archive and previous||Removes the current view's label from your conversation and moves to the previous one.|
|]||Archive and next||Removes the current view's label from your conversation and moves to the next one.|
|z||Undo||Undoes your previous action, if possible (works for actions with an 'undo' link).|
|Update current conversation||Updates your current conversation when there are new messages.|
|q||Move cursor to chat search||Moves your cursor directly to the chat search box.|
|y||Remove from Current View*||Automatically removes the message or conversation from your current view. |
|.||Show more actions||Displays the 'More Actions' drop-down menu.|
|Opens options in Chat|
|?||Show keyboard shortcuts help||Displays the keyboard shortcuts help menu within any page you're on. (Note: Typing ? will display the help menu even if you don't have keyboard shortcuts enabled)|
Move up a contact
Moves your cursor up in your contact list
Move down a contact
Moves your cursor down in your contact list
|o or |
Opens the contact with the cursor next to it.
Return to contact list view
Refreshes your page and returns you to the contact list.
Remove from Current Group
Removes selected contacts from the group currently being displayed.
Checks and selects a contact so that you can change group membership or choose an action from the drop-down menu to apply to the contact.
Escape from input field
Removes the cursor from the current input
Deletes a contact permanently
Opens the groups button to group contacts
Reverses your previous action, if possible (works for actions with an 'undo' link)
Show more actions
Opens the "More actions" drop-down menu.
Combo-keys - Use the following combinations of keys to navigate through Gmail.
|Send message||After composing your message, use this combination to send it automatically. (Supported in Internet Explorer and Firefox, on Windows.)|
|y then o||Archive and next||Archives your conversation and moves to the next one.|
|g then a||Go to 'All Mail'||Takes you to 'All Mail,' the storage site for all mail you've ever sent or received (and have not deleted).|
|g then s||Go to 'Starred'||Takes you to all conversations you have starred.|
|g then c||Go to 'Contacts'||Takes you to your Contacts list.|
|g then d||Go to 'Drafts'||Takes you to all drafts you have saved.|
|g then l||Go to 'Label'||Takes you to the search box with the "label:" operator filled in for you.|
|g then i||Go to 'Inbox'||Returns you to the inbox.|
|g then t||Go to 'Sent Mail'||Takes you to all mail you've sent.|
|* then a||Select all||Selects all mail.|
|* then n||Select none||Deselects all mail.|
|* then r||Select read||Selects all mail you've read.|
|* then u||Select unread||Selects all unread mail.|
|* then s||Select starred||Selects all starred mail.|
|* then t||Select unstarred||Selects all unstarred mail.|
Monday, November 14, 2011
From the Aleutian Islands to the Florida Everglades, American Indians and Alaska Natives have contributed immensely to our country's heritage. During National Native American Heritage Month, we commemorate their enduring achievements and reaffirm the vital role American Indians and Alaska Natives play in enriching the character of our Nation.
Native Americans stand among America's most distinguished authors, artists, scientists, and political leaders, and in their accomplishments, they have profoundly strengthened the legacy we will leave our children. So, too, have American Indians and Alaska Natives bravely fought to protect this legacy as members of our Armed Forces. As service members, they have shown exceptional valor and heroism on battlefields from the American Revolution to Iraq and Afghanistan. Native Americans have demonstrated time and again their commitment to advancing our common goals, and we honor their resolve in the face of years of marginalization and broken promises. My Administration recognizes the painful chapters in our shared history, and we are fully committed to moving forward with American Indians and Alaska Natives to build a better future together.
To strengthen our economy and win the future for our children, my Administration is addressing problems that have burdened Native American communities for too long. We are working to bolster economic development, expand access to affordable health care, broaden post-secondary educational opportunities, and ensure public safety and tribal justice. In June, I signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Rural Council, to strengthen Federal engagement with tribal governments and promote economic prosperity in Indian Country and across rural America. This comes in conjunction with several settlements that will put more land into the hands of tribes and deliver long-awaited trust reform to Indian Country.
To bring jobs and sustainable growth to tribal nations, my Administration is connecting tribal economies to the broader economy through transportation infrastructure and high-speed Internet, as well as by focusing on clean energy development on tribal lands. First Lady Michelle Obama's recently launched Let's Move! in Indian Country initiative will also redouble efforts to encourage healthy living for American Indians and Alaska Natives. These actions reflect my Administration's ongoing commitment to progress for Native Americans, which was reaffirmed last year when we announced our support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Through a comprehensive strategy where the Federal Government and tribal nations move forward as equal partners, we can bring real and lasting change to Indian Country.
This month, we celebrate the rich heritage and myriad contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives, and we rededicate ourselves to supporting tribal sovereignty, tribal self-determination, and prosperity for all Native Americans. We will seek to strengthen our nation-to-nation relationship by ensuring tribal nations have a voice in shaping national policies impacting tribal communities. We will continue this dialogue at the White House Tribal Nations Conference held in Washington, D.C. next month. As we confront the challenges currently facing our tribal communities and work to ensure American Indians and Alaska Natives have meaningful opportunities to pursue their dreams, we are forging a brighter future for the First Americans and all Americans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2011 as National Native American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate this month with appropriate programs and activities, and to celebrate November 25, 2011, as Native American Heritage Day.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Technology can allow you to connect with people in new ways. Polling may be an unexplored avenue you should consider using. All you do is ask a question and wait for people to respond through a web browser, cell phone, or other devices. It is quick, fun, and different.
My favorite tool for this is a website called Poll Everywhere. I like it because you can create a poll within 30 seconds and people can respond on the web, by texting, or through Twitter. Hear are some ways to use it:
-Texting everyone in your circle to see where they would like to eat for dinner. This way everybody gets a vote, and you don't get to hear the complainers.
- When you need an anonymous vote to make a workplace decision.
-Trying to stimulate your friends to get them politically intereseted.
The results get displayed in real time as people respond and can be seen on your web browser, cell phone, or utilized in a PowerPoint display. This is a really basic example:
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
This is the new building profile that will be greeting you when you drive in. With the larger parking lot it should be easier to find a convenient spot place.
The landscaping around the building is underway. Here is one of the paths along the library. Look at how large and deep those paving stones are!
The inside of the library is starting to look a lot more like home. We have ceiling tiles installed, painted walls, trim, doors, and more galore!
The installation of carpet warms up the entire building. Soon this carpet will be getting tested by patrons (and the winter snow).
Increase your productivity at work and stop using your pointer finger to peck at your keyboard. Invest 15 minutes a day for practicing typing and increase your speed and accuracy. Many standard office and administrative jobs have a mandatory typing speed between 30 to 50 WPM. What is yours?
I used to teach typing courses for Department of Workforce Development clients. My favorite tool to use outside of the classroom was to suggest the website TypingWeb. It is a great website because you create your own account and it will track your progress. It will also help you catch where you make mistakes. If you make it to a certain level or finish a program it will also make printable certificates. The best part? It is free.
So at least check it out, and see how fast you can type!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
We will begin the move back to the new building on Friday, December 9th and if all goes according to plan reopening our doors on Wednesday, December 14th.
We are excited to be moving back home! Last time we had a smooth move with most of that thanks going to our volunteers. If you are available to volunteer for help during our open house or to help us move please contact Laura at 262-363-6411. Thank you again for all of your support and continued enthusiasm during our expansion process!