Thursday, November 30, 2006

Office 2007 Coming Soon!

I've had the free Beta version of Office 2007 for a few months now, and I've been very impressed. Of course, when the final release arrives the Beta will cease to work and I'll have to buy it or wallow in the olditude of Office 2003. Crikey! Why do I like the new version?

  1. It looks really good! The ribbons have a nice look and feel, and if you have a decent sized screen, the extra space they take up won't bother you. (See screenshots above. Click images to enlarge.)
  2. Once you get the hang of it, commands are easy to find. They're grouped in ribbons that hold everything you'll need to perform specific kinds of tasks.
  3. Format on the fly. This feature applies (temporarily) the formatting as you hover your pointer over the specific format. For example, you have a Word doc and you want to see how some of the text would look in a different font. Click on the font list and hover the pointer over a different font. The new font is applied. If you want to keep the change, just click.
  4. Did I mention it looks nice?

I'll definitely be getting it.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Very Simple Online Storage

Need somewhere to keep files so you can access them from any computer (with an internet connection)? Want a place to upload files so friends can download them? Here's a very simple free online storage site that'll let you do all that...check out DropBoks. Other sites have more features, but few if any are more easy to use. And DropBoks allows you 1 GB of storage space.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Just Launched...The Price of Rice! at

Subtitled Stuff That Really Matters, my new website at is designed to provide you with regular articles that will benefit you. My first 3 articles (How to Build Character in your Kids, How to Stay on Top of your Finances, and How to Communicate More Effectively), are available now. Please enjoy them, and tell your friends!