February 22, 2008
I Love Searchable Manuals
I have this British Telecom telephone that came with our tenancy in his house. It's impossible to figure out how to do anything with it without the manual. I have mentioned before finding in the downloadable manual how to set the time (simply press CHECK, CHECK, ZERO, ZERO, *, wait for tone, enter 5-digit day/time combination, DELETE, DELETE).
That was a year and two days ago, and now I wanted to know how to turn on the feature of beeping when there is a message waiting. I accidentally brushed the phone with my hand last week and turned it off somehow, and thereafter would never notice when there was a message waiting when I got home. Again, impossible to tell how to accomplish this simple feat. I had no idea which of the nine buttons on the base I had hit (or which combination).
The digitally searchable manual strikes again! Ah! Just press and hold down SKIP. Of course! Again, it took me a week to get to the frustration level of going to look in the manual, but only a few seconds to find and implement the solution.
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Want to know how fast you type? This was kind of fun:
I got 52 on my first try, then 72, then 76, and finally 81 on the 4th try. It takes a little getting used to how the typing and scoring works. I only learned how to type without looking at my fingers when I got to college, and had to type these 10 page papers in the middle of the night...
1. It only gives you points for the words you type without mistakes
2. Start as soon as the words appear (a second after arriving on the page)
3. Press space between each word and at end of last word to get a fresh set of words
4. As soon as you press space, move onto the next word whether the previous was right or wrong
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I thought this was an interesting new market: a site that automatically turns your blog into a book. Sorry, I can't remember where I read about this one.
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You get the best games!
I only get in low 60s, although there is a learning curve for the first few!
Jacob's learning to type...he was shocked by the game :-)_
Love the castle pics too.
Posted by: Angie | Feb 24, 2008 4:06:12 AM
Ok, I had to play. Since I had your tips prior, I scored 82 wpm first time (80 words correct, 4 wrong), and 83 wpm 2nd time (83 correct, 1 wrong). I might have to have Cote try later. I bet his competitive little self will love it!! :-P
Posted by: Skeller | Feb 25, 2008 6:36:02 PM