Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Make:it Robotics Starter Kit – Download Files

Make:it Robotics Starter Kit – Download Files

Apparently Radio Shack has changed the link to where you can download the program code for the Make:it Robotics Starter Kit.  I will put the zip file here on my site so everyone can download the files directly from my blog site.
WordPress does not allow the uploading of .zip files so I renamed the file as Program_Files.doc.
To download just click on the below link.  Once downloaded just double click on the files to unzip or rename .doc to .zip, if you want to keep the .zip file for archive and cannot remember that the extension name change.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Deceased Notice - SUBJECT Lines in Emails

Last updated 2/26/15

For a long time the 'Subject:' line in an email was the precursor to the message.  Though somewhat unnecessary it was a good way to sort your emails and find an email from a colleague that you lost long ago.

But it is now 2015 and text messaging is the ubiquitous form of communication.  These little bundles of thoughts get sent from phone to phone all day and it has lead to a change in our thinking:  We don't need a subject line.

No Longer Needed

Now, the obvious question is how will we find the correct email without the subject line.  And the solution is already here.  Our search capabilities are way better than the ones used in 2001 in Outlook. 

With today's search technology you can find any message you want and it's faster and easier than reading through subject lines.  So I am going to have to announce to all those that don't want it to happen;  the subject line is gone.  Don't look for it in future email browsers or Outlook/Thunderbird.  

It's antiquated and it needs to go.