Words of Wisdom: Not Enough Time in the Day

Today I have a special quote to share with anyone who thinks there are not enough hours in the day: “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” ~H. Jackson Brown Jr If you are truly being honest with yourself, what is really the problem? Could it be that you are conflicted about your priorities? What is most important to you? Your kids, your relationship, your career, a second career, your friends? Then … Continue reading

Should I upgrade Moodle? (applies to WordPress, Drupal and Joomla too)

Moodle LMS maintenance upgrades is indeed something that needs to be done every once in a while. But how often should you upgrade? This article discusses the the lifecycle of software and what to watch out for when considering upgrading. Though their development cycles may differ, a lot of the same information and strategies could be applied to the maintenance and upgrading of CMS websites such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla. When it comes to Moodle, there are actually several reasons why you might want to consider limiting upgrading your system to every 3 to 6 months. When considering a major … Continue reading

Words of Wisdom: Gratitude is More Than Just Thank You

With regular practice, gratitude — expressing appreciation for everything you have, where you are, the people in your life, what you do, and much more — can change your relationships with people and your life. Accelerate your progress by writing your gratitudes down in a journal (not electronics) and, most of all, expressing it to others every day, especially to those you care about the most. Keep doing this and watch your life transform in less than 30 days. … Continue reading

Productivity Tip: Copy and Paste without Junk

Have you ever tried to copy information from a web page or a MS Word document and got more than you bargained for when you pasted it into another Word document or web page? Text often comes with unwanted junk in the form of extra formatting codes. The solution is usually to use Paste Special and then choose to paste as Plain Text or Unformatted text. Word actually gives you an opportunity to also choose whether you want to paste using the sources formatting — where you got the content from, target formatting — uses the formatting in the current … Continue reading