Now that we have completed a quarter, it is likely that you will soon be adding scores for the second quarter. In order to do so, you will need to direct JMC to use a different quarter as the default quarter. Please follow the steps below each time you need to complete this task.
- Log into JMC
- File > Preferences
- Default Term: ← set to the quarter you wish to view
That should do it.
The technology department at MOC-Floyd Valley has developed an online system to manage meet registration and meet administration.
- Meet Registration: All teams entered in an online system. Each team has a username and password. Entries must be completed online by a set cut-off time.
- Meet Administration
- Schools with HyTek software are provided with a file for meet management.
- Schools without HyTek will be provided with
- pdf files containing all heat sheets and lane assignments
- A Microsoft Access database to manage all results and team scores.
- $50 for schools with HyTek
- $85 for school needing the heat sheets and Access database
To arrange meet registration contact Jason Vore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We often encounter requests for insights when people are looking to purchase a new laptop. It’s not surprising that the field of options is overwhelming when one isn’t normally engaged in the field of RAM, processors, etc.
So, rather than try to dig up past emails we are posting our current recommendations. Please be aware that they will be outdated in the near future.
- RAM – 3GB or more
- Hard drive – at least 250GB
- Processors – faster is generally better but they are hard to compare. Go “dual core” if you find a good option.
- We don’t shy away from refurbished units. We have had a lot of success and they have to pass thorough inspections
- We tend to pay attention to several sites for deals.
Many people execute a Google search when they want to find some information. Few people have probably invested any time to learn how to search more efficiently and skillfully; such an activity is probably common with the “geeky” people.
However, if you would like to gain a few skills to search more skillfully and remove results that are not pertinent, investigate the infographic provided by hackcollege.
OK, we often say it but few believe us. We truly don’t know how to solve most of the problems we encounter on a daily basis. In fact, we probably aren’t even capable of knowing that much if we tried. We even find that we can’t recall how we solved the same problem six months ago. So, what do we do?
Google. Seriously, that is what we do most of the time. If you want to accomplish similar things on your own, refer to this flow chart as a guide!
Some resources for starting at level zero and learning php.
On the second Tuesday of every month (known as black Tuesday in the world of IT Administrators) Microsoft releases updates for its various Windows Operating Systems. These updates address issues including fixing minor problems, improving performance, adding new features, and addressing potential security problems.
Unfortunately, many users choose to ignore these updates and continue to run their machines in an un-patched state. Not only are these users potentially missing out on new features and improved stability on their systems, they are also leaving themselves far more vulnerable to viruses and other attacks.
Running the updates is easy. If you have automatic updates enabled, a small yellow shield may pop up in the bottom right corner to let you know that there are updates available. Double-click on the shield and follow the step-by-step instructions to download and install updates. If you don’t have automatic updates, click on the Start Button, go to Programs, and choose either Microsoft Update or Windows Update. Again, follow the step-by-step instructions and install all critical updates.
It seems like there are countless places to develop photos today, ranging from Wal-Mart Kiosks to online vendors. While developing photos for our online photo sales, I’ve experimented with many of these options and have found my absolute, hands-down favorite developer.
MPIX (http://www.mpix.com) is a sub-company of Miller Labs, which has been a well-known professional developing company for years – long before digital cameras were around. MPIX has a human manually color correct every photo that they process! Most online companies use automatic computer correction, which can do awful things to a perfectly good photo. The color and exposure in MPIX prints are amazing! You will pay a bit more for a 4×6 print, but it is well worth it. And, their 5×7 and 8×10 are lower than many of their competitors.
MPIX also has a great, flat-rate shipping model. No matter what the size of your order, you pay the same amount for printing. Standard (USPS) shipping is $5.95 for every order. Next day shipping is $10.95. If you place an order by 11:30 AM, MPIX usually ships the same day. Even with standard shipping, my orders typically arrive within 2 business days.
MPIX also does a great job of packaging their photos. Other vendors use flimsy envelopes that are prone to damage during transport. MPIX uses solidly constructed boxes and wraps the different size photos in their own envelopes with padding between. I have never had any photos damaged in transport. They even shipping 20×30 prints perfectly flat in a solid box!
Finally, MPIX has some nice finishing options, including a metallic paper type that produces incredibly vivid colors. They also offer mattes and frames for any photos they develop.
Check them out with your next photo order and let me know what you think.
Like finding great prices on junk you probably didn’t need?
Checkout www.woot.com and sellout.woot.com
These sites each sell one product each day. Every night at midnight they put up a new product for the day, typically at an inexpensive price. If they sellout before you get online to make a purchase, you’re out of luck, but if you’re lucky enough to purchase on time, you just might save yourself some money!
People often ask me if they really need to buy Microsoft Office for their home computers, and I understand where they are coming from. Office is relatively expensive, but it is so widely used that a computer is virtually useless without the ability to create and edit Office files. So, what is a good dutchman to do?
Downloading illegal copies of the software is not only unethical, it is dangerous! Illegally downloaded software may contain, at best, software that will cause annoying pop-ups on your computer; or, at worst, viruses and spyware that may destroy your data or steal your identity. Illegal downloading just isn’t worth it!
Alas, there is hope! OpenOffice is a free, open-source office software suite that will easily handle the needs of virtually any user! Just go to http://www.openoffice.org and click on download to get your copy today.
OpenOffice comes with several components, including:
- Writer – your alternative to Word
- Calc – spreadsheet software that rivals Excel
- Impress – alternative to PowerPoint
- Base – a good database program
- Draw – use Draw to create diagrams, charts, and other graphics.
The great thing about OpenOffice is that it will read and write in the proprietary Microsoft Office formats. This means that you can send an Office file home from school or work and be able to open it. Or, you can create a word processing document, spreadsheet, or presentation at home, save it in a Microsoft Office format, send it to school, and be able to use it there.