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Today’s INSIGHT: ‘Benchmark’ Is NOT A Mark On A Bench, It Comes From Surveying.

by Anura Guruge


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The post shown at the top, on Facebook this morning, was what got me thinking. I had seen the marks & knew them to be surveying marks. DID NOT know that they were the ‘benchmarks‘. Wow.

Did you know? That is why I am sharing. Neat.


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I Started Using Microsoft’s OneDrive Cold-Turkey & To My Horror, Kind Of Enjoying It.

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I have had a love-hate relationship with Microsoft for the last 30-years. To begin with it was my loyalty to IBM. But, much of it was due to my distrust of them.

That said, for the at least the last 25-years or more I have been using, at a minimum, Microsoft Word on a daily basis (other than when I am travelling). Most days I would use Word, Excel and PowerPoint. There was also a period of about 10-years when I used FrontPage on a fairly regular basis. And I have to confess I have taught Microsoft Office classes! Plus, I, alas, use Windows — though there was a time I was a devout Apple fanatic. Then, in 1997 I had to start using PowerPoint on Windows for some of my consulting work. At that time I had 6 Macs in the house. I had to go out and get a Windows 95 PC — for PowerPoint. Within 11-months I had multiple PCs and I was giving away my Macs.

But, I always try to avoid using new MS products.

That was the case with OneDrive. I am a heavy Google Drive user and have been for years.

But, I resisted OneDrive.

But, a couple of days ago I have to start rethinking my MS plans because, ALAS, I am planning to get a new PC with Windows 10. OneDrive is very much a part of Windows 10. I noticed that THOUGH I was not using it, my MS Office applications, e.g., Word, had me logged onto OneDrive.

So, two-days ago I decided to use OneDrive. It is really no different to Google Drive. So, there was no learning curve to speak of. Yes, it is easier to backup my Office files directly to OneDrive without having to upload them, manually, to Google Drive. NO, I do not believe in auto-backup. No siree. I like to have control,

Anywho … So far, so good. I am even impressed. It is easy enough to use and quite convenient.


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Microsoft Word 2016 Will NOT Do ‘Autosave’ To Disk — Just To ‘OneDrive’!

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From Microsoft Support Community.


I kid you NOT. I would not kid about something this important. I discovered, to my cost, yesterday! Could not believe it. Had ‘autosave’ set — given I am NO mug. But, nothing autosaved. I thought I was cracking up. Started Googling.

This is beyond the pale. Yes, of course, I can tell it to autosave to OneDrive. But, that doesn’t sit well with me — given that the ‘activation’ of OneDrive says that Microsoft will have access to your search data and content.

So, today, I started saving manually.

IMPORTANT, heads up.

Check your settings.


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Think – Today: Who Came Up With The Modern Fork?

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1024px-assorted_forksWe, in the west, typically use one on a daily basis. But, have you given IT, i.e., a fork, any thought. Obviously the Chinese opted for chopsticks rather than forks. So, when did the fork come to be and who invented it?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “The word ‘think'” — It, surprisingly, is not from Latin or Greek! The Latin for ‘think’, cogitare gave us ‘cogitate‘ — a word that I am particularly fond of. The Greek equivalent is nomízo. “Think” is from the German denken.


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Think – Today: Where Does The Word ‘Think’ Come From?

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thinkthinkFunny ol’ thing! We rarely, if ever, think about ‘think’ itself. Where does this word come from?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Difference between a hill and a mountain” — 1,000′ appears to be the demarcation. You need to have a summit, and if the summit is above 1,000′ it is a mountain, if not, it is a hill. In the 1995 movie “The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain“, that I pointed out to you yesterday, the Welsh villagers set about raising the level of their hill above 1,000′. Cute.


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Do NOT Attempt To Repair Microsoft Office 360 or 2016 Using Microsoft Instructions!

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This is from Microsoft. Click on image to access the page at “support.office.com” though I do NOT recommend it.


Do NOT follow the above Microsoft instructions.

At least on Windows 7.

It will automatically result in ALL Office 360/2016 apps, i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc. being removed from your computer — without you being asked or told.

It is not funny.

It is bloody diabolical.


Satya Nadella is such a bloody FRAUD.

Another scheming, money-grabbing FAKIR of the worst type,
with no shame.

I hate Microsoft. 


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‘Klittra’ — A Brilliant, Evocative, ‘Rolls of the Tongue’ Word From Sweden.

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This as I say in my post could end by being Sweden’s biggest and best contribution to humankind — surpassing Abba.
(Did YOU know that ‘Abba’, the word, comes from the Bible?).


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Amazon Kindle’s New eBook Cover Designer (Beta) Tool Is Pretty Nifty. Thanks Kindle.

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Yes, most publishing platforms now provide some sort of cover design tool. Though I generally create my own covers using Word (yes, word) or PowerPoint I am always glad to know that I have a fallback option if I get fed up messing around trying to meet the margin requirements.

In Kindle’s latest newsletter I happened to see that they now offer a cover designer — albeit in beta.

Today, now that I have a ‘second’ between books, having published my 18th (as a sole author) over the weekend, I decided to give it a try. Yes, I got a couple of error messages but it was easy enough to circumvent past them.

It looks pretty decent. Yes, I could create any one of these covers, in my sleep, in Word or PowerPoint. But, I am glad that I now have another choice.

Yes, of course, I am working on yet another book. For the last 20 years or so writing books is something I do on a daily basis. Yes, these covers above will give you a clue. I will even tell you more. With luck, if I live long enough, there will be a series of books. I collect trivia and data points like there is no tomorrow. Even if I don’t remember it all, I invariably remember how to go back and retrieve what I was thinking about. Seems like a shame not to share this given that I can easily cover popes, astronomy, computers, calendars and numbers — just to start with. Yes, numbers. There is a lot of stuff you can learn about numbers.

But, I have made a promise to myself. I am going to slow down. I have published 7 books so far this year. That is a bit insane, even for me. IF I continue at that same pace, one that I have been working at since September 2011, I could complete at least 3 more books this year. BUT, I am not going to. I am going to cut back on the hours I spend writing books. Maybe just 4-5 hours a day – 2 of them on my ‘midnight’ 3rd shift.

IRS Form 8949: You Can ‘Copy & Paste’ Into 8949 At Least With The IRS ‘Free Fillable Forms’.

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As ‘Tax Day’ approaches, as was to be expected, there is growing interest in IRS Form 8949 — which only came into effect as tax year 2011.

If you use Quicken (which I refuse to do, because I really don’t see why it needs to know my inside leg measurements, what statin I take for my cholesterol and the make of car I drive), I gather that Fidelity (for one) will provide downloadable 8949 data that will get automatically filled in. Well, even that will not convince me to use Quicken (though I did use it, a decade ago, when I was honing my tax preparation skills). That Fidelity does not provide us with this data in Excel (comma separated data) form is inexcusable and I did complain about it this year. I assume that there must be other financial institutes that are gracious enough to provide this data in Excel form to their clients.

So what I do is create my own Excel using the PDF (or HTML) of the tax statements available online with Fidelity.

I will copy all the columns and then do a PASTE SPECIAL (Text) into a Word document. I will then use the global replace function of Word to add tabs. Then I do a Text –> Table conversion. Then I delete the columns I don’t want. I then copy the entries of this table to a new Excel spreadsheet — again doing a PASTE SPECIAL (Text).

Then, just because I enjoy messing around with Excel, I subtotals of all the transactions to make sure Fidelity got them correct! Having the subtotal also serves as a ‘check sum’ to make sure I that I haven’t lost any transactions.

Then I fire up Free Fillable Forms (FFF) and create a new Form 8949. I can then copy across a complete row, from Excel to FFF and then paste it.

So, if you notice I haven’t typed in any of the transactional data per se. All of it is essentially copy, paste …. copy, paste.

I can do this fairly quickly. That I have two monitors which enables me to keep the Excel on the left-hand side monitor and FFF on my (main) right-hand side monitor definitely helps.

Hope this helps. Enjoy.