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Home library: Storing books with no shelf space

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Feb 292016
 
Home library: Storing books with no shelf space

Question about a home library. Answer based on the Quora question: What is the best way to organize books if I don’t have a bookshelf? If there is no shelf space available in your home librasry then sometimes the only way books can be stored is in a box hidden in a cupboard, the garage or […]

Dropbox vs Google Drive

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Mar 072016
 
Dropbox vs Google Drive

Question about Dropbox vs Google Drive. Answer based on the Quora question: Is Google Drive better than Dropbox Both Dropbox and Google Drive offer storage and collaborative-working services They both have their advantages and of course their disadvantages. This blog post looks at some of these. Dropbox vs Google Drive, which would you choose? I […]

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Q&A: Organising hard and paperbacks in the home.

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Oct 212015
 
Q&A: Organising hard and paperbacks in the home.

Question:  Home Design: What is the best way to organize books if I don’t have a bookshelf? I don’t have money to invest in a bookshelf, but would like to better organize my books! I have perhaps 3 bookshelf worth of books, and would like to be able to browse them. You could always box […]

Q&A What is the difference between marking a message as read and archiving it?

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Oct 152015
 
Q&A What is the difference between marking a message as read and archiving it?

Question: What is the difference between marking a message as read and archiving it? A read and archived message are different things. You can have a read or an unread email that is archived. When a message is archived, what you are really doing is removing the inbox label from the email. This means it […]

Q&A What’s the best way to organize my inbox such that I can mark messages which I still need to respond to differently from ones which I am waiting on a response to?

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Oct 142015
 
Q&A What's the best way to organize my inbox such that I can mark messages which I still need to respond to differently from ones which I am waiting on a response to?

Question: What’s the best way to organize my inbox such that I can mark messages which I still need to respond to differently from ones which I am waiting on a response to? In my book Email Management using Gmail, I advocate the use of creating three inboxes. Urgent messages stay in your primary inbox and others […]

Q&A How do I find my new emails in Gmail?

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Oct 132015
 
Q&A How do I find my new emails in Gmail?

Question: How do I find my new emails in Gmail? Gmail will usually put new emails at the top. The exceptions are if it is considered spam or you have filtered your emails to go into folders (labels). How can you tell they are new? It will also usually be white and go grey when you […]

Q& A How do I archive drafts on Gmail?

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Oct 102015
 
Q& A How do I archive drafts on Gmail?

Question: How do I archive drafts on Gmail? There are draft emails that I’ve written. I don’t want to send them or delete them. I don’t want them clogging up my drafts inbox (which serves kinda like a to-do list). Yet I want to keep them just in case. How do I archive them? If you want […]

Email Management using Gmail gets a 5* Review

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Oct 092015
 
Email Management using Gmail gets a 5* Review

Readers’ Favorite Review Email Management using Gmail by Ceri Clark shows ways to automate one’s email organization, specifically aimed at users of Gmail. It helps one in doing more productive work, rather than fighting the monster of email overload. It begins with a general discussion on the use of Gmail, a quick start guide where […]

Q&A What is the best font for email signatures? Why?

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Oct 092015
 
Q&A What is the best font for email signatures? Why?

The question: What is the best font for email signatures? Why? Email signatures need to be clear and easy to read. Readers need to get pertinent information quickly and easily. Sans serif fonts are best like Arial and Verdana because they are clear and also because most if not all people will have them on their […]

Why a Gmail Inbox beats all other email accounts to save you time

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May 172015
 
Why a Gmail Inbox beats all other email accounts to save you time

I have used Google’s Gmail for my main email for years. I have also used Hotmail, Yahoo, Outlook and various smaller email addresses like [email protected] That email address doesn’t exist anymore and I’m still waiting to be that millionaire! My book, A Simpler Guide to Gmail, does go into why Gmail is such a great […]

Q&A My books have gone from Calibre, how do I get them back?

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Jan 252015
 
Q&A My books have gone from Calibre, how do I get them back?

My books have gone, how do I get them back? A quick tip from A Simpler Guide to Calibre. It can happen that when you first load Calibre your books all seemed to have disappeared. This is usually because the software has been told your e-books library has moved to a different folder and is […]

Q&A Have a small library but cannot afford a library management system (LMS) like Oliver, Unicorn or IS OXFORD? How about trying Calibre the free ebook library software?

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Dec 152014
 
Q&A Have a small library but cannot afford a library management system (LMS) like Oliver, Unicorn or IS OXFORD? How about trying Calibre the free ebook library software?

I worked in libraries for over 11 years before giving up work to look after my son and write books. I understand that sometimes small libraries whether they are school libraries or corporate information departments don’t have the money to buy a full-blown library catalogue. When you work in these organisations you may not need […]

Why students should use Calibre to organize their ebooks, papers and other documents: A Simpler Guide to Calibre – the perfect gift for students

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Oct 242014
 
Why students should use Calibre to organize their ebooks, papers and other documents: A Simpler Guide to Calibre - the perfect gift for students

It is not so long ago that I don’t remember what it was like as a student. Ahhh the life, drinking to the early hours while philosophizing about life, the universe and everything. Rocking up to the occasional lecture or watching daytime TV with a tin of baked beans in one hand and a spoon […]

How Calibre can help authors organize their research and convert their books before uploading to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

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Oct 112014
 
How Calibre can help authors organize their research and convert their books before uploading to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

I love Calibre. I love it so much I wrote a book on it. As an author, what’s not to like? It’s free. I should probably say that again. It’s free (very important for the cash strapped author). It can do so much like organizing your books, it is an ebook converter and you can […]

Updating CeriClark.com

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Feb 232014
 
Updating CeriClark.com

Oh procrastination, how I hate thou. Nah, I don’t really, How could I, we’re the best of chums. We meet every day before breakfast, after breakfast, have an early morning meeting before agreeing to meet up for the afternoon. Of course I wouldn’t want to offend my friend so we regularly meet up in the […]

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Cyber crime and hacking from the eyes of the bad guys

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Oct 292012
 
Cyber crime and hacking from the eyes of the bad guys

Have you ever wanted to know about hacking and cybercrime? Well I’ve been hooked since the eighties although I usually reserve my curiosity for for films and TV programmes with hacking in them.Last week I attended the HP Labs lecture in Bristol about cyber crime. Usually I go to HP Labs lectures for the free […]

Designing the Myrddin Publishing website

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Oct 192012
 
Designing the Myrddin Publishing website

After leaving my previous publisher, I joined a group of authors who decided to group together to create our own ‘true’ cooperative. We were all very excited to do this. We would all be Indie authors but have the support and combined experience of the group. We all have talents we could share and with […]

I get soooo frustrated with Apple products

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Mar 302012
 
I get soooo frustrated with Apple products

I have been a user of Apple products for years. I bought, I think it was, a G4 laptop years ago when I was a student studying for my Masters. It was brilliant. I had no problems with it and I loved it. It got a bit old so with a teary farewell I sold […]

Feb 272012
 
Birds are now breaching copyright law...

…according to a media company… Slashdot has been abuzz with the news that a nature video enthusiast was accused of ‘borrowing’ copyrighted sounds and putting them on his video. It turns out the media company actually meant the birdsong. The uploader claims that the video was taken in the wilderness and the sounds were all […]

Feb 232012
 
Oi App Developers, not everyone has good eyesight!

The BBC has an article in their technology section talking about a new app which should be available in the future on iOS and Android devices. I’m all for Apps to make my life easier which is why I originally wrote A Simpler Guide to the best free Android Apps (my attempt at keeping track […]