Taking LibreOffice to the Cloud

Ever since The Document Foundation released LibreOffice four years ago, users’ wish lists included a web-based version of the software. This past week, The Document Foundation, Collabora and IceWarp announced their collaboration to create that cloud app and go […]

March 30th, 2015|Nonprofit, Small Office / Home Office (SOHO), Software, Writing & Notebooks|

The Monster List of Markdown Tools on Frugal Guidance 2

Part 6 of Markdown for Bloggers – Software and Many Other Resources
This list is far from exhaustive, but should be more than enough to get you started in using and learning about Markdown.  Updated with additional resources, March 29, […]

March 21st, 2015|Blogging, Creativity, Software, Writing & Notebooks|

Markdown for Bloggers – Quoting Text and Code

Part 5: Blockquotes, Backticks, Backslashes and Bare Knuckles
Today we talk about wrangling computer code, quotations, and blocks of text with your Markdown tool.

If you use a variety of Markdown editors or styles, you will find that they can give […]

March 20th, 2015|Blogging, Creativity, Software, Uncategorized, Writing & Notebooks|

Markdown for Bloggers – Web Links

Part 4 – Creating Web Links
Writing for the web naturally entails offering links to various other resources. As you probably expect, Markdown offers a couple of simple ways of including web links in your […]

March 19th, 2015|Blogging, Creativity, Software, Writing & Notebooks|

Markdown for Bloggers – Headlines & Lists

Part 3 – Creating Headlines and Lists
Headlines
If you’ve been writing blog posts for a while, you’re probably familiar with the advantages of using headlines to break up text and help readers browse through longer articles to find the information […]

March 17th, 2015|Blogging, Creativity, Software, Writing & Notebooks|

Markdown for Bloggers – Basic Formatting

Part 2: Learning Basic Character Formatting
If you are worried about whether you can learn how to write using Markdown, relax. This is the easy stuff. Memorize a few things and you have it down.
Paragraphs
Create separate paragraphs by typing an […]

March 16th, 2015|Blogging, Creativity, How To, Software, Writing & Notebooks|

Markdown for Bloggers

Part 1 – Why Writers Should Use Markdown
How Markdown Can Make Your Blogging and Writing Better
Whether you are a hobbyist blogger, building your professional persona online, or writing for a living on a corporate […]

March 15th, 2015|Blogging, Creativity, How To, Software, Writing & Notebooks|

Misophonia – Finally, a Psychiatric Disease for Us All?

Do Certain Sounds Drive You Up a Wall? Welcome!
My name is Andrew Brandt and I am a Misophoniac.

There, I said it. Of course, a few days ago I had no idea it was a disease (actually a psychological disorder).

You […]

March 6th, 2015|Creativity, Ms. Celaneous|

Special Report on Top 50 Donors Shows Changes in Giving

Tech Sector Changes Major Donors List
The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently published an online report looking at the top 50 donors in the U.S. for 2014, showing how giving for good is changing, particularly with the […]

February 16th, 2015|Nonprofit|

LibreOffice 4.4 from a Frugal Person’s Perspective

Some Great New Features, Two #Fails, and a Couple of Quibbles

I write a blog called “Frugal Guidance” and discuss frugal software options. So, when The Document Foundation announced LibreOffice 4.4 was released, I immediately downloaded […]

February 7th, 2015|Nonprofit, Small Office / Home Office (SOHO), Software, Writing & Notebooks|

News on Office Software from LibreOffice, Microsoft, Softmaker, & more…

Good News for Android, Windows, Macintosh, and Linux Users
Whether you are job hunting, running a home business, freelancing, or starting a small business, there’s news from a variety of office software projects that will help you get your work […]

Managing Your LinkedIn Endorsements

Making Your Endorsements Work for You
Endorsements have been fairly quiet over the past half year, resting a bit while LinkedIn was changing everything around them. But today, you can edit and control the look […]

January 22nd, 2015|LinkedIn, LinkedIn Basics|