The Electric Wand

Thoughts of a technology enthusiast.

January, 2011

  • Tip o’ the Week #9: Delay sending email

    Some hae meat and canna eat, and some wad eat that want it. But we hae meat, and we can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit. – R. Burns If you’ve become a regular reader of these Tips, you may have spotted that we’ve skipped a few from...
  • Tip o’ the Week #4: Telling others you’re on holiday

    An Outlook calendaring tip today, brought to you in plenty of notice of the summer holiday season. It concerns a practice used in Microsoft – and I suspect, elsewhere – where you set up an appointment in your own calendar when you’re going to be on holiday...
  • Tip o’ the Week #3: IE8 usage tips

    This week, we’re all about Internet Explorer. IE9 will be with us in a while, but in the meantime make sure you get the best out of IE8. ZDNet’s Ed Bott published a nice overview of some of the good usability functionality, when IE8 came out: read here...
  • Tip o’ the Week #2: Travel times in Outlook

    Another Outlook tip this week. There have been some calls for Microsoft to include a “Travel Time” capability to Outlook, that lets you automatically add getting-to and getting-from time to an existing Outlook appointment. There is one internal addin...