Archive for September, 2005

Making strikethrough Text in Microsoft Powerpoint

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

I was trying to edit a slide, and wanted to delete and add some important pieces of text. Instead, of completely deleting the text — I wanted to make it strikethrough so that the audience knows what has changed. Here’s what Powerpoint suggests:

Microsoft Office PowerPoint does not include the text effects for strikethrough on the Format menu that come with Microsoft Office Word. You can reproduce these effects by using the Drawing toolbar, however.
1. Display the slide with the text you want to show in strikethrough format.
2. From the Drawing toolbar in the lower-left corner of the screen, choose the Line tool.
3. Draw a line over the text you want to format as strikethrough.

Lame, lame, lame, lame!

Who’s next on Google Hiring Radar?

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Cerf, Apple’s Andy Hertzfeld, Alta Vista founder Louis Monier, Adam Bosworth of BEA/Crossgain, Mac Mozilla Chief Mike Pinkerton, FireFox Lead Engineer Ben Goodger, Java evangelist Joshua Bloch, Microsoft Windows architect Marc Lucovsky, UTF-8 co-creator and original Unix team member Rob Pike, the list goes on and on. Google is hiring the who’s who of the software programming world — people whose text books students read and software evangelists whose products we install.
With DEC Labs gone, XEROX PARC being reborn as Parc, Inc and now the deptt. which invented UNIX at Bell Labs on the chopping block; Google is giving them a breather/opportunity to continue the advancements in software.
Well, Google is not just doing search but also re-search on how to own the content and the content delivery framework.
Next (sometime in a future post): Why Google might buy Akamai?

RSS is a Data Model not an API

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

Just saw Nivi’s post on RSS is an API. Agreed RSS gives you access to a web site