Monthly Archives: July 2015

Getting more efficient with two screens

I work in multiple programs at the same time. I’ll have Word open, sometimes Photoshop, and always an open window for Chrome and Safari. I only realized today that I should be able to operate two screens at once. My fairly … Continue reading

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Prioritizing on learning grammar

While pursuing my grammar studies, I am deciding on what to memorize and what to look up. Memorizing all grammar rules would be completely impossible; I must move ahead with what I can commit to memory. My English grammar flash … Continue reading

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It seems unlikely

An unnamed teacher at DeAnza College (external link) wrote at some length on how difficult it was to find the verb in the sentence below. The verb being the word ‘seems.’ To make things clear, nearly every English grammar book states that … Continue reading

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The grammar books have arrived

Most of the English grammar books I ordered have arrived and I am starting to go through them. On Monday I’ll begin the on-line course I signed up for (internal link); right now I am working through a book called Better … Continue reading

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The vernacular of verbs is decadent and depraved

“The verb is the business end of a sentence, the sentence’s reason for being. That’s where the action is. Without a verb, even if it’s only suggested, there’s nothing going on, just a lot of nouns standing around with their … Continue reading

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No wonder I never understood grammar

Good news first. The course on grammar basics that I recently signed up for (internal link) is very well done. I think completing its 16 sections will give me a solid background for taking the U.C. Berkeley extension course (internal link) in September. … Continue reading

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American Companies Driving Down The Wage Floor

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama recently spoke out on a subject that is obvious to any American technology worker: employees aren’t lacking, wages are. Large tech companies want restrictions on immigrant labor eased so they can pay less. I’ve written … Continue reading

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