Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" is not just for kids.

  1. Stop your busy life for just three-and-a-half minutes. 
  2. Watch this video.
  3. Answer this question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" in the comments.

How I use my "Like Buckets"

When I grow up, I want to tell stories. Not just any kind of stories. Stories that inspire people. People just like you. To help me get there, I joined Toastmasters two years ago. Right now, I have three priorities all competing for my spare time. One of those priorities is getting an updated copy of my software out there. The sooner this is done, the less competition there is for my spare time. 😃

What do you want to be when you grow up?

( Answer in the comments below )

Semper Fi
Gunny Mike

Sunday, June 28, 2020

How to create a "Cheat Sheet" of your favorite @Lynda courses

I finally purchased Camtasia a couple weeks ago so I could create videos in support the upgrade I'm doing of my Zilch Standard software. This is just an interim upgrade that I'm doing using an old copy of Delphi 5 with source code from 2006, even though I have Delphi 10.3 😎

I love lynda.com. There are so many courses available on many different subjects. The best part is my free access through the Boston Public Library (bpl.org). I was paying $40 a month until a co-worker told me I could get access for free using my BPL e-card. Check and see if your local library offers free access to @Lynda.

It's a shame that there are no Delphi or Object Pascal courses on @Lynda. There's a story there but you'll have to ask me in person about this one.

Anyway, had forgotten what the instructor said was the best screen resolution to use. So, I logged back into my account and pulled up my course history. Did a search for what I was looking for and then discovered a hidden gem inside all the courses.

"I discovered a hidden gem inside all the courses"

Notes. I knew you could take notes but I didn't know you could turn those notes into a permanent "cheat sheet". So, I decided to just make a video on how to take notes. It's good practice for me and hopefully you find it beneficial.

Please like this video and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

These are the two courses I took on Lynda:
Camtasia 2019 Essential Training: The Basics (2hr 5min)

Camtasia 2019 Essential Training: Advanced Techniques (2hr 21min)

For voice recording I used my Microsoft LifeChat LX-6000 headphones with built in microphone which I purchased in March 2014.

Semper Fi
Gunny Mike