Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice.


Deep Links to CanLII
Shaunna Mireau

To continue the theme from the last couple of weeks, Today’s Tip is about linking in to CanLII. The tips for WestlawNext Canada and LexisNexis Canada have been about linking to a specific source within the services and that makes sense for CanLII as well. Stable, predictable, readable URLs are one of the truly wonderful things about CanLII. …


Windows 10? Whatever…
Garry Wise

Windows 10? Yawn. If nothing else, the imminent launch of the new Windows OS gives us opportunity again to wonder why the Powers-That-Be at Microsoft continue to fail to grasp the obvious: In terms of user interface, they got it right – with Windows XP. Its been mostly downhill from there. …


How Come My Digital Camera Pictures Are Always in a Folder Named DCIM?*
Dan Pinnington

You may have noticed that the pictures on your digital camera or smartphone are always stored in a folder named DCIM. Ever wondered why? Here is the answer: At some point in the distant past, the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) created a standard defining where and how digital images would be stored on digital media used in cameras. …

*Editor’s pick

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