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.


Passphrases Can Help You Remember Complex Passwords
Dan Pinnington

Creating a long, unique, complex (letters in upper and lower case, numbers and symbols) and random password for every service you use is the best practice standard when it comes to using secure and strong passwords.MP900390550 If you follow this advice however, your passwords will be an unreadable mix of letters, numbers and characters. . . .


When You Can’t Find a Textbook
Shaunna Mireau

Research issues can be very specific – either in the time period for information or in the minutia of the topic. For those questions, the commentary material near to hand may not have your answers. Today’s tip shares some approaches. · Look at reissues or recently released encyclopedias (the CED, Halsbury’s Laws of Canada) . . .


Simply Use SimplyFile – Inbox Zero Part II
David Bilinsky & Garry Wise

Continuing our discussion of getting to ‘Inbox Zero’ this second post in the series of posts dealing with email is about SimplyFile – an intelligent add-on to Microsoft Outlook (2007 or 2010). Of all the ‘tips’ that I put forward doing “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” type presentations, this is the one tip for which I receive the most feedback. . . .

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