Category: useful

Slider quiz for clients

Same quiz on phone screen

Professionals who see clients may want to measure the effectiveness of whatever they’re doing by a quick survey before and/or after each session. If you’re there in person, you can hand them a paper form, but if, as is often the case these days, you’re talking with them by online video, you need a way …

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How to make menu items into buttons

SHows location of Additional CSS in Customize

Occasionally, in your WordPress website, you’ll want to highlight certain menu items by giving them a button-like appearance. I don’t know of any plugin to help with this (though there are so many plugins, who knows, there might be one). I do it with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Most themes let you define your own …

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Hiding the credit footer in Graphene theme

Install plugin: Real-Time Find and Replace by Marios Alexandrou. In the WordPress dashboard, navigate to Tools > Real-Time Find and Replace Click Add button. In the Find field, type: Made with <i class=”fa fa-heart”></i> by <a href=”” rel=”nofollow”>Graphene Themes</a>. In the Replace with field, type: <!– Made with <i class=”fa fa-heart”></i> by <a href=”” rel=”nofollow”>Graphene …

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Super Bioreactor will save us?

Dear Tyler (writes Edwin Meath of Sarasota FL): I keep seeing news pieces like this one that claims some little machine removes carbon from the air equivalent to a small forest of trees. How does that work? Edwin, As time goes on, expect to see numerous companies making these ridiculous claims, because lies like …

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SVG file in a web page

The problem with raster graphics (such as your typical JPG, GIF, or PNG file) is that they don’t scale up very well. They get fuzzy if you zoom in on them. However, browsers are also able to display images of a different kind. SVG files are vector-based; they don’t store pictures as an array of …

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Notes from the Tools for Writers panel at Convergence

These are barely organized, and will soon be integrated into my resources page (see menu). Education Print Run Podcast Writing Excuses podcast Audio Drama Production podcast Research Ask Science Subreddit Loudmouth Science on Facebook Velocity Write or Die OhmWriter – makes your screen blank except for your document. Memory Siri Wetware Google docs (there is …

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Resetting the #$%@!!* Honeywell Gas Valve on a Water Heater


There’s no way to reset the evil Honeywell gas valve after it detects overheating. You need a new gas valve. But you CAN save hundred of dollars by switching just the fronts of the two valves, containing the circuit board that remembers the failure, rather than getting a plumber to replace the entire valve.

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