I am a girl who don’t like to try new things, perhaps because I am always afraid of a failure after trying. Contrary to me, my younger sister just likes new things very much. Therefore, every time when we go to restaurant, I just choose the same food as usual again and again, but my little sister doesn’t. Pointing the menu, she always kept saying excitedly, “this one looks so tasty! It must be delicious since I have almost felt the smell, which I cannot wait to try.” Seeing her pleased impression after the meals, I have the impulse of changing but still fear and not have enough courage.
The Firefox, seems to be one of the look-good new dish in my eyes, I was really nerves at first. Going to our group blog, I saw that almost every girl writes and researches about it. I was so curious about whether it really gives us a lot of fun.
With this question, I installed Firefox at once and went to have a look. After doing so, I was suggested to add several add-ons.
( Hesitating when I was facing with so many different add-ons. ) Continue reading
After having been working with WordPress for the last couple of weeks, I just thought, wait a minute, why not write about one of its various functions? I mean, I know the basic steps for publishing an article and making it look “nice” but there is so much more interesting stuff to explore. And I told myself that having a closer look at one of the fancy additional functions could certainly be useful at some point.
That is exactly when the Poll function caught my eye. I did not know much about it before but as I am interested in finding out about other people’s opinions, I wanted to give it a try. Continue reading
Welcome to the second part of the quest for beautiful add-ons for the Mozilla Firefox browser!
Before you read this post, please be so kind to read the post I wrote on Sunday, about Professor X and the Pleasure of Firefox Add-ons and about the basics of Mozilla Firefox and my discovery of add-ons.
You might remember that I found this beautiful list of the ‘25 Time Saving Mozilla Firefox Addons for Web Designers and Developers’ from the CrazyLeaf web design blog.
I already presented Professor X to you, a lovely tool to have a glance behind the source code of a website without confusing you with too much details and too foreign HTML commands.
Now, I want to show you other gorgeous add-ons which will help you to understand webdesign and even enable you to change the settings.
And here comes the infamous ‘Firebug’ into existence.
Honestly speaking: I hardly know anything about computers and the web. Okay, it’s getting better. Nevertheless I always have the same problem: something goes wrong or doesn’t work right from the start. When I was younger I used to freak out, but now that I’m grown up I troubleshoot and I actually realized being determined and staying calm works. Thus if I have a lot of time then I’m even able to enjoy new technical stuff.
Therefore it was a good experience to get to know something about Add-ons like Zotero. Continue reading
Last week I and Eddie were sitting in the library where we had a look on Google Reader. I have been using Google reader since the last month, when it was introduced in the class. So, he showed me this funny Google application, where you can set Google with your own name or any word you wish: http://www.goglogo.com/ and I showed Google Reader.
When I was about to write another post, I was thinking how could I follow some blogs and web sites in order to save my time and stay constantly informed of what my interest was. I have web sites I check every day, but for the start I added three to Google reader to see how does it work with minimum distractions.
Here how I start … Continue reading
Last week on Tuesday, 21st June 2011, Mozilla Firefox 5 was released and I was curious about the differences between the older version Firefox 4.0.1 and the new one.
However, before I am going to tell you what I found out and where my research was leading me, we all need to be on the same page. If you don’t know what makes Firefox so special, watch this lovely video, but don’t forget that it features Firefox 3.6 and was created by Mozilla itself, therefore, it might be focusing solely on the good stuff.
It is easier than ever before to keep in head a name of any web site. In fact, any web site, like brucespear.com, can not DIE in our heads: (Disappear- Invalidate – Escape). We can not forget something that we have never learnt.
Indeed, it makes sense to use surname/name as an Internet domain , which could be considered as a critical step to let other people know who you are and what your name is associated with,. .. unless you are famous and rich…
Hollywood stars usually have a domain starting with their names, like madonna.com, sting.com or piercebrosnan.com. These and many others are desired targets of cybersquattring – registering, selling or using a domain name with the intent of profiting from the goodwill of someone else’s trademark (Cybersquatting: What It Is… )
How does the world of cybersquatting look like? Continue reading
( Yesterday my friends sent an email to me. When I downloaded it and went to see, it appeared a lovely dog saying words to me. What a lovely image and a cute voice! So I just immediately went to the Internet to see what it is. )
“She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along. “
(Margaret Culkin Banning)
Today, I would like to put the focus on a topic concerning many “business girls“ and which we might face ourselves at some point in our lives, when it comes to combining family life with a career.
When tiping in the simple search term combination “working women”, a blog with the title ”freakonomics“ instantly caught my attention. The blogger Daniel Hamermesh mentions Italy’s labor-force participation rate of women aged between 25 and 54 recently having increased by more than 20%.
He does not think that those women will “retire from their long-time careers, and thus [finds it] unlikely that they will be available to care for grandchildren full time”, which apparently has become a new social norm in Italy at the present time. But before even talking about grandchildren, we need to get our daughters and sons settled.
So, how is it that mothers can handle the two “C”s in their life: children and career? Continue reading
Yesterday, I went to the Karneval der Kulturen with my best friend. She is studying BioChemistry and I am always wondering how smart she can be to study something which is that complex. (Ö_Ö)
Naturally, we always talk about interesting topics which would be of interest for A Girl’s Business and we stumbled over ‘Wolfram׀Alpha’, which is described by founder Dr. Stephen Wolfram as a “knowledge engine that computes answers to questions”.
For example, typing in “GDP of France versus Britain” the result will be a comparison with charts and other figures of the two countries’ GDP . You can write down huge mathematical formulas and in the end get not only the solution but also a graph which is showing the root. However, when you ask about the best sci-fi movie in history it will give you a table with the percentage of people having the surname ‘Best’ in America.
Now in spite of that, it is safe to say, that Wolfram׀Alpha is awesome, especially since it was voted the greatest computer innovation of 2009 by Popular Science.
What makes Wolfram Alpha interesting for businesses? Continue reading