Share Your World, 9/23/19

Week #3 (for me), week I-don’t-know for everyone else, and here are the questions:

When was the last time you face palmed? I seem to recall a day when I was training when I didn’t exactly face-palm, but when I had a class where everything seemed to go wrong and several members of the class were there apparently to argue with me. After a particularly testy exchange, I put my head down and said “oy gevalt”. One of my co-workers, who was taking the class and who is very Jewish, complimented me: “You do that very well.” Cheered me up, anyway.

When is censorship warranted? Ever? Aside from the obvious “yelling ‘fire!’ in a crowded theater,” I can’t think of a reason to impose censorship on anyone. I think there are any number of times when self-censorship is appropriate and to be encouraged. Fifty years ago, that was called “growing up,” which should also be encouraged.

If there were commandments for the modern day world, what should (could, would) some of them be? Get creative! The ones that come immediately to mind are Get Over It and Grow Up.

What did you Google last? It’s been several years since I’ve used Google, largely because of privacy concerns and certain business practices they have adopted that I don’t think should be encouraged, and I’ll leave it at that. I much prefer DuckDuckGo and set my browsers to default to it. It advertises itself as “The Search Engine That Doesn’t Track You,” if that explains it. Anyway, the last thing that I remember DuckDuckGoing is how to migrate from Evernote to OneNote. Just so you know, the migration doesn’t work very well, and I’ve abandoned that little project.

As I say on Sundays at the end of my “The Week That Was” posts, see you in the funny papers!

15 thoughts on “Share Your World, 9/23/19

  1. That lady answer is interesting, John. I would like to make that migration. One Note is great, but I’ve been burned by it several times. Evernote has been much more reliable. Still, if I could figure out an easy way to consolidate, I’d go for it.

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    1. I’m confused: what lady answer?

      The OneNote Migration tool (which appears to be the only way to do it) builds Evernote export files, then imports them. Allegedly, the .enex files should have all the attachments in them, so that the importer can rebuild them and attach them to the appropriate note files. I did the import two or three times and each time the attachments were missing. That basically left me with the option of moving almost everything manually, as half my notes have attachments (e.g. product manuals and other .pdf documents). Life is too short.

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  2. Good answers. I agree about the Grow Up Commandment, although Thou Shalt Not Lie needs to be written in bold print now. Maybe caps, too. I use DuckDuckGo for the reason you mentioned but also because I like how it presents the information. Much easier to read.

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    1. I use the DuckDuckGo “!Bangs” all the time to navigate. Practically all the useful websites have a bang code (e.g. !w for Wikipedia) so that it’ll navigate to the site and do the search for you. Saves a lot of time.

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