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Ever wonder how to make your Internet connection faster or how to increase browsing speed? If you are trying to get things done, there is nothing like a slow connection to thwart your best efforts. But there are things you can do to browse faster—even when your Internet connection is working slowly.

This article will show you how to increase your productivity when your connection is slow. Many of these steps are also good tips for how to increase the speed of browsing and of sending and receiving email.

1. Send multiple files faster by compressing them

If you’re sending multiple files—for example, several files related to a single project—you can reduce their combined size by using a compression utility. Compressing your files can dramatically reduce the time needed to send files online, and compressed files don’t take up as much space in your (or the recipient’s) email Inbox. WinZip is one of the more common compression tools.

Compress files


2. Increase browsing speed by turning off graphics in Windows Internet Explorer

Graphics are important to web pages, but they also take time to download if you’re online. You can turn them off to speed your Internet browsing.

Disable graphics in Internet Explorer

1.   On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.

2.   In the Internet Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab.

3.   In the Settings box, scroll down to the Multimedia section. Clear the
following check boxes.

  • Play animations in web pages
  • Play sounds in web pages
  • Play videos in web pages

    Note: This option is available in Internet Explorer versions before
    Internet Explorer 8.

  • Show pictures

4.   Click Apply.

Internet Options dialog box, Advanced tab, with Settings check boxes selectedTo turn graphics on again, on the Tools menu, in the Internet Options dialog box, on the Advanced tab, under Multimedia, select the same check boxes, and then click Apply.


3. Send email using Contact Groups (Distribution Lists)

If you’re sending an email to multiple people, create a Contact Group (previously known as a Distribution List) instead of listing each recipient separately. Messages are sent more quickly and efficiently when you’re using a Contact Group. Your company may have established procedures for creating mailing lists. If not, learn how to create and edit a Contact Group in Microsoft Outlook.


4. Reduce email size with simple email signatures

Email signatures leave a professional stamp on your messages, but elaborate signatures that include multiple images take up a lot of unnecessary storage space in each email. Ultimately, they can slow down the time needed to send each message. Instead, create distinctive text signatures combining fonts, type sizes, and colors to make your email signature smaller and quicker to transmit and receive. Learn how to create email signatures in Microsoft Outlook.


5. Work offline using Cached Exchange Mode in Outlook

Even if you lose your network connection, you can continue working in Microsoft Outlook if you’re using Cached Exchange Mode. With Cached Exchange Mode, a copy of your mailbox is stored on your computer. This copy provides quick access to your data and is frequently updated with the mail server. If you work offline, whether by choice or due to a connection problem, your data is still available to you instantly wherever you are. Cached Exchange Mode does require you to work with a Microsoft Exchange Server email account. Learn more about using Cached Exchange Mode.


6. Browse offline by saving web pages on your computer

If you use or reference a specific webpage often, save it locally to your computer. If you lose your connection or are working on a slow connection, you’ll still be able to read and find the information you need.

Save a web page on your computer

  1. In Internet Explorer, go to the web page you want to save.
  2. On the Page menu, click Save As.
  3. In the Save As type drop-down menu, select web page, complete.
  4. Select the location where you want to save the webpage.
  5. Click Save.

7. Open webpages faster by increasing your cache

If you increase the size of the temporary Internet files cache in Internet Explorer, your computer won’t have to work so hard when you revisit webpages. Many of the images will already be downloaded on your computer, decreasing the amount of time it takes to open a page.

Increase the Temporary Internet Files cache in Internet Explorer

  1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, in the Browsing history section, click Settings.
  3. In the Temporary Internet Files dialog box, under Check for newer versions of stored pages:, click the Automatically button. Then, set the Amount of disk space to use: to at least 250 megabytes (MB).
  4. Click OK.

    Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog box

 

Source: Microsoft.com

ស្ត្រីជាប្រពន្ធម្នាក់ដែលមួយថ្ងៃៗនិយាយមិនចេះហត់ ពេលមួយកំពុងនិយាយប៉ោចៗ ស្រាប់តែឃើញប្តីចេះ តែមើលមុខខ្លួន ព្រមទាំងសើចញឹមៗផង ។ ស្ត្រីនោះនឹកអៀនខ្លួន ក៏សួរ ៖

-ម៉េចបងឯងចេះតែមើលមុខខ្ញុំអ៊ីចឹង ?

-ព្រោះបងទើបតែសង្កេតឃើញថា បើអូនបិទមាត់នៅស្ងៀម គឺទម្រង់មុខអូនស្អាតណាស់, ស្អាតទាល់ តែមែនទែន ។

 

កូនប្រុសច្បងនាំមិត្តស្រីមកជម្រាបសួរឪពុកម្តាយរបស់ខ្លួន ដើម្បីឱ្យឪពុកម្តាយបានស្វែងយល់ពីនាង ។ ពេលឪពុកកំពុងសួរនាំមិត្តស្រីរបស់កូនប្រុសច្បង ស្រាប់តែកូនប្រុសពៅរត់ចេញពីខាងផ្ទះបាយមកមើល មុខគាត់ រួចចូលវិញ បន្ទាប់មករត់ចេញមើលមុខគាត់ទៀត ហាក់ដូចជាចង់និយាយអ្វីមួយជាមួយគាត់ តែមិនហ៊ាននិយាយនៅចំពោះមុខអ្នកក្រៅ ។ ឃើញដូច្នេះឪពុកសួរ ៖

-កូនឯងមានការអី ? កូនប្រុសពៅអេះអុញៗ ៖ -បាទ, ម៉ែ… ម៉ែ…

-ចង់និយាយអីនិយាយទៅ ម៉េចចេះតែម៉ែៗអ៊ីចឹង ?

-ឱ្យខ្ញុំនិយាយនៅចំពោះមុខអ្នកក្រៅ អ៊ីចឹងម៉េចកើត ?

-និយាយទៅ, អត់អីទេ ។ ប៉ាឱ្យនិយាយ!

-បាទ, ម៉ែប្រើខ្ញុំឱ្យមកប្រាប់ប៉ាថា កុំឃាត់ភ្ញៀវនៅហូបបាយ ។

 

Far too many people toil away in jobs that leave them dissatisfied. To avoid — or remedy — an unhappy job situation, find a position that allows you to do three things:

  1. What you like to do. If what you enjoy doing most is useful, it ought to be part of your career.
  2. What you do best. Many people spend years trying to improve areas of weakness. Focus your energy on mastering what you’re good at.
  3. What is valuable to the organization. Figure out how your particular strengths can be used to better your company, unit, or team. A sense of contribution will make you feel more engaged.

If your current role doesn’t fulfill all three, talk with your manager about changing some of your responsibilities. If there is a real mismatch, consider switching organizations or careers.

 

Source: Harvard Business Review – Management Tips of the Day

Few leaders succeed without great talent supporting them. So retaining your star employees is not only good for the company, but for you as leader. Here are three ways to keep your best people around:

  • Trust the team. Give your people the opportunity to use their unique strengths every day. Allow them to do what they are best at.
  • Make connections. Spend time every day checking in with individuals to see how they’re doing — personally and professionally. Avoid private or sensitive topics unless your employee brings them up.
  • Respect individuality. Recognize your people’s individual needs, and customize assignments, perks, and recognition accordingly.

Source: Harvard Business Review – Management Tips of the Day

2004

  • WWF Australia begins to look at new ways to take climate change mainstream after being confronted with serious scientific data
  • WWF Australia meets with advertising agency, Leo Burnett Sydney to discuss ideas for engaging Australians on the issue of climate change

2005

  • A campaign based on hope not fear, and the idea that everyone can take personal responsibility for the future of the planet we live on, is envisioned
  • WWF Australia and Leo Burnett Sydney start developing the concept of a large scale switch off. The project has the working title, “The Big Flick”

2006

  • Leo Burnett is tasked with the challenge of coming up with a campaign name that represents more than simply flicking off lights –Earth Hour is born. The Earth Hour name allows the campaign to broaden the focus from “lights out” to sustainability
  • WWF Australia and Leo Burnett Sydney take the concept of Earth Hour to Fairfax Media asking Fairfax to back the event – they agree
  • Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP agrees to support
  • Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth movie is released bringing worldwide attention to the issue of climate change
  • The Stern Report, which discusses the effects of climate change and global warming on the world economy, is released in October. Words of warning for what lays ahead from an economist – not from a scientist – sends a warning to governments globally about the cost of ignoring the threat of climate change

31 March 2007

  • The inaugural Earth Hour is held in Sydney Australia 7.30pm – 8.30pm, 2.2 million Sydneysiders and 2,100 businesses participate
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releases a report highlighting the risks of rising temperatures, further highlighting the need for urgent solutions

April 2007

  • Plans are developed to make Earth Hour a national event in Australia, but international interest is high and cities began signing up to the next Earth Hour campaign

29 March 2008

  • Earth Hour is held in 371 cities and towns in more than 35 countries globally at 8pm-9pm. A highly conservative estimate concludes that 50 million people participate. This number could have been as high as 100 million people

28 March 2009

  • Earth Hour held on Saturday March 28 at 8.30pm-9.30pm. Hundreds of millions of people in more than 4,000 cities and towns across 88 countries switched off their lights for one hour, creating a visual mandate for action on climate change effectively kick-starting the world’s first global vote.

July 2009

  • Earth Hour’s Vote Earth campaign releases the Vote Earth symbol calling on citizens of the world to show their vote for Earth over Global Warming.

November 2009

  • Earth Hour’s Vote Earth launches The People’s Orb, a shimmering silver sphere encasing a 350 gigabyte hard drive with video, images and documents representing the hundreds of millions of people who voted Earth to call for action on climate change. A tangible representation of the voice of the world’s people, The People’s Orb relays from Sydney to Copenhagen in the care of a variety of custodians ranging from former heads of state to iconic rock stars.

December 2009

  • Global awareness of climate change soars to unprecedented levels during an historic meeting of 192 nations at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Vote Earth campaign culminates on 16th December with Earth Hour Copenhagen. The People’s Orb, is entrusted to UN Chef de Cabinet, Vijay Nambiar to be presented to world leaders. The People’s Orb takes centre stage in the plenary on the final day of the conference alongside UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, in front of President of the United States, Barack Obama, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, COP President and Climate Minister Connie Hedegaard and over 100 heads of state.

27 March 2010

  • Earth Hour is held on Saturday March 27 at 8.30pm-9.30pm and succeeds in being a global call to action to stand up, to take responsibility, and lead the global journey to a sustainable future. A record 128 countries and territories take part and iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas stand in darkness.

26 March 2011

  • Earth Hour will be held on Saturday March 26 at 8.30pm-9.30pm wherever you are in the world. This Earth Hour we want you to go beyond the hour, to think about what else you can do to make a difference when the lights turn back on. So save the date and keep coming back to earthhour.org to find out what’s in store.

Source: http://www.earthhour.org

 

If you’re thinking about leaving your job, remember that how you quit can be just as important as where you go next. Here are three tips for gracefully making your departure:

  1. Be positive. When you give the news to your boss, avoid ranting and raving. You may feel better but it won’t help your career. If you do have constructive feedback, schedule a separate meeting to discuss it.
  2. Find your replacement. Don’t leave your team or manager in the lurch. Do what you can to find someone qualified. Offer to stay on to help that person transition into the position.
  3. Keep in touch. Don’t sever all ties with the company even if you had a bad experience. Former colleagues and managers may be assets to you in the future.

Source: Harvard Business Review – Management Tips of the Day

YANGON: More than 60 people were killed and dozens injured after a strong earthquake struck Myanmar near its border with Thailand, an official said Friday, as some affected areas remained cut off.

Tremors were felt as far away as Bangkok, almost 800 kilometres (500 miles) from the epicentre, Hanoi and parts of China during the earthquake on Thursday, which the US Geological Survey (USGS) measured at magnitude 6.8.

A Myanmar official said dozens of people were killed in areas close to the epicentre and more than 240 buildings had collapsed.

“The death toll has increased to more than 60 now from those areas including Tarlay, Mine Lin and Tachileik townships,” said the official.

“About 90 people were injured from those areas. The officials are still trying to reach some more affected areas. There are some places we cannot reach yet.”

Across the border, Thai authorities said a 52-year-old woman was killed in Mae Sai district after a wall in her house collapsed.

Terrified residents across the region fled their homes, tall buildings swayed and hospitals and schools were evacuated during the tremors.

In Yangon Chris Herink, Myanmar country director for the charity World Vision, said there did not appear to be “catastrophic infrastructure damage” in the affected areas of Kengtung and Tachileik, although buildings were cracked and water supplies disrupted in some areas.

“Of real concern though are the more rural areas. There will be more, I am afraid to say, unhappy information coming throughout the day,” he said.

“It is a hilly area near the border between Thailand and Laos, the so-called Golden Triangle. There is a lot of commerce that goes on in the area.”

World Vision has around 7,000 children sponsored by overseas donors in the affected areas.

“We want to ensure that they and their families are safe, secure and accounted for and to offer assistance to them as a first priority but also to help anyone in the area that has humanitarian needs,” he said.

The quake struck 90 kilometres (60 miles) north of Chiang Rai and 235 kilometres (150 miles) north-northeast of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second city and a popular tourist destination.

Thailand’s meteorological department on Friday said it had registered six large aftershocks following the initial quake.

Residents in Chiang Rai city raced from their homes again on Friday morning as a large tremor again shook the ground.

Four pagodas in the historic town of Chiang Saen near the northern Thai border were damaged, including Chedi Luang, where its three-metre (10-foot) long pinnacle crashed to the ground.

The shaking was felt throughout China’s southwest province of Yunnan, according to state-run China National Radio, but no casualties or structural collapses had been reported as of Friday morning.

However, the earthquake reportedly caused cracks in some homes and schools in and around the rugged Xishuangbanna region which borders Myanmar, and fear of aftershocks forced many people in the area to spend the night outdoors.

Some residents of the Vietnamese capital Hanoi fled their homes when the quake shook the city.

Le Huy Minh, assistant director of the national Global Geophysics Institute in the capital, reported no victims or damage.

“There was big panic among the local residents,” as high buildings shook for half a minute, said Nguyen Thai Son, of the institute’s office in northwestern Dien Bien town, 350 kilometres from the epicentre.

But he added there were “neither victims nor material losses here”.

Laos government spokesman Khenthong Nuanthasing said there had been no reports of casualties in his country from the earthquake.

“In Vientiane it was not strong,” he said.

The quake comes two weeks after Japan was hit by a monster earthquake, which unleashed a devastating tsunami that left around 27,000 people dead or missing and triggered a crisis at its Fukushima nuclear plant.

Myanmar and Japan sit on different tectonic plates, separated by the vast Eurasian plate.

No tsunami warning was issued after the Myanmar quake as US seismologists said it was too far inland to generate a devastating wave in the Indian Ocean.

The USGS initially recorded the quake as magnitude 7.0, but later revised it down to 6.8.

Source: Asia Pacific News