About David

I am a Yorkshireman, an IT professional, I love all kinds of word games and I play backgammon regularly.

The Big Collection Weekend:

Helping others may take some of your Time and Money, but the Rewards of getting the Feel Good Factor and a boost in your Karma far outweighs the giving.

I believe that if people, regardless of Creed, Race or Religion, treated others as they themselves would like to be treated, then the world would be a much better place.

I know ours it’s not a perfect world, but I believe that “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Help your fellow man, and Take Part in the Big Collection Weekend that starts on Friday the 13th June 2014, and continues on Saturday the 14th june and Sunday the 15th June, at Pontefract Tesco; can you spare just 3 hours to collect for Diabetes UK? If so then please contact Me on 07535 246748, or by e-mail to SESKU-Diabetes@gmx.com!

Various Tips:

The next meeting of the SESKU Diabetes UK Voluntary Group is on the 13th November; hear a talk on Glaucoma and how best to help prevent it.

Healthy Computers Make Happy Users, so be proactive, not reactive, and keep your computer Healthy. Contact Discere Faciendo your local IT Support.

Back-Up is very important, it’s easy to lose items of irreplaceable data, such as photos and that piece of work you have spent many hours on; for a reliable and secure backup why not try Drop Box at: db.tt/wB7bje6

Undo many actions with CTRL+Z; if you accidentally delete or move a file, you can use CTRL+Z to bring it right back to where it was; it is not just for typing mistakes.

SESKU Diabetes UK Voluntary Group:

Well another successful meeting of the SESKU Diabetes UK Voluntary Group was had for all those who attended; the meeting started at 6pm and finishes at 8pm on Wednesday the 9th August at Mill Lane, South Kirkby, Pontefract, WF9 3HG.

We had presentations on Diabetic Retinopathy and Alternative Therapies.

We have a meeting on every second wednesday of the month; anyone is welcome to the meetings, whether you have diabetes, live with someone who has diabetes, have a friend or colleague who has diabetes, or you just want to learn more about diabetes; the meetings are for all those who are living with Diabetes.

Next month’s meeting on Wednesday the 13th November at 6pm comes with a presentation on Glaucoma , how it affects you and how best to try and avoid it.

Remember, refreshments are provided on request throughout the meeting; so why not bring a friend, meet other diabetics and learn more about diabetes.

Tickets Available at: http://eventbrite.co.uk/event/7532472829

Computer Protection:

Healthy Computers make Happy Users, and protecting your computer against Trojans, Worms & Viruses is essential for a Healthy Computer.

If you would like free advice on protecting your laptop or PC, let me know and I will help out where I can; all computers need protecting!

Protecting Computers: You need a Firewall, Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Program, which all need to be kept updated; free versions are OK!

A Firewall is a program that sits between your computer and the internet, forming a barrier against incoming attacks; your first defence.

Anti-Virus programs protect against a number of different threats, including Trojans, Worms & Viruses, but cannot stop brand new threats.

Anti-Virus software protects you against Viruses from e-mails and internet; some Anti-Virus software will include Anti-Malware tools.

Anti-Malware programs protect against malicious software that downloads to your computer without your knowledge, which can include spyware!

Anti-Malware programs check for and eliminate malicious software within programs that you have chosen to install, but cannot kill new ones!

All new laptops usually come with an Anti-Virus program installed; however, it may only work temporarily unless you pay for it.

Do not try to run two Anti-Virus programs together; this can cause you several problems; uninstall the old before installing the new.

The Big Collection Weekend!

Helping others make take Time and Money, but the rewards of the Feel Good Factor and a boost in your karma far outweighs the giving.

If people, regardless of race or religion, treated others as they themselves would like to be treated, the world would be a better place.

I know ours it’s not a perfect world, but I believe that “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” (J.R.R. Tolkien)

The ‘Big Collection Weekend’ starts on the 4th October at Pontefract Tesco; can you spare 3 hours to collect for Diabetes UK? Contact Me!

Healthy Computers Make Happy Users:

We all know that Healthy Computers Make Happy Users, so look after your computer and avoid Agonossiation; a poorly computer cannot look after you!

If you do have a computer problem that you cannot resolve, maybe I can help! It does not cost anything to ask, and there are no stupid questions.

Asking for help could save you many hours of anxiety and stress, and some things can be resolved through advice alone.

Agonossiation:

1:- The feeling of frustration, anger and irritation caused by electronic devices, especially computer devices, that just do not seem to do what they are designed to do.

2:- The feeling of rage experienced when, for the umpteenth time, Windows has crashed before you have managed to save that vital bit of work.

3:- The feeling of rage brought on by distress due to a hardware or software problem which the enraged person is unable to correct.

4:- If you ever feel any symptoms of Agonossiation, I can help by resolving the problem; remember Healthy Computers Make Happy Users!

Computers In Life:

For most people computers have now become an inseparable part of their life, whether it be for work, pleasure or both, and most professions now require the use of at least one computer, an e-mail account and the internet; though most businesses now use computers for a lot more besides that, such as online banking, research, social media, and office programs such as Excel, Powerpoint & Word, not to mention that expensive specialised software that is vital for your profession.

Now computers are great when they work like new and do all that you expect of them; however, hardware-wise a wide variety of computer parts can, and do, break down at a moment’s notice and software-wise incompatibilies, overheating and viruses can stop a program working properly, or even an important file from opening; these types of things usually seem to happen just when you need your computer the most, and how much time and money have you wasted in the past due to computer problems such as these?

What most people do not realise is that having a local IT support guy on hand to do regular computer maintenance, on all computers, can help prevent a lot of this from happening, and can resolve problems quickly, as and when they do happen; in these cases IT support can make your life a whole lot more simple, and less embarrassing and frustrating; we have all heard of the phrase “Time is money”, so how much money have you lost in the past due to computer problems that could have been be prevented? Remember prevention is always better than the cure.

I believe that “Healthy Computers Make Happy Users”, so why not be proactive, rather than reactive, and keep yours computers running smoothly for as long as possible, by using Discere Faciendo your local IT Support.

Author: David Williamson – IT Consultant & Trainer
Discere Faciendo – www.discere-faciendo.com

Computer Mouse Tips:

Text editors and programs allow you to highlight all, or portions, of text using the Shift key and the mouse.

Place cursor at beginning of paragraph in a text editor, press Shift key and click at end of paragraph to highlight the full paragraph.

The mouse wheel is not just a wheel, it can also be used as a button; Pressing down on the wheel will act like a third mouse button.

Open a web page in a tab by clicking the wheel on any link and can also be used to close a tab by clicking the wheel on any open tab.

Holding down the shift key while scrolling up or down in an Internet browser will quickly go back and forward between web pages.

Zoom in and Out on a web page, word document, excel spreadsheet, by holding the Ctrl key and scrolling up to zoom in and down to zoom out.

Move Forwards and Backwards while browsing the Internet by holding down the Shift key and scrolling up and down.

Some mouse wheels can be pushed left or right to also move back and forward on a web page.

A word can be selected by double-clicking it; if you want to highlight the whole paragraph, click the mouse button three times on any text.

To select any word, you can double-click and then drag your mouse to select one word at a time.

If you highlight a file or text, you can right-click that highlighted item copy it and then right-click anywhere else to paste it.

Right-click on a file or text and drag it while holding the right button, you will be given the option to move or copy that file or text.

While in a browser pressing and holding Ctrl while clicking on any link will open that link in a new tab.

While holding down the Ctrl key you can left-click to select multiple objects or highlight multiple sections of text.

In Microsoft Windows you could hold down the Ctrl key and click to select multiple files at once.

To highlight different parts of a paragraph or web page, you could hold down the Ctrl key and select each section you wanted to copy.

SESKU Diabetes UK Voluntary Group Meeting:

Well, it’s nearly that time again, and the SESKU Diabetes UK Voluntary Group is having a meeting for all those who are living with Diabetes.

The meeting starts at 6pm and finishes at 8pm on Wednesday the 14th August:
At Mill Lane, South Kirkby, Pontefract, WF9 3HG ?

Anyone is welcome, whether you have diabetes, live with someone who has diabetes, have a friend or colleague who has diabetes, or you just want to learn more about diabetes.

This month’s meeting comes with a presentation on What Diabetes is, both Type 1 and Type 2, and How They Affect the Body.

Remember, refreshments are provided on request throughout the meeting.