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Changes to Edge and Windows in the new October 2020 Windows update

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 October 2020

Although this is called a Windows update, the most useful changes are actually for the new Edge browser, as this blog explains.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

What happens when you blend the pieces from two different jigsaws?

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 October 2020

Vancouver-based artist Tim Klein has used the fact that many jigsaws are based on the same template to create some truly weird and wonderful composite images.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

The answer to (and winner of) our September newsletter word search competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 22 October 2020

The winner of our newsletter competition this month is Vincent Vaughan of Public Health England, who wins a fifty-pound voucher. The word search contained all 50 states of the USA, along with a hidden quotation.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

For our October 2020 newsletter competition, solve a logical puzzle

Posted by Andy Brown on 22 October 2020

Five people live in different houses, travel to work in different ways and work at different jobs. For this month's competition, all you have to do is to work out who is who!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

A review of our first 6 months of online training

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 September 2020

By the end of October we will have been providing online training for 6 months. After putting off doing this for so long, we've been surprised at how well it works - and so too have our clients, it seems.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

Shaun often takes his camera when exercising, as these stunning photos show

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 September 2020

Three photos in the life of a Wise Owl trainer: a London church in the moonlight, the river Dee near Wrexham and the sun rising behind Tower Bridge.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Wise Owl Andrew Gould shares photos of wildlife taken on lockdown walks

Posted by Andrew Gould on 26 September 2020

Lockdown has forced many of us to look for wildlife closer to home - Andrew Gould has been impressed at what he's been able to see, as these photos show.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

The results of our survey on whether we should develop a Python or R course next

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 September 2020

Many thanks to everyone who voted in our newsletter survey on whether we should train in Python or R next - the results are in!

Tags:   Musings | General IT

Our September 2020 newsletter competition is a word search with a missing quote

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 September 2020

Find the related missing items in our word search and the unused letters should spell out a relevant quotation - send this to us and you may win fifty pounds!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Announcing the winner of our August 2020 newsletter competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 September 2020

We had 19 entries for this month's competition, but despite this Matthew Palmer of Public Health England managed to win for a second month in a row. This blog gives a couple of possible solutions to the problem (warning: the blog contains disturbing images of Donald Trump).

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

A trainer's experience of giving the first Wise Owl classroom course in 4 months

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 August 2020

What was it like giving the first classroom course for Wise Owl since the middle of March? There were good and bad points, as this blog explains.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

Our July 2020 competition was won by Matthew Palmer - here are the answers!

Posted by Andy Brown on 22 August 2020

Congratulations to Matthew Palmer for winning last month's codeword competition - here are the answers!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Our August 2020 Newsletter Competition - painting by numbers

Posted by Andy Brown on 22 August 2020

Someone has thoughtfully deconstructed a picture into its red, green and blue component parts - your task is to put it back together!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Karen Webber of Goodness Marketing interviews Wise Owl's Andy Brown

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 July 2020

As Wise Owl's marketing guru for the last 15 months (and counting), Karen has got to know us pretty well. Here she interviews Andy Brown to find what makes him (and Wise Owl) tick.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Results of June 2020 Competition - Coronavirus Mini-Sagas

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 July 2020

Out of an impressive field of entries, this month's competition winner is Ray Jennings. Read the sagas yourself to see if you agree with the editor's decision!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Wise Owl Newsletter Competition - July 2020

Posted by Andy Brown on 23 July 2020

Solve our codeword then answer the secret riddle to enter the draw to win this month's prize!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

The answer to the word search puzzle from our May 2020 newsletter

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 June 2020

This month's puzzle was won by Linda Waterworth, who correctly found all 44 missing Beatles' songs and identified the hidden quotation revealed by the unused letters.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Our June 2020 competition: write a mini-saga containing exactly 50 words

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 June 2020

For this month's competition we invite you to summarise your thoughts or experiences of the last three months of lockdown using exactly 50 words.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Should you use JavaScript or VBA to program in Excel?

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 June 2020

Is JavaScript for Office (also known as OFFICE-JS) the next big thing? Unless you're a full-time web developer, emphatically no - this blog gives 3 reasons why you should continue to write your Office programs in humble VBA.

Tags:   VBA macros | General    |    Musings | Microsoft Office

Retrieving past items from your clipboard using clipboard history

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 June 2020

Windows now lets you retrieve up to the last 25 things you've copied. It does this by keeping a clipboard history, from which you can paste items with a single keystroke.

Tags:   Musings | General IT
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