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Finding beauty in (and explaining) cryptic crossword clues

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 May 2020

Cryptic crossword clues can be ingenious and witty, as this blog tries to explain. The blog tries to convey this owl's passion for the genre, but also to give a mini-tutorial on how cryptic crosswords clues are constructed.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Find 44 related items in a word search and reveal the hidden quotation

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 May 2020

For our competition this month, find 44 items in a collection in our word search grid, and send in the quotation spelt out by the unused letters.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

The winner of our April 2020 newsletter competition (and the answer)

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 May 2020

Our April 2020 word search competition was won by Pam Politis - if you came unstuck, this blog reveals the answer!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

More snapshots of life during lockdown - working from home

Posted by Andy Brown on 25 May 2020

Following last month's reveal of what Wise Owl nests look like during lockdown, here are three more snapshots of home life from clients and suppliers.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

You can now see your booking history on our website

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 April 2020

Clients can now sign on to our website to see a full record of everything they've booked. Wondering if Anna in Accounts has been on an Excel course? Log on to find out!

Tags:   Musings | Online training

You can now book and pay for places online!

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 April 2020

We've finally got an online booking and payment system to match the quality of our training, as this blog explains.

Tags:   Musings | Online training

Wise Owl now do (excellent) online training courses!

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 April 2020

We've been meaning to deliver live online courses to complement our classroom training for years, and we've finally bitten the bullet! So now you can sit on one of our courses in your dressing gown at home, in your office or wherever you may find yourself in the world.

Tags:   Musings | Online training

Last month we asked you to draw a picture - see the answer and winner here!

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 April 2020

Last month's puzzle was won by Paul Silvester of North-East Lincolnshire Council, one of 5 people who correctly drew the picture of a downhill skier.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

This month's puzzle - a word search to pass the time away in lockdown!

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 April 2020

For this month's competition, we're asking you to complete a word search and let us know where the quotation spelt out by the unused letters comes from. As always, a 50 pound Amazon voucher will go to the first correct entry drawn out of the Wise Owl electronic sorting hat.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Frequently asked questions about our online training

Posted by Sam Lowrie on 14 April 2020

This blog contains useful tips on setting up your microphone, screen and audio, allowing you to get the best out of your online training course!

Tags:   Musings | Online training

The Wise Owls have new home offices (with some better than others ...)

Posted by Sam Lowrie on 07 April 2020

The Coronavirus crisis has made the Wise Owls flee to their home nests - but as this blog shows, some nests are better prepared than others.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

This parody of mistakes you can make building a website is surprisingly funny!

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 March 2020

A website which includes help messages which don't, a password with ridiculous rules, an unhelpful timer, annoying default options for almost everything - thoroughly recommended!

Tags:   Musings | General IT

The answers to our exercises are now published online (for personal use only)

Posted by Andy Brown on 13 March 2020

We receive a fair few requests asking us to publish the answers to our exercises. We have now decided to do this, on the understanding that they are for your personal use only.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Our March 2020 newsletter competition asks you to draw a picture!

Posted by Andy Brown on 12 March 2020

For the competition this month, follow the numerical instructions to draw a picture in a grid.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

The answer to our February 2020 VBA competition (and its winner)

Posted by Andy Brown on 12 March 2020

We are pleased to announce that our February 2020 competition was won by Ken Warthen, whose name was the first chosen randomly out of our electronic sorting hat. This blog lists the 10 VBA mistakes Wally Owl made.

Tags:   Musings | Competitions

Seven apps to make my life run smoothly

Posted by Shaun Wantling on 12 March 2020

In this blog, Shaun explains the 7 apps he uses most often to manage his work and home life.

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Meet Matthew, our newest owl

Posted by Karen Webber on 14 February 2020

Matthew Thirlwell joined Wise Owl as a Microsoft computer trainer in November. Find out more about this newest addition to our team!

Tags:   Musings | Random musings

Microsoft have rewritten their Edge browser to be based on the Chromium platform

Posted by Andy Brown on 06 February 2020

Microsoft have completely rewritten their Edge browser. The result is (by design) very similar to Chrome - you can even use Chrome extensions -but is probably even easier to use than Google's browser.

Tags:   Musings | General IT

Office 365 ProPlus users will soon be using Bing as their default search engine

Posted by Andy Brown on 06 February 2020

Whether you like it or not, if you're running Office 365 ProPlus you will soon have your default search engine set to Bing. This article explains why this is happening, and how to get round it.

Answers to and the winner of our January newsletter competition

Posted by Andy Brown on 06 February 2020

There were only 6 correct answers to our January 2020 newsletter competition - this blog shows the completed phrases, and reveals the name of our competition winner!

Tags:   Musings | Competitions
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