Bits & Pieces - For the Curious Minded

Notes & Links #4

  • Improve page layouts with Affinity Publisher’s column guides. Column guides divide a page into evenly spaced columns and rows. As a design aid, they are a non-printing overlay on your document that is used to position and size elements to fulfil desirable design qualities like balance and harmony.

  • The Penman app allows you to speak your thoughts into text, share ideas, record “on the fly” remarks, all with the sound of your voice. State of the art google speech to text technology. Google speech to text system supports more that 120 languages.

  • Do You Have a Moral Duty to Leave Facebook? The platform has been used to disrupt elections, disseminate propaganda and promote hate.

  • New Book - Stillness Is the Key, Ryan Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead. All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness and do the right thing. Ryan Holiday calls it stillness-to be steady while the world spins around you.

  • Understanding Assistive Technology: How Do Deaf-Blind People Use Technology? - Understanding digital accessibility challenges is easy if you know people with disabilities. But what if you’ve never seen a person who is blind use their computer or smartphone?

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