Uber Oops; Self Driving Car Crashes

More bad news for Uber: one of the ride-hailing giant’s self-driving Volvo SUVs has been involved in a crash in Arizona — apparently leaving the vehicle flipped onto its side, and with damage to at least two other human-driven cars in the vicinity.

Read More via TechCrunch

Use Google to Find Your Phone

Honey, have you seen my phone?

You don’t need a tracking device to locate your Android phone. Just log into your Google Play Store account and access the Android Manager.

You can have your phone send out a Here I am! ring, or lock the device with an “If found, please return..” message;

…to reunite you with your lost loved one.

To Locate your Android Phone

  1. Go to https://play.google.com.
    Note: you will need to be logged into your Google account.
  2. Click the settings googlesettingsgearicon and select Android Device Manager.
    Your phone’s location location-icon-png-14will appear highlighted.
  3. Select preferred option(s):
    a. Click Ring to have your phone ring.
    b. Enable and Select Lock to secure your phone.
    c. Click Erase to wipe your personal data.

Cheers!

hɔuᴉnb

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UPS Piloting Drone Delivery Service

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Brown delivers..by air!

Traffic, road work and accidents all complicate the UPS delivery schedule, but none of these land-based impediments should deter a drone, right?

UPS announced today that it has successfully delivered a package in Florida using an autonomous drone that launched from one of its delivery trucks. The test is the first step in what the company hopes could one day become a more routine use of drones for package delivery.

UPS is betting the driver-drone pairing will double their efficiency. The driver can complete one delivery and dispatch the drone to another, later rendezvousing at some point along the return route.

yeah, but how will the drone look in brown shorts?

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Heading and Bookmark Shortcuts

In addition to making it easy to generate PDF bookmarks from a Word document (click link to see  how)Headings and Bookmarks afford your reviewers an easy method of navigation.

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Here are shortcuts to Applying Heading Styles and Creating Bookmarks.

To quickly apply Heading styles

  1. Select the item by placing insertion point anywhere on that line of text (Heading styles will auto-apply to the entire paragraph).
  2. Hold CTRL and SHIFT down and press 1, 2, or 3 to apply that corresponding outline level (e.g., CTRL+SHIFT+2 applies Heading 2 style).

Note, only the first 3 Heading styles have shortcut keystrokes pre-assigned to them. Alternatively, you can also Press CTRL + SHIFT + S (Apply Style shortcut) then select or enter the style name.

To create Bookmarks

  1. Select the text to bookmark.
    Note: Unlike Heading Styles, you must select all text to be included in the bookmark.
  2. Press CTRL + SHIFT + F5. The Bookmark dialog appears.
  3. Enter your bookmark name:
    -name can contain only letters and/or numbers
    -name cannot begin with a number
  4. Click Add.

Note: If you use the same name as an existing bookmark the original will be overwriten without warning.

Cheers!

hɔuᴉnb

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Aston Martin’s Self-driving Laconda, LM-RB 001


Aston Martin unveiled its entry into self-autonomous vehicles with the AM-RB 001

Editorial note: were I working for RD it would’ve been designated AM JB 007 for reasons obvious to every Bond fan.

Assuming you’re willing to give up the wheel on this sleek beast, this wonder will boast all the self-automation features (car-avoidance, self-park, lane change) features that we will eventually all grow to know, love and expect of our cars. In addition AM is placing a focus on cyber-security; likely in response to reports we seen of car systems being compromised.

Which threat is greater: car-jacking or car-hacking?

Either way, the model, which debuted this week at the Toronto Car show, isn’t available yet, so we’ve time to start saving our pennies and pounds.

Click here to visit Aston Martin launch site

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Auto-generate Bookmarks in an Acrobat PDF

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An earlier post showed an easy keyboard shortcut for creating bookmarks. Here’s an even easier method of creating a PDF from a Word document, where the bookmarks, practically, create themselves. And the beauty of it is that it preserves the outline hierarchy (i.e. creates indented bookmarks) as defined in your document.

Note: The document must either be in outline format (with Heading styles), or formatted with Word-generated bookmarks.

Click here to watch ~1 minute demo

Converting your Word Document into a PDF with Bookmarks

  1. In Word: click File, Save As, then Browse to select a folder to save to.
  2. On the Save As dialog, in the File name area, enter the file name.
  3. Click the Save as type drop-down and select PDF (*.pdf).
  4. Click Options…
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  5. Check Create bookmarks using: and select Headings.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Save.

Cheers!

hɔuᴉnb

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Use Advanced Search Wildcards to Format Names: Last, First Middle

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Reformatting a list of names is challenging when some of the names have middle names and others do not. Using Word’s Advanced Replace dialog and wildcards makes it easy to rewrite a list in Lastname, First M. format.

3 minute e-Learning demo:

To Reformat a List of Names to Last, First M.

  1. Select your list of names.
  2. Press CTRL+H. The REPLACE dialog appears.
  3. If necessary click More button to display full dialog.
  4. Check Use Wildcards.
  5. In the Find what field type: (*) ([! ]@)^13
    Important: observe spaces.
  6. In the Replace with field type: \2, \1^p
    Important:
    note the space after the comma.
  7. Click Replace All. When prompted to “..continue searching the remainder of the document” click No.
  8. Close the dialog.

Why it works

The find pattern looks for two groups:  first name with optional middle name or initial and last name.

  • (*)_ finds expression1, first and middles names
  • ([!_]@)^13 finds expression2, the remainder of name up to and including hard return (ascii char 13)

These names can now be referred to as expressions \1 and \2. In our replace statement we  transpose them,  separate them with a comma and space, and end with a hard return (^p).

  • \2,_\1^p 

Note:  _ is used above to illustrate use of space.

Codes that work with Find and Replace

To find Type
Paragraph mark ( Paragraph mark ) ^p (doesn’t work in the Find what box when the Use wildcards option is turned on), or ^13
One or more occurrences of the previous character or expression @
ex: lo@t finds lot and loot.
Any single character except the characters in the range inside the brackets [!_]
ex: t[!a-g]ck finds tock and tuck, but not tack or tick.

Comments and questions are always welcome!

Cheers!

hɔuᴉnb

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