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27 November

Getting the Right Proportions

I have not updated this blog lately, so here goes with a new entry. Work for my client in the City is getting better — much busier lately and full shifts, no being sent home early and plenty to do. The best work for me are the graphics jobs, but...
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21 November

Top 15 Printing Mistakes You Need to Avoid at Your Peril!

Top 15 Printing Mistakes You Need to Avoid at Your Peril!. This links to an illustrated list of the top 15 printing mistakes and errors you should avoid. This article is aimed mainly at inexperienced designers, but there’s also a few tips and further resources in it for seasoned designers,...
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20 November

You’re being watched online via your webcam

You’re being watched online via your webcam. We now know that people can spy on us quite easily via webcams. I have known before that it was possible but now it is much easier. So what can you do to protect yourself? Most obviously where things are password protected use...
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27 August

Orientation

So what is the difference between landscape and portrait? Should we know? Why those terms? What orientation should a document be? Recently someone was requesting a change to a graphic page. It had already been set up as a cover which would be printed on paper slightly larger than A3...
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25 August

Passwords

Another day at the office, even though it was a Bank Holiday. Most places shut down in the City of London at the weekends and Bank Holidays, with just a few eating places and small shops still open, and some offices where people work most of the days/hours of the...
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19 August

Animations

Another day at the office and what fun it was. I also had worked yesterday on Sunday, when it is quieter, but there was plenty of work, and it was all enjoyable. Today, Monday, less work but still good fun putting together animations in PowerPoint. PowerPoint has the great feature...
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15 August

Thursday, the Third Day (of this blog)

Welcome to my third blog post, and another good day in the City. One of the big drawbacks of having to work at the client’s premises is getting there. If I could work from my own premises without the travel that might sometimes be better. Today started off okay, but...
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13 August

City Worker with a Camera

Today was another interesting day. Uneventful in getting to my place of work, but at work something rather humourous. I shall protect the innocent by not mentioning any names, of course. One of the men who work as shift leaders was sitting in his seat, and I went to get...
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12 August

City Worker Blog

Welcome to the first blog post, about my work. I have been working now for some time on a contract in the City of London, working in a large financial company which shall remain nameless. All I can say is that they are big and big elsewhere too, not just...
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