We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.
Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost
Much is said about the difference between the British and US language, often concentrating on differences of spelling or pronunciation. However, what about all those words which we have different terms for?
One of the things I’ve not really written about is my physical health. Mental health, yes. Now, I’m generally in good health (despite my size – but I’ll get onto that) but have a couple of niggling issues, one of which seems to have stumped health professionals. And my DNA.
So, I thought it time to write some more and, maybe, using the power of the internet I may find a solution. Or solace. Or just pity.
With over 137,000 views, my video of the music from the Marvel Cinematic Universe has become, for me, a soaraway success (well, compared to my other videos which normally consist of people on trampolines or moving Lego contraptions).
So, I thought I’d talk about how I create the video and what the future holds for it.
For all it’s number of employees and the billions of dollars that it makes, Google is pretty poor when it comes to providing customer service. That’s if you can find anyone to provide a service. Google relies on forums and help pages with little backup if they don’t help. Indeed, even their social network accounts are only a one-way experience, with no assisting being made available.
But, let’s be honest, when it comes to reporting to them a breach of their Terms of Service and, potentially, illegal use of one of their product names, they’ll be a lot easier to contact. Right?
An existing WordCamp speaker and with 30 years of general IT support experience, I’ve spent more times than I wish to remember standing in front of people giving presentations. I’ve also been professionally trained on giving them and, in my spare, time perform on stage, often in front of 200+ people a night.
Even so, speaking at WordCamps can be a daunting, even terrifying, experience, no matter how many you’ve already done. So, in a series of posts, I want to share my knowledge, along with what I’ve learnt from some of my fellow speakers.
And, today, I want to talk about the use of slides.