Here’s how I found out my WordPress-based website was hacked. One day in January 2014, I had to find an article on my website. I’m a freelance journalist, among other things, and I republish most of my articles on my website once they’re no longer in the current issue of the magazines I write for. […]
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Where do you go if you want to test a car’s technology? Why, to Québec City during Winter Carnival, of course! That’s where I took a Soul Red Mica Mazda3 Sport. Significantly redone for 2014, it delivered on looks, from the vertical front grill sporting an oversize Mazda logo to the steeply raked window on […]
Some time ago, a P.R. rep from No Starch Press contacted me about a book they were publishing. Their slogan is “The Finest in Geek Entertainment.” I have no idea why they contacted me (cough). The book, The LEGO Adventure Book: Spaceships, Pirates, Dragons & More! (ISBN-10: 1-59327-512-9) tells a very loosely woven story as a […]
I frequently add comments to both Word documents and PDFs. In Word, there’s an “Insert Comment” menu command and in Preview (the software I use to view PDFs) there’s a “Thought Bubble” menu command. Another thing I frequently do is save my documents as I work on them. To do so, I press the Cmd-S […]
I get really good concentration when I tote my laptop for coffee and a snack at hints.avid.together. The Apple Store I normally visit when I need to ask questions about my Mac or iPod is at speedy.ferrets.phased.
As a longtime technical writer, it’s second nature for me to add images to text documents. While I used to use Adobe Framemaker all the time to create complex technical manuals, I find it’s best to stick with Microsoft Word when I collaborate with non-technical subject matter experts to create documents. If there’s one tip […]
A month into 2014, parents might be wondering how their kids might make “better” use of the smartphones and tablets bestowed upon them over the holidays. Maybe the kids would like to do a little learning on their tablets, the kind of learning that supplements the stuff they learn in school.
Photography and layout pros use high-end image editing tools when they work. Adobe Photoshop rules this particular category of software, to the extent that “to photoshop” has become a commonly-used term meaning “to alter an image.” Photoshop is expensive, and for good reason – it offers many capabilities and saves plenty of labour. That said, […]
Thanks to people like Edward Snowden, more people understand how little privacy we actually have these days. Yet few people realize how many “trackers” follow their every click as they browse the Internet. That’s where people like a team at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design come in. They’re out to distribute knowledge of […]
2013 was an “interesting” year in Toronto municipal politics. For months, Mayor Rob Ford denied May allegations of crack cocaine use. He had to – media reports claimed that somebody shot a video of him smoking crack. Those allegations lasted until October, when Toronto police reported that they had retrieved certain videos. Shortly afterward, Mayor […]
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Based in Toronto, Canada, technology copywriter, business writer, technical writer and journalist Luigi Benetton helps technology businesses and periodical editors explain sophisticated technology in ways that their business audiences understand.
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