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LinkedIn : How not to write a recommendation

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xxxxx is a detail-oriented manager who watches the balance sheet like a hawk without ever losing sight of the strategic objective

Have you received a recommendation as above, or have you sent a recommendation like this to someone ? If answer to either of this is affirmative, read on.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

December 23, 2008 at 7:15 am

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How to Drink Plenty of Water

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It is very important that you are well hydrated at all the times. I found this article which talks about Are you drinking enough water ?

Although I generally have no problem drinking plenty of water during summer months,  during winter, I tend to not drink enough water. So here are some of my tricks to make sure that my water intake doesn’t go down.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

December 11, 2008 at 10:18 pm

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Learning to Be Ambidextrous

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am·bi·dex·trous : using both hands with equal ease

Ambidextrous

You Can Color Twice as Much !!

Why should one care about being able to use both hands with equal ease ? There are several reasons. I found a great article here.  I do not think one can become ambidextrous completely, in a sense, he/she can perform any action with either hand with same ease. But most of us can learn to perform several tasks (if not all) with either hand, just by the way of practice.
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Written by Mandar Vaze

November 25, 2008 at 7:08 am

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HTML Signature in Gmail – Firefox Extension

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If you are looking to use the professional looking HTML signature to be used with multiple web based email services, look no further.  Wisestamp Firefox extension is way to go !!

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Written by Mandar Vaze

November 10, 2008 at 10:25 pm

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HTML Signture for gmail – GreaseMonkey Script

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As you know, my first option was not to use gmail web interface, and use desktop client instead. If you wish to use the web interface though, here is another option.

Benefits :

  1. Unlike my previous suggestion, it works with gmail Web interface.
  2. GreaseMonkey scripts are supported on most of the major browsers like Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer.
  3. Supports multiple signatures. Will ask you which one to insert (Cool)
  4. Works for replies and forwards, as well as composing new emails.

Here is the link to the script itself. You will need the GreaseMonkey extension installed.  If you are using Firefox, you can get is here

Written by Mandar Vaze

November 7, 2008 at 7:15 am

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HTML Signture for gmail

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I do not understand why google at times ignores some features that are widely available in competing products (liked and demanded on google platform by users).  e.g blogger did not have tags and categories, neither spam protection while most other competing blogging platforms had these features for years. This was one the (rather two) reasons I moved to WP from blogger.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

November 6, 2008 at 6:37 am

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LinkedIn : WordPress App

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LinkedIn recently released several applications to work with their website.  One of them is WordPress Application. In its current shape and form, LinkedIn lets you specify your WordPress blog on your LinkedIn profile webpage.

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Written by Mandar Vaze

November 4, 2008 at 10:15 pm

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