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Helpful tips for April 2015
In this issue:
Articles of the day
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
Courtesy of the research team at http://www.sterlingcreations.ca
Okay, here’s one for the books so to speak!
We are now being told that the more you stand the more callories you can
They suggest that if you have a job where you need to sit a lot that you
take breaks every half hour.
Stand, walk around, and then return to your chair.
Before you go to sleep:
Do not eat anything heavy or this would hinder a good night’s sleep.
Nor should you eat anything spicy.
About coconut oil!
You can use this oil to flush out wax from your ears.
Insert a drop or 2 into your ear. Wait for a few minutes and then flush out
with warm water.
Presto! The wax and other stuff will simply come tumbling out of your ear!
Some very important tips on how to handle meat:
When you are finished testing your meat in the oven with your thermometer,
wash the point thoroughly before using the next time.
Not a good idea to thaw meat at room temperature.
Thaw in fridge or in microwave.
Finally, do not placed cooked meat on the same area where you originally had
That is, on the same plate or in the same dish.
Right then, which vegetable is used to make pickles?
Why then, it is the good old cucumber!
Some interesting tips about coughs.
If you find yourself with a deep cough that often afflicts you at night
time, it could be due to a nasal drip.
Yes, this nasal drip would filter down into your throat and cause you to
cough like this at night.
Now, if you have a dry hacking cough, it could be due to acid reflux;
indigestion is with you.
Okay, here it is; all about how you measure your portions of food.
For carbs; no more than two fistfulls.
For vegetables; no more than two hands full.
For protine; no bigger than the palm of your hand and no thicker than a deck
Now, here is some very interesting trivia for you!
How many gallons of saliva do you produce on average per year?
Yes, about 99 gallons.
And how much urin do you pass on average per year?
About 135 gallons.
Some very interesting tips on uses for soda:
First, you can use soda to clean your pots and pans.
Fill your pot or pan with a cup of soda. Next bring to a boail.
Wait for the soda to cool and then take a sponge and rub very lightly.
Presto! All of those burned spots are now gone!
Second, you can use soda to keep your flowers fresh.
Fill your vase with three parts of water and one part of soda.
Place flowers in your vase and presto!
Your flowers can now remain fresh for days longer and their fragrant scent
will also linger longer.
Third, you can use soda to remove stains from your clothes; mud stains,
blood stains, coffee stains.
Pour a few drops of soda onto the offending stain.
Next take a toothbrush and rub the soda gently into the stain.
Leave for a few minutes and then wash garment in your washer.
You would be amazed to see the results!
Some useful links for you to check out:
* Eating tree nuts may slightly decrease fats and sugars circulating in the
Chewing and spitting sugar-free gum can trap and remove bacteria from the
Articles of the day
Chosen by the Business Desk team
A Dan Thompson contribution
How to See a List of Your Recently Opened Files in Windows
Article source link:
Whether you need to check what files were recently opened on your computer
for backup reasons or if you want to see what someone else was opening on
your computer, the OSFV tool comes in handy. Today we will discuss what the
tool is and how you can use it to see what files were recently opened in
What is Open Save Files View?
Open Save Files View, which we will refer to as OSFV from now on, is another
great Nirsoft utility program. It accesses two registry keys
(OpenSavePidlMRU and OpenSaveMRU) which allow it to display a comprehensive
list of all the files that you have opened with Windows.
The program will display several bits of information regarding each file
1. The name of the file
2. The type of file (file extension)
3. The order that they were opened in
4. The time that the last file of any given format was opened
5. The time and date of creation and modification
6. The size of the file
7. Any information related to the file’s attributes
This program works on either 32-bit or 64-bit Windows.
Downloading the Program
If using a mouse, access the link shown above and
Simply scroll to the bottom of the page and download the 32-bit or 64-bit
version of the program based on your operating system.
If using a screenreader:
1. Access the link shown aabove.
2. Access the “links list mode” of your screenreader.
3. Press the letter d until reaching either
Download OpenSaveFilesView for x64 systems
Download OpenSaveFilesView (32-bit)
4. Press enter on your download choice.
5. To save the file, press alt plus the letter s. The file will probably
be saved in the downloads folder.
6. To run the program, press alt plus the letter r.
Then follow the on screen directions.
Once you have downloaded the program, let’s create a folder on the desktop
called OSFV, and extract the files from the zip folder into this folder.
Creating a folder on the desktop:
1. Using a mouse, click an an empty place on the desktop.b. Click the
right mouse button.
c. Click “new.”
d. Click on “folder.”
e. Type in OSFV and click okay.
2. Using a screenreader:
a. Move to the wisktop by pressing windows key plus the letter m.
b. Press control plus space bar until hearing “not selected.”
c. Press the application key or shift plus f10.
d. Press the letter w until reacning “new” and hit enter.
e. Hit enter again since the default is new folder.
f. Type in OSFV and hit enter.
Now extract the files from the compressed zipped file into the new OSFV
When you have successfully extracted the files, all you need to do is
1. Go into the OSFV folder.
2. Press enter or double click on the “OpenSaveFilesView.exe” and wait for
the program to load.
A list of all recent files will appear showing date and time they were
I found that the other things mentioned in this article that can be done I
could not achieve with jaws Window-eyes, System access or NVDA. However,
that does not mean a smarter screenreader wizared user could not get to the
same places as the mouser.
Below is the list of available menues and what is contained under each.
Each menu heading is marked with an asterisk.
There are five menues available. These include:
Save selected items
*edit alt plus e
Find (control plus f)
Copy (control plus c)
Select all (control plus a)
Deselce all (control plus d)
*view alt plus v
Show grid lines (g)
Show tool tips (t)
Mark odd/even rows (o)
Html all items (h)
Html report selected items (e)
Choose columns (n)
Auto size columns (control plus +)
*options alt [plus o
Get file data from remote network (R
Show time in gmt (g)
*Help alt plus h
Now on with the rest of the article.
Now you may be wondering what else you can do. Truthfully, there is not much
you can with this utility other than view the recently accessed files,
information related to them, and export a copy of the information you
Viewing Recently Opened Documents
Let’s say for example, you caught someone on your computer and they claim
that they were just using the Internet but you don’t believe them. When they
are gone, you can run this utility and check the most recently accessed
Begin by clicking on the column that says “Open Time” twice so that the
arrow is pointing down. You will see the files listed by which ones were
opened most recently.
Description: Description: OSFV 4
As you can see in the image above, the most recently accessed files were
three image files, a text file, a word document, and a flash video file.
Evidence of File Modification
Now let’s say, for example, you want to prove to someone that you haven’t
modified any files recently. You can start by clicking on the “File Modified
Time” column till the arrow is facing down like before.
Description: Description: OSFV 5
As you can see in this image, four files are listed as recently modified. If
you want to prove to someone that the .tif file and the first word document
were not modified, you can hold the “Ctrl” button and select the files.
Let’s also say you want to show that the FLV file was recently accessed.
Just follow the same process till you have your three files selected.
Description: Description: OSFV 6
Now that you have selected the files, click on the save button as shown in
the image above. Once the save dialog box pops up, select a save location
and give the text document a name. For this example, we will call it
“Evidence.” Note that the default save location is the same folder where the
Description: Description: OSFV 7
Now let’s open the document to see the details of our evidence. Navigate to
the file and double click it.
Description: Description: OSFV 8
Note that each document has a full list of details associated with it.
Open Save Files View is also available in four additional languages:
In order to install the languages simply click on the link for the language
you want to download the zip file. Extract the “opensavefilesview_lng.ini”
file and move it to the installation folder of the program. In this case,
the folder we will move it to is “OSFV” on the desktop.
Description: Description: OSFV 9
Once you have done that, you can run the Open Save Files View program again
and you will see the program in the selected language. In this case, it is
Description: Description: OSFV 10
In order to remove the language pack and go back to the default English,
simply delete the language file from the Open Save Files View folder with
the executable and relaunch the program.
From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
Packing for a trip
I love to travel but when it comes to packing! That’s a different story.
Now that my vision is down to a bare minimum, I need to be super careful
when I pack my stuff and why? Because I need to ensure that the clothes I
take with me all match. That is, what I think I am packing is indeed what
So out comes my color detector and I use it a lot to help me. I am very
careful when I pack so as to ensure that I arrange my clothes in such a way
that I know what goes with what. I try to take things that are easy to
match. For example, black pants with any color top. I am very careful to
ensure that things do indeed match. My closet and drawers are all very
meticulously arranged so that I know where to find what I seek.
My mom has helped me to do this and I just need to make sure that I keep
things in order. It is easy once I have a system down pat.
One big challenge for me is to ensure that I know which color shoes I am
packing so that I can match them appropriately to my clothes. Fun, fun!
I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.
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