A Must Read – Important Tips From the Sterling Creations Team

The new look for 2024
June 2024

Welcome to our new look monthly tips where we are pleased to share a plethora of tricks and tips that are relevant to such things as technology, travel, managing your daily life, and much more.
So just come aboard, sit back, take a deep breath, and enjoy!
If you wish to contact us then please do not hesitate to write to us at info@sterlingcreations.ca and we promise to respond within 2 business days as long as technology allows us to do so.
Give us your feedback, comments, suggestions, and thoughts!
For it is only through you and with you that we are able to do this!

Table of contents –
1. From our 10 tips on technology series
2. From the pages of Donna’s travel diary
3. A bit of this and a bit of that from Donna’s did you know diary
4. From the scam watchers


From our 10 tips on technology series
Hello everyone:
Welcome to my 10 tip series where each month I’ll be sharing 10 tips on various pieces of technology.
This would include tips on popular screen readers, office software, and browsers.
If you have any suggestions on what you would like me to share then by all means! Write to me at donnajodhan@sterlingcreations.ca.
For this month:
10 tips for learning Chat GPT

Understand the Basics:

Familiarize yourself with the basic concepts of natural language processing and how ChatGPT works. Understand its limitations and capabilities.
Experiment with Prompts:

Start with simple prompts to get a feel for how ChatGPT responds. Experiment with different inputs to see how it interprets and generates text.
Fine-Tune Prompting:

Learn how to fine-tune your prompts to get more accurate and relevant responses. Be specific and clear in your instructions to get the desired output.
Explore Context Management:

Understand how context affects the model’s responses. You can use system or user messages to guide the conversation and maintain context.
Temperature and Max Tokens:

Adjust the temperature and max tokens parameters to control the creativity of the responses. Higher temperature values result in more randomness, while lower values make responses more focused.
Iterative Refinement:

Iterate on your prompts and responses. If the initial output is not what you want, refine and modify your instructions until you achieve the desired outcome.
Review Model Output:

Be critical of the generated content. Review the responses to ensure they align with your intentions and adjust your prompts accordingly.
Use ChatGPT in Stages:

Break down complex queries into multiple stages. Use the initial responses to gather information progressively and refine your questions.
Explore Creative Writing:

Challenge ChatGPT with creative writing prompts. This can help you appreciate the model’s creative abilities and explore new ways of using it.
Stay Updated:

Keep yourself informed about updates and improvements to the model. OpenAI may release new versions or provide additional guidance, which can enhance your experience with ChatGPT.
Remember that learning to use ChatGPT effectively involves experimentation and practice. By exploring various approaches and refining your interactions, you can make the most of this powerful language model.

To contact me please send an email to info@sterlingcreations.ca
I’m Donna J. Jodhan (sight loss coach and accessibility advisor)


Important tips from the travel table

From the pages of Donna’s diary
Choosing an accessible hotel

And here are some personal pointers from me.
* Depending on your mode of transportation, it sure helps to find a hotel close to the airport, train station, or close to the motor way or bus station.
* Make sure that the chosen hotel has good reviews for accessibility.
That is, friendly staff at the service desk, helpful and knowledgable.
* Restaurants that are located close by. That is preferably within walking distance and ones that offer menus containing meals that you like.
* Rooms that contain what you require. That is, type of bed, wi-fi, and that are clean and comfortable.
* A hotel that is located in a quiet location and safe for you to access and negotiate.
* A hotel without too much construction around it.
* A hotel that caters to service dogs if you are traveling with a service dog.

I’m Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.

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On your next trip you could enrich your down time with some of my audio mysteries. Take them with you wherever you go!
In the car, on the plane, on the bus or train, at the beach, anywhere!
And now you can listen to Donna’s weekly podcasts!
Ask donna – a plethora of tips from a sight loss coach along with book and product reviews!
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A bit of this and a bit of that from Donna’s did you know diary

Welcome to my Donna’s did you know diary for this month and pleased to share the following with you.

Here’s what I learned for this month.

1) If you wish to keep the sugar in your jar nice and fresh!
Place a slice of bread in with your sugar.
You can leave the slice whole or cut it in half.

2) Okay, this may be June but what if your power goes?
It does not matter what time of the year it is.
Put some ice in a pan and place it in your fridge and presto!
It will keep your fridge cool.
If it is winter and you have access to snow in your backyard, driveway, or on your balcony:
Put said snow in a pan and then place in your fridge.
Keeps things cool for quite some time as long as you keep the fridge closed and not open it too often.

3) And here is a suggestion for the right amount of laundry detergent to use when doing your laundry:
2 table spoons.

4) For those who wondered, the ten major systems which keep us functioning each day include:
the skeletal,
and the reproductive system.

5) And here is a useful tip when it comes to coffee:
Even if you were to drink one cup of coffee in the morning; it can raise your blood pressure.
So if you wish to test your blood pressure for the day, make sure to do this at least two hours after drinking your cup of coffee.

6) 2 useful things to consider if you are thinking of losing weight:
Reduce your stress levels
Drink more water.

7) What’s this about the Cat fish?
They are known as bottom feeders.
Meaning that they feed on garbage.

2 things to consider when thinking of losing weight:
9) Handy tips to help control snoring:
Consider sleeping on your side instead of on your back

10) A tip on water melon:
Probably best not to include water melon in a fruit salad.
It turns soggy quickly and it spoils the other fruits in your fruit salad.


From the scam watchers

And for this month we ask you to be on the look out for those phone calls that are advertising cruise trips.
Please do not listen to these.
Yes, they are convincing and the call starts with a friendly voice asking you how are you doing today.
Then they tell you that they have a very enticing offer for you.
Soon they start to inquire about your cruise preferences followed by them outlining some very inviting options.
Then comes the heavy hand asking for more personal details that include your credit card number, banking details, and so on.
Just hang up from the word go.


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