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Free and Legal Access to MS Word, Excel, Office

Need to get access to Microsoft Office for a new PC, but don’t have the cash on hand to get the latest version just yet? Try these free and legal options: Microsoft Starter 2010 – Free "light" versions of Word … Continue reading

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“Learning” Spanish in 10 seconds

With the growing opportunities in Latin America, I've found myself having to deal with the occasional document in Spanish, despite never having taken so much as a high school class in Español. (I ended up with another language instead.) In … Continue reading

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Buffon’s Discourse on Style – in English

It is among the greatest speeches ever made on how to write well for a scientific or technical audience. One of history’s great scientists will lay down a gauntlet: writing well can be as important, if not more important, than … Continue reading

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