Finds of the Week: Print to PDF in Windows 10, Must-See Sky Events for 2016, Gmail Adds Two Safety Features, Free Boot Failure Troubleshooting Chart


Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Print to PDF in Windows 10 Without Using Any Software
The much requested ability to print to PDF has made an appearance in Windows 10; here's how to do it, and equally as important, what to do if it's missing. :)

Must-See Sky Events for 2016
From National Geographic: "Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year." I've got my calendar marked.

Gmail Adds Two Safety Features
Gmail added two features this week to help you determine the safety of the email that arrives in your Inbox. The first one lets you know if you receive a message from, or are about to send a message to, someone whose email service doesn’t support TLS encryption, a broken lock will appear in the message. The second feature is if you receive a message that can’t be authenticated, a question mark appears instead of the sender’s profile photo, corporate logo, or avatar (if you've assigned one to them).

Free Boot Failure Troubleshooting Flowchart (PDF)
Troubleshooting hardware can be a bit of a challenge......sometimes more than a bit of a challenge. I've had this chart bookmarked for some years now but just ran across it recently and thought I would share since it's such a fantastic resource. The site says the poster prints out to 30" x 30" (76 cm x 76 cm) h/t

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WOW ! excellent find.

I'm not sure what you mean about a teaser. The link is to a PDF file that you download and save to to your system. In the upper left corner the author mentions the book that chart comes from, where the book is available from, along with a notation that the author has done his best to make sure the information is as accurate and up to date as possible but cannot guarantee the information is correct and that it may not fit your situation.........looks like a standard disclaimer to me. The other books the author has written are listed in the upper right corner of the flow chart. There are two images of books that the person has written in the lower left and lower right corners of the file. The information isn't obscured, you don't have to click on anything, visit any particular website, or sign up for anything to see the chart - click on the link and the PDF downloads directly to your system with the whole chart clearly visible. As far as I'm concerned, none of that negates the value of the information in the chart.

The troubleshooting flowchart appears to be just a teaser to get you to purchase one of the complete PDF guides. Think I'll take a pass on this one.