The yearly show at Olympia in London on the 20th and 21st April allows all the big Linux backers to show off all their latest Linux products and services. The show had over 100 participants including companies such as IBM, Sun, Red Hat and SuSe. I visited on the Tuesday afternoon after travelling from the Midlands on the trains.
The following are some of the photos I took from the day of the various exhibitors:
Over all it was a good day out, it only took a couple of hours to look round the show and I will say I was expecting a bit more. It was worth the travel (even if the trains were delayed both ways) and I hope to go again next year.
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Here are a selection of great OS X shortcuts:
cmd + shift + 3 - screenshot
cmd + shift + 3 - cropped screenshot
cmd + shift + 3 then press spacebar will crop the screenshot around the current window
ctrl + cmd + space - full emoji keyboard
cmd + ~ - switches between windows in same application
shift + option when changing volume uses quarter increments
cmd + option + shift + V - paste & match text formatting
cmd + space - shows spotlight
cmd + H - hides active application
cmd + opt + H - hides all windows not in focus
alt + backspace - delete a whole word instead of a letter at a time
control + command + power (eject) - system restart
cmd + shift + i (from a Safari or Chrome) - creates a new email with the URL of the page you were visiting in the body
control + d - replicates the ‘Delete’ key from non-mac keyboards
option + right click on a dock app to show force quit
option + click on wifi icon in menu bar to show wireless speed, strength and other useful details
Thanks to reddit.com/r/apple for some of these.
Your office space should reflect you as a business owner and as a company. This is important because the building and its interior is the way you make that all-important first impression, so make it good!
Make a bold statement
You need to show visitors and clients that you are cool, creative and modern. Think about a statement piece for your entrance or reception – it could be a sculpture, a collage of your employees and their stories, or something bonkers like an indoor pond.
Focus on the reception
Those first few seconds of human contact are vital in forming an impression that will hopefully lead to a great business relationship. You need to get across the feel and ethos of you and your company, so incorporate that into the design and layout. Don’t forget, though, that the reception area is often busy and so people need to be able to move efficiently and quickly through it.
Once you’ve pinned down the design, make sure your receptionist seals the deal with a warm smile!
Use the building’s original features
If your office space in Heathrow has some quirky features, or an interesting history, bring this to the fore. If it used to be an old tyre factory, for example, think of ways to give that history a nod. It’s a talking point, at least.
Use the force…of colour
Colour really does influence people and their behaviour, so busy rooms can be yellow or orange to promote creativity and energy. Don’t go overboard though, as it can lead to outbursts of temper.
For calmer rooms, try blues and purples, and for a return to nature and restfulness, try greens. You can also have some old favourites like greys and browns, but only as accents, as you want to avoid a total re-run of the 1970s!
Aim for a homely kitchen
Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home, it should be the heart of the workplace too. Office kitchens have previously been grubby, drab little affairs where bad coffee and dry sandwiches were the order of the day.
Now, however, the office kitchen is a home/work/meeting kind of place where people can genuinely relax and even generate some ideas together. Aim for cosy and homely, or maybe a bit café-ish, depending on your style. One thing is vital, however – good coffee! Coffee is how working relationships and friendships are forged.
If there’s space for air hockey or something similar, then go for it.
Choose the best chairs you can
Woefully overlooked, the office chair needs to be rehabilitated and brought back into fashion. We spend hours every day in them and if you want the best out of your workforce, give them the best foundation you can! They deserve comfort.
Use clever lighting
With creative use of lighting, you can make your space into zones and manage people’s moods. This includes letting in natural light as well as feature and adjustable lights and lamps. Aim for a mixture of natural, soft and high beam.
What are your ideas for cool office spaces? Let us know!
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Many people will tell you that long-term strategy is not good. If we were a fan of short-term strategy, we would have also told you. The truth in this industry is trading this market is only profitable when you know what happened with the trend in short terms. People think they have mastered the trend analyses and start trading with short-term strategy. This article will tell you why it is not good but the best and wisest method of trading. When you trade in long-term strategy, not only you save your capital but also your profit.
Day trading is very risky since the traders have to do the market analysis in the lower time frame. It’s true you will get lots trade setups in the lower time frame but filtering out the false trade setup is really hard. Unless you have extensive experience in Forex trading profession, you should never day trade the market. Always start trading in the longer time frame since it will tremendously reduce your risk exposure.
Long-term strategy gives you a wider window to analyze
The best thing about using long-term strategy is, it gives you a wider window to look at the market trend and changes. In long-term strategy, you will keep your trades open for many weeks and also even for months. This is not going to happen in short-term as you will place the trades and closes within hours. People who trade with long-term strategy know it is also good for their career. They get to have time to think about their trades. As they have more time, the market volatility also cannot hit them.
Use the price action signal
Being a long-term trader you should use the Japanese candlestick pattern. Trading CFDsis extremely easy those who know the perfect way to read candlestick charts. Instead of trading the minor support and resistance level, focus on the higher time frame data. Those who are smart always follow the conservative way of trading. As a Forex trader, you have to learn to stay on the sideline. Try to develop the habit of a sniper. You will take one shot and that shot will be your best one. Never try to win all trades. Consider the random outcome of each trade and limit your risk. Try to use the combo candlestick pattern since it will increase your winning edge. If possible use the chart pattern trading strategy along with price action confirmation signal. But always remember to trade like a conservative trader.
Volatility cannot take your profit
Many people have lost their profit when they tried to trade with short terms strategy. It is not their fault as they did not know that trading with short time tips can make them lose more money. This is the reason scalpers and day traders lose the most amount of money. They use short-term strategy and they can only keep their trades for hours. The scalpers have to close the trades almost instantly and it is a big risk in their money. If the trend changes or it becomes volatile, they will have to lose all of their money. When you are using positional trading strategy or swing trading strategy that is long term, you can be free from any worries. You know it will not do any harm to your trades as you have got plenty of times. You can leave them open for months. The short-term traders always take the first hit when the market trend changes and gets volatile. If you want to keep yourself safe from volatility, trade with a long-term strategy.
Gives you time to understand Forex trading
Trading in this industry with currency pairs also needs time to understand. People need to have time and it is the only long-term strategy that gives you the time. If you want to trade for a long time, use the long-term strategy.