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How to Write User Guides That Don’t Suck

How to Write User Guides That Don’t Suck

Alright folks, I’m about to take you on a wild and uncharted journey through one of the most underrated – yet critically important – genres in the entire written universe. I’m talking about the high-stakes game of user manual writing. Wait, don’t you dare snooze just yet! This isn’t some dry, soulless corporate writing we’re discussing today. No, no, no…proper user manual writing is an art form. It’s a test of technical communication endurance unlike anything else out there. Because think about it – when’s the last time you voluntarily set out to pore over an instruction manual front-to-back just for kicks? Yeah, exactly… nobody does that for fun. We only ever crack those dense, jargon-stuffed tomes as an abso-freakin’-lute last resort for figuring out how to coax some inscrutable device or application back into meek obedience after repeated failed attempts. And that desperate, high-stakes frustration context is exactly why effective user manual writing is so vitally important. You’re essentially getting one make-or-break shot at spoon-feeding an irate, potentially illiterate user through the quirky inner-workings …

NBA playoffs: Brunson guides NY Knicks’ win over Indiana Pacers | Basketball News

NBA playoffs: Brunson guides NY Knicks’ win over Indiana Pacers | Basketball News

Brunson returned from a foot injury and led the Knicks to a 2-0 playoff series lead over the Pacers. Jalen Brunson shrugged off injury to spark a sensational second-half fightback as the New York Knicks battled past the Indiana Pacers 130-121 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven NBA playoff series on Wednesday. New York talisman Brunson gave his team a huge scare after suffering a foot injury in the first quarter which forced him to sit out the remainder of the half at Madison Square Garden. Indiana exploited Brunson’s absence to open up a 10-point advantage by half-time and were soon 12 points up in the third quarter after an early Andrew Nembhard layup. But a limping Brunson – who returned at the start of the third quarter – led a stunning rally as the Knicks outscored Indiana 36-18 in the third to take a 99-91 lead into the fourth quarter. The Knicks then dug deep to hold onto their advantage in the fourth, outscoring the Pacers 31-30 to close out a famous …

The Refinery guides you to a life of fulfillment and faith in just six weeks

The Refinery guides you to a life of fulfillment and faith in just six weeks

How bestselling author Lori McAfee delivers a timeless gift to her readers ATLANTA– Lori McAfee, celebrated author and inspirational life coach, releases her latest devotional workbook, The Refinery: A 6-Week Bible Study to an Abundant Life. Drawing from the profound imagery of John 15:1-17, McAfee crafts a transformative experience that empowers readers to connect more deeply with their faith and cultivate a fruitful spiritual life. Designed with elegance and contemporary flair, The Refinery is not just a workbook but a spiritual journey. Over six weeks, participants will engage with enriching lessons on scripture, reflect on key verses, and explore insightful commentary that deepens their understanding of Biblical truths. Each session includes engaging questions, prayer suggestions, and uplifting illustrations, fostering both personal reflection and group study. McAfee utilizes her unique R.E.F.I.N.E. method to help readers identify and eliminate spiritual impurities that hinder their relationship with God. This guided approach ensures that every participant can achieve a closer communion with Jesus and embrace the abundant life promised in scripture. Lori McAfee shares her vision for the workbook: …

Dodger Stadium Tour Guides Vote to Unionize

Dodger Stadium Tour Guides Vote to Unionize

As the Dodgers’ first year with Shohei Ohtani brings a new wave of fans to Vin Scully Avenue, tour guides at the nearly 62-year-old stadium have voted to unionize.  During a National Labor Relations Board election on Tuesday afternoon, 18 tour guides voted “yes” to unionize and 12 voted against. As a result, pending NLRB certification of the election results, a group of nearly 40 tour guides, tour leads and one plant data collector (a.k.a. the guide of the stadium’s “garden tour”) will join IATSE B-192, a growing Local that represents fellow tour guides at Universal Studios Hollywood and ushers at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Since the Dodger Stadium group went public with their unionization drive, more tour guides have been hired and will ultimately be included in the union, according IATSE B-192. The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to the Dodgers for comment. Responsible for leading the wide array of tours that the stadium now offers — from basic stadium tours to pregame tours to Jackie Robinson and “Fernandomania” (devoted to Fernando Valenzuela) tours, …

The Brain Region That Controls Movement Also Guides Feelings

The Brain Region That Controls Movement Also Guides Feelings

The original version of this story appeared in Quanta Magazine. In recent decades, neuroscience has seen some stunning advances, and yet a critical part of the brain remains a mystery. I am referring to the cerebellum, so named for the Latin for “little brain,” which is situated like a bun at the back of the brain. This is no small oversight: The cerebellum contains three-quarters of all the brain’s neurons, which are organized in an almost crystalline arrangement, in contrast to the tangled thicket of neurons found elsewhere. Encyclopedia articles and textbooks underscore the fact that the cerebellum’s function is to control body movement. There is no question that the cerebellum has this function. But scientists now suspect that this long-standing view is myopic. Or so I learned in November in Washington, DC, while attending the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, the largest meeting of neuroscientists in the world. There, a pair of neuroscientists organized a symposium on newly discovered functions of the cerebellum unrelated to motor control. New experimental techniques are showing that in …

Amazon Spring Sale 2024 Fitness Deals: Save Up to 51% on Peloton Bikes, Guides, Shoes and More

Amazon Spring Sale 2024 Fitness Deals: Save Up to 51% on Peloton Bikes, Guides, Shoes and More

Amazon‘s first-ever spring shopping event is here. Dubbed the Amazon Big Spring Sale, the six-day event runs from March 20-25 and is offering up to 50% off across categories — including fitness equipment. If you’ve been eyeing a Peloton, now’s the time to crank your workouts up a notch because Amazon’s sale has this year’s best Peloton deals.  Both the Original Peloton Bike and Peloton Bike+ models are on sale at Amazon’s Bg Spring Sale for up to $395 off. You can save on two of the best exercise bikes on the market to achieve your fitness goals without breaking the bank. Original Peloton Bike Amazon Original Peloton Bike Take your at-home workouts to the next level with a Peloton bike — all you’ll need is a membership to take advantage of Peloton’s vast library of motivating workout classes.  Peloton Bike+ Amazon Peloton Bike+ Peloton Bike+ features a larger, brighter, anti-reflective display for sharper, more immersive viewing from any angle. The rear and front-facing speakers create studio-quality sound. Additionally, this bike features an Auto Resistance knob that can automatically adjust your resistance to follow the instructors’ cues. If there’s …

Fired Dan Monson guides Long Beach State back to NCAA tournament

Fired Dan Monson guides Long Beach State back to NCAA tournament

HENDERSON, Nev. —  Lassina Traore had a career-high 25 points, Marcus Tsohonis scored 25 and hit two clutch free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining to help No. 4 seed Long Beach State beat second-seeded UC Davis 74-70 on Saturday night in the championship game of the Big West Conference tournament, sending coach Dan Monson to the NCAA tournament in his final season with the Beach. It was an improbable run for the Beach after the school announced Monday it would part ways with Monson after 17 seasons. Lassina Traore sank 12 of 17 shots and his only free throw for Long Beach State (21-14), which entered the tournament on a five-game losing streak before beating No. 5 seed UC Riverside and top-seeded UC Irvine to reach the final. He added nine rebounds, five of them at the offensive end. Tsohonis hit eight of 21 shots with four three-pointers and five of six foul shots. Long Beach State players and coach Dan Monson, front right, celebrate after defeating UC Davis in the Big West tournament championship game. …

North Korea’s Kim Guides Artillery Firing Drill in Range of Seoul

North Korea’s Kim Guides Artillery Firing Drill in Range of Seoul

seoul, south korea —  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guided an artillery firing drill by the Korean People’s Army, the country’s military force, state media KCNA reported on Friday. The drill, carried out on Thursday, involved units near the border that are in firing range of “the enemy’s capital,” KCNA said, referring to Seoul, the South Korean capital of nearly 10 million residents, and added it “fulfilled important military missions for war deterrence.” South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said North Korea’s military test-fired multiple rocket launcher shells and self-propelled artillery shells toward the Yellow Sea between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. local time on Thursday. The Korean People’s Army conducts an artillery firing drill in North Korea on March 7, 2024, in this photo released on March 8, 2024, by the Korean Central News Agency, according to the KCNA. (KCNA via Reuters) The JCS said it was monitoring the North’s military activities as joint drills conducted by South Korean and U.S. militaries are underway. The drills, known as the Freedom Shield exercises, …

New governance guides are a welcome update

New governance guides are a welcome update

The two new DfE guides better reflect the system we have and won’t add to governors’ workloads The two new DfE guides better reflect the system we have and won’t add to governors’ workloads Emma Knights Co-chief executive, NGA 8 Mar 2024, 10:38 More from this theme Recent articles The Department for Education (DfE) has just released two new governance guides, tailored separately for maintained schools and academy trusts. They replace the single DfE Governance Handbook, which was last revised in October 2020 needed an update (for example to acknowledge the existence of the trust quality descriptions). The Governance Handbook has been a longstanding feature in the world of school and trust governance. These replacement guides will take its place as staples in the governance library.  There’s a noticeable drop in word count and a streamlined focus, offering consolidation, not transformation. The new guides were crafted through consultation with NGA, something we welcome as the sector experts on school and trust governance. The department’s philosophy is increasingly to provide the principles and a framework and look to …

Peloton Sale February 2024: Last Chance to Save Up to 0 on Exercise Bikes, Guides and More

Peloton Sale February 2024: Last Chance to Save Up to $600 on Exercise Bikes, Guides and More

Peloton bikes remain one of the hottest pieces of workout equipment to own today, but these exercise bikes are also notoriously pricey. If you’ve been waiting to finally invest in a Peloton, now’s the time to take your workout indoors and score one at a major discount. Peloton deals don’t come around very often, but you can currently save big on the brand’s smart bikes and accessories thanks to a sale happening at Peloton itself. Now through Thursday, February 29, Peloton is offering steep discounts on workout essentials and bikes starting at $995. From Peloton Bike and Bike+ equipment packages to individual bikes and Peloton Guides, now’s your chance to save up to $600 and achieve your fitness goals without breaking the bank. Shop the Peloton Sale Whether you’re looking to crank up your cardio, strengthen your muscles or just live a healthier lifestyle, Peloton bikes are perfect for staying active from the comfort of your own home. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about fitness in the last few years, it’s that you don’t always need to leave house …