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Shane Shennan

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episodes: 10

hpr2654 :: Making Crepes

Released on 2018-10-04 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Crepe Recipe:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pinch of salt

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture Recipe:

  • 1 part cinnamon (or less)
  • 8 parts sugar

hpr2653 :: Using the EXACT Function in Excel

Released on 2018-10-03 under a CC-BY-SA license.

The function looks like =EXACT(A1,D1) and its purpose is to tell you if A1 contains the exact same value as D1 or not.

hpr2650 :: My Pocket Knife

Released on 2018-09-28 under a CC-BY-SA license.

The pocket knife Shane talks about is the Number 6 knife made by the French company Opinel, It costs about $20 (Canadian). This version has a walnut handle.

Opinel pocket knife with ham and cheese sandwich

hpr2408 :: My Current Favourite Podcasts

Released on 2017-10-25 under a CC-BY-SA license.

hpr2406 :: Putting Ends onto CAT6 Ethernet Cables

Released on 2017-10-23 under a CC-BY-SA license.

This is the graphic that I used to learn how to feed the wires correctly into the plastic end piece in the right order:

hpr2304 :: Using Gnome 3 for the First Time

Released on 2017-06-01 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Here are the three Gnome 3 extensions I am enjoying:

hpr2299 :: What's in My Bag

Released on 2017-05-25 under a CC-BY-SA license.

A computer instructor explains why there is a flashlight, a flash drive, a set of picture dice, a small notebook, and a cell phone in his bag.

hpr2294 :: Activities with a Toddler

Released on 2017-05-18 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Here is the list I check when I am looking for something to do with my toddler. Note that these are good indoor activities.

[ ] Milk and TV
[ ] Duplo
[ ] Dollhouse
[ ] Meal preparation
[ ] Mixing bowl
[ ] Crafts or painting
[ ] Sink time
[ ] Chasing and tickling
[ ] Reading
[ ] Cat videos
[ ] Container of similar things

hpr1521 :: Cardboard Greeting Cards

Released on 2014-06-02 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Shane Shennan explains why he makes greeting cards out of pieces of cardboard boxes. He lists the supplies he uses and talks through his 3-step process.


hpr1308 :: Helping a New Computer User

Released on 2013-08-07 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Here is a list of the skills I teach new computer users:

A) Hardware:
1) Monitor and Tower
---Turning on the computer
2) Keyboard and Mouse
---Learning when to use the right mouse button, 
left button, and scroll wheel
---Seeing non-alphabetic keys
3) Printers and other Peripherals
---Understating the usefulness of printers, scanners, 
flash drives, etc.

B) Operating System:
1) Icons on the Desktop
---Moving, adding, and removing icons
2) Opening Applications
---Using the Start Menu to find applications
3) Managing and Resizing Windows
---Using the window controls to maximize, minimize, 
restore up, and close windows

C) File Management:
1) Creating a New Folder and Subfolders
2) Selecting Specific Files
---Single-click method
---Ctrl method
---Shift method
---Drawing-box-around-files method
---Ctrl + A method
3) Moving Files
---Drag & Drop
---Copy & Paste

D) Text Entry:
1) Using a simple notepad
---Entering and Saving Text
---Using the File Menu
2) Using a Word Processor
---Formatting text
---Using toolbars

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