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Is 12 am Midnight or Noon?

After reading the explanation below, it is now easier to remember which is which. Keeping in mind the meaning of am and pm helps.

Now I basically reason like this: I easily remember 1:00 pm is 1 hour after noon. The 59 minutes before that are after noon as well. Since the majority of time from 12:00 to 1:00 pm is after noon (pm), assign pm to this 12:00.

Here is more detailed information.

AM and PM: What Do They Mean?

  • The abbreviations am and pm derive from Latin:
    • AM = Ante meridiem: Before noon
    • PM = Post meridiem: After noon
  • Midnight and Noon: AM or PM?
  • The main weakness of the 12-hour system is a widespread confusion about which abbreviation should be used for noon and midnight: neither moment can logically be identified as before noon (am) or after noon (pm). For example, the moment of midnight occurs precisely 12 hours after noon on the previous day and 12 hours before noon on the following day.However, most digital clocks and most sources, including, designate midnight as 12 am and noon as 12 pm. Although the precise moment of noon falls in neither category, the hour succeeding it, from 12:00:01 to 12:59:59, is clearly after noon.
  • Midnight Confusion
  • Another source of confusion is the lack of a date designator in the 12-hour system, making it impossible to logically identify a correct moment in time when only a date and 12:00 am (midnight) is provided.Imagine being asked to pick up a friend at the airport at 12:00 am on April 13. Would you go there at midnight between April 12 and April 13? Or 24 hours later?One way to overcome this problem is to sacrifice accuracy for clarity. Your friend could ask you to be at the airport at 12:01 am on April 13 or, if the following midnight is meant, at 11:59 pm on April 13. Alternatively, the 24-hour format could be used. Here, 0:00 refers to midnight at the beginning of the day while 24:00 is midnight at the end of the day.

A New Search Experience

Do you want a new search experience? Try Yippy. Very cool. I found it in this video when I was looking for ways to move away from google. Did you know since 2008 Google brings you more unwanted results? With the manipulation of search results going on in places like facebook and google I thought it was time to find something else. I don’t like people playing with my brain.

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Outlook 2010 – Favorites disappear

Here is a list of possible fixes I found.

    • Start-> Run; outlook.exe /resetnavpane  < This worked for me.  If the problem reappears I’ll just change the shortcut to launch Outlook every time to include this switch.
    • Install SP 1 from the Microsoft Download Center:


      32 Bit,

    • Keeping public folders visible in Outlook 2010
    • So here’s what to do:


      1.       Add the public folders to favorites (right-click and add to favorites).


      2.       Open your Shortcut folder (may just be a small icon in the bottom right of the navigation pane.


      3.       Delete the Outlook today and Microsoft Website shortcuts (right-click -> delete shortcut).


      4.       Right-click on Shortcuts and New shortcut group.  Name this something sensible.


      5.       Right-click on the shortcut group and choose new shortcut.  Find the public folder in the favorites.


      6.       Repeat step 5 for all public folders.


      7.       Right-click on the smaller icons in the bottom-right hand corner of the navigation bar and choose navigation pane options…


      8.       Click on Shortcuts and use the Move Up button to bring it nearer the top for easier access.


      9.       Now when you switch to mail from the calendar, remember to click on the shortcuts bar to open it up and keep it visible while you work.  Sit back and relax and enjoy having the public folders we knew and loved since 2003 (despite MS concerns of security).

    • created new profiles on each transferring over all my outlook stuff from the old profiles.
    • I managed to get them back by right-clicking on the ‘Mail’ shortcut in the nav pane, and clicking ‘Open in New Window’
    • Outlook.xml file in users\xy\AppData\roaming\microsoft\outlook
    • shutting down Outlook and restarting it puts the favorites  back as they should have been
    • Go to FILE / OPTIONS / ADDINS / Manage: COM Add-ins [Go…] – Uncheck as many Add-ins as possible
    • renaming Outlook.xml works for a few week

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Ideas that Make Life Easier


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Ideas to Make Life Easier
If just 1 of these helps you…..
or variations thereof….

Hull strawberries easily using a straw.

Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture
will disguise dings and scrapes.

Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or
computer screen with WD40.

Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box
by securing with a rubber band.

Overhaul your linen cupboard, store bed linen sets
inside one of their own pillowcases and there will
be no more hunting through piles for a match.

Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod
in a bowl.  The concave shape amplifies the music.

Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.

Add this item to your beach bag.  Baby powder
gets sand off your skin easily, who knew?!

Attach a Velcro strip to the wall to store soft toys.

Use wire to make a space to store gift wrap rolls
against the ceiling, rather than cluttering up the

Find tiny lost items like earrings by putting a
stocking over the vacuum hose.

Make an instant cupcake carrier by cutting
crosses into a box lid.

For those who can’t stand the scrunching and
bunching: how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet.

Forever losing your bathroom essentials?  Use
magnetic strips to store bobby pins, tweezers
and clippers, behind a vanity door

Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty
soles rubbing on your clothes.  And you can
find them in just about every hotel.

A muffin pan becomes a craft caddy.  Magnets
hold the plastic cups down to make them

Bread tags make the perfect cord labels.

Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones, so
much more fun and easier for kids to eat.

Microwave your own popcorn in a plain brown paper
bag.  Much healthier and cheaper than the packet

Install a tension rod to hang your spray bottles.

Turn your muffin pan upside down, bake cookie-dough
over the top and voila, you have cookie bowls for fruit
or ice-cream.

Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing
sunburn relief.

Create a window-box veggie patch using guttering.

Use egg cartons to separate and store your
Christmas decorations.