Month: July 2018

Red elder tree flowers and fruits simultaneously

Self-tutoring about botany: the tutor shares an observation about a red elder. I know of few trees that produce new blooms while their fruit is on. Yet, I (and now you, too) can witness a red elder doing so. In

What does protocol mean?

Tutoring English, definitions are key. The tutor shares the meaning of protocol. protocol (noun): set of rules that define expected behaviour in a specific context. Source: Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary and Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006.

What is port forwarding?

More self-tutoring about computer networks: the tutor examines the idea of port forwarding. From a practical point of view, port forwarding is a way to set up a router so that outside inquiries can reach a resource behind it, in

What is a port in computer networking?

Self-tutoring about computer networks: the tutor offers a definition of the common networking term port. A port can be physical or logical. A physical port is a plug-in socket at which to attach a device to the computer, such as

What does recondite mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions the definition of recondite. recondite (adj): hard to follow or comprehend. The book’s eplanation he found recondite. Source: Gilmour, Lorna (editor). Collins Essential Canadian English Dictionary & Thesaurus. Glasgow: HarperCollins, 2006.

Using the McAfee shredder, part 0: possible time it can take

Self-tutoring about home computer use: the tutor talks about using the McAfee shredder. Lately I’ve been using the shredder on McAfee Internet Security. For small files it can be very fast. This morning I used it on a file approximately

Additive and subtractive color models

Self-tutoring about colors: the tutor compares the additive and subtractive systems. Additive color is the RGB model employed by devices that produce colored light – televisions, for example. Subtractive color is the CMY (cyan, magenta, yellow) system for pigments. It

New pop-up: “Your McAfee subscription has expired….”

More home computer self-tutoring: the tutor shares about another pop-up. While working on the laptop today, I noticed a browser tab I didn’t recognize. I had many open and was pre-occupied, so didn’t check it right away. Eventually I did,

Is hoping insane?

Self-tutoring about psychology: the tutor shares a story. Earlier this summer, I transplanted a rose bush from a shady spot to one in full sun. In the shade it had done okay, but had gone overlooked for years. I decided

Dough too sticky – what to do?

Self-tutoring about baking: the tutor mentions a problem he sometimes encounters, with possible workarounds. This morning, making scones, the dough was too sticky to work with – it wouldn’t let go my hands. I wondered what to do, and added