MaxType Pro Typing Tutor 2.8.17
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September 18, 2006
Despite a couple of issues, this tutorial program provides some helpful tools
for honing your typing skills. MaxType Pro offers Lesson, Extreme Typing, Problem
Symbols, Network Challenge, Typing Test, and Exam modes. To start the tutorials,
you must either go through the menu items or complete a user profile, rather than
click on the deceptive icons that are part of the default background image. Extreme
lets you practice your keyboard skills by typing song lyrics, articles, or your
own TXT files in competition with a computer opponent. The typing pane shows a virtual
keyboard and highlights the keys as you hit them. The program keeps statistics on
your speed and typical mistypes so you can see what you should work on.
One thing we noticed was some amusing typos, as well as bad grammar in some of
the instructions. In spite of these small errors, MaxType Pro undoubtably will help
people who want to learn typing from scratch or improve their skills overall.
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A Friend in Need - By Denni Gill
Here?s the scenario: Julie, a hardworking secretary, lent money to her
good friend Ray; $1300 to be exact. Ray had just moved to a new town and claimed
that he needed two new suits: one for an upcoming wedding and one to wear on job
interviews. Ray lived in a beautiful penthouse. He had a degree in Computer Science
and was accustomed to the finer things in life ? designer labels, frequent travel,
and spa week-ends. When Ray told Julie he would repay her and signed a paper promising
to do so, Julie didn?t think anything of it.
A couple of weeks later, Ray tried to hit Julie up for more money; this time
to furnish his new home. When she told him that she wouldn?t be able to help him
out this time, he accused her of being cold and hung up the phone on her. Julie
suddenly realized that she was being taken advantage of. Her hurt quickly turned
to rage. She wanted to know how someone could be so self-serving and inconsiderate.
If Julie had been weak enough to lend Ray another several hundred dollars for furniture,
how could he sleep at night knowing that she had expenses of her own to look after?
We as women have an innate desire to nurture whenever possible. Many of us have
learned the hard way we must always keep our guard up ? spot when we may be being
misled or taken advantage of. It is a common belief that a woman who is eager to
lend money to a man, suffers from niavity, desperation, or poor self-esteem. But
in this case it was a loan not a gift, and a friendship not a romantic relationship.
We all know how risky it is to lend money to a friend of either sex. Some of
us decide to give the lendee the benefit of the doubt because we think we know and
trust them. Some of us are vigilant enough to take precautions to make the loan
legally binding. The bottom line is that we need to stop stereo-typing and pointing
fingers at a woman who would lend a man money. We need to take a closer look at
the character of anyone who would try to take advantage of a friend?s generosity.
Along with her respect for him, Julie also lost all compassion for Ray and their
so-called friendship deteriorated.? The fact of the matter is that no one can respect
a man who fails to respect others. When he performs actions that are self-serving
and manipulative, his sincerity, his honour, his integrity, are all called into
As the saying goes,
"It`s not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong;
Not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich;
Not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned;
And not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity."
Denni Gill is an emerging Poet;
born, raised, and residing in Toronto, Canada. For samples of her work and access
to her personal collection of inspirational parables and poetry, visit:
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