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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Newspaper Production
Posted Thursday, December 29, at 7:19 PM
I thought I would strive to give you a picture of how we produce the newspaper. I'll start by describing Prepress One of the tasks that a Production Department has, is to produce a printing plate for the Pressroom. This is called Prepress. The objective of the Prepress is to produce a image onto a printing plate. There are now several ways to do that. Primarily media that has been around a long time is film. The methods used to produce a image on film has changed in the past 11 years...

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Spectacular Animal Phenomena
Posted Thursday, November 17, at 3:04 PM

One of my favorite things to do, is to read about Nature. There are hundreds of stories about how creatures attest to the brilliance of the creator. Even a tiny bug can strengthen our faith. One of those stories, I'd been blessed to come across the other day. Now, I didn't film this amazing act of nature, but I certainly felt motivated to share it with others...

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The Social Networking Hype
Posted Thursday, July 7, at 8:44 PM

Now we live in a world of Outstanding tools to communicate. So with ways to communicate quite easily and fast, does it mean we communicate better? Not really. Have you ever communicated by using Facebook? It is quite interesting way to communicate with people around the world. But it can get quite addicting posting your thoughts on the 'wall'...

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Tech tools anyone can use
Posted Thursday, April 28, at 10:44 PM

I've come across some good tools that will make life easier. so I'd like to share them with the readers. QuickForget.com Sometimes, you need to send sensitive information--say, a password--over the internet, but don't want to use email. Free service QuickForget lets you store messages temporarily, so you can send sensitive information and have it delete itself once it's been seen...

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Cell Phone Etiquette
Posted Monday, February 1, at 12:46 PM

One of the things that irritate me is the lack of Cell Phone Etiquette. You know what I'm talking about!.. So many things that we see and even caught ourselves doing that we wouldn't think of doing 10 years ago. Can you imagine 15 years ago, how you felt when a person is talking to you and then was disrupted because of a phone call? No big deal, right? its happens alot, we can't foresee or do not have physic powers to know when the phone rings. ...

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Chris's Favorite
Posted Monday, July 13, at 10:23 PM

Something for Macs. and for PC Dropbox What I have been using for quite awhile is an excellent tool. Its been amazing one that I wholeheartedly endorse. Imagine an application that automatically syncs files to all your computers. How many of us work on several at a time.? One at work, two at home, an desktop and a laptop. ...

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Doctor Visit
Posted Thursday, March 26, at 3:03 PM

Well, here I am going to the Doctor. I have been dragging myself because of a bad cold. Now, I have been sick before, many times and it seems we get worse as we get older. I used to be one who never get sick, and certainly never goes to see the doctor. Well, I guess those times are over...

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Banging My Head Again
Posted Monday, January 12, at 4:14 PM

It seems history repeats itself! All you have to do is reread one of my blogs http://www.nevadadailymail.com/blogs/chrisjones/entry/13717/ and then know that I am experiencing similar headaches in the past few weeks. We are switching DSL Service and as usual, they didn't give me any information needed to get the service running. ...

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Conference
Posted Monday, September 29, at 2:30 PM

Its been awhile since i blogged so I thought I will share some things that newspapers are doing nowadays. You see, I just got back from the 48th Annual Mid American Newspaper Conference, and as usual, it was located in beautiful Lake of the Ozark, MO...

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It's different; yep it's different alright!
Posted Friday, March 7, at 9:46 AM

Well, it's not a secret anymore; my hours of work have changed. There are many pros and yep, you guessed it, cons also. What I like is that it consolidates all the printing to one shift, which for a salary person, is a plus. It has been a challenge the past three years in getting everything done. As many are aware, and I know I am not alone, if you are a manager of some sorts, you have a lot of paperwork to be done...

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Exercise and Will Power
Posted Thursday, January 17, at 11:32 AM

I saw a commercial the other day that got me thinking. It had Valerie Bertinelli on it portraying her goal to lose weight. Yes, I know you all have seen it, but this one got my attention more than usual. She had a personal message for the T.V viewer. She said a statement that may at the surface seem truthful, and that is "If I can do it, anyone can do it!"...

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Vacationing and Car Shopping
Posted Thursday, December 27, at 9:54 AM

It is amazing what taking time off from work can do to a person. For one who is used to being at work too much, this is a new experience. As in the past, I was blessed by having one day off a week. Now taking 4 days off in a row is certainly a new feeling...

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Stepping Up To The Plate
Posted Monday, December 10, at 2:59 PM

One of my pet peeves is someone saying "that is not my job!" I certainly haven't been hearing that around the Nevada Daily Mail for a while now. I was amazed at how many within the organization have expended themselves over the last six months or so. It seems we have made big advancements...

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Misfortune
Posted Tuesday, October 16, at 2:05 PM

Have you ever had one of those days? You know what I am talking about! It seems the sky is falling and everything is going wrong. I know everyone has experienced this one time or another and for some it seems more often than not. It seems that I have been struggling with equipment breaking down. And sometimes you wonder, (I know you have said it) "what else can go wrong today?"...

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The Consequences of Being 'Big'
Posted Monday, September 24, at 3:12 PM

Sometimes you feel like banging your head against the wall. There is a Web site I have found that list 301 Useless Facts, and it explains fact #212 -- "Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour." Of course we are talking about this in a figurative sense...

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Rules, Rules, and Rules
Posted Tuesday, September 18, at 9:29 AM

I certainly respect rules and regulations, but sometimes rules can get in the way. Before you start prejudging me, let me explain. Most towns have regulations regarding bicycles and skateboards on sidewalks. I certainly agree with the reason behind no skateboards on sidewalks. My youngest boy is a newspaper carrier and he has the territory that includes the square...

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