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What do you see for Oklahoma City's future?

by Don Gammill Modified: October 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm •  Published: October 9, 2013

Your ideas are welcome … and wanted. So now’s the time to speak up and offer your two cents on what Oklahoma City should be, what it needs — or doesn’t — in the future.

It’s a planokc (“planning for a healthy future”) presentation, with your suggestions, of course.

photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman
photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman

“planokc has released a new interactive public input tool called CrowdGauge,” an email from the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma reads.

“This exercise allows you to provide valuable input in three easy steps:

“1. Pick your priorities for OKC’s future

“2. Using a fixed budget, select specific actions to see how they impact your priorities

“3. Give a ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ to potential plan policies”

So, how do you it?  Simple.

Just connect with CrowdGauge.  http://tinyurl.com/krbw77g

You’ll be asked to provide some basic details, then you can click on the START button and you’ll be under way.

For those who want more information on planokc, go to http://www.planokc.org/

You’ll learn that planokc “is a long-range plan with the goal of ensuring a healthy environment, community, and economy for our residents. planokc is for the entire city — all 621 square miles.”

There are nine elements of planokc. Each can be accessed by clicking on a specific button on the website.

FOXNEWS.COM/JEREMY A. KAPLAN
FOXNEWS.COM/JEREMY A. KAPLAN

Quick clicks

Another email item of note I received recently was this one relating to some computer maneuvers to make your work — and your life — easier.

Anytime you can use two or three fingers to do the job you expected to take a great deal of time to accomplish, it’s a major digital (pun intended) relief.

Fox News says this is from the Kim Komando Show, by, of course, Kim Komando. http://tinyurl.com/ol4xww7

These are some basics on the keyboard to save yourself a lot of time and frustration.

The items include:

* How to quickly save your work (and we all know how important that can be in case there is a system or computer crash)

* How to quickly undo a mistake

* How to do a quick copy and paste on photos, sentences or paragraphs and more

* How to quickly increase type size to make copy easier to read

* How to quickly reboot your computer when necessary

You might add to the list to always know where the OFF button is. I try my best to not allow the computer to frustrate me to the point of high stress or anger. The OFF button sometimes has been my best ally.


by Don Gammill
General Assignment Editor and Columnist
Don Gammill is general assignment editor and columnist. A native of Ponca City, he graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma). While in college, he was a sports stringer for The Oklahoma City Times....
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