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Coincidence?

 

Are you searching for more common ground?
Every continent’s name ends with the same letter that it starts with.
(P.S.: We know that you just checked it 😊)

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Working smarter, not harder.

 

Or as Bill Gates put it:

I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.

 

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Magic Monday #1

 

Every Monday you can use the knowledge you gathered while spending time on this page to win a special surprise. The first one is easy, but it will get more complex!

The rules are also easy.

  • Every Monday is its own round of taking part. This means you can enter four times!
  • You can only win one surprise package.
  • The winners will get informed in January.

Please find our T&C here.

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Moin!

 

Every working day panagendians share their (virtual) presence with each other by saying ‘Moin’, when they start working. It does not only wish for a good morning, it’s used all day long. And shows that time zones do not separate us.

Why ‘Moin’? The expression originates from the Northern parts of Germany. Co-incidentally where some of our founders’ roots are.

Read more: https://pan.news/xmas19-5

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Back to the Future

 

How many movies can you remember while Notes is Upgrading?
Take Notes ‘Back to the Future’ and you’ll get the best 3 minutes you’ll spend today.

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Who discovered the first ‘bug’?

 

The term ‘bug’, to describe defects, was already used in the 1870’s as part of the engineering jargon. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper though, documented the first real ‘bug’ in a relay. It was a moth that got trapped in an a early computer relay.

Source: https://pan.news/xmas19-3

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Do you know why Microsoft called its Cloud Services Azure?

 

Azure is another term for lapis lazuli. The bright blue color was used in medieval art to draw the sky. So basically, Microsoft named their Cloud Services by the color in which real clouds are embedded.

Read More: https://pan.news/xmas19-8

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When did the term ‚Nerd‘ drop fort he first time?

 

Did you know that a Nerd had its first appearance in the 1950 Dr. Seuss story, If I Ran the Zoo, in which a boy named Gerald McGrew made a large number of delightfully extravagant claims as to what he would do, if he were in charge at the zoo.

Find out more: https://pan.news/xmas19-22

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The first computer program was invented by a woman in 1843.

 

Yes, we start at an early stage of the future.

Ada Lovelace, regarded as the first programmer, wrote an algorithm for an Analytical Engine to compute Bernoulli numbers. Unfortunately, the engine was never completed and therefore her program could never be tested.

Read more: https://pan.news/xmas19-one

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We <3 Austria!

 

Vienna, where the panagenda headquarters is located, was named as “the most livable city in the world‘ for the 10th consecutive time by Mercer’s international comparative study.

Find out more: https://pan.news/xmas19-7

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Magic Monday #2

 

This is your second chance to win a surprise with your newly found knowledge!

The rules are still the same:

  • Every Monday is its own round of taking part. This means you can enter four times until Christmas!
  • You can only win one surprise package.
  • The winners will get informed in January.

Please find our T&C here.

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About Innovation & Collaboration

 

… innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.

— Steve Jobs

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Statistics matter

 

The most accurate statistical truth we’ve ever heard comes from Wayne Gretzky:

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

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Magic Monday #3

 

This is your third chance to win a surprise with your newly found knowledge!

The rules are still the same:

  • Every Monday is its own round of taking part. This means you can enter four times until Christmas!
  • You can only win one surprise package.
  • The winners will get informed in January.

Please find our T&C here.

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How to get prettier emails in Notes.

 

Sometimes HTML Emails, like pretty newsletters, are really messed up. There is an easy way to fix this.

Go to: Notes Client
-> “File”
-> “Preferences”
-> “Basic Notes Client Configuration”
-> Uncheck “Disable embedded browser for MIME mail”

How to get prettiere emails in NotesDone!

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About Early Adopters

 

Though the early bird gets the worm, the second mouse gets the cheese.

— Warren Buffet

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The future is wireless but connected.

 

Bluetooth is not just the name of a famous company. Actually, the brand was named after a King from the 10th century: Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson. He united Denmark and Norway in 958.

Find out more: https://pan.news/xmas19-20

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Santa’s Little Helper is here (and the Simpsons)

 

30 years ago the Simpsons aired with their first episode ‘Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire’. A Christmas story in which Santa’s Little Helper became a member of the family. In the US alone 26.7 million people watched the show.

Read more: https://pan.news/xmas19-17

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Thanks to coffee, live streams exist!

 

In 1991, the Trojan Room Coffee pot laid the roots for the first webcams. The goal was to spare people the disappointment of walking over to the coffee kitchen at the University of Cambridge, just to find it empty. To fix the problem, some smart people came up with a solution to live-stream the coffee pot via the internal network.

Read the full story: https://pan.news/xmas19-21

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The 500-mile email

 

In 2002 an IT Admin got a ticket from the Chairman of the Department of Statistics that he was not able to send emails further away than about 500 miles. It turned out, that they were able to solve the problem only because they analyzed geodata.

Read the fully story: https://pan.news/xmas19-13

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Error 418 – I’m a teapot.

 

The Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP) was introduced 1 April 1998 as part of an April Fools Prank to show the uselessness of extending the HTTP. In 2014 W3C extended the HTCPCP to fully support teapots. http://www.error418.net/

Learn More: https://pan.news/xmas19-18

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Magic Monday #4

 

This is your fourth and last chance to win a surprise!

  • The rules still apply:
  • Every Monday is its own round of taking part. This means you can enter four times until Christmas!
  • You can only win one surprise package.
  • The winners will get informed in January.

Please find our T&C here.

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Do you know where Spam as the term for unwanted messages comes from?

 

It comes from a Monty Python sketch about the canned pork product SPAM (Spiced Ham), and got popularized in the 90s on Usenet.

Read more: https://pan.news/xmas19-10

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Thank you for 2019!

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