Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Allacyn - Feb 14, 2011


I hope everyone has a great day filled with way too much chocolate and candy!

So today is not all about candy and flowers, there is actually some interesting history behind the reason why we celebrate today. It is still a mystery who exactly we are celebrating, but there are some very good theories. There are at least three saints named Valentine or some variation and all three were martyred, perhaps this is why there is so much mystery surrounding the origin of this holiday. There are a few theories about who Valentine was, from a priest who performed secret weddings for young lovers and was killed for it to a man named Valentine who sent the first Valentine and signed it “From your Valentine” to a man who attempted to bust people out of jail. I like the first theory myself, but whatever the reason is it sounds mysterious and my sweet tooth is thankful for it.

Here are some fun facts about today:

  • One billion cards are estimated to be sent each year.
  • Women buy 85% of all valentines.
  • Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the U.K., France, and Australia.
  • They even sent Valentine greetings in the Middle Ages.
  • Esther A. Howland made the first commercial Valentine’s Day cards in 1840 in the U.S.

Whatever it is you do today make sure it is sweet!


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Happy Holidays!

by Allacyn - Dec 23, 2010


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I want to thank everyone for reading our blog in 2010, it has been fun working on the blog and reading all of your comments. We are working hard to make sure we provide interesting posts for you to read and we hope it has been useful.

If you have any suggestions or ideas on what you would like to read about on our blog in 2011 please let us know and we will do everything we can to make it happen.

Happy Holidays to everyone may you have a safe and joyous Holiday Season!


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Get Out Your Weenie Whistles…

by Colin - Oct 26, 2010


For many people, today was just an ordinary late-October morning – cold, breezy, possibly damp. LearnKey employees at the St. George, UT office, however, were greeted this morning by the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile parked outside our building. Because nothing says “out of the ordinary” like a giant mobile wiener, this caused many photo opportunities (such as Trevor and Kari above) and Facebook posts containing those photos for us and the surrounding businesses. Whatever the reason for being here, I’m fairly certain several wishes were made this morning by LearnKey employees and the residents of Southern Utah regarding their current status as an Oscar Meyer wiener.


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10 Commandments of a PC Tech – Free Desktop Wallpaper

by Colin - Sep 16, 2010


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A few months ago we released this video featuring Mike Meyers titled The 10 Commandments of a PC Tech. If you didn’t see it, we definitely recommend checking it out!

If you did see it (those who still haven’t, seriously, go watch it already!), we decided to summarize the message of the video into a free desktop wallpaper in a variety of screen resolutions. Enjoy!

1024 x 768 | 1280 x 800 | 1280 x 1024 | 1440 x 900 | 1680 x 1050 | 1280 x 800


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Trivia Winner and New Question!

by jleany - Aug 05, 2010


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It’s that time again!

Congrats to Ed B. for being the winner of last weeks question!

As always here are the rules for Tricky Trivia…

Answer the question or give us your thoughts in the comments to be eligible to win . Once you’ve submitted the answer in your comment, we’ll have a drawing and randomly pick a winner. The winner, who will be contacted via email by a LearnKey staff member, will be posted next Thursday, along with a new trivia question for the week.

Here’s the question:

What would you like to read more about on our blog? What kind of contests would you like to participate in, if any? When you visit our blog, what do you hope to find? More training? Different prizes? Certification updates? Techie news? We blog for YOU…. what would YOU like to see on the LearnKey Blog?

This week’s prize: A $5 Starbucks Gift Card!!

Contest run time: Thursday August 5th- Wednesday August 11th

Winner posted: Thursday August 12th

Only North American residents are eligible to win prize *

*In order to receive prize notification, you must provide a valid email address with your comment*


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Inventor of Cell Phone: We Knew Someday Everyone Would Have One

by jleany - Jul 14, 2010


As I was skimming around CNN.com today, catching up on techie news, I found this awesome article called Inventor of Cell Phone: We Knew Someday Everyone Would Have One written by Tas Anjarwalla. I was fascinated as I read the history of the cell phone- which I knew nothing about before.

I don’t even own a home phone. My cell phone is my life! When my cell dies, I feel completely shut off from the world. I get a panicky feeling knowing that I’m unreachable for a temporary amount of time. I can’t really remember what life was like before I had a cell phone- and I’m not that old!

It was a  really great read- check it out…

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Tricky Trivia Winner and New Question!

by jleany - Jul 01, 2010


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Hey, hey… It’s that time again!

First, CONGRATULATIONS to Jake Toughill for being the winner of last week’s Trivia Question!! The answers to the question- In “The 10 Commandments of a PC Tech” with Mike Meyers, what are the 2nd, the 4th and the 10th commandments– are:

2nd: DON’T TECHNO BABBLE OTHER TECHNICIANS

4th: PASS IT FORWARD

10th: ASK FOR HELP

Second, here are the rules for this week’s question…

Just answer the question correctly in the comments to be eligible to win . Once you’ve submitted the correct answer in your comment, we’ll have a drawing and randomly pick a winner. The winner, who will be contacted via email by a LearnKey staff member, will be posted next Thursday, along with a new trivia question for the week.

Here we go!

How about a little LearnKey history this week… (answer can be found on learnkey.com)

Since LearnKey’s earliest days, when founder and CEO John Clemons filmed training videos for users of WordPerfect in a small basement studio, LearnKey has remained at the forefront of evolving technology, pioneering multimedia-based training. What year was LearnKey founded?

GOOD LUCK!

This week’s prize: A totally rockin’ LK tie-dye bandana!

tie-dye J and K

Contest run time: Thursday July 1st- Wednesday July 7th

Winner posted: Thursday July 8th

North American residents only*

*In order to receive prize notification, you must provide a valid email address with your comment*


Tom’s Blooper Reel

by jleany - Jun 30, 2010


We love Tom Carpenter here at LearnKey! Actually he’s heading back into our studio today to begin the filming of Server+ and because we love him so much, we thought that this time around we should honor him! So, we brainstormed for a couple of weeks about what we could do to express our gratitude publicly and well, we all agreed that this video would do the job perfectly!

ENJOY!

Thanks for being a good sport Tom!


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