Sound Settings: Hoopla

Have you ever worked in an office place where someone, perhaps from another culture, selects the music for the office? If the ‘DJ’ has any awareness, s/he opts for a station that plays a variety of genres. If not, the music in office environment can feel alien and be disruptive to some, while others enjoyContinue reading “Sound Settings: Hoopla”

Fake Jobs

Ever been sick and tired of being sick and tired? That’s how I’m feeling right now. I have been bombarded with spammy phone calls and emails concerning fake jobs. This impinges on my valuable time that can be used searching for, and responding to, legitimate jobs. So this month, I am sharing some information toContinue reading “Fake Jobs”

Time Traveling: Virtual Machines

I recently worked on a project with a team based on the west coast. I’ve never been really good at time travel or collaborating in a different time zone. This time I decided to try something different. I downloaded a virtual machine, installed the necessary software and changed the time zone to Pacific time. AllContinue reading “Time Traveling: Virtual Machines”

Video Subtitling Made Simple

If I had to choose between Articulate, Camtasia, PowerPoint, Captivate and Adobe Presenter for the ease of creating eLearning content, I would probably always go with Camtasia, with PowerPoint in a close second. Back in May 2020, around the time the world fell apart, I posted a blog titled One Cannot Live by Camtasia AloneContinue reading “Video Subtitling Made Simple”

Signing out

This week I was talking with family members about their last wills and testament, final plans and all the sorts of topics that no one wants to think about (but everyone has to). Most of the important documents are filed with the local court, or notarized or in some other manner made legal for futureContinue reading “Signing out”

Let me “Hollo” atcha

Not to start this post on a negative note but, I loathe video meetings. I will agree that it is a good alternative to meet with family, friends and especially colleagues at work and yes, I do use it. However, as a tested and approved introvert, I find it difficult to be stared at onContinue reading “Let me “Hollo” atcha”

Muting the File Sharing Worries

Recently I decided to add a BitLocker password encryption to the hard drive of my PC and also on an external hard drive that serves as a backup drive. It’s a pretty simple process and as long as I memorize my passwords, then I feel secure that my data will be protected in the eventContinue reading “Muting the File Sharing Worries”

There, but not really

At the beginning of the pandemic, some very creative young people figured out how to record a desktop video and have it loop during their virtual classes. It seems that the idea was also found to be useful in professional spaces, likely by people tired of sitting through online meetings. The idea caught on, atContinue reading “There, but not really”

Not so new but Calendly keeps it moving

Fortune magazine told the story of Nigerian Tope Awotona’s voyage to get Calendly off the ground. Fast forward a few years and the app is a global business staple. For years, I have used Microsoft, Yahoo and Google products for scheduling meetings. The choice between the three options was made based on whom I wasContinue reading “Not so new but Calendly keeps it moving”