Growing up, I spent many of my days at the local library finding the latest books by a favorite author (for many years it was Stephen King), discovering new authors, and listening rapt to the featured storyteller. In more recent years, when I made the choice to start a part-time business, I used a localContinue reading “Books Bring Me Joy … and Legal Know-How”
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Technology for Getting the (real) News
I am not a media junkie, but since the Covid-19 pandemic started, I have kept my phone and tablet on the news sites. I want to know what is happening across the globe, in this U.S. and in my state. Now that there seems to me a renewed level of criminal activity by police andContinue reading “Technology for Getting the (real) News”
One cannot live on Camtasia alone (well…maybe)
Most of us have a favorite application for a particular task. Whether for the ease of use, price, vendor customer service or some other reason, the preferred product will be in place until it becomes obsolete (in my head I hear the actor from The Twilight Zone, original series, B&W). TechSmith Camtasia, Screencast and SnagitContinue reading “One cannot live on Camtasia alone (well…maybe)”
A picture is worth 1000 words (but maybe a few more dollars that I would like to spend)
I often refer to myself as a “Mack of all trades” (a play on the phrase “a Jack of all trades” if you’re not familiar). I have intermediate to advanced level skills in programming and developing, data analysis and reporting. And like many engineers, I have an artistic soul that cries out… The Creative SuiteContinue reading “A picture is worth 1000 words (but maybe a few more dollars that I would like to spend)”
Another type of Virus: Covid-19 Scammers
Stop and evaluate before you click.
Do I need a CRM application?
I was introduced to an HVAC design engineer a few weeks ago who told me, as I passed him my business card with the QR code on it, “I still have a Rolodex.” Yikes! Well, the funny thing is that I am experienced enough know exactly what a Rolodex looks like without having to GoogleContinue reading “Do I need a CRM application?”
Stop–Don’t throw that envelope away!
No, that envelope is not a piece of junk mail! The Census notices are being mailed out twice. Have you filled out the questionnaire yet? Thanks to the US Department of Commerce for the online option. A 5-Minute 3-Step Process With a Reward 1. Open the envelope. You can use scissors, letter opener (do youContinue reading “Stop–Don’t throw that envelope away!”
Zoom…ing in on another meeting app!
I signed up for Zoom a few years ago to do some online teaching (worked out better than using Skype). I recently had to resurrect the app for an online systems class. The course began in February with our 100+ participants gathering in a huge meeting space. However, as of last week we are meetingContinue reading “Zoom…ing in on another meeting app!”
I used Slack briefly during a period when my client’s Unified Communications group was searching for virtual team collaboration tools. They eventually selected Microsoft Teams but I for one, was impressed Slack. Now that I am 100% virtual like half of the workforce, I thought I should get reacquainted with Slack.
Finding Time to Meet
Microsoft FindTime This can help to coordinate a meeting faster, especially for >2 attendees! The key requirement is that the organizer has a Microsoft 365 account. I tried it out and found it rather simple to use. I started in Outlook by creating a meeting.
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