Basic Tech Tips

Not everyone has the same level of tech expertise, and sometimes it’s tough to see colleagues zip through computer tasks you have trouble with. If you feel embarrassed about your technical skills (and who doesn’t from time to time?) it can be even tougher to ask for help.  While there are many resources on the available online it can be an overwhelming task to search them out. (more…)

GA Tech Prep – Before You Go

With General Assembly about a week away it’s time to start pulling together that list of supplies and gadgets you’ll need to insure, despite Murphy’s law, that your technology experience go as smoothly as possible. We in ITS have put together some tips on what to carry, and a handy checklist you can take with you as you run around gathering stuff for your trip. (more…)

Stress and Stretch before GA

General Assembly (GA) is fast approaching. We are all well into our ramp-up with bulging task lists and double-booked meeting blocks. All of this circumstantial stress can compound the everyday stress we all experience. For many of us who have spent years sitting at a desk in front of a computer we have noticed the toll this takes on our bodies and minds. Maybe it’s cyber eyes or an aching back. Here are some tips and quick reads you can refer to for managing computer-related stress as we approach GA and beyond: (more…)

Update All Your Social Networks at Once

Nowadays if you don’t have a Twitter account, a Facebook page, and a blog, your staff group might be considered behind the times. Of course, the downside of all these fancy communications channels is that keeping them updated with relevant info gets to be a full-time job.

Fortunately you can update them all at once with ping.fm. You’ll need to head over to their site and setup a free account. Once you do, you hook up your various social networking accounts so you can update them all at the same time. For a full list of the accounts you can update with ping.fm click here.

Simple Timer

I thought I’d share this handy little timer I found while wandering about the Internet the other day. It’s called Orzeszek Timer and the thing I like about it is how simple it is (not simple to pronounce, but simple to use). Simply download Orzeszek Timer.zip, unzip it, and click on the .exe file inside.

A small window pops up, allowing you to type the amount of time you wish. As soon as you press Enter it does the rest, counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds. If you have a favorite timer app we’d love to hear about it in the comments.