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…)
Most likely, your primary technical concern at GA will be online access. Yes, breaking out that new turbo titanium microscreen shaver that you bought especially for the trip will be of some importance. However, this post is about getting you connected in and around the Charlotte Convention Center (CCC) or getting you some help when you can’t.
- Wireless is a bit slow at the Westin, but useable
- Wireless at the Charlotte Convention Center (CCC) is a waste of time and money ($15) (more…)
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…)
Often there are a couple of programs (or more) you open shortly after you turn on your computer in the morning. If you are tired of clicking on them each and every morning, you can have Windows start them up for you with a just a couple steps. (more…)
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…)
Lifehacker recently pointed me to an excellent free service: join.me. The website allows you to quickly create a virtual meeting by sharing your desktop. All you have to do is point your browser at http://join.me. click “Share”, and then click OK or Run. A small program runs and gives you a link to share. (more…)
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.
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.