Card Munch – turn business cards into LI connections and more

I recently contributed a post on a iPhone App that I use almost every day.  I’ve re-posted an excerpt here and included a link to the full post. I was on student council in college. The job had a lot of perks. One was that every student senator got his or her own business cards to use when meeting faculty, administrators, city officials and… Read more »

Can’t make Jim’s Memorial say you? Maybe you can says I….kinda

  I’m bummed that I won’t be able to make it back for Jim’s Memorial weekend and I’m sure that I’m not the only one. But just because we are separated by distance, doesn’t mean that we can’t share in the experience. I asked Zifchak how I could contribute and he suggested I help gather quotes, well wishes and Jimisims… Read more »

Use Multiple Screens in a Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Desktop Connection allows a computer user to connect to another computer or computing resource over the Internet. As more and more small businesses transition computing resources from on premise servers to the cloud the remote connection functionality built into Microsoft Windows 7 seems to be becoming a default method for accessing those resources. As a remote worker, I use… Read more »

There’s no such thing as a free lunch

Editor’s Note:  This was a posting that I contributed to my companies corporate blog: http://www.bayareaitmanagement.com   You can view the original by clicking here. In 1987 I got my first real job as a paperboy for the Akron Beacon Journal.    My paper route taught me early on that everything costs something.  Advertisers were paying the paper for access to my subscribers,… Read more »

Git to the Rescue

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I’m still working my way through the book, “Ruby on Rails Tutorial” by Michael Hartl.   In it, Michael introduced me to a version control technology called Git.  Originally, I thought this was overkill but the Rails Installerincludes it in its Windows installer package and so I figured “why not?” Slowly but surely as I work my way through the book… Read more »

Ignore IT Support and It’ll Cost You

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Editor’s Note:  This was a posting that I contributed to my companies corporate blog: http://www.bayareaitmanagement.com   You can view the original by clicking here. I came across an interesting article  that I thought did a great job of illustrating the risks associated with poor IT planning.  In the article, the author chronicles the story of a school that provided laptops to… Read more »