Monthly Archives: October 2010

AutoHotkey is the coolest application that you’re probably not using

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I want to feature one of my favorite programs. AutoHotkey is the coolest application that you’re probably not currently using.  For the common user, I think that the following is the most useful feature. Have you ever thought that Microsoft Word’s spelling auto correction feature was really convenient. You know, like when you type “retrieve” and it will replace it with “retrieve”? Isn’t that nice and convenient? I remember actually wishing, “Wow. I’d be nice if there could be an … Read More

Social Media? Yeah, We’ve Got That – It’s Behind The Chips

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Yesterday, I was waiting in line at a local coffee shop and I happened to notice their Facebook advertisement behind the chip rack. I visit this coffee shop on a regular basis, and judging by the wear on the sign, I must have missed this sign my last 20 visits. Is this their social media strategy? Let me be clear, I don’t mean that in a condescending tone, I was more curious if it was working for them. I promptly … Read More

Ask questions that make you look like an idiot

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We all need to embrace our ignorance a little bit more, for embracing it is the only thing that will cure it. I’ve taught courses at a NJ community college and currently teach at Concordia University in Saint Paul, MN. I habitually encourage students to ask questions no matter how ignorant or stupid they believe they are. I tell them, “No matter how stupid you might feel asking a (seemingly) simple question, there are two things to keep in mind: (a) there … Read More

Inbox Overload – Why “Priority Inbox” Can’t Save You

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When you return to work from vacation or even a weekend, how long does it take you to sort through your inbox? Ok, maybe a less stressful scenario, how many emails are in your email inbox right now? (Opps, I imagine that’s not less stressful for some.) Email is a vital tool in the workplace. It has become the preferred method of communication between colleagues, business clients, customers and friends and family. It has become so important that, according to … Read More