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Recently, I read (shared on our Facebook page) the article Productivity Tips for Developers over on the RocketTheme blog. If you’ve been a reader for awhile, I am always looking for ways to improve productivity. In this article, there were some great tips and reminders for developers, especially if you work remotely. One that I often forget is BREAKS! Yes, I know, it seems obvious, to take a few minutes away to allow thoughts to gel and ideas to form but sometimes, I just get so caught up.
The article capped off the great tips, with a few of the members of the RocketTheme team (if you don’t know RocketTheme, you might want to check out their templates and extensions) listing out a few tools that they find helpful. One such tool is Dash. I’d not heard of it before and anything with the word “dash” in it, I have to check it out.
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A little known fact about me, I used to be a Girl Scout. It was only for a few months but it was long enough to appreciate their mission ("Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”) and develop my love of their Thin Mints, Trefolis and … well their cookies. In past years, I’ve relied on office co-workers to come around with their order sheets for my yearly fix. However, with the transition to Danico full-time, I’ve missed out. Sure, I would come across a stand or two at shops in my neighborhood, but usually after they’ve sold out of my favorites. Not this year!
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Do you know Ada Lovelace? Perhaps not. Tech history enthusiast or those in England, may know who I am referring to.
Today is the fifth annual Ada Lovelace Day a celebration of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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A quick Techie Tuesday post, I thought you might find this article on Social Media resources for non-profits from Decoda Literacy Solutions. If you visit often you know that I/we are big on supporting nonprofit organizations, especially those in our backyard. They look like they might have a couple of good reads listed.
Article: Tech Tuesday: Social Media for Non-Profits by Decoda Literacy Solutions
Ok, so CC or Creative Cloud has come out for Adobe products. On a daily basis I use InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. The other products not often. Lately, I have been catching up on the new features and functions in the CC versions of those tools and one that I am really interested (of the many) is the Sync Settings function. This works very well for mobile offices like mine where I have my primary development machine and the "lite" one that I can carry around. To use this feature you much have a valid Adobe IDIf you want to try it out yourself, check out this article from the Caveat Letter Adobe Blog Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the article and take note of what is not included in the sync. InDesign CC Video Link
So, I have to admit this post is a little out of the norm. I saw something a little geeky that I just have share. I ran across an article about the new words being added to Oxford Dictionary Online for the month of August and I was a little surprised. From what I understand typically only a few words are added each month but this time more than 60 were added and they were very techie.
Words like bitcoin, selfie and phablet were defined in Oxford Dictionary Online. I embarrassingly admit how happy I am to see a bunch a new terms added both so that I can send beloved friends and family to a dictionary the next time they ask me to define a tech term but also new words for my word games - competitors look out!
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The other day I was talking with a friend, well we were arguing about an event and what really happened. To settle it, my friend pulled out their smartphone and scrolled through their images to find the one that would prove one way or another, who was right. As we waited for the search end, my friend commented that they had to "clean up" to free up space.
This caused a turn in the conversation to data storage, physical vs. cloud and so on. For computers we can plug in a USB drive, push to a cloud account and the like. What about our mobile devices and tablets? Depending on your mobile device there may be a built-in method of storing "off-device" but what about sharing with others - assuming you are not using Facebook or something? What about when stuck on the road?
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I may be showing my age but do you remember "video killed the radio star" back from the early days of MTV? Back then they played music videos all day? Nowadays many websites have videos embedded on their landing page, should yours? There are several schools of thought on this as more and more content marketing is going "video".
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Really quick, I wanted to tell you about a software tool that is quickly becoming my favorite. What you may not know is that I am always looking for ways to improve how to stay on top of projects. With the help of Rivers and Associates, we have been testing out Teamwork Project Manager cloud based project management tool. No, they are not paying me to toot their horn, heck, they probably don't even know we were evaluating it.