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A look at Dash, docsets for developers

A look at Dash, docsets for developers

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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MAR
04
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Getting items OFF the list

In time management, project management and the like where tasks and commitments are generated there is a need for a tool or process to keep track of them. Many, myself included, write about creating and managing to do lists. 
 
So with all this gathering, listing and prioritizing you probably end up with a pretty hefty list.   Now what if you want to enlist help getting these items done?  What if you are constantly mobile?  And what if your team is virtual?  So how do you get that list down?
 
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FEB
04
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App for my Inner Cookie Monster

App for my Inner Cookie Monster

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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OCT
15
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Celebrating Ada Lovelace

Celebrating Ada Lovelace

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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OCT
08
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Social Media Resources for NonProfit

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

SEP
10
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My InDesign Settings are Following Me

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 ID 

 If 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 
SEP
03
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Techie Terms Defined

Techie Terms Defined

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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AUG
20
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To Video or not to Video

To Video or not to Video

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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AUG
13
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PM Tool Worth a Look

PM Tool Worth a Look

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.

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AUG
06
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Powering Gadgets in the Wild

I ran across this post titled Solar Tent Charges Your Gadgets.  On the things that jumped out at me is that it weighs 8 lbs. which is heavier than the combined devices I carried all together. Well, that and the $800 price tag.  While I understand some of the comments around the tent enabling the gadgets to invade the peach, I looked at it differently. As events become more extravagant and not restricting themselves to indoor spaces, something like this may come in handy.  Would you use something like this? 

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