In the course of my day job, I often find myself confronted with having to document things on paper that are easier to implement than document. One of these things is a SharePoint 2010 collaboration site template. As you know if you’re reading this, SharePoint has the ability to ‘wrap up’ the configuration settings, visual […]
Check out this newer post for another way of getting roaming service in the US — especially if you’re looking to use your smartphone instead of your iPad. Every Canadian with an iPad knows this problem: regardless of which Canadian wireless provider you’re using locally, the cost of US data roaming is absurd. The best […]
Metadata is a messy subject. So messy, in fact, that many SharePoint projects never truly deal with it. Metadata is complicated, full of dependencies we cannot control and—to put it mildly—not exactly liked by end users. Once you move beyond the initial “oh wow” moment of demonstrating how metadata can help arrange documents in multiple […]
I first wrote about this topic in 2010. A number of additional download stores specializing in classical music have come online since (or maybe they were online back then already and I’ve only discovered them now?), so I thought I’d provide an update. As the major label music industry continues to undergo tectonic shifts and […]
Have you ever had to facilitate a meeting where a large number of people was asked to solve a complex problem? It’s stressful and the outcome isn’t necessarily the resolution of the problem. Every time you think you’ve discovered a solution and apply it, the nature of the problem seems to shift. Depending on your […]
The opinions in this blog post should not be construed as advice, especially not legal advice. Whether you act on anything I suggest here is entirely up to you—I would strongly suggest you take a close look at your employment or contracting agreement and/or take legal advice from someone qualified before you take any action […]
As a relative newcomer to the Mac, my perspective is that of a switcher. As I blogged at the time, I was originally attracted to the beautiful and affordable hardware but couldn’t conceive of a scenario where I’d actually run any OS other than Windows. My work is for a software consulting firm that works […]
I had read about the i-20 iPod dock a few months ago. It seemed like a very exciting proposition: a dock that could extract the digital signal of the music stored on an iPod without relying on the iPod’s own digital-to-analogue circuitry, and pass the music to an external DAC (digital to analogue converter) for […]
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- "It always seems impossible until it is done." — Nelson Mandela about 9 hours ago from Buffer
- Pope Francis's challenge to global capitalism. http://t.co/uBYEynfDk4 about 12 hours ago from Buffer
- Nelson Mandela: A giant passes. http://t.co/MR1aYhu0KF about 13 hours ago from Buffer
- Tip of the hat to those protesting against McDonald's, for a living wage and the right to unionize. about 14 hours ago from Buffer
- Wall Street, not workers to blame for Detroit's bankruptcy crisis, says Demos report. http://t.co/ODw4OA0WrF Dec 04, 2013 8:58 pm from Buffer
- Bill Gates: "Here are the books I read when out on the road." http://t.co/dabJ9S3rEv Dec 04, 2013 5:42 pm from Buffer
- What happens to a society that cannot distinguish between reality and illusion? http://t.co/Z2DM7Wj5bl Dec 04, 2013 3:54 pm from Buffer
- Growing "crisis of faith" highlights absurdity of creationists' pseudo-scientific claims. Good read. http://t.co/0eXpzMjo8L Dec 04, 2013 3:39 pm from Buffer