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More Ways To Browse The Web At Work (Without Getting Caught)

January 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve posted before about doing personal web stuff (read: time wasting) at work. Here are two more excellent options. They are both web proxies, which hide your IP address while you roam the internet and help you by-pass workplace filtering systems. If you can’t get through to your LastFM account, or […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Computers Work 4 U

10 Invaluable Websites For Road Warriors

January 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough What officially qualifies you as a “road warrior?” I travel for business about 10-15 times a year. I know that’s woefully inadequate compared to other people’s bona fides. One of these days I’ll put up a post outlining my travel tips and strategy. I’d be interested to solicit other people’s techniques. […]

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Tags: Business Travel · Computers Work 4 U

CuePrompter- A Teleprompter For Everyone

January 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough From my personal “Why Hasn’t Anyone Thought of This Before” file, Download Squad alerts us to the existence of CuePrompter, a free, web-based teleprompter application. It seems to me this would be hugely useful for teleconferences or any presentations or public speaking engagements you might encounter. Instead of shuffling through papers, […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Workplace Gizmos

Abandoning Microsoft Word

January 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve written before about the crop of new (very often free) alternatives to Microsoft Office. I think it’s pretty universal that we all have had it up to here with Word and especially Outlook, but what can you do? Your work servers support what they support, and if everyone else in […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity · Workplace Gizmos

How To Keep Your Boss From Snooping On Your Web Browsing

January 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’m definitely in a hardly working mode today. Since I’m sitting around waiting for the live broadcast from MacWorld, I’m in a time wasting/tech state of mind. (At least I don’t have to liveblog Steve-o’s address like the poor souls at Gizmodo) I started looking for resources to help you browse […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Computers Work 4 U · Office Pranks · Workplace Gizmos

Coming To A Corporate Server Near You- Facebook!

December 20th, 2007 · 12 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Ever since it opened itself up to the non-collegiate world, Facebook’s growth has been exponential. Clearly trying to out-LinkedIn LinkedIn, Facebook now allows professional and even company-specific groups for networking. But one problem has been preventing Facebook from becoming the dominant professional networking platform: a lot of companies block Facebook. The […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity · Workplace Gizmos

Graatest Speling Hakk Evah!

December 17th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough If you’re a lazy typer like me, then sometimes the spell checker is not your best friend. Once, in a major college term paper situation, I meant to type “gentle” and instead typed “gentile.” This gave new meaning to the phrase I was typing: “gentle interrogation techniques.” How many times have […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity · WorkLife

How To Move Your Bookmarks In Firefox

December 13th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’ve got a more comprehensive organizational post in the works, but I’m in the middle of preparing my mobile office for a two week trip to Florida. I needed to bring my Firefox links with me on my laptop for blogging purposes. I didn’t know how to do it. But I […]

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Chat More With Gtalk

December 7th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough For those of you that hadn’t heard, some of the big news this week was that Gtalk, the Google chat application, in now inter-operable with AOL Instant Messenger (AIM, if you’re hip). Gtalk is available as a standalone downloadable client, but it’s also built into the Gmail online client, as you’ve […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity

This Time, Don’t Ignore The Windows Update Thingy

December 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Dear reader: Are you like me? Are you sticking with XP instead of upgrading to Vista? (I even quickly bought a new desktop from Dell this summer so I could still nab one with XP on it). Ain’t broke, not gonna fix it kind of thing, eh? Excellent. My readers are […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity · Workplace Gizmos