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Making PowerPoint Better

July 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Let’s face it. None of us are really fans of PowerPoint. The common complaint is that far from adding color and pizazz, PowerPoint hasn’t proven to make presentations any less boring or dull. In fact, many argue that the very reliance on rote slides and sequencing can make speeches and presentations […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity

How To Fill Out A W-4

June 19th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Until last weekend, I had never heard of PaycheckCity.com (h/t NYTimes). But I’m glad I was turned on to them. They have 3 free and insanely useful online calculators and assistants that are designed to help the average worker. The most impressive to me is the W-4 form assistant. Isn’t it […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Taxes

Curbing Your Email Obsession On The Weekend

May 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Here’s an appropriate post for a Monday. BusinessWeek has a short article about how some companies, in the name of worker and server sanity, are encouraging workers to hold off sending emails over the weekend. I think we can all relate to coming fresh into the office, only to be deluged […]

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Tags: Email/Spam Hacks · Productivity

Live Mesh Might Help Windows Not Suck

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I’m usually hard on Microsoft on this blog. But nerdy tech circles today are abuzz at the announcement of Live Mesh from Microsoft. Think of Live Mesh as one ring to sync them all, every device and every file… provided you use Windows. Apparently, this whole system is not quite ready […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity · Workplace Gizmos

Don’t Include These Skills On Your Resume

April 21st, 2008 · 28 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough It’s always a good idea to fill out your resume with any specific skills or specialties you might possess. Doing so is a good strategy to give you that extra little edge to stand out from a similarly qualified candidate. And for years, a good way to do that was to […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Getting Ahead · Resumes

Going Topless At Business Meetings A Good Idea For Productivity?

April 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I remember when wifi and laptops first proliferated in college classrooms. Right away I noticed: no one was paying attention. Oh, don’t get me wrong, there was plenty going on… plenty of IM discussions amongst the students in the audience. The same sort of problem has made its way to corporate […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Productivity

How To Use RSS To Compliment Your Job Search

March 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough For those of you that are hip to RSS and RSS feeds (all the people that have subscribed to this feed are clearly hip) you should be aware that almost every major job board now allows you to sign up for job search RSS feeds. Input the criteria you’re looking for […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Job Search · Job Sites

Fighting Back Against Windows

March 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The stupid popup you see above was annoying me all yesterday. Look, my desktop is messy… literally covered in icons. That’s the way I like it, that’s the way I work. Where does Windows get off nagging me to clean my room, so to speak? So, I did a little Googling, […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U

The E-tiquette of E-mail

March 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Patricia Robb of Laughing all the Way to Work: The Ultimate Secretarial Survival Blog E-mail is no longer just for personal use, with all our accepted short forms: LOL, U, GB and a co-worker’s favourite, OMG! With the increasing use of e-mail as […]

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Tags: Email/Spam Hacks

On Email Blackouts…

February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Hopefully, not too many of you were affected by the email system outages yesterday. Hopefully, you weren’t also affected by the FPL power outages. It’s a reminder to all of us that depending on one system alone works fine, right up until the time that it doesn’t. In this case, commercial […]

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Tags: Computers Work 4 U · Email/Spam Hacks