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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

Microsoft’s (Unintentionally) Funny Holiday Gift Guide

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Ah, Microsoft. If you’ve ever used their products, you sometimes wonder if they understand how humans actually want to interact with machines. Now, I’m beginning to wonder if they understand human beings, period. Behold, the Office Online Gift Guide 2007, a handy list of suggested Microsoft Office-related gifts that you can […]

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Tags: Working Hard · Workplace Gizmos

PayScale Meeting Miser- Put Your Boss On The Clock

November 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough How many times have you wanted to convince your boss that this, the fifth meeting on the same subject, with the same people going over the same material and resulting in the same outcome – yes, this very meeting you’re almost sleeping through today – is a colossal waste of both […]

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Tags: Finance · Productivity · WorkLife · Workplace Gizmos

Don’t Steal A Person’s Stapler

November 13th, 2007 · 25 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I always GOT the character Milton from the movie Office Space. Sure, everyone thinks of him as a bit unhinged, but I think he’s actually quite rational. I mean, even if it’s just a stapler, it’s his stapler. It’s reliable, functional, never jams and it’s that color of red that reminds […]

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Tags: Office Porn · Workplace Gizmos

Watching TV At Work… The Quest Goes On

November 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Last week we told you about Hulu, a great and future hope for wasting time and watching tv at work. Yes, NBC is involved… with Fox. And yes, Hulu is so far pretty cool, and filled with potential (still in beta, remember). Last week, NBC ALSO launched NBC Direct. Since it […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Time Wasters · Workplace Gizmos

SimulScribe- Read Your Voicemails

November 6th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough There have been several studies recently that have shown a lot of people – young people especially – don’t like using voicemail much anymore. I have to admit, I’m one of those people: voicemail is a pain… you have to take several minutes out of your day to wait through long […]

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Tags: Office Porn · Workplace Gizmos

Whistle While You Work- The Great New NPR Music Site

November 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Big fan of All Songs Considered? Big fan of good music in general, no matter what the genre? NPR has always done a great job with music, and they’re slowly but surely joining the Web 2.0 world (last year they finally switched over to free podcasts of This American Life, and […]

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Tags: ... Or Hardly Working? · Time Wasters · Workplace Gizmos

The Cubicle of the Future?

November 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Not so much Cube as Pod… [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2G3untYEHs]

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Tags: Office Porn · Workplace Gizmos

GrandCentral- One Number to Ring Them All, And in the Darkness…

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough After my rant against the telecos earlier this week, perhaps I should balance things out by highlighting a company that does it right. I’ve been a user and a fan of GrandCentral.com for about a year now… sometime after they announced beta invites, but before Google bought them. GrandCentral asks, “How […]

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Tags: Productivity · Working Hard · Workplace Gizmos

10 Reasons to Hate Cell Phone Carriers

October 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I can’t stand the cell phone carriers. I know, it’s a pet peeve, and I should get over it. But cellphones are such an integral part of our work and our lives (and our worklives) that I’ve come to believe the general assh*lishness of the cell carriers is a major issue […]

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Tags: Productivity · Workplace Gizmos