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Starbucks Wifi Shakeup

February 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough If you’re one of those busy workers who depends on Starbucks to be your office on the go, there’s some important news out today. Ever since I can remember (the early 2000s at least) the wifi connection at Starbucks was served up by T-Mobile. I never have used Starbucks routinely enough […]

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Tags: WorkLife · Workplace Gizmos

Back Up Your Cell Phone Numbers

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough I got locked out of my house last year and my cell phone was inside the house. It was then that I realized I no longer had many people’s phone numbers memorized. In fact, I could only think of one number off the top of my head for anyone local I […]

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Tags: Organization · WorkLife · Workplace Gizmos

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

Lunchtime The New Primetime?

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough The New York Times has a much discussed article this morning about how web video is conquering the lunchtime break hour. In some offices, workers coordinate their midday Web-watching schedules, the better to shout out punch lines to one another across rows of desks. Some people gravitate to sites where they […]

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

Bulletin! What You Post Online Can Get You Fired!

December 30th, 2007 · 54 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough We’ve mentioned this before, but in case you hadn’t heard, the New York Times had an article this Sunday alerting you that social networking can be hazardous to your career. It seems that anyone can see what you post on your blog/website/Myspace/Facebook… and “anyone” includes your boss and co-workers. Ever since […]

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Tags: Office Politcs · Time Wasters · 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

New LinkedIn Features- The Rundown

December 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Chances are, if you’re on a social network at work, it’s probably LinkedIn. Facebook is making major strides toward eating their lunch (I’m mulling a post on this in the near future) but for now, with a recently announced 17 million users, LinkedIn still rules the business networking roost. This morning […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Sites · Working Hard · Workplace Gizmos


December 5th, 2007 · 14 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough In what is surely the product development equivalent of the Snakes on a Plane phenomenon, the web is abuzz today over the concept of the Pock-It. Essentially, a post-it note with strategically placed adhesive, the Pock-It allows you to post a note and package something along with it. The Pock-It is […]

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Tags: Office Porn · Productivity · Workplace Gizmos