Author Archives: robinna

Internet security issue – change your passwords (heartbleed) – *UPDATE*

*UPDATE* You  may be aware of this by now, but if not some info about heartbleed. It does impact dropbox, yahoo (and all of its services), soundcloud and many, many other sites. Google was vulnerable but fixed it as others (including Facebook) have.  It does not seem that the banking sites were hit (yet), but it might be a good time to change all of ...

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Making it happen – linkeddata, bigdata, opendata and the semantic web

So, a question was asked in one of my linkeddata discussion groups. How does linkeddata, bigdata, opendata and the semantic web fit together? My answer:The Semantic web is the interface to make sense of all of the data (bigdata) which has to be accessible (open data); linkeddata is the mechanism making the data connections which are interpreted by the semantic web. A very simplified view, ...

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Social genes – you are where you are?

Fascinating – giving insight into the nature vs. nurture theory: Your DNA is not a blueprint. Day by day, week by week, your genes are in a conversation with your surroundings. Your neighbors, your family, your feelings of loneliness: They don’t just get under your skin, they get into the control rooms of your cells. Inside the new social science of genetics. and on viewing ...

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Google, Pokemon, and April Fool’s

Grab your iOS or Android device: they’re the only way to see what I’m talking about. Bring up Google Maps (or download Google Maps if you don’t have it — see what’s happening here?) and tap the “Search” bar. Notice that little thing that looks like the CBS logo, only light blue? Tap it and you’re off, the screen swinging across the country to Mountain View, ...

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Post/blog/tweet themes #hashtags by day

So, I’m rolling out a new project and I’ve been thinking about how to organize content which reminded me of all of the theme #hashtags (perhaps, because it was thursday aka #tbt or throwbackthursday). Not all of them are work/professional appropriate (manimonday), so I picked the best of the best. Thanks to the Libraries & Social Media group for help.  Theme ideas / #hashtags by ...

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Snipping Tool (Windows 7) – how to use it to screencapture dropdown menus and other tips

Recently, I had to screencapture some Windows 7 screens for training materials. Frustratingly enough, the screencapture tool, Snipping Tool, didn’t seem to capture the dropdowns but it does, it is just a matter of knowing the trick! To Find the Snipping Tool (and pin it to your menu for ease of access) Click on the Windows menu button(In the box ‘Search programs and files’ begin ...

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Changing the “from” in outlook

Q: If you manage multiple mailboxes, how do you change the from in outlook? A: To send email, reply, or forward email as a different address (i.e., somebody@myaddress.com) vs. yourself, Click on the From button.Click on Other Email Address.In the From Box, type somebody@myaddress.com Click OK. You should see the From address has changed (temporarily) and somebody@myaddress.com has now been added as an option in ...

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