productivity

practical & productive networking tools

A friend of mine who is a k-12 art teacher asked about getting started with social networking. She does a little blogging here and there, but she is knee deep in teaching at the moment, which limits her time online. I thought for a bit about how to respond to her question. Her question focuses more on personal professional networking, not so much focused on ...

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web 2.0 presentation prep

Well, my presentation on web 2.0 technologies for blogging is finally coming together. I’m using google presentation to house the presentation and I’ll publish it out on the web when finished. I’ve sent the presentation off to my co-presenter for her part and review. I’ve got to do a little bit of work over the next couple of weeks to tidy up the blog and ...

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opensource alternatives to common commercial products

Although the introduction of this article is overly simplified in terms of the changes in library technology (I couldn’t help but laugh a little in a couple of places) , once you’re past that, the rest is a good little overview of some of the more popular opensource products. I’ve hotlinked and listed the products below, the article gives a more indepth overview. The products ...

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Save 5 hours a day (a day!) the geek way

Save 5 Hours a Day, the Geek Way In a nutshell:1)Don’t watch tv – web it, divo it, only watch what you are really interested in 2)Don’t read spam (use a spam filter) and don’t waste time on meaningless surfing (youtube) 3)”Read” the newspaper while exercising (podcasts!) 4)Work when others don’t (ok, I do agree with this one as I have found if I work ...

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