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Symantec Renwal Reminders: Rant

June 4th, 2008 at 12:25 pm » Comments (5)

<rant>It’s nice to get an email from a vendor to let you know your support is expiring so you can renew. But Symantec is taking this way too far! Since I work at Lakeview and the Indiana District denomination office, there are two separate Symantec contracts I manage, and they expire about five months apart. […]

If you don’t want to hear from people, just say so

April 27th, 2008 at 3:36 am » Comments (5)

OK so this is a little nitpicky, but it’s got me slightly annoyed with Scholarpedia because they don’t appear to publish any contact information. Here’s how I got there in the first place (why do I tell you? To confuse you, of course!): Through a chain I won’t make you follow (and probably couldn’t recall), […]

I Hate My New Office

December 21st, 2007 at 2:17 pm » Comments (0)

OK, that’s a bit of sensationalism there in the headline! I actually love my new (from new building) office (bigger, with an attached workroom), but there are a few minor downsides to being located in the very middle of the building (that’s good), at least a sixty second walk away from everyone (that’s good and […]

Stupid Newspaper Websites

December 4th, 2007 at 2:19 pm » Comments (1)

Allow me to rant for a moment, if you will. I’m not forcing you to read it or anything… Why is it that newspapers, when they design their websites, seem to forget that they are making the site available to a worldwide audience? I see it all the time: read Google News, or a blog […]

Google Reader Search Is Here!

September 6th, 2007 at 11:47 pm » Comments (0)

They finally added it. I no longer have to rant about it. Via Brett (thanks!). Shortest. Post. Ever. (For me. :-)

No Searching Google Reader!?

August 5th, 2007 at 10:34 am » Comments (1)

Why can I not search my feeds in Google Reader? I’ve noticed over the past several weeks, every time I think “now where in my feeds did I last see x?” I can’t just pull up Reader and ask. Ironically enough, before I started this post, I decided to see what others were saying about […]

HelpSpot helpdesk initial impressions

May 25th, 2007 at 11:55 pm » Comments (1)

In reading some of Jason Powell’s old posts about helpdesk software, I discovered a comment by the author of a system called Userscape HelpSpot. The system has obviously gone through some changes since the original post. I haven’t seen the original, but the changes appear to be good because I really like the system! The […]

Junk Emails from Google Video

April 30th, 2007 at 10:43 am » Comments (0)

Last Thursday and Friday, someone decided it would be fun to use the Google Video feature that lets you invite a friend to view a video by email to send emails to most of our staff referring them to some questionable/conspiratorial videos (which I haven’t watched, but they sound more like hate and conspiracy videos […]

If only Tony had my inventory software ready

April 12th, 2007 at 2:01 pm » Comments (4)

Tony Dye has an excellent post that is along the lines of my own posts here and here regarding hardware inventory. His wish list seems to communicate even better than my posts what I’d like from the inventory side of things, but I still want a helpdesk to be integrated into the same system. Some […]

Windows Vista “Express Upgrade:” less than express

March 29th, 2007 at 2:48 pm » Comments (3)

You may know that Microsoft offered a free or discounted upgrade to Windows Vista for computers purchased between October 26th, 2006 and March 15, 2007. The exact terms were set by each manufacturer for each of their systems sold with Windows XP, with different Vista versions available based on whether you got Windows XP Home […]