Category: IT

What the IT Convergence Center should be

It’s called the Information and Technology Convergence Center and every indication points to it being on-track for completion in the spring of 2014. Even though we are 9 (+/-) months away from opening, we are finalizing much of the AV technology going into the building. Those involved in many of the various meetings regarding the building are

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What Cell Phone do you use?

Help me test out a web service (Poll Everywhere) by answering the following question: POLL CLOSED Add your answer in the comments . . . The service allows polling to take place with a cell phone that has SMS capabilities. We’ll see if it beats clickers into submission.

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If you have kids, you should read this!

Image by Andrew Feinberg via Flickr How’s that title for an attention grabber? It basically translates to saying, unless you’re a bad parent, you should drop what you’re doing and pay attention. In blogs, newscasts, and almost everywhere else that you turn we hear the warnings. Scary warnings about food, travel, drugs, and now the

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Google Earth Gets YouTube videos

  Why not get some onsite video when you visit a place in Google Earth? The Google Lat Long blog announced yesterday that if a YouTube uploader "geotagged" a video in YouTube, a Google Earth user can see videos associated with that specific place. The example above shows a video from the observation deck of

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Windows Live Writer – You Made Me Love You

I have a new and blossoming relationship, with a blog editor, and it’s from . . . gulp . . . Microsoft. I’m trying not to feel icky about it, and that’s not hard because there is so much to like about Windows Live Writer. It’s a cinch to set up the connection to your

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What Was That High Quality Video Format Again?

I had seen this information a while back about what is the best video format to upload to get the best quality playback from YouTube videos. Well, obviously there is a (corny) video to go along with the information. Boy, that DivX sure gets around. Just to sum up, save your video with the following

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TwitBin – Just Works

Tweet, Tweet! In Twitter talk that means I approve. TwitBin is a Firefox extension that adds a sidebar with your latest “tweets.” Install it, configure it, and you’ll see recent postings plus a field to add your own tweets. Ctrl+Shift+m will show and hide the TwitBin sidebar. Very handy, and it just works.

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Dell Getting All Linuxy

I grabbed the above photo before they took it down. According to their “Direct2Dell” site, Ubuntu Linux is coming pre-installed to a Dell near you. Ubuntu is a flavor of Linux that just might be at the tipping point to provide a serious alternative to PC or Mac. And, of course, it’s free to download

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It’s As Easy as SimplePie

In a moment reminiscent of the famous scene in The Graduate, I whispered to Jim Groom the word SimplePie. Long story short, don’t tell Jim about something new, neat, and cool, and expect him not to blog about it right away. So here is my SimplePie wiki contribution. The plugin works by making available a

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MistyLook – The I.E. Edition

Oops! I read a comment on our Wiki/Blog mashup stating that the link to the wiki wasn’t working. Turns out the code to make the link appear as a tab at the top of the page was getting stepped on by Internet Explorer. It worked fine, of course, in Firefox. I had to specify a

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