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Video: MIcrosoft Word 2007 Introduction by Paul Park

I came across this great screencast on YouTube and wanted to share it with those of you who might be thinking of upgrading to MS Office 2007 (2008, on the Mac). I don't have many clients who have upgraded yet, but it seems inevitable that it will happen eventually. I had been meaning to do my own screencast of Office 2007 (and I still might do some specific functions), but this video is a great example of what YouTube can offer beyond rollerskating bulldogs. (SMILE)

Flipping the "Big Red Switch" on today's electronics

Listen: Flipping the "Big Red Switch" on today's electronics I realize that this is going to sound incredibly simplistic, almost too simple to even bother writing and recording, and yet I explain this concept several times a week, if not every single day, when I am busy. When talking with my clients it becomes clear that they do not know how to power off their computer, or other electronics, should they crash or otherwise become unstable. Back in "the old days" of the IBM PC, it was very clear how you turned off your computer. There was this Big Red Switch right there on the side that made this oh so satisfying "kerchunk" when you operated it. Flip it the other way and the computer came on. How simple could it be? Then we entered the realm of electronic power switches on nearly every device. Sure they turned the unit off and on when it was operating normally, but what did you do when your computer crashed. In the early days, there was really no other c

FreshBooks - The Fastest Way to Track Time and Invoice Your Clients

Thanks to Chris Brogan for a tweet about this new site, Freshbooks , an online bookkeeping site. FreshBooks - The Fastest Way to Track Time and Invoice Your Clients FreshBooks is an online invoicing and time tracking service that saves you time and makes you look professional - Fortune 500 professional. FreshBooks is easy to use and you can try it for free.  bookmark this on - posted by dewelch to bookeeping accounting invoice invoicing web service online mwblog techiq - more about this bookmark... (Follow more of my bookmarks at .)

BarCampLA-5 is This Weekend - March 1 & 2

(Updated 2/26/08 217pm: (from BarCampLA Twitter - While a more formal announcement is coming later tonight, we've upped the number of attendees to 250 people. ) The latest installment of BarCampLA is coming this weekend and I will be there. You should be, too. Check out the web site at BarCamp is an unconference, which means the program is developed entirely by those attending. Everyone who comes is also a presenter. Come listen to sessions on business, technology, PR...whatever strikes our fancy and then give others the benefit of your expertise . I am hoping to present 2 sessions at this BarCamp: A Year of Visibility 2.0 - You need to let people know what you do, and how well you do it, if you want to take your life and career to a new level. I will show you how to go about raising your visibility in whatever realm you wish and the tools that can help make it happen. Podcasting Now! - Using free Internet tools, you can be podcasting

TechnologyIQ highlighted as Top 10 Technology Podcast - Welcome TechRepublic Readers

I awoke to a very pleasant surprise this morning. TechnologyIQ was selected as one of the Top 10 Technology Podcasts by TechRepublic Executive Editor, Jason Hiner . This was entirely unexpected, but very welcome news. It is great to be included in with such tech podcast giants like Buzz Out Loud and TWIT (This Week in Tech) with Letecho Laporte. You'll find a link to all the Top 10 podcasts in the article excerpt below. If you have arrived here from TechRepublic, welcome! I hope you like what you see and hear. Drop me a comment and let me know what would help you and/or your clients to "control your technology, don't let it control you." ... which is my theme here at TechnologyIQ. While you are here, let me introduce you to my other blogs and podasts... Career Opportunities A print column for 12 years and a podcast for 3 1/2 years, Career Opportunities is "Helping to Build the Career You Deserve" with weekly, 5-6 minute columns on getting the most out of you

Troubleshooting is just a logic problem

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Audio: Live from the Library - February 14, 2008

Listen to the audio from my most recent LIVE from the Library Internet Seminar. Listen: LIVE from the Library - February 14, 2008

Elsewhere Online: Lingoes - super impressive dictionary and translation freeware

Communication is becoming increasingly more global every day and good translation software can make a big difference in our understanding each other. Lingoes is Windows-only, but it could provide you a good, free translation solution. Lingoes - super impressive dictionary and translation freeware Lingoes. Lovely freeware dictionary and language translation program. Comes with a bunch of useful features like clipboard translate, right mouse click access for immediate translation/definition of any word or phrase, and the ability to download and install a large number of add-on dictionaries in different languages as well as English. Super [...] (Via The Red Ferret Journal .)

Vote for our friend's idea in the Cisco I-Prize!

Our friend, Ben Forer, needs your help. It will only take 5 minutes…and may change the world. I first met been, the son of a close friend, when my wife, Rosanne and his father, Dan, were working together on Touched by an Angel. Ben and I spent a lot of time together, back when he was 10 as Rosanne and Dan also produced 2 episodes of Nightline on then President Clinton. Ben and I even visited the White House together. Ben is now at Syracuse University in New York state. My how the time does fly! So, as part of his studies, Ben has submitted an entry for the Cisco I-Prize . The competition is for innovative ideas involving Cisco Technology. In simple terms, his idea is to create an interactive TV Network for colleges and universities. He calls it CTPN which stands for the Cisco TelePresence Network . There are less than 24 hours remaining in the voting and he just needs to get it in the top 200 for it to be considered by the Cisco committee. If you have five minutes, please go here an

Learning languages

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Always check the most basic items first

Fixed a printing problem for a client today and was reminded once again to check the most basic items first. Mobile post sent by douglaswelch using Utterz .    Replies .   mp3

Regular software upgrades can save you time and money

What's that? Paying money to upgrade your software can save you money? Doesn't sound quite right, does it? That said, it is true that upgrading your software on a regular basis can save you money in the long run, for some very specific reasons. First, let me say that I don't think you need to upgrade to the latest version of any software immediately when it is released. In fact, it might not even be a good idea. New releases always contain a few new bugs. As a rule, I try to wait until there is at least one minor upgrade before I jump in. For example, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) is the most recent release of the Mac operating system. I only recently upgraded though, back in December, when it received its first minor upgrade 10.5.1. (Version numbers are typically stated in that fashion. 10=Mac OS X, 5=the Leopard release, 1=first minor revision of the software. The net release would be 10.5.2, 10.5.3, etc until Apple releases another major update i.e. 10.6, 10.6.1, 10.6.2, etc)