Quick Tip: Turn off OS X Notification Center
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 11:38a Bruce Elgort On a occasion when I am sharing my screen with others I seem to always forget to disable OS X’s Notification Center. Typically you would turn it off using System Preferences however, I just learned that you can simply Option-Click on the Notification Center icon in the upper right corner of the menu bar to toggle it on and off. No more unexpected screen interruptions. [read] Keywords:
Remove HTML from Excel Files
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 8:54a Bruce Elgort Occasionally I will have an Excel file that contains HTML markup that I need to remove. The Excel Replace feature makes removing HTML easy. To remove the HTML tags highlight the cells that contain the HTML and then select Edit > Replace. In the “Find what” field enter . Leave the “Replace with” field blank and then click on the “Replace All” button. Poof! All of your HTML will magically be removed. [read] Keywords:
Technology Complacency – I’m in a good place
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 11:19a Bruce Elgort This is the first time in many years that I am not feeling the need to upgrade my desktop computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet. I’m not even feeling the slightest urge to to get new kit of any kind. My 27″ 2011 iMac is running great, my iPad mini is awesome, my 2012 Macbook Pro laptop is way more than I need on the road and for teaching and my iPhone 4s still works great.
In the past I would feel the effects of the Steve Jobs “reality distortion field” and feel compe [read] Keywords: desktop
It’s time to tell IBM how you really feel about some things…
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 9:40p Bruce Elgort IBM developerWorks has launched the developerWorks LIVE Jam which runs from June 11-18. Here you as a professional developer can give the developerWorks team your thoughts on how you prefer to learn technical skills, share your expertise, and build your online reputation. You can use your IdeaJam.net registration to participate in the jam. If you are not already registered you can register here. [read] Keywords: ibm
The IBM developerWorks Live! Jam
Fri, May 31st 2013 4:15p Bruce Elgort Registration for the IBM developerWorks Live! Jam is now open. The jam will open on June 11th and will focus on the following themes:
What would you envision as the perfect web site for developers?
How do you want to build your technical skills?
How do you want to build your on-line professional reputation?
How do you want to share with other developers?
How do you want to stay informed of what’s new on developerWorks?
What developer sites do you use?
How would you make developerWorks better? [read] Keywords: ibm
Podcast: Building a career out of LEGO bricks with Warren Elsmore
Wed, Apr 3rd 2013 8:21a Bruce Elgort Warren Elsmore wrote a book! It’s called Brick City and Warren describes it as “a celebration of the worlds’ architecture, recreated solely using the celebrated toy of the century, LEGO bricks.”
In our podcast with him, we discussed:
Is this an instruction book or an idea book?
Who is the target audience?
What was the book writing process like?
How and when can people buy this book?
And many more LEGO-rich topics…
Brick City will be in bookstores in several diffe [read] Keywords: podcast
Podcast: Cloud Cost Management Made Easy with Cloudability
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 10:40a Bruce Elgort On this episode we interview Mat Ellis (@matellis), CEO of Cloudability and talk about how Cloudability can help companies manage their cloud spend.
We talk about:
How Mat got started with Cloudability
How much cloud spend they are currently managing
What types of things are moving to the cloud
What newbies to the cloud should look out for
How Cloudability helps manage cloud spend
The services that they offer and their associated costs
The future role of “The IT Department”
and much [read] Keywords: podcast