A tip for small offices, and a personal note

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One of the things I’ve constantly mentioned to people about working in a small office is that it really gives you the opportunity to know your users, and tailor your message, so to speak, to their technical abilities. I’ve encouraged you all, to the best of your abilities, to try and understand what your users are doing, and how, so that you can speak directly to that. Yesterday, I was reminded of an often overlooked example of that. You might want to make note of any of your users that are left-handed and have, thusly, switched the functions of their mouse buttons. It’ll save you much confusion later when you try to instruct them to right-click on something when what you really want them to do is left-click! 😉

On a personal note, I’ve not been happy with the way my blogs have been over the last week or so. Although I’ve been back at work since last Weds., I’m still feeling the effects of the flu that kept me in bed for a solid 3-4 days at the beginning of last week. It’s not so much the physical malaise that is bothering me, it’s the mental malaise. Yeah, I don’t have a whole lot of physical energy either, but the inability to focus, concentrate, or get excited by things that are usually part of my days have been missing, and have been missing from the sites as well. Let’s face it, it’s hard to write effectively about technology when you’re not at the top of your game mentally, and I think that has really shown in the lack of quality and quantity of posts around here. I apologize for that, but on the flip side, this is all done voluntarily, so it’s not like anyone’s getting ripped off if I have a few sucky days!

Hopefully, I’ll be more intellectually with it soon!

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