NowPublic

I had never even heard of this site that bills itself as “crowd-powered media” until I got a note asking if they could use one of my photos next to one of their stories. I was somewhat flattered, and always willing to have something of mine showing up in a new place. 🙂 Tags: NowPublic

Windows Home Server

As usual when it comes to new Microsoft technology, Paul Thurott has the definitive review of Windows Home Server. Yeah, it just makes me want it more. I especially dig the idea of having my photos be accessible remotely, easy backups, and having a center to my network without having to pay for a full…

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Help Desk Radio

Speaking of the drive down to Cincinnati, while scanning the dial this morning, I caught a few minutes of a show called “HelpDesk”, on WMUB, a college radio/NPR station in Oxford, OH. Turns out that the call-in show is broadcast on-line on Tuesday mornings, and is also available as a podcast. Could be an interesting…

One way to help burnout

After all that discussion about burnout among help desk folks, today I had the rare experience of getting to do something different. I spent most of the day driving down to our Cincinnati office to work on a couple of projects, and then driving back to cover the help desk through the end of the…

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SmartSetr

Kevin Devin has a nice screencast over at Friends in Tech showing off a little tool he found from Eric Appel called SmartSetr that lets you create dynamic sets on Flickr by tag or date, etc. I’ll definitely be taking a look at that one soon. Another tool that I might take a look at…

Solitude

On the opposite end of the spectrum from my last post, Douglas Welch links and comments on a Steve Olson post about eating lunch alone as a way to find solitude. I do understand the concept. Working at a help desk, I certainly understand the need to get away from answering questions at your lunch…