I saw this poster at my son's elementary school and immediately thought, "They are teaching Scrum." Or maybe Scrum is something we all learned as kids and had to be reintroduced to it again as adults..
Mark Dennison's blog
I thought this was a great talk that everyone should hear.
It reminds me of the quote, "The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will be his boss."
Yesterday someone had need of an obscure keyboard shortcut. Their IE Developer Tools window was hidden off screen somehow. More perplexing was that right-clicking on the Task Bar icon would not give the System Menu (Restore-Move-Size-etc) . There was a strong preference not to kill IE and start over because of information that was thought to be on the Developer Tab. What to do?
This was a great talk on innovation and how chance favors the connected mind. In this case the speaker is examing how great innovation often grows slowly from two people having half a great idea each and then being in the right environment for the two ideas to meet and grow. This talk is only 17 minutes and 46 seconds.
Last Friday, I had started to blog about a couple of new shortcuts I learned of on Lifehacker.com. Just before posting, I accidentally discovered another one that blew away the content of my post.
In Windows Explorer (Vista and 7):
- Rename Files Fast with the Tab Key - I started using this with file preview to quickly rename scanned files that the scanner delivers as datestamp.pdf. This method also helps overcome the frustion of delays when trying to right-click to rename files on far-remote mapped drives or WebDAV drives.
- Rename Windows Files in Bulk - I was happy to find this. Not too long ago, I resorted to a batch file to do a very similar rename.
Also be sure to check out The Best New Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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With age catching up to my eyes, I plan to put this on all my machines, so I thought I'd share it. It is from Microsoft but is unsupported. It takes almost minimal space (1.2 MB RAM) but very powerful tool.
Remeber your setup from 20 or so years ago: dot matrix printer, Hayes modem, monochrome monitor, Hercules video card, 5 1/4' floppies, etc.
Excellent Microsoft At Work article on Office 2007 productivity tips. Half of these tips were new to me and there was an alternative to one of them in the community contributed tips at the bottom of the article. Well worth the read.