General

Experience with JobTarget (Job Board Software)?

My organization is looking into Job Board software/services. Has anyone used JobTarget? What was your experience with their product and service? Any information would be a tremendous help. Thanks!

Sessions for 2008 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

The sessions are posted for the 2008 Nonprofit Software Development Summit, which is November 17-19 in Oakland, California:

http://devsummit08.aspirationtech.org/index.php?title=Sessions_List

It's an interesting window into what developers at nonprofits are excited about. Technical training is focusing on Joomla!, Drupal, CiviCRM, and Ruby on Rails.  Documentation topics are focusing on FLOSS Manuals and book sprints.

Easy screenshots via Firefox add-on

Here's an easy, free, cross-platform solution for grabbing screenshots of web content: Screengrab, a Firefox add-on. It includes a great feature once found only in high-end tools: It can capture an entire page/frame, including the portions that fall below the scroll. After you install Screengrab, you see an icon down in your status bar:

Microsoft Word Document Inspector

You can use the Document Inspector to find and remove hidden data and personal information in Office documents that were created in Office Word 2007, Office Excel 2007, Office PowerPoint 2007, and earlier versions of these Office programs. It is a good idea to use the Document Inspector before you share an electronic copy of your Office document, such as in an e-mail attachment.

Open the Office document that you want to inspect for hidden data or personal information.

Vista Remote Desktop Client Supports Multiple Monitors

I just came across a useful article about Vista remote desktop supporting multiple monitors.

Vista Remote Desktop Wide Screen:

You can access these features using the command line in a few ways:

If you know the dimensions that you want, you can specify the height and width:

mstsc /w:2048 /h:768 /v:(servername)

Free web conferencing, cross-platform, no participant install: Yuuguu

The problem: Our trainer had a MacBook and no connector to use our projector, and she couldn't use our Windows-based conferencing software. 

The solution: Yuuguu. It works on Windows, MacOS, and Linux, and with IE, Firefox, and Safari. Only the host needs to install anything; participants simply browse to the meeting URL and enter the correct pin to join in -- a fabulous feature, as I didn't have admin rights on the computer in our meeting room. If I were able to install Yuuguu, we could have gotten control of the web conference and shared our desktop, for full collaborative work. 

Oct. 16: Austin InnoTech 1-day conference

Sounds like a steal: Austin Technology Council is presenting its annual Austin InnoTech (Business & Technology Innovation Conference & Expo) on October 16 this year; it's all but free ($35 gets you into all keynotes, exhibits, and sessions). There are also discounts for groups of 3 or more. Location is the Austin Convention Center. Check out the Software track. You can also browse last year's presentations.

Firefox performance improvement

Ran into this handy tip while wandering the web. No warranty expressed or implied :)

Firefox is set to default to a dialup connection so it will only download up to 4 things at a time, there is a way to change that IF YOU HAVE A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION to download 30 things at a time, it's amazing the difference it makes in browser speed.

Here's How:

WARNING: This tip requires you to make changes to the way FireFox works and if not performed properly can cause performance issues.

Social networks and nonprofits

Here’s an interesting project to keep an eye on – a collection of case studies of "how nonprofits and social change makers are using social networks to get the word out and inspire action."

socialmedia4change.pbwiki.com

It's a wiki, so anyone can contribute their examples to the pages. The Frozen Pea Fund is there, as well as a Second Life scavenger hunt for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Microsoft and other vendor Software Release Schedules

I’ve added a page to IC for recording details of release schedules for software used by iMIS – for example the next versions of Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Office.

http://www.imiscommunity.com/microsoft_and_other_vendor_software_release...

If you come across any information on release schedules for products that we use or integrate with can you update it here.