How to Make the Most Out of Limited Screen Space (and Even Work Better) I have to agree fully, especially for those who are scared of trying - give it a shot, it actually helps. Actively managing your workspace as opposed to just throwing more real estate at it is a terrific way to really find good ways to get things done. Like you, Adam, I was a multi-monitor addict. In fact up until about 6 months ago I had two 24's and a 20 on my desk, but found I was easily distracted by everything. What really made it hit home for me was when I started doing more on-site side work, where I took my 14in laptop with a 1600x900 panel or my MacBook with a 1280x800 panel. So I switched at work to a single 24, and found my productivity jump. Another tip I found - I do most of my email on my iPad. Great post, Adam. Now with a 1920x1080+ panel it's really hard NOT to actively manage your display.
Most Popular DIY Projects of 2011 2011 proved to be a great year for all things DIY, from repurposed and updated technology to computer building to cool things you can make for your own enjoyment. Here's a look at our most popular do-it-yourself projects and posts this year. P Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the FutureP With the rapid progression of technology each year, it's easy to accumulate a pile of obsolete gadgets that you just can't bear to get rid of. Top 10 Space-Saving Household ProjectsP Whether you live in a tiny apartment or just have too much stuff, there's likely a lot of space you aren't using, like your walls, your ceilings, or the nooks and crannies in your furniture. How to Build a Hackintosh Mini for a Less Expensive, Faster MacP We've shown you how to build a Hackintosh with enough power to rival a Mac Pro, but for those of you who want a still powerful Mac on a budget you can build a Hack Mini. Turn Photo Negatives Into Artsy, Personalized LampsP There you have it.
CRTC rejects Bell usage-based internet billing plan - Politics Small companies selling internet services will likely be paying for download speed under a decision announced by Canada’s telecommunications regulator. The companies, which buy their internet services from larger established providers such as Rogers and Bell, were fighting an application to the CRTC by Bell to charge more to wholesale customers. The CRTC's decision, announced Tuesday, gives established providers two options for charging independent internet service providers — a flat rate or a rate based on capacity and the number of users. Bell had asked to be able to charge based on the total volume of internet data used by its wholesale customers. The capacity rate model charges based on the speed of the service — meaning the small ISPs will be paying for the size of the pipe, not the amount of data that flows through the pipe. The CRTC requires Bell and Rogers to allow the smaller companies to use their internet infrastructure and regulates the price which they can charge for it.
A Non-Designer's Guide to Making Attractive Presentation Slides The key there is to make data meaningful and simplified. Presentations are just that, presentations. If they want a report, hand out print-outs and in the presentation make notes on where to find elaborations in the print out. Furthermore, provide a link to a PDF of the report on the company network so that anyone who lost the paper handout can get back to it without bothering you. Seriously, you have to assert that Reports and Presentations serve two different functions and if they don't like it, they can do the "presentation" themselves next time. Be nice about it :-) but also be assertive >:D You're gonna be best served making a PPT template in your free time and just making reports when you are assigned them. But, if your report is just 2-5 pages, go ahead and put the data on the slides. The key is to use visual cues instead of writing things out. Also, don't forget Title Slides, They make is very easy to see what follows and convey very clearly that the last section has ended.