Author: Andrew

  • Mindfulness

    Mindfulness

    I used to think of mindfulness as being synonymous with meditation. And while certainly meditation can play a role in mindfulness there seems to be more to it than that. Mindfulness I’m discovering seems more about being present, in the present moment, and being capable of dealing with whatever else is present in that moment…

  • DNS

    DNS

    DNS is Domain Naming System (some say Domain Name Services) and is a foundational building block of the internet. In it’s simplest form, it is a lookup tool. A way to resolve names to IP addresses. Remember when we used phone books? If you knew your friend Bob lived on Main St., using his name…

  • Power

    Power

    Portability is a mainstay of mine. A prime consideration with portability is power. In past posts about EDC I’ve detailed what the gear and the cases I travel with, which sometimes changes a bit depending on what’s trendy, so allow me to recap. My daily carry bag comes from a company called NutSac, it’s a…

  • Keyboards

    Keyboards

    As a mobilist, an important consideration about the devices I use is how portable they are and how mobile I can be with them. Another consideration is how productive I can be with my devices. To that end, one of the things that most impacts my productivity is the use of a keyboard. When considering…

  • Themes

    Themes

    By now many of you know that I like to do use things as “out of the box” as possible, that is, with minimal amounts of customization and tailoring. This past week I happened across another example of exactly why I like to do things that way. Of course another thing I enjoy is WordPress,…

  • Lists

    Lists

    Lists are a favorite thing of mine. I use them for all sorts of things. I especially like Mailing lists. This year my organization is changing the tool they use for managing lists and a really wonderful tool is being used to replace it: Microsoft Teams. Among the tasks that Teams does very well as…

  • Teams

    Teams

    Collaboration is a word we hear a lot more lately than we did just a few years ago. There have been several companies to enter the collaboration space with products like Slack and Discord, and even Webex to a certain extent, but the Goliath that all of the Davids would like to tumble is Microsoft…

  • AI

    AI

    Artificial Intelligence is a buzzword we’ve been hearing a lot lately, and for all the hoopla, I’m still not completely sure about what it is, and how it’s going to be used. On the surface of course, it is intelligence that is artificial, that is, not organic and that’s fine, but that isn’t really the…

  • Health

    Health

    Technology reaches so many aspects of our lives, one of the most popular it seems is healthcare. We have apps for tracking fitness, sleep, calories, medications, wellness, and mindfulness not to mention the apps from our healthcare providers to remind us of after care instructions from our appointments. Each of the apps are helpful in…

  • Growth

    Growth

    Growth is something that needs to happen in life. Personal growth, professional growth, growth in every area of everything we do. I was listening to the transformed podcast recently where they were discussing professional growth in the context of Higher Ed and wouldn’t it be nice if people were able to stay connected to an…

  • Outdated

    Outdated

    Technology is an odd thing sometimes, especially when you talk about updating it and when it becomes obsolete. I’ve seen four year old laptops discarded by organizations! Personally, I use computers and other devices long past the four year mark. Mostly because I haven’t got the money to replace everything every four years, but also…