Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cool Feature - Gmail canned responses

I tend to send out a lot of "how to" emails and many of them are exactly the same. One of the ways I get around the monotony of typing the same set of directions over and over is by using the "canned response" feature in Gmail. It allows me to create a really detailed and well worded set of directions once, and use it as many times as I need in the future without having to search.

Step One: Turned on Canned Responses
  • Click the gear icon at the top of any Gmail page. From there, select Mail settings
  • Select Labs
  • Enable Canned Responses
  • Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page

Step Two: Create Canned Response

  • Select Mail
  • Click  Compose
  • Create your canned response
  • Select Canned responses > New canned response
  • Choose a name for your canned response and click OK

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Skype is Making Trouble for Excel

We've gotten a few tickets over the last week with users reporting that they can't copy and paste formulas in Excel 2010 anymore. After doing a bit of research, it seems there's a bug with the Skype Click to Call application that is causing this. Skype has yet to push out a fix for this, so the current solution is to uninstall Click to Call. It's actually separate from Skype, so you can just go to add/remove programs and uninstall it on it's own. 

None of my users had the problem in Word but I did see on a few forums that some folks were reporting the problem in Word as well. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Kindred spirit

I read an awesome blog post on cracked.com today. If I wasn't already very happily taken, I'm pretty sure I'd ask this guy to marry me. 
"The only reason I'm not punching you in the neck right now is because I know this ignorance isn't your fault. Despite owning a computer and probably using one at work, much of your knowledge comes from Hollywood, and Hollywood hasn't got the slightest goddamn clue what they're talking about. In movies, everything from hacking the Pentagon to creating Kelly LeBrock can be done in one flurry of keystrokes."  - John Cheese, Cracked.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Damn You Auto Correct!

It's been a while since I posted, so I figured I'd return with a bit of a laugh. As I've mentioned many times before, I'm a bit of a cell phone junkie. I remember when I got my first iPhone and experienced the joys of it turning my harmless misspellings into scandalous messages sent to the most unfortunate of parties. Some clever folks thought to make website that catalogs these gems. If it doesn't make you cry a little, you take yourself too seriously.


Monday, May 2, 2011

In the market for a new phone?

I am a total cell phone junkie. I look at new ones online daily. It's like geek porn to me. I've wanted a new one for a while, because I'm still on the original Motorola Droid but I'm currently holding out for the Droid Bionic. If you're a Verizon customer or thinking of switching to Verizon I suggest you do the same as it promises to be wicked fast and chock-full of techy goodness. Dual core, lovely large screen and front facing camera? Count me in!

What I wanted to show you guys today, is this new AmazonWireless website. I got an email from Amazon introducing this new site and I have to say I dig it. They've got all the deals from the four major carriers (At&t, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile.) It's a great site to go to if you're feeling a bit lost and want to compare phones and plans from different carriers on one site. It seems like it has the potential to be quite the time saver. When the Bionic finally decides to show it's face, I'll use this site to buy it and report back. Until then, if you're interested in checking it out, click the link below: