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Archive for February 2008

February 28th, 2008

The Corporate Worker’s Guide to Evaluating a Facebook Profile

When we think of “cleaning up” one’s social networking profile, we often restrict this to business sites like LinkedIn. However, nowadays, many experts are recommending that you also polish your Facebook profiles.
And why shouldn’t you? Odds are, potential employers and business contacts could be looking at it (see this article from CBS News […]

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February 28th, 2008

Cartoon Thursdays: It’s about who you know

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February 27th, 2008

Gadget Wednesdays: Mug boss

From the website:
It’s time to toughen up your wimpy office mug. Turn a boring mug into a mega strong stationary holder with Mug Boss. Lets be honest, there is nothing exciting or masculine about a desk tidy… well that was the case before the Mug Boss was born! This genius invention instantly transforms an ordinary […]

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February 26th, 2008

Downloadables: PC Fare Meter

Want to know how much your time is worth and where you spend it?  PC Fare Meter works like a taxicab meter for your working life.  From the website:
Clocks your time, what you’ve been working on and adds up how much $ you should charge clients

No need to remember what you were doing, automatically records […]

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February 25th, 2008

Video Demo: Tips for better powerpoint presentations

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February 24th, 2008

The Art of Saying “No”

Sometimes it feels flattering to be the go-to person for most tasks.  This shows that people think you’re responsible, dependable, and you deliver good work.  But what do you do when they give you too many tasks for you to handle?  What if they depend too much on you for most things?  If you answered […]

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February 23rd, 2008

Not your Grampa’s Office Desk (Unless your Grampa is Darth Vader)

That’s right, folks.  It’s a “Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite” Executive Desk (from Tom Spina Designs).  When you’re working on this desk, you’ll feel any of the following:

Evil.  After all, YOU captured Han Solo and froze him in carbonite!
Glad.  Because someone else has it worse than you.
No longer alone.  Because misery loves company.
Anxious.  Princess Leia […]

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February 22nd, 2008

Warning: Mugs on the loose! What to do with your surplus of office mugs.

Whether it’s a souvenir from your company or a gift from your coworkers, you probably receive at least one mug a year.
See the photo above? That’s all the extra mugs I own. Extra. Meaning, these are the mugs left unused in my home. From my count, these are 24 extra mugs. […]

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February 21st, 2008

Cartoon Thursdays: Social networking

By Rob Cottingham from Noise-to-Signal
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February 20th, 2008

Gadget Wednesdays:Sonic Keyfinder Keyring

How many hours of your life were spent looking for missing stuff?  I know I’ve lost my glasses, keys, and other everyday objects too many times that it’s not funny.  Especially with my glasses because I keep bumping into things.  Here’s a keyring that helps you find a missing object attached to it:

It’s called a […]

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