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Tab closing 11/21
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Closing some tabs to start the weekend out with a fresh Firefox:
- IdoNotes reminds us that we can get a discount on "gap" sales of Lotus software -- get Sametime or Quickr licenses for customers with Notes, for example. See Chris' post, but looks like you need to engage your IBM team to get this pricing for customers.
- If you know anyone with dyslexia or other reading disabilities and you're struggling through the process of trying to understand it, I Speak of Dreams regularly has posts that explains and discusses these disabilities. I learn a lot about how to think and talk about a problem that's close to my family. This most recent post explains how dyslexia is a biological problem, not just poor teaching. She also has some great posts about how people learn that I use(d) as a teacher.
- Via EdBrill.com - Apple roadshows for enterprise users. Not sure if I qualify as a decision maker, but as a new(ish) Mac user, I'm interested.
- At PcMag.com, the Telecommuter's tech toolbox. I've been a telecommuter for a majority of my career and agree with the categories they put on the list. I'm not always in agreement about the software - some of which isn't necessary once you're in an enterprise that uses Lotus software. Still, an IM client (or three, in my case), meeting tools, remote control software, phone following, and backup tools are must-haves. I'm considering trying out their concall suggestion but don't need their document collaboration - I've got Quickr. :-) Do you have telecommuter/home office "musts"?
- Twilight. My mom gave me the first two books and I let them sit. For a long time. Then I needed something light and all my kids were reading them, so I read them. And got sucked in. I get all the criticism of the books and the characters. And I also get the pure enjoyment and escape of the story. The Park Bench (a blog I've come to love) has some comments on why she's letting the Twilight train pass her by. I'm going to see the movie with some girlfriends over the weekend and have read all of Stephenie Meyers' books (including The Host, a book she wrote expressly for adults instead of the YA/Adult crossover market) - I enjoyed all of them, while acknowledging that I enjoyed them on the level of light, zoom-through entertainment.
- Mmm. And because I have to admit to some girly shopping genes and a deep and abiding fondness for MaryJanes, I love these - a pretty great deal from Target. (I know I got this link from someone I read, but I left the Target window open and not the bloglines window from whence it came... so if this is you - thanks! and Sorry...)
Author: Libby Ingrassia
Posted at: 04:00:00 PM