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Tech Guru Theme Updates

The first "sit down" with Adaptivethemes to see what is needed to create a Guru42 theme was pretty productive.  In one evening pretty much got the entire theme done.  Just some questions to answer on the heading area and scale down the font size a bit.

Seriously, I just starting updating sites to Drupal 7.44 and today 7.50 is released!  Seriously -->  drupal 7.50!  -->


Social Media best times for communications

Hootsuite articles says:

When to tweet-->

The Huffington Post: “For maximum retweets, post at 5 p.m., 12 p.m., and 6 p.m. Additionally, 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. also deliver higher click-through rates. The best days to Tweet for business-to-business organizations is Monday through Friday, for business-to-consumer it’s the weekends and Wednesdays.”

Hubspot: Between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Words and phrases

Words to use for bio

Motivated - ambitious, determined, fired up

Passionate - enthusiastic, fanatic, zealous

Creative - original, artistic, inventive, gifted

Driven - energetic, enthused, dedicated

Extensive experience - accomplished, trained, capable

Responsible - accountable, reliable, in control

Strategic - tactical, goal-oriented, purposeful

Track record - stats, accomplished, performance history

Organizational - structural, administrative, managerial

Expert - skilled, savvy, sharp

Does anyone care about wasting bandwidth anymore?

Use of, and waste of, bandwidth crosses many issues.  Should an end user be allowed to stream audio and video for non company business is a matter of employee resources (as in is the individual wasting time) as well as technology resources (as in is the individual wasting bandwidth).

I remember years ago seeing a tech magazine article where a CFO or CIO of a large corporation stated how much money he would save if he bought every employee a desktop radio rather than allow them to stream audio over the network.

Technology in education and the failure to communicate

In the 1960s Kay quit his career as a professional musician to focus on ARPA research, .

In the 1970s, Kay joined Xerox Corporation's Palo Alto Research Center, PARC. In the 1970s he was one of the key members there to develop prototypes of networked workstations

Kay said. "I've used the analogy of what would happen if you put a piano in every classroom. If there is no other context, you will get a "chopsticks" culture, and maybe even pop culture... 'the music is not in the piano.'"

Web design and learning how to create a website sections updated

Learning Technology (ComputerGuru.Net) Webmaster Site Designer updated for better intro, new title and better intro, Learning how to create a website and web design tools .

Using Technology (SmartTechnology.Info) - New Title "Business Success Beyond Great Ideas and Good Intentions" and refocus introduction to small business stories.

Updated SmartTechnology.Info introduction to web building - New title "Learn how to make a website for small business success" and reworked text to better state objectives. Working on updating content management and Drupal related pages.

New GeekHistory will be rolling out soon, a lot of content cleanup underway.  Created new graphics and refocused two introductory pages, Explore who invented the internet and origins of all things geek and What is a Geek?

Need to check menus for consistency: Geek News | Learn Technology | Geek History | Geek Made Simple

Cloud Computing

The latest iteration of the Office Web Apps are free

How safe is your personal cloud storage?

Google Drive is not for everyone, so try these alternatives

What is cloud computing?

The concept of hosted applications

How Cloud computing change the local IT department

A headline like "Will the cloud be the end of the IT department?" is simply to get your attention.

Geek History

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