Most of my loyal Certified Legal Nurse Consultant readers know I can be a bit old school when it comes to new things. I’ve loved my BlueAnt® earpiece and even stocked up on them when they were discontinued.
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About Tom Ziemba
Tom Ziemba is a chemical engineer turned attorney turned techie, who’s been involved with over a billion dollars in mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and divestitures and contracts involving engineering and construction, software and intellectual property, not to mention federal and state litigation. He’s worked with contracts since 1982 on domestic and international projects encompassing almost every area of contract law.
Tom enjoys blogging and speaking on technology, computers, the Internet, contracts and alternative dispute resolution to entrepreneur groups throughout the U.S. Besides his role as general counsel, faculty member and guest blogger for Vickie Milazzo Institute, he’s also the Institute’s network coordinator, resident help desk and go-to guy for just about anything and everything.
Entries by Tom Ziemba
Summer is well upon us and all Certified Legal Nurse Consultants will be heading into the great outdoors to enjoy everything from barbequing, water skiing, Little League games, outdoor patio happy hours, splashing about in the pool and just sitting around working on world-class tans.
I love my laptop but it’s got a grand total of four USB ports. That’s not a whole lot of ports in a storm in my computing world. My computer’s dock has spaces for my keyboard, mouse and two more, but I need some additional USB ports to get through my day.
More and more I’ve been abandoning my car’s GPS-based navigation system and using my iPhone and Google Maps. I love Google Maps because it checks your route against traffic and usually (but not always) takes me the fastest way to where I’m going.
I love using keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft® Word. My only problem is that there are too many of them to keep track of. Savvy Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know that the ones I give out in my Tech Tips are the most useful.
Vickie and I are lucky. At the office we have Internet connection speeds that would make the Pentagon jealous. Email is delivered before we send it and web pages miraculously appear at the click of a mouse. At home though, things are a little different. Our Internet connectivity is more “real world” and we actually have to wait almost a second or two for a document to download. It’s not disturbing but we do notice a difference.
According to a recent news release by Twitter, they experienced a bug that stored user passwords in plain text format. Most companies that store passwords do so in an encrypted manner that restrains Internet miscreants from locating and misusing them. Normally Twitter does so too, but not this time.
The Spring seminar season is upon us and many CLNC® students will be traveling to attend the Live CLNC Certification Seminars in Chicago, Fairfax or Atlanta as well as the Consultant 2.0 event with Stedman Graham in Fairfax. I’ve passed on some travel tips in the past, such as traveling with a mini-power strip to allow you to charge multiple devices and various iPhone chargers that allow you to charge up to 4 iDevices.
Microsoft’s Word, Excel and PowerPoint all have tools built in that allow you to quickly access formatting tools, change fonts and font sizes, align text and more. The problem is that these are often hidden and so go unused.
If you’ve diligently followed my Tech Tips and have moved to dual monitors you’ll love this Tech Tip. In point of fact, even if you haven’t been the most diligent of followers, and are still working on a single monitor you’ll find this useful.