I have finally updated the site! It's been a long time coming as I transition from full time work to semi-retirement. My plan is to do a three months on, three months off rotation--work for three months, take three months off. So far so good!
The exciting part of this past year has been my involvement with Literacy for Life Foundation, building Tech Talk technology training. Seeing it in action over the past year has had it's challenges but has been very rewarding. I am excited about the possibilities of applying this method to many of my workshops moving forward. If you are curious about this and if it can help you, leave a comment or use my contact form to get in touch.
Watch this space for more developments!
Here's an interesting article on using Kickstarter for crowdfunding. If you are an online seller looking this article may be of interest to you.
This article is on the Ecwid blog. I often recommend the Ecwid storefront for small businesses as it is so flexible with several pricing options and can be used on multiple sites, such as your website and Facebook page. Anyway, check out this article. I found it interesting.
How I Kickstarted My Business: Crowdfunding Tips for Online Sellers
A very interesting LifeHacker article for those of us who have a varied career background.
How to Tell a Cohesive Career Story When You’ve Done a Little Bit of Everything
Yep, it's true, Mac computers need antivirus too! In recent months I've seen an increasing number of browser hijackers and other malware. It's a jungle out there, and you need protection. It's not just about the best protection though. You need to consider the impact on your computer's resources when picking an antivirus or you'll be chugging along in frustration when the app is running. If you haven't already made the decision, here's a great article from Tom's Guide to help you decide what's best for you.
Tom's Guide Best Mac Antivirus Review
I've made some changes to the learning resources to help you find information you need. It's been a while since I posted anything here so was glad to get back to it. Check out the Workshop Resources page as it has more links for learning. I hope you enjoy the additional items.
If you would like to see something on this page, just post a comment and I will see what I can do.
The High River library is closed temporarily while they move back into their renovated building. Yay!! That's great news, but it does mean that my computer workshops will be held in other locations than advertised. Please check the Workshop Calendar or the previous post for the current workshop locations and times. Please share... Thanks!
Hi everyone! Here's a list of the community computer workshops available this fall. These workshops are provided by Literacy for Life Foundation and are free. My current workshops are also listed on my Workshop Calendar.
High River Workshops
I just found this awesome video from the National Geographic Channel website on how to create the perfect password and just had to share.
Excellent news! The Computer Cafe will be starting up in Okotoks in October. This is a drop-in event so no need to book in advance! Just bring your tablet, computer, phone or other technology and be prepared to share and learn. The cafe is very interactive, working with others to teach yourself with some help from me. This is provided free thanks to a partnership between Literacy for Life Foundation and the Okotoks Public Library. Call Literacy for Life Foundation at 403-652-5090 to learn more.
The new Learning Portal gives easy access to some of the key resources I use in my workshops. Click the Learn icon on the right to try it out. Let me know how it works for you.