Musings on an English Degree

Category: Tech Tips

Tech Tips – The Last One

This week, I want to tell you about cvmaker ( Remember Resume Builder? It’s like that but on steroids. The best part? You don’t have to use any workarounds to remove advertisements from your résumé. Great, huh? This week, I wanted to tell you about CCleaner ( It’s a great program that runs on both […]

Tech Tips – Business Cards

While at my COS conference this past week, it came up that it might be a good idea to get business cards to pass out to your Ukrainian friends before you leave. This tip may apply more to groups 39 and 40, but I bet it’s never too early to be ready. There are hundreds […]

Tech Tips – Duolingo

During training, a line from the great Dos Equis advertisements played over and over in my head, “He speaks French, in Russian.” I had studied French in high school and college and every time I wanted to speak in a foreign language, I’d speak in French when I should have spoken Russian. My LCF hated […]

Tech Tips – Subtitles

School is back and it’s time to ask yourself, what kind of teacher are you going to be this year? Will you be the nice teacher that gives nothing but 12s and encouragement or will you scare your students into learning and being ready for class? Better yet, will you take the Cameron Diaz approach […]

Tech Tips – Olympic Streams

Now that I’m done with camps, you shouldn’t have to see anything about snipping portions of your screen again. I promise. Anyway, did anyone know that the Olympics are in London this year? Yeah, I know. But how can we waste away our summers watching runners and discus throwers? If you’re like me, you don’t […]

Tech Tips – Screen Captures

Have you ever tried to explain to someone how to do something on their computer when you’re not near them, but they just don’t seem to understand your directions? Do you ever want to share a small part of what you see on your screen but don’t know how? Fear not, there is a way. […]

Tech Tips – Absentee Ballot

In the spirit of this past week’s America Birthday Celebration, I’ve decided to write-up a tech tip that will help you be as patriotic as can be. This we we’re going to learn how to register to vote via absentee ballot. (Keep in mind, I’m writing these directions for my home state of Wisconsin and […]

Tech Tips – Go Outside

I used to have this problem with my computer overheating. I’d let it run too long on hot summer days and it wouldn’t be in a well-ventilated place. It would just shut itself off, regardless of what I was doing. Talk about frustrating. Does your computer overheat? Are you worried that it might? This week’s […]

Tech Tips – Pinger Textfree

Do you text a lot? Do you not want to sign up for a Google account just to use Google Voice? Well Jeramie Heflin sent me a great website that will give you a US phone number to use solely for sending and receiving text messages. The website is Signing up is easy. All […]

Tech Tips – Schedule Emails

Last week we learned how to let people know that you’ll be vacationing in some tropical paradise while they’re working. This week we’ll answer the questions, how do I send an email even if I’m not at my computer. For years, I’ve wished Gmail had a ‘send later’ option so I could schedule a time […]