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Musings on an English Degree

Category: Tech Tips

Tech Tips – Resume Builder

This week’s tech tip is for all of you, but I really think it’s most important for you Group 38ers out there. Why? Because this week’s tech tip is to help you easily create an awesome resume, free. I came across http://www.gotresumebuilder.com/ late at night while I was searching for something completely unrelated, but that’s […]

Tech Tips – OS and Virus Update Reminder

This is your friendly reminder from the Technology for Development Working Group to update your computer and to update your security software. Updating might take time away from your day, but it’s the best way to keep your computer safe from viruses and running smoothly. On Windows machines, find “Windows Update” in the Start menu. […]

Tech Tips – Backup PSA

I have a friend who didn’t heed my advice about the importance of backing up files and she ended up paying for it. She kept all of her important files on a flash drive but failed to keep a backup on her computer. Then one day, she plugged into a strange computer and picked up […]

Tech Tips – Word Proofing

When I was making my way through the education system back in the States, I would constantly be having papers returned with notes on them yelling at me to not use passive voice. At the time I lacked any teachers who were able to explain to me how to avoid this mortal sin of writing. […]

Tech Tips – Disable Startup Programs

I’m not your average computer user. I don’t buy desktop computers in one piece that will work out of the box and I don’t buy a laptop without finding some way to customize it and make it better. I like to add more RAM and bigger hard drives. I like to boot Windows 7, Ubuntu, […]

Tech Tips – Foreign Country Internet Setup

A year ago, when I moved into my apartment, I wasn’t the smartest person. I let myself be convinced there was no way I could have gotten internet in my apartment because my counterpart told me so. I was convinced that she knew more on the subject than I did because she could understand the […]

Tech Tips – Google Voice Setup

Note: This details the process for setting up a US Google Voice number in a country where Google doesn’t allow the creation of US Google Voice numbers. Do you like talking to your friends and family back home? Do you hate that you have to wait until they’re at a computer to talk to them? […]

Tech Tips – Passwords

I had a conversation with my mom the other day about how she has a hard time remembering all the different passwords she has for different websites. She has a particularly hard time dealing with the special characters and requirements of different websites. I expressed my sympathies with her and offered her the only password […]

Tech Tips – Dropbox

Before you start reading this Tech Tip, ask yourself whether you could travel to each of your friends and back in a single day? I can’t. But I’ve found that there are times I want to share files with them that are too big to email. Sure, you could snail mail them or leave them […]

Tech Tips – Distraction December YouTube Mixers

To wrap up the Distraction December Tech Tips, I thought I’d offer something you might find useful for wowing your friends this coming New Years. What’s a party without music? What’s a good party without someone to DJ the music? If you’re like me, then you can’t stand when the music gets interrupted because someone […]