We thought this new service from MeetingMix was a useful way to automate the subjects to be discussed at meetings.
Letting everyone know what you will be talking about and give them an opportunity to contribute to the proposed debate or business of the day will undoubtedly increase understanding and ownership of projects.
Shorter, faster more tuned in meetings must be right? Even for techies who can talk for weeks on one line of code…surely we don’t have anyone like that here?
MeetingMix lets you track time spent on agenda items, write the notes of the meeting and record the allocated action points.
If the debate wanders, you can even use the online system to ‘park’ items for future meetings.
A paid for service but at ten dollars a month, if like us you generate a lot of meetings, then MeetingMix is a good value, easy to use service. There is a free fourteen day trial offer on the website currently.
Matt Mullenweg has recently announced the establishment of the WordPress Foundation. Having created WordPress, the software this blog is running on, the WordPress Foundation takes the concept of the freely available platform another step forward.
Below are the philosophical principles that the Foundation seeks to apply. The aim being to preserve source code for future generations and to develop other freely available open source projects that themselves are perpetually available.
The software should be freely available to anyone to use for any purpose, and without permission.
The software should be open to modifications.
Any modifications should be freely distributed at no cost and without permission from its creators.
The software should provide a framework for translation to make it globally accessible to speakers of all languages.
The software should provide a framework for extensions so modifications and enhancements can be made without modifying core code.
We love WordPress- we build both our own blogs and those of clients with it. Good luck to the Foundation and long may its aims thrive – stimulating creativity, contact in multiple languages and a better informed world. A great start to 2010 we think.
If national governments are warning their citizens to stop using a particular browser, then the potential risk to your data and stored information must be pretty high?
Both the German and French governments have recently issued advisory warnings about using one particular browser.
If you travel and use public networks, if you work a lot online, like us – update your browser often. We have reported in the past on this blog about our use and favour of Opera, Firefox and now Chrome.
Free, quick and easy to download and install. Update or refresh your browser of choice…
Thunderbird, Mozilla’s Open Source webmail client has quietly slipped into the e-world.
Updating our XP and Vista driven laptops went without a hitch. The revised interface for Thunderbird looks good and the new features add real functionality and ease of use to what was already the best webmail client available.
The introduction of tabs, just like a browser, means you can clearly identify multiple open messages. You can right click message folders and have them open in separate tabs too.
The new archive function provides one click archive for those messages you don’t want to delete, but which you want to store safely. A great simple and effective feature we think.
Thunderbird now has a sophisticated search function, using the auto-index and timeline features to help you search better for the email you want.
The mail account set-up wizard really simplifies adding new accounts. Before you needed to know all about IMAP settings and the rest, now Thunderbird consults the Mozilla database and asks you to simply input your name, email address and password. A nice feature for users who rely on email but don’t wish to poke about under the hood of their systems.
Finally, the address book has been updated – simply click the star icon in your arriving emails to add the person to your address book. With two clicks you can also add photo’s birthdays and wider contact data.
We use Thunderbird as our default email mechanism and like the updates. It is a fast, intuitive alternative to Outlook. Check out Mozilla Thunderbird if you are a new user. if you’re a regular – hit the update button.