Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Agile @ Home

Was recently turned on to this presentation about "Agile @ Home".  This is way too good not to pass along:

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Presentation (pdf): 

The good description with examples is in the presentation.  Enjoy!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Work for Amazon from home

This seems to good to not pass on.  Amazon's customer service department (supporting everything from digital products like the Kindle to more standard order questions) has "work from home" openings in both agent and management positions for both part time and full time.  Check out http://www.amazon.com/csjobs.  While I'm not involved with the customer service side of the business, I'm happy to speak the many merits of working for Amazon.  Seems like could be a great opportunity for college students out there and/or stay-at-home mom's.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Microsoft Document Connection's Cache Location

If you are in the rough place of having to engage with Microsoft SharePoint on a Mac, you're hopefully at least using Microsoft Document Connection (MDC).  While this is still much improved over checking documents in and out from the browser, the experience isn't flawless, and I've had cases where after saving and closing an Office document, I get some error message that my file wasn't saved back to the server.  When this occurs, I have wanted to hunt down where MDC is caching files to hopefully recover manually.  Quick Google searches yielded no results, but found this through Activity Monitor.  MDC caches files at:

~/Library/Application\ Support/Microsoft/Office/14.0/Document\ Connection/Document\ Connection.mdccache/sharePointHostName/subDirectory/fileName

Hopefully this can help with your recovery efforts!