Tag: communication

Third Time’s the Charm for Slack

Working efficiently in community teams can be challenging. I’ve joined a new committee for my local square dance community, and the chair strongly advocates using Slack over emails for sharing information. As previously noted with a different committee, Slack didn’t seem very useful. Maybe this time it will work? From what I can see, he…


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Hello, Postcrossing!

My friend Patti recommended this postcard-sharing website to me earlier this month. It’s a 21st century update on the pen-pal concept. You can send postcards to random strangers across the globe. When a postcard is received, the unique identifying code must be registered to let the sender know it has been received. Patti is already…

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Hello, WordPress!

Welcome to designs by jiminy! This is when it all begins. At least on WordPress. I have been wanting for some time to create a site about me and what’s going on in my world. I am tired of the Facebook. So today’s that day. <cue Rent soundtrack ‘No Day But Today’> Happy discovery!

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Hello, Evernote!

A colleague at Columbia University Libraries gave a presentation on “new technologies in personal archiving” today. While I try to keep up with technology, there is much to discover. Many are the ways to create, save, and archive one’s digital existence. Of particular interest was the introduction of using mobile devices to create and access…

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Hello, okcupid!

So, it has been a year-and-a-half since I ended my relationship with Roch. Some of those other ‘dating’ sites have been great for window-shopping, and occasionally chatting, but not so great at meeting guys in person. Going to give this site a try and see what happens. If nothing else, at least the quizzes look…

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Hello, Facebook!

It’s time to embrace this new form of social connection. Enter, Facebook. I’m told that this is an improvement upon friendster, another internet service for providing connections to friends and random strangers. At this point in time, one must have an email account associated with a school, i.e. it ends with an .edu instead of…


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