In early 2019, I left Facebook by deactivating my account. A year ago, I went and fully deleted my account. Now, after four years, I’ve forgotten Facebook exists. The intention was not to leave all Meta owner properties – I’m… Read More »It’s been four years since I left Facebook – now what?
Earlier this year, I wrote a summary of our internal reflection within the team on getting a new office space. Fast forward to the end of 2022, and I have some new thoughts on this. Part of my thinking has… Read More »I guess we are never returning to the office
The first public version of Microsoft OneNote was released in late 2003. That was almost 19 years ago. I remember using OneNote then and being impressed. I quickly adopted this note-taking tool and religiously wrote transcripts of my endless meetings… Read More »Modern notetaking with Obsidian (Also, goodbye, OneNote)
This is a quick but guaranteed way to make you more productive when working with Azure! In Azure Portal, you have a select number of handy shortcuts. No need to move your hands away from the keyboard to command that… Read More »Become more productive in Azure Portal with these shortcut keys
Last night, Apple held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. It was streamed, so I had a chance to catch up on that while preparing the kids for bed. One of the things that I dislike disproportionately is that all… Read More »I’m thinking of getting the new MacBook Air (2022)
Well, I wanted to try this out. When Windows 11 was announced last year, productivity and being more productive were critical messages from Microsoft. Even today, looking at the Windows 11 landing page on Microsoft.com, the statement is prominently visible:… Read More »What happens with Windows 11 if I never close any apps and programs?
About a year ago, I got the Corsair K100 opto-mechanical keyboard. You can check my previous review here. I still have it! But as my daily driver, I’ve now switched to using the Logitech MX Keys keyboard. It’s an absolute… Read More »Review: Logitech MX Keys for a typist
In early 2019, I deactivated my Facebook account. At the time, I felt I wasn’t getting much in return from Facebook. Yet, it was effortless to spend minutes (or an hour) mindlessly scrolling through the newsfeed to ensure I wasn’t… Read More »After deactivating my Facebook account 3 years ago, I’ve now deleted it
Some of my readers might recall spending the past few years studying for the Executive MBA degree. Since graduating in the spring of 2021, I already had additional studies in my mind. One of those was the Certified Board Member… Read More »Thoughts on completing the Certified Board Member accreditation
I’ve had a chance to work with several exciting projects involving Microsoft Azure and Power Platform. Usually, Azure is already utilized for plenty of things, and Power Platform is starting to gain in usage. I wanted to write this post… Read More »A look at fusion teams with Microsoft Azure and Power Platform
Microsoft’s RPA tool, Power Automate Desktop, has two modes – unattended and attended. In this post, I’ll look into the implications of these two and how it affects the features and licensing. I’ve written previously about RPA and Power Automate… Read More »Planning for licensing in unattended and attended RPA solutions with Power Automate Desktop
I’ve used the fantastic Logitech MX Master mice at home and on the road for a few years now. The latest incarnation is the Logitech MX Master 3, which has USB-C support for charging, and a long-lasting battery. However, for… Read More »Review: Wrist-friendly work with the Logitech MX Ergo trackball mouse
Last year, I used a corporate-assigned Microsoft Surface Book 2 as my main productivity laptop. I wanted to separate my work and personal stuff, though, so I got myself a Lenovo ThinkPad T480 about two years ago. I did a… Read More »Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9), the 2021 model
Last week, Windows 365 became available as part of Microsoft 365. It’s a “cloud PC” service – essentially providing a dedicated workstation (as a virtual machine) in Microsoft 365 for a fixed monthly fee. I activated the trial as I… Read More »A look at Windows 365 – the Cloud PC service
For the past decade or so, I’ve worked from my home office. Obviously, I had an office, but I’d work from home whenever I had a chance. But, then, for the past two years or so, I have not had… Read More »Quick review: Elgato Wave Panels for acoustic treatment of the home office
Power Automate Desktop, the core tool for Microsoft’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vision, is already progressing well with the most recent changes to Power Platform. I wrote an in-depth look at Power Automate Desktop recently, so if you’re not familiar… Read More »Changing from Data Gateway to Direct Connection in Power Automate Desktop in a hybrid setup
In late 2019, some months before all of us moving to “living at the office” and eternal remote work mode, I wrote an opinionated post about using video – at all times – during Teams’ meetings. In essence, I argued… Read More »Using video during meetings – why, or why not?
I’ve spent a considerable time during my career automating and scripting things. I started with plain old MS-DOS .BAT files moved to Unix shell scripts and evolved via Perl to a collection of “hey, let’s use awk/sed/grep/find” VBScript. Eventually, I… Read More »An in-depth look at Microsoft Power Automate Desktop and building Robotic Process Automations
This time we’ll build a modern solution using legacy hardware – my old HP LaserJet color printer. The idea is that I can share the printer through the cloud and then print from anywhere – as long as the printer… Read More »Building a print-anywhere setup using Universal Printing and an old HP LaserJet