I came to work a few days back and was told at 9:45am, "You're ready for the analyst presentation, right? Didn't So-And-So tell you it's at 10?"
Crap! I checked my Work Outlook, my Home E-Mail, my Work Voice Mail, my Home Voice Mail, my Mobile Voice Mail, my PalmPilot, my PocketPC, my MSN Messenger, my Yahoo, my AOL Instant Messenger, and my CrackBerry...nothing. Had I completely flaked an important meeting?
Now, I've got a pretty good relationship with So-And-So, so it wouldn't be like them to not let me know there's a meeting. What's disturbing is that rather than going with my first assumption that noone told me - I instead checked everything. Heck, the only place I didn' t check was the comments on my blog!
Conclusion for today: I'm far too freakin' connected. If someone REALLY needs to communicate with me, I'm available. I no longer will believe anyone who says to me "Waa waa, I couldn't get ahold of you" or "I couldn't find your email address. It's only my firstname at my lastname, .com. How hard is that? I need to disconnect for a while. CrackBerries are VERY addictive, people, but there's a special kind of Connected Headache that occurs when you are 1 degree of separation from the Global Village.
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Here’s a useful tip I thought everyone should know:
When a slide is selected in PowerPoint (either in Normal or Slide Sorter), while F5 will start the slide show at the FIRST slide, pressing Shift-F5 will start the slide show at the CURRENTLY SELECTED slide.
If I see one more person using that TINY slide show button in the tiny lower-left-corner of PowerPoint…:)
Also, just for fun, here's the famous PowerPoint that Abe Lincoln used at the cemetary dedication at Gettysburg.
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