I think it is safe to say it is time for us all to look beyond the hype and to ignore the people pissing all over Wave and start to discover how we’ll use this new space.
I just recently traded my small SUV in for a very nice used VW Passat Wagon TDI. I did it for lots of reasons, but the primary one was mileage. I wanted something that was more economical to drive than my old vehicle, but I also wanted it to be fun and functional. The Passat is all that.
Some of the results from the TLT Summer Faculty Fellows are starting to flow out. I can’t even tell you how much great stuff came to life working with Stuart Selber, Chris Long, Carla Zembal-Saul, and Ellysa Stern Cahoy! Just an awesome summer.
Last week I wrote a mini post called “Gmail Fix” that just pointed to a way to use Gmail to send mail from a different SMTP server. To put it mildly, it has been a massive spam target. Every single day I get a dozen or so comments that ask for various ways to “fix” their gmail problems. Clearly the words “gmail” and “fix” cannot and should not be used in a post title.
One of the annoyances of using gmail for work is the “sent on behalf of” tagline that some users see (mostly Outlook users) when they receive email from you. Now google has a method that lets you send through your “real” smtp server.
I think this is a must read from Educause Review. If you are in Higher Education and if you spend your time in an information technology organization this is important stuff. Love to hear some thoughts.