Interested in signing up for a Tech for Academics workshop?

Friends and colleagues, I’m exploring offering Zoom-based Technology for Academics online workshops as a professional development opportunity. Each workshop would be limited to 10 to 15 participants, be no longer than 60 to 90 minutes including hands-on practice time, and… Read moreInterested in signing up for a Tech for Academics workshop?

Password manager: Time to get one

If you are not yet using a password manager, it’s time. It’s past time, actually. You are way overdue. Protect yourself There are three big things you can do to protect yourself online. Use a different password for every website…. Read morePassword manager: Time to get one

Clipboard managers

The clipboard manager I’m thinking about is not a manager who stands around holding a clipboard. Your computer clipboard holds onto things you’ve copied, making them available for you to paste. Apps that manage this clipboard are called clipboard managers…. Read moreClipboard managers

Firefox: Zoom in on only one tab

I have three screens, and one of them is relatively small. Sometimes I’ll have browser tabs open on all three screens. For the tab that’s open on the smaller screen, I want to zoom in to make the text bigger…. Read moreFirefox: Zoom in on only one tab

Add sticky notes to folders, files, programs, webpages

The problem: I have a file folder that contains assignments that I have not yet updated for next term. How do I remember that I have not updated these, besides using a clunky README file? There are a lot of… Read moreAdd sticky notes to folders, files, programs, webpages

Reopening a recently closed web browser tab

You’re happily using your web browser. Thinking you are done with a page, you close a tab. But you were wrong. You were not done with the page. Option 1: Open the last-closed tab This keyboard combination will open your… Read moreReopening a recently closed web browser tab

Recovering content from a web form

You’ve typed something into a box in your web browser—something very well written, perhaps the first page of what will become the Great American Novel. You close the webpage before clicking the “submit” button. When you go back to the… Read moreRecovering content from a web form

Caches and cookies explained

What is the web cache, what are cookies, and why does clearing them solve so many browser issues? How do web browsers work? Websites are collections of code—that code is called HyperText Markup Language (HTML). The code is stored on… Read moreCaches and cookies explained

Test and boost your home wifi

Let’s take a look at your home Internet setup. With many of us working at home and sharing our home wifi with kids, spouses, ex-spouses, extended family, and the mysterious person you suspect might be living in your basement, here… Read moreTest and boost your home wifi