Saturday, April 25, 2015
Every primary school, secondary school and university has shared computers and users with multiple devices. Are you looking for a best practice in using OneNote Class Notebooks in these settings? Learn how to ensure a consistent user experience across platforms and devices with a Web First approach.
Use #OfficeMix to re-mix this video: https://mix.office.com/watch/ycz180i1dlx4
Here's one by @OneNoteC aka @CleverClogs with closed captioning: https://mix.office.com/watch/152fyq6s6x3r6
Educators are amassing tremendous amounts of content in their Class Notebooks and struggling with how best to organize it all. In this short Mix I demonstrate some simple and practical solutions through nesting.
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Dear Citizens of Garnett, KS... Thank you,Thank you. You have given me the privilege of serving in the greatest community in the nation. I am regularly humbled by the sheer magnitude of activities that must occur daily to keep this community running. It is truly a diverse business model with five separate utilities (electric, sewer, trash, water and gas) in addition to departments such as fire, police, parks and recreation. Beyond that we have an amazing public library that is the cultural center of our city and a housing authority that provides vital accommodations for our aging population. We have resources working every day to enhance our thriving economic development, tourism and community development efforts.
Preston W. Peine
Mayor of Garnett, KS
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A letter to my fellow citizens of Garnett, KS...We the people of this humble community have collectively witnessed and participated in many exciting undertakings throughout 2013. From the activities that consume our free time to the events that strengthen our local economy we are left with many positive memories of the past year. Looking to 2014 it is up to each of us to choose to participate in the actions required to strengthen our fair city.
Many of the simple joys in life are what truly bind us together. We came together for events such as the local Easter Egg Hunt, Independence Day celebration, county fair, Cornfest, Art Walk, Christmas Parade, theatre performances, birthday parties, backyard barbeques and a plethora of other events. These events are integral to the relationships we form with our friends and family. In turn, they strengthen our community as a whole.
We the people can be proud of positive progress in education, business, government and community. In the past year public school enrollment increased and Neosho County Community College opened a technical center in Garnett. On the business front the East Kansas AgriEnergy ethanol plant restarted production, Rickerson Pipe Lining began a substantial expansion, Hurricane Services built a new facility to begin operations and multiple new businesses arrived on the square. Anderson County has started construction on a brand new hospital which is certain to add to the beauty of our already attractive town. The one event that sticks out in my mind as having really epitomized the wonder of our small community is the Garnett Area Paint Project. These and so many other items truly mark the strength and progress of Garnett and all of Anderson County.
What will 2014 bring for you, for me, for our friends and neighbors? No one knows for certain. What I do know is that each of the memories I listed from 2013 required the bold actions of average citizens. What bold action will you take to create positive change for your family? How can you be the change you want to see in the community? How will the lives of others be enriched by your actions?
Let’s play T.A.G. in 2014. Find the TENACITY to stay focused on what you want. Have the AUDACITY to strive for something just a little bigger than you thought possible. Show the GUMPTION necessary to get off the couch and take action. T.A.G. you’re it!
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Step-by-Step Instructions for Creating a PDF Binder
- Organize all files into one Folder
- Rename files so that they are aligned with Agenda (e.g. "1.1 Minutes of Previous Meetings.docx" or "4.3 Budget Summary.xlsx"). These file names will be used as titles for the Bookmarks in the output PDF file.
- Within Acrobat Pro select File > Combine > Merge files into a single PDF
- Drag all files into the resulting window and arrange as necessary. Remember to always place the Agenda page(s) first in the list.
- Next to File Size at the bottom right select the smaller file size suitable for Internet and E-mail
- Click the Options button and make certain the following options are selected (use other options as desired).
- Always add bookmarks to Adobe PDF
- Convert all files to PDF when creating a portfolio
- Click the Combine Files button to begin the conversion/creation process.
- Wait patiently as this can take a very long time especially if the files are not already in PDF format.
- Adjust existing Bookmarks and create additional ones as needed
- Show the Bookmarks by clicking View > Navigation Panels > Bookmarks
- Create additional bookmarks by making the Acrobat Pro window as large as possible then scroll until you have the top of the page precisely where you want the bookmark and click Document > Add Bookmark (or Ctrl+B).
- Name the Bookmark according to the corresponding Agenda item (e.g. "1.1 Minutes of Previous Meetings" or "4.3 Budget Summary")
- Click and drag Bookmarks to place them in order. Remember to always place the Agenda bookmark and corresponding page(s) first in the document. Note that subtopics can be placed "beneath" primary topics by dropping them directly on top of the primary topic bookmark. This automatically creates a roll-up menu that is very eloquent.
- Save the document just in case anything goes wrong.
- Using the Select tool (a.k.a. the arrow) select each agenda item one by one and create links (a.k.a. buttons) to the bookmarks. Note: Some PDF viewers don't support bookmarks and others don't support links. By using both you will offer the greatest possible compatibility. Additionally, links are a tremendous help to users with touchscreen devices.
- Click and drag to select the first agenda item.
- Right click (or Ctrl+Click in Mac) and select Create Link
- Ensure "Go to a page view" is selected and click the Next button
- Click the Bookmark corresponding to the selected agenda item (created previously) which should take you to the correct page.
- Click the Set Link button. You will be returned to the Agenda page ready to repeat steps 1-5 until all links have been created.
- Save the document just in case anything goes wrong.
- Finally reduce the file size in Advanced > PDF Optimizer prior to distributing on the Internet or via Email. The Standard settings (found in the upper left corner of the settings window) should be sufficient for most documents.
- Distribute the combined document as needed.
Monday, December 12, 2011
If you need to reset your Aruba AP105 to factory default it's really simple.
- Connect the serial console breakout adapter cable to the AP Ethernet port and your PC/Laptop
- Power on the AP and get into apboot mode. You'll see the option to go into AP boot mode when the AP is booting. You will have to press Enter within a 1 second window so pay attention to console messages during bootup.
- From the apboot prompt, enter the following commands
That's it! Your Aruba AP's will now be set back to factory default.
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Monday, February 1, 2010
How have/do you effect change?
I have a bit of white knight complex. I have a grand passion for working with struggling departments or companies to find creative solutions through the proper application of technology. It is universally true that individuals and organizations alike severely underutilize and underestimate the technology they already have access to. It is nearly as common that they also misjudge the root of their challenges. My role is to leverage my skills and talents to help people identify the true root of a problem and engineer an apt system based on proven principles.
What are your strategies?
The key to any successful endeavor in my field is to first focus on building solid relationships with the key stakeholders in order to become a trusted advisor. It is common for people to withhold information about how or why they do things a certain way. I must achieve honest trust with everyone involved to gain the insight necessary to understand the root cause of any issue. This relationship with the core influencers is also paramount to deploying a solution that is accepted by the entire organization.
Every member of a team either works with me or against me. There is no such thing as neutral. A neutral stance by a key stakeholder is nearly always perceived as a negative attitude by those in their sphere of influence. It is not necessary to befriend or impress everyone. Instead I must focus on extracting confidence from those who are most influential.
What is the one change(s) you are most proud of?
Rockhurst High School is an institution that has existed for over 90 years.
I worked with Rockhurst High School, first as an employee, then as a consultant over a period of three and a half years. In that time my team was able to affect a fundamental change to their culture of technology. We were able to alter the approach to funding technology from a continuous series of unanticipated capital expenditures to a predicable operating budget. When I arrived at the school technology was perceived as a never ending series of unnecessary and unwanted changes that were rejected by nearly everyone. To this day technology is embraced by every educational discipline within the institution primarily due to the implementation strategy of pilot programs. Finally, it was the new focus on learning to use their tools to a fuller extent that ended the cycle of constant change and dramatically increased the effectiveness of new implementations. I am proud to say, I was reassured as recently as yesterday that these changes have remained the standard within the walls of that great institution.
Do you have a philosophy/framework for how you approach change?
- Become a trusted advisor by building honest relationships
- In order to solve a problem with technology you must first under the emotional need of those involved
- Focus on trying to use existing resources whenever possible
- Create champions who drive the change from within their own sphere of influence
- My favorite way to do this is through focused pilot programs or test groups
- Set realistic expectations (under promise and over deliver)
- Make it fun and exciting to the recipients no matter how dull the project or goal may be
- Educate early and often
- Change is an ongoing endeavor that is tolerated most and feared least when it is thoroughly understood
- Not just technical education. Value, reasoning, purpose and vision must be conveyed assiduously.
What resource(s) (news sites, webtool, conferences, etc.) do you find most valuable in keeping up?
Google - I am a habitual researcher so Google Search is indispensable. Google is also my communications platform which provides my email, text messaging, instant messaging, voice mail, call routing, call logging and even my cell phone operating system. Google has provided the core technologies for most of my recent major and minor projects. Their cloud based technologies offer diversity, flexibility, functionality, affordability and rapid deployment.
What step(s) do you recommend to start the "change process"?
- Develop a passion. Whether you are driven by a need or by a desire to help others you must be driven.
- Identify and define a specific need that can be met then relentlessly pursue a solution.
- Help others see the need and seek guidance from as many people as possible but refuse to be detoured.
- Identify a focused need
- Strengthen relationships
- Seek out root causes
- Research possible solutions
- Engage champions
- Repeat (Never Quit)