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What to Do When Technology Isn’t Your Problem

Robert Weiner

It may seem like the wrong tool was selected, it doesn’t do what it was supposed to do, or the instructions aren’t written clearly enough.

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Firefox error: sec_error_untrusted_issuer

Robert Weiner

These instructions are for Firefox 3.6 I picked up some malware recently and one of the many annoyances it caused was problems with Firefox's security settings. When visiting secure (https:) web sites Firefox would say "the connection is untrusted." 583191 (and yes, I got the same error when visiting this site). and Windows 7.).

Lame spams of the day: Fake Amazon and PayPal receipts

Robert Weiner

Kurtis-Walls@ Instructions to seller. You haven't entered any instructions. you haven't entered any instructions.

Lame spams of the day: ADP Notifications

Robert Weiner

Follow the instructions on the screen. 3. Follow the instructions at the end of the renewal process. Sender:

Lame spam of the day: IRS notices

Robert Weiner

You can obtain the rejection details and re-submit your appeal by using the instructions in the attachment. Internal Revenue Service. Thank You.

Lame spams of the day: More people sending me money

Robert Weiner

Even more people want to send me money. Here are a few examples: Sender: Authorize.Net ( Subject: Successful Credit Card Settlement Report. Text: Dear Customer, The following is your Credit Card settlement report for Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Transaction Volume Statistics for Settlement Batch dated 14-Aug-2012. Click.

Lame spam of the day: Acquire new EIN

Robert Weiner

link for instructions: [link]. This one seems both farfetched and lazy. They didn't bother with graphics or try to disguise the sender's email address or the destination of the hyperlink. And how many people would think they need an EIN (Federal employer ID) in the first place, much less a new one? Subject: Acquire new EIN. Scam Spam scam

Lame spam of the day: U.N. natural disaster victim payment

Robert Weiner

After the board meeting held at our headquarters, we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem, and as you may know, we have arranged your payment through our SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTRE in Europe, America, Africa and Asia Pacific, which is the instruction given by THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL (BAN KI MOON). Bank ATM.

Lame spam of the day: Fictitious Business Name Renewal Center

Robert Weiner

Some are from people who paid the fee (it used to be $100, now it's $150) and in exchange received the freely available form and instructions about how to renew your FBN. It's novel to get the snail mail equivalent of spam. This one came via U.S. mail from the Fictitious Business Name Renewal Center in Sacramento, CA. This is a solicitation.

Lame scam of the day: Fictitious Business Name Renewal Center

Robert Weiner

Some are from people who paid the fee (it used to be $100, now it's $150) and in exchange received the freely available form and instructions about how to renew your FBN. It's novel to get the snail mail equivalent of spam. This one came via U.S. mail from the Fictitious Business Name Renewal Center in Sacramento, CA. This is a solicitation.

Optimize Your Web Pages

Robert Weiner

Do you know about Google's Website Optimizer ? It's a free tool that allows you to test how different versions of the same web page perform. read more.

Lame spam of the day: Notice from WesternUnion) : Account Deactivate.

Robert Weiner

Please download the form and follow the instructions on your screen. This one is kind of funny. First, there's what looks like a reversed smiley face in the subject (maybe it was supposed to be a copyright symbol). Then there's the tortured grammar in the first sentence. Sender: Western-Union (

Getting RSS Feeds Via Email

Robert Weiner

However, I found a way to do this even for feeds that don't offer email delivery by playing with these instructions for setting up a Google FeedBurner subscription for one's own web site: [link]. 1) First, you need to go to FeedBurner and set up an account. There are a few RSS feeds I don't want to miss. Let us burn a feed for you.

The continuing saga of the new T400S

Robert Weiner

solved that by following the instructions for solving Error # 0 problems at [link] Now I have a second program ( Microsoft Installer Cleanup utility) to forcibly uninstall uncooperative software. tried the instructions to install and run Microsoft's SubInACL program, but that didn't fix it. Here's the story so far. That did it.

Feed My Inbox — RSS feeds by email

Robert Weiner

also think that (now owned by Google) will do this, but I found the instructions impenetrable. Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks: I like to get information by email. prefer listserves over online forums and email to IM. want information to come to me -- I don't want to seek it out.

Phishing Scam: Habitat for Humanity fundraising

Robert Weiner

To apply, Kindly forward the following info: to our Human Resource Department at the email listed below for further instructions. I received the following phishing email today. It's a variation on the "your email inbox is too large" scam I posted in June. There are so many things wrong with this pitch. hope no one falls for this. ==.

Security in-a-Box

Robert Weiner

It also provides a collection of Hands-on Guides, each of which includes a particular freeware or open source software tool, as well as instructions on how you can use that tool to secure your computer, protect your information or maintain the privacy of your Internet communication.

Creating bookmarks and hyperlinks in Acrobat Pro 5

Robert Weiner

removed PDFMaker from the Word startup file according to these instructions and no longer get error messages. I can still use Acrobat Distiller as a printer to create PDF output, and use Acrobat Pro to edit the output. Word 2003 and Acrobat Professional 5 aren’t on speaking terms. Instead I’ve found some workarounds.


How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

”     ADDIE is an instructional design method that stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. BEFORE.

Daily DoGooder: How to Stop Homelessness: An Instructional Video

See What's Out There

Change the world, one video at a time.How to Stop Homelessness: An Instructional Video | 2:46 Greater Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness Some great, quirky choreography drives this video, which gets to the basics of stemming homelessness—providing homes. This [.]. Daily DoGooder

Upcoming Webinar April 30: Public Tech Instruction for Online Job Search Assistance

Tech Soup Blog

Eastern), Public Tech Instruction: Online Job Search Assistance will offer helpful information about providing job seeker assistance using innovative services and tech savvy tools. Do you help job seekers at your library or nonprofit? This free webinar on Wednesday, April 30 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m.

Apricot Chat: Using YouTube For Wild Apricot Support

Wild Apricot Blog

customization event registration instructional video Membership management Videos Wild Apricot YouTubeDid you know? Our support team regularly prepares videos to further assist in explaining some of the most common questions asked by Wild Apricot users, which we upload to our YouTube channel! read more ).

Wikis for Curriculum Development and Instructional Materials

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

have a project coming up where I'm thinking through a collaborative design for say - curriculum development, a repository for existing instructional materials,and to leverage knowledge from a group of practitioners online (aka SME) to add to the curriculum/knowledge sharing. Been pausing over the purist definition slide from his slide deck.

Upcoming Webinar March 26: Public Tech Instruction - Internet Safety

Tech Soup Blog

essential skill to include in basic digital literacy instruction, but. Internet safety instruction doesn’t have to be difficult, though! This session, Public Tech Instruction: Internet Safety , this Wednesday, March 26 at 11 a.m. highlighting public technology instruction. It is an. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern).

Helping Strangers Participate through Instructions: Deconstructing the MP3 Experiment

Museum 2.0

The MP3 experiment is an exercise in following instructions. I’ve long admired Improv Everywhere , the NYC-based participatory public art group.

Shoulder-to-Shoulder Instructional Media: My Tagging Screencast at NTEN!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

hope to share some simple and fun ways to create "shoulder-to-shoulder" instructional media for the panel on Screencasting at NTC I'm doing.

When all else fails, read the instructions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Her instructions: Each session post you make on your blog should trackback to two posts on the BlogHer site: a/ The post on the Blogher blog describing where to find the live-bloggers : (This is the track back url I will need to cut and paste.). Check back to find out what people are saying outside the meeting rooms! or we'll see.

When all else fails, read the instructions.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got a cheap Olympus Recorder (WS-200) after reading Andy Carvin 's and Brian Russell 's posts. I did my first recording with a Thai Dancer who speaks Cambodian, along with my son. It's here: Download firstpodcast.mp3. My big mistake was that I neglected to make sure the recorder was turned off while transferring the files to the computer.

How To Be A Wizard at Tech Training: NTC 2016 Session

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Instructional Design. How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Training. Getting Past Resistance. Learning Styles.

7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Before we dig into the content, let me point out why this so brilliant. Most are free or low cost. Here’s an example:   Make Ideas More Visible.

Social Media Trainings: How do you use pre-workshop data about your participants effectively to shape effective instruction?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

have a chance to reflect now on the data I've collected and think about the instructional design. Comfort Levels. Also, the seating is fixed.

Nice Instructional Video on Filtering and Processing a Network of People

Network-Centric Advocacy

I like this overview.  We do some of this in Demystifying the Web presentations.  . I use different tools (blog,rss,google reader,listsenves) but the logic behind it is good. You let the network filter and clean the web for what is important to you.  Small

Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Posts Are Likely Not Appearing on News Feeds Anymore

NonProfit Hub

This 2-step instruction is the easy part. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been close to 10 years since Facebook first introduced the News Feed.

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How to Add Social Media Links to Your Google Search Profile

John Haydon

Google recently published instructions for adding code to your nonprofit’s website so that your social media profiles will appear […].

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For more about the techniques, see the  Peer Instruction Blog: Turn to Your Neighbor is written by  Julie Schell , a researcher for Eric Mazur.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

Connection Cafe

Step-by-step instructions. I love #GivingTuesday. know, I’ve said that before…and you’ve caught me in the act again. Guilty.

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Create a Welcome Series for New Supporters in 3 Easy Steps

Connection Cafe

Give them whitelist instructions for increased deliverability of future emails. What, you don’t have a welcome series ? Why a welcome series?

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The physical space where you deliver your training is just one piece of the instructional design puzzle. Talking and hearing (Auditory).

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Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

”    So, I like to share a few of my favorites that I have inspired me in my instructional/training practice. By Dave Meier.

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Content Strategy Lessons from Lego: Everything is Awesome, Especially your Content


And just to make it a bit weirder, he was following the instructions (which a true Master Builder never does). One last bonus tip from Lego.

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