One of the major advancements we've made for Tech Field Day in 2011 was streaming and posting video of all presentations. For all events in 2012, we will be posting video to both YouTube and Vimeo, and we've had great viewership numbers at both sites. I know the viewership numbers because I have developed a custom Google spreadsheet that automatically imports video statistics … [Read more...] about How to Automatically Import YouTube and Vimeo Viewer Statistics into Google Docs Spreadsheets
I've witnessed quite a few publicity stunts from IT industry companies, many of which include over-the-top videos. But it's rare to find one that's actually amusing and informative. That's why I was so pleased to discover a new video from Symantec on YouTube: It's silly and fun, well produced, and actually tells us something about data de-duplication! Take a look yourself, and … [Read more...] about How Many Social Media Marketing Campaigns Fit Into a Mini Cooper?
I'm not a fan of heavy-duty installs and bloatware, but it seems inevitable these days that any product worth having requires hours of setup time. This is especially true when it comes to client server applications like backup software: it's so difficult to go from nothing to something. This is why people love simple applications like Time Machine. When Druva announced that … [Read more...] about You Really Can Have a Complete Backup System Up and Running in 10 Minutes!
Apple forced Google's hand when it came to video, and now YouTube supports HTML5 video in addition to Flash. If you're as sick as I am of Flash crashing your browser, eating up resources, and flooding you with ads, you probably added a Flash blocker plugin. Rather than adding YouTube to the blocker whitelist or allowing each video individually, a new option is now available: … [Read more...] about How To: Use YouTube Without Flash In Desktop Browsers
Let's end this terrifying week on a positive note by exploring the many fun things you can do with old dead hard drives. LED Display Clock First up is this LED display/clock. It consists of a series of colored LED lights which flash on and off below a slot cut in the hard drive platter. The perceptual illusion images it creates are just amazing! … [Read more...] about Friday Fun With Hard Drives