Trip to Orlando FETC Conference 2014

For the last week of January, 2014, I have been at the FETC conference in Orlando, Florida.  The end of January is a good time to go to Florida, especially when you compare it to Wyoming’s weather!  This is an educational conference that covers a wide variety of technology aspects within education.  So far, the conference has been good and informative.  I also had the opportunity to attend the most busy Apple store I’ve ever been to…

On a side note, at home they received the largest blizzard of the winter season, with several inches of deep and heavy snow.

Downtime

Sorry about the site downtime today.  Apparently my ISP, Silver Star Communications, had an issue where they bumped off all of their DSL customers until they rebooted their modems.  Since I was at work I was not able to do this until I got home.  Hopefully it won’t happen again anytime soon!

Useful phone forwarding options

Forward All:
Activate: *21*[dest]*11#
Cancel & Retain: #21*11#
Re-establish: *21*11#
Cancel & Forget: ##21*11#
Status: *#21*11#

If Busy:
Activate: *67*[dest]*11#
Cancel & Retain: #67*11#
Re-establish: *67*11#
Cancel & Forget: ##67*11#
Status: *#67*11#

if no answer:
Activate: *61*[dest]*11*[sec]#
Cancel & Retain: #61*11#
Re-establish: *61*11#
Cancel & Forget: ##61*11#
Status: *#61*11#

If Unreachable:
Activate: *62*[dest]*11#
Cancel & Retain: #62*11#
Re-establish: *62*11#
Cancel & Forget: ##62*11#
Status: *#62*11#

Ubuntu 9.04

It’s that time of year again! Ubuntu 9.04 is on its way.  For a list of new features click on the Ubuntu icon.  Why do I mention Ubuntu before each release?  Although I’m an avid Mac user, I believe that Ubuntu is a valid alternative for those who cannot run a Mac on their existing hardware.  Windows is my least choice of all 😉

Mac Tip Of The Day

Hold down the shift key while selecting the standard command option escape to force-quit the foreground application (vs bringing up the dialog or using the dock icon, which in this case hold option for force quit).