“Happiness is a function of accepting what is.”

~Werner Erhard

I mentioned last month that the barrage of negative media causes depression for me.  It’s a simple case of garbage in, garbage out.  So this month I want to share some sites to help take some of the YUK  out of social distancing or watching the news.

First up is Garrison Keillor and Prairie Home Companion, a radio show based on the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, in Minnesota.  Listen to the funniest episode ever: the Home Coming Queen and the Sherman Tank here:  https://youtu.be/FnPm9A-FodY

I’m not the only one searching for Good News.  Actor John Krasinski from “The Office” has started the “Some Good News” Channel.  See it here: https://youtu.be/F5pgG1M_h_U

Animal lovers will enjoy the antics of these Labs.  See it here: https://youtu.be/QEK8LS_0Gqk

Check out Ted Talks at: https://www.ted.com/talk for a wide variety of topics.  My favorite is “This is What Happens When You Reply to Spam”  found here:  https://tinyurl.com/yas2unkz

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Mom use to say: “All Play and No Work Makes Johnny a Dull Boy”  Wait! I think I have that wrong.  “All Play and  No Work Makes Johnny a Broke Boy!”  So when you are done playing, here are some recommends for easing the pain of working from home:

To Access Your Computer at work: 

AnyDesk (https://anydesk.com/en)  This “free for personal” use tool is a no fluff, tried and true winner.  Prefer a nicer interface?  Use GoToMyPc (https://get.gotomypc.com/) for a free trial and then purchase a subscription.

Need to Meet? 

EZtalks (https://www.eztalks.com/) has free versions for Web and Video Conferencing.  For more robust meetings and connections via everything but string and tin cans, try GoToMeeting (https://www.gotomeeting.com/)

Need to Take your Desk Phone Home, or have it forward messages?

VOIP (Voice over IP) are all the rage.  VOIP phones use your internet connection to communicate.  They are simple to use; just plug them into your internet connection and they work.  You can also leave them at the office and program them to forward all calls to your email, home phone, or your cell phone.  They are reasonably priced.  I work with three VOIP services.  If you would like to explore how VOIP works and how it can save you money, please reach out to me.

Need to Share Files between two or more computers and the internet connections are too slow to make remote access feasible?

Try a file sharing plan.  The most famous is Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/basic)  They have a paid plan and a free plan.  Just save the files you want to share to the Dropbox folder and it will sync across multiple computers. 

Need a more robust solution?

Anchor has gifted to me 100 licenses to their secure file sharing platformThis commercial grade platform includes automatic & continuous backup.  A rollback feature in case you are infected by ransomware.  It includes roll-based access controls, secure share links with expiration dates, and unlimited storage.  Did I mention it is secure?  You can use it free until June 30. 

I’ve been using this tool for years and it is wonderful.  All of my files are at my fingertips, whether I’m working in the office or at home.  I never get messages about needing to purchase more space.  AND its works really well on my slow satellite internet connection.  I’d love to share the gift with you.  It’s first come, first served.  Give me a call.

(541) 756-8770

Helping You Stay Sane While Living In Insane Times!

~ Janet

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