Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Back In the Swing of Things

For a week and a half, I've been at work with no computer and no phone at my desk. This is because we had to wait for IT to provide me an access code and email address, but there were other things that took priority.

No worries, though, because I brought my laptop to work every day. I was able to do some work related items and the past couple of days, I've been immersed in a PowerPoint presentation for my boss.

The plan was to link to a YouTube video about upcoming plans for us, but I didn't want her to have to deal with the possible WiFi connectivity issues at the meeting, so I worked on embedding it with YouTube Downloader.

It's a Mac native product. One of my colleagues already has a little bit of Mac envy and was asking if I liked the machine, would she have a hard time adapting to it. Yes, I love it and no, it's much easier to use.

The three of us sat at a desk today and I navigated things to add to the presentation, took screen shots of the work website to add to it and got the embedded video to work and now TWO people are saying they want a Mac.

Too bad that embedding thing didn't work as smoothly when I sent it over to the Dell machines. (If I'd had one on my desk already, I could have tested it before emailing it.) I reconverted the file to various different formats, saved them all and handed my boss a zip drive with multiple versions (PPTX and PPT versions of each, just in case the computer she has to use isn't equipped with the latest version of Power Point.)

It felt pretty good to get something done and add all the bells and whistles needed, plus find the 'wish list' items and add them as we were hashing them out.

I could get used to this!


1 People talked back:

Saffa Chick said...

That's super proactive! I'm sure your boss was very impressed ;-)