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Teacher turned IT helpdesk
Teacher turned IT helpdesk

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Anyone knows how to delete a Google account from Google maps?

Google keeps prompting me for reviews and such on my alt account, and then I remain signed in which messes with my primary account functions on Maps (like location sharing, reviews, etc) because I don't notice I'm signed in with the alt.

Suggestions?

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How many of you use Quest KACE at work?
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6%
I do
21%
I don't
74%
What is it?

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Standard Notes looks like a promising app. Did anyone try it?

I found out about Standard Notes via OMG Ubuntu. On first glimpse, the app sounds promising for someone like me:

* The notes are encrypted on the local machine before being uploaded; this means that if you choose to use Dropbox or Google Drive, the notes are encrypted there.
* There's a fully functioning version for Windows and Mac. There's a "light" version for Android and iPhone, the idea is that you will use these to just view notes and edit quickly, not to do the heavy lifting - I can get behind that.
* The Appl is open source, which means (at least the way I understand it) you can export text files from the start and there's no account you need to log into to get your own content - it's already there on your computer client.

I'm wondering if anyone else heard of it or interested in trying?
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Opening Google Now at the Upcoming Tab

Hey guys,

Google now upcoming tab has lots of good information for me. Is there a way to access it by default, through an activity, or other means? Anyone?

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Elementary OS on my Macbook Air

A failed, yet successful experiment. Or, why do I like to break things down.

http://shayshaked.com/index.php/2017/05/07/elementary-os-on-workmac/
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Any good new SMALL phones recently?

I am not looking for a replacement yet, as my Nexus 5X is still doing fine and I'm content with it.

When it was time to switch from my old Nexus 4 (yep, and it's still alive, just need to change battery) to the Nexus 5X, the one frog I had to swallow was the size. I've been whining about this forever. I rather have a phone that fits in my pocket when I sit down and doesn't flip to landscape mode every time I do hand aerobatics trying to reach the other side of the screen with my finger.

Sony Xperia X Compact seems promising (Sony was also what I looked at before, but if I recall, it wasn't available in the US in the compact version), but I really hate giving up the vanilla android experience and greet all the crappy bloatware.

I could root and ROM, I haven't done that on the Nexus 5X yet, but it's an option... The other problem is that I'm on Fi, and I really like it.

So... What do you guys think? Always good to hear new opinions.

Also, if you have the compact, OR the same problem I have (size) please reply! Let me know what's new! Thanks!



Using IMPORTRANGE to import and sort data

I have one sheet i'm importing information from, but I cannot organize the data (say, sort it A to Z for example) because it's imported.

Is there any work-around you guys are familiar with? Perhaps copy the info for another place in the sheet that can be manipulated?

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Just a thought, for those of you who like to geek-challange themselves.
Linux as Primary Work Computer?

Here's an idea I'm considering. Out of fun and challenging myself. Run Linux off my mac (I'm considering Ubuntu or ElementyOS, I've had Mint on it before).

Unlike last time though, I'm not trying to achieve anything specific besides using a Linux based machine as my go-to work computer.

Here are some of the functions I use on Mac often:

* Google Admin - to manage Google-made accounts, groups, apps, Chromebooks etc.
* Remote Desktop - to log into Windows machine (mostly AD and SMB storage)
* Apple Remote Desktop - This is mostly to log into client machines
* Google Apps - such as Google Docs, Sheets and Keep I use at work constantly to collect and find data
* Use my Mac as a test machine for new drivers, patches, software before installing it on end-user machines
* Imaging machines (using T-mode, if you're familiar)

Some of these are very easy. For example, I can install Google Chrome no problem. Many of the function we remote-in for, like configuring printers and copying over drivers and files, can be done via the command line (a bit more challenging, but rewarding when done and almost always more reliable anyway)

I will have hard time with some specific Apple-only things like T mode, but even handbreak (which we use to rip media) and video editing are far from being Apple's domain only any more.

So! What do you guys think?

Linux as Primary Work Computer?

Here's an idea I'm considering. Out of fun and challenging myself. Run Linux off my mac (I'm considering Ubuntu or ElementyOS, I've had Mint on it before).

Unlike last time though, I'm not trying to achieve anything specific besides using a Linux based machine as my go-to work computer.

Here are some of the functions I use on Mac often:

* Google Admin - to manage Google-made accounts, groups, apps, Chromebooks etc.
* Remote Desktop - to log into Windows machine (mostly AD and SMB storage)
* Apple Remote Desktop - This is mostly to log into client machines
* Google Apps - such as Google Docs, Sheets and Keep I use at work constantly to collect and find data
* Use my Mac as a test machine for new drivers, patches, software before installing it on end-user machines
* Imaging machines (using T-mode, if you're familiar)

Some of these are very easy. For example, I can install Google Chrome no problem. Many of the function we remote-in for, like configuring printers and copying over drivers and files, can be done via the command line (a bit more challenging, but rewarding when done and almost always more reliable anyway)

I will have hard time with some specific Apple-only things like T mode, but even handbreak (which we use to rip media) and video editing are far from being Apple's domain only any more.

So! What do you guys think?
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Here's the article I promised about creating a "test mode" for teachers. This is geared toward Google Admins.
Restrictive Test Mode for Chromebooks

As promised, I've uploaded the article about turning on "testing mode" on Chromebooks.

The setting explained here restricts students from going to any websites and prevents them from using a spell-checker. Work is expected to be saved to a USB flash drive.

Let me know what you think!
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