Mergy Dot Org Notes and Hacks From Jonathan Mergy

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Thoughts on Airtable from a Longtime Smartsheet User

After kicking the tires for ~72 hours or so on the recent funded Airtable here are some thoughts on it vs. my go-to for similar functions around project management and collaboration, Smartsheet. By no means is this comprehensive, but just some notes on some time with the tools. The Good about Airtable over Smartsheet: Airtable is more fun: Playing with data is much more of a pleasure in Airtable...

Microsoft Excel Trust Center and File Block Settings Craziness

Just spent far too long on an issue with a user on Excel. The Trust Center and File Block settings in Office 2013 can be quite confusing. No matter what we did we had issues saving an older excel file format and all alerts kept pointing us back to Trust Center and File Block Settings. The mistake that we kept making was around checkbox and leaving boxes unchecked in there.  If you restore...

Avoid the disco ball trap in technology implementation projects

Having led more than my fair share of technology and software implementation projects in different types of organizations, I’ve often referred to the term “disco ball” as a way to capture a trap that can jeopardize your implementation. Leading a project from discovery to selection to implementation, I have always been aware and concerned with the trap that many before me have...

Mergy Dot Org Notes and Hacks From Jonathan Mergy