There are some companies people would kill to work for, and you probably know already whether yours is one of them. At some companies, people love coming in every day. At others, the paycheck is the only thing stopping the staff from burning the place down. If your company sounds like the latter, here's what you can do—at any level of the organization—to make your company a better place to work. Being a great place to work goes deeper than high pay and great benefits: the work environment and attitude of the employees are important too. The best companies appreciate their workers and offer them benefits and perks that make them feel valued. They also train managers to work efficiently, treat their employees like adults, trust them to get their work done, and judge them on their performance. It all sounds logical, but if all companies were so above-board, everyone would love their jobs. Sadly, we know better. Advertisement In this guide, we'll walk you through some … [Read more...] about How to Turn Your Hellhole of a Company Into a Great Place to Work
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Your video game console is great for playing games, but you might not realize it's also one of the best media centers around. Here's how to set up all of the modern consoles so you can stream videos and music to them right from your computer. The PS3 and the Xbox 360 both have media center capabilities built right in, so they're easy to set up. The Wii (and Wii U) don't have as much built-in, but have workarounds that can turn them into media boxes as well. In this post, we'll break down how to set up each console, as well as the best practices for getting the best quality out of your stream. Advertisement What You'll Need For the Xbox and PS3, we'll use PS3 Media Server (despite it's name it works great on the Xbox 360) because it's simple, free, and cross-platform, but you have plenty of other options. With the PS3 and Xbox 360 you can also copy videos directly to the hard drive (or play via a USB stick). It's cumbersome compared to streaming wirelessly, but we'll talk a little … [Read more...] about The Complete Guide to Turning Your Video Game Console Into a Living Room Media Center
A college student’s quest for late-night leftovers turned into a racially charged episode where the student was roughed up and six Barnard College security guards ended up on administrative leave pending an investigation by the school into their actions. “We deeply regret that this incident occurred, and we are undertaking a thorough review of our public safety officers’ actions, and will address our processes and procedures and how they are applied,” Barnard President Sian Beilock said in a statement, according to the Washington Post. Advertisement The “incident” in question involved Alexander McNab, a senior at Barnard’s sister school, Columbia University. Late Thursday night, he was in search of free sustenance for a late-night study session. A university social media post indicated there were leftovers at Barnard Library, which Columbia students are allowed to access, and McNab told the Post that he decided to make his way there. As he … [Read more...] about A Late-Night Food Run at Barnard College Turns Into a Racial Hashtag for One Black Student
The ad for today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe SsangYong says it was imported without a drivetrain with the intention of turning it into an electric car. That’s a crazy plan, but not half as crazy as the Ssangyong itself. Let’s see how crazy it’s price might be as well. Toyota’s RAV4 is the company’s best selling product in the U.S., having Advertisement The same apparently can’t be said for its old school antecedents. Just last Friday we looked at a first generation RAV4; That wasn’t enough though How crazy are you? I mean, you’re here reading this so2008 SsangYong Actyon into the States with the plan to convert it to electric power. Advertisement I mean, why wouldn’t you just pickup a decent Honda Ridgeline and try and AC/DC it? At least the Honda would Now, you might have some other, perhaps more pressing questions. Those are probably along the lines of ‘what the hell is a SsangYong Actyon?’ and, … [Read more...] about At $2,500, Could This 2008 SsangYong Actyon Roller Turn You Into a Lover of Korean Shortbeds?
By Rick Broida Click to viewSo you finally replaced that overstuffed 80GB hard drive with a half-terabyte data warehouse. The question is, what do you do with the old drive? Stick it on a shelf? Toss it in the trash? Leave it in the machine? Advertisement Nah. The best possible fate for an old internal drive is to become a super-handy external drive, which it can do with a small investment of time and money. An external hard drive can serve countless uses: moving large files from one PC to another, backing up data, rescuing files from an unbootable drive, and, of course, expanding your available storage space. It can also act as a holding tank for your data while you perform a hard-drive wipe and OS reinstall. Here's how to turn any cast-off internal drive into an external drive with a new lease on life. Choose an enclosure Your hard drive needs a new home, a small case that supplies power, protection and a USB or FireWire interface. Prices for these enclosures range from as … [Read more...] about Alpha Geek: Turn an old hard drive into an external drive