Posts By: Joshua Flail

National Get Outdoors Day

Get Outdoors Day | 2014 | Ripple IT

Saturday, June 14th is National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day), an annual event designed to to encourage healthy, outdoor activities at sites across the nation. Federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are again teaming up to offer opportunities for families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities, with the main goal… Read more »

Back to the Floppy

Back to the Future Theme Song

YouTube user Arganalth attached a Raspberry Pi computer to some floppy and HDD drives, put em in a suitcase, and programmed the drives to play the Back to the Future theme song. Sure, it’s a lot bigger than a iPod but you can still take your music to-go, McFly.

Google Maps Gets Elevated

Google Maps Elevation | Ripple | IT Support

Good news for cyclists. Google added elevation data to bike routes in its Maps service. The feature works for much of the US and Canada. And while Maps had already figured in elevation when determining routes for cyclists, until now the data wasn’t all that easy to view. Now, cyclists just need to type in… Read more »

Emory Hackathon

Hack the planet!

Emory University is hosting a Hackathon this April in their Math and Science Building. Whether you’re a veteran hacker who has seen it all or a computer science novice who has yet to learn how to code, this Hackathon promises something for people of all backgrounds. The Emory Hackathon will feature a competition with prizes… Read more »

Microsoft Office Coming Unbundled

Microsoft is planning to unbundle it’s popular Office package, including the OneNote client for Macs, in an attempt to reach customers who aren’t interested in bellying up to the bar for the full-fledged suite. This runs counter to Microsoft’s usual strategy of of adding more to Office in the hopes that customers will upgrade or… Read more »

Free Spin at Octane Coffee in Atlanta GA

Free Spin at Octane Coffee in Atlanta GA | Ripple IT Service

One of the great things about Ripplers is that they’re all multi-talented people. Our support team alone boasts a professional cellist, amateur app developer, and occasional breakdancer. We love supporting Ripplers outside of the office. That’s why we’re particularly excited about this coming Friday. Josh Flail, our Marketing Coordinator, and his crate digging friends will… Read more »

Why Small Teams Trump Big Groups

Small Teams Trump Big Groups | Ripple IT Support

We’ve found that the best way to get work done is to assign small teams to a task and let them find the best solution. It’s a philosophy that’s helps us both solve IT issues and determine the next person we hire. Building A Team of Experts Oftentimes, companies want to hire the most well-rounded… Read more »