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Baydin intern and Cal Poly CS senior Kelly Daniels talks open source technology, online shopping addictions, and how Boomerang saves her from her own laziness. “It started when I was a kid. My dad’s profession isn’t technology but it was a really huge hobby for him, so he took programming classes back in college back when he programmed on punch cards. My first memory of having a computer was when I was about seven. It was before...

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Back in the day, my inbox consistently contained over a thousand messages. Not because I’m popular or important, but because my method of checking email didn’t extend past the basic definition of “checking”: to look over; examine. I’d open my inbox, scan to make sure there weren’t any crucial messages, and continue looking at Instagrammed entrées. Then I watched Merlin Mann’s classic “Inbox Zero” Google Tech Talk where he states,...

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  When I think of a “customer-service-worst-case-scenario,” I think of Marie Antoinette. Legend has it that she was so out of tune with her constituents that when she heard the peasants had no bread and were starving to death, replied, “let them eat cake” (yes, this was misattributed, but go with it)… and eventually lost her head. Granted, she didn’t have the benefits of social media and email like we do, but at Baydin,...

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Email Etiquette: How to Use Bcc

Email Etiquette: How to Use Bcc


Posted By on Jul 19, 2013

Etiquette rules aren’t just about holding the door, using the correct fork, and all the other exciting things we learned at middle school cotillion; they also extend to email. Proper email etiquette increases productivity because it eliminates the hurt feelings or “drama” that can result when something is misread or taken in the wrong context. Everybody has their pet peeves, so here’s an excuse to voice them:...

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Before working at Baydin, I was a secondary English Language Arts and English as a Second Language teacher in Houston for two years (translation: I taught older kids how to write better and speak English better too). From that experience, I learned that teachers are busy. Busy as in I-had-to-write-this-in-the-summer-so-they’d-have-time-to-read-it. This perpetual busyness results not just from handling kid germs, flea-like attention...

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