3+1=4

Previously, I had two external monitors attached to my laptop. One of those monitors, though, had a lower resolution than the other two. (One of these things is not like the other… One of these things just doesn’t below…).

To rectify that issue, I purchased another monitor and had planned to just dispose of the low-res one. I’m not sure what changed my mind, but I ended up getting a monitor stand and adapter (the low-res did not have a VESA mount, either). Now I have a four monitor set-up — one of those four being my laptop. 

Why do I need four monitors? I don’t. But they’re nice…

Monitor 1: University website

Monitor 2: Zotero (my reference manager software)

Monitor 3: Library website

Monitor 4: Facebook and Google Play Music

Royalty-free Music for Presentations

 

We are regularly asked to create some type of presentation for class assignments. These can take many forms… Canva, Prezi, MySimpleShow (one of my favorites), PowerPoint (for example). This week, I am creating a PowerPoint regarding the use of dashboards as analysis tools for organizations. 

Why PowerPoint? I’m pretty good at it, and I’ve gotten the animation, timing, and sound capabilities figured out — mostly. I learn more every time I use the software. 

In the past, I have used my own music — often classical — as background music for presentations. This time I wanted something better; something more “corporate”. More polished. More professional. 

I’m always leery of downloading music online (think Limewire if you’re older than 30), but today’s anti-virus software packages are pretty good. Bensound is the first site I visited, and they had — royalty free — exactly what I wanted. In fact, it auto-plays with this post. You’re welcome. Catchy, eh? Now… To finish my presentation…