Archives for March 2010
Thank you for taking the time to speak with me today about upgrading your custom vanity domain name (CVDN) email account(s). To recap our conversation for you:
- MTS will upgrade your email service on the evening of April 15.
- Please make the setting changes below to your email client prior to April 15, 2010. Please do not remove your existing settings until after April 15 as this will cause you to stop receiving email. After your email has been upgraded successfully you must remove your old pop.mts.net settings.
- POP Server: mail.mtsbiz.net
- POP Port: 995
- SSL Enabled: Yes
- SMTP Server: mail.mtsbiz.net
- SMTP Port: 587
- SSL Enabled: Yes
- SMTP Authentication: Yes
- IMAP Server: mail.mtsbiz.net
- IMAP Port: 993
- SSL Enabled: Yes
For help configuring your email client, go to http://www.mts.ca/businessemailsettings for step-by-step instructions.
- There will be a ten-day freeze for email administration changes between April 5 and April 15. If you make administration changes (e.g.: adding new or removing old mailboxes, changing a mailbox password) during this time, they’ll need to be made again after the upgrade is complete.
- To avoid error messages, your old email settings must be removed after the cut-over date.
- For mailbox access and management after April 15, login to Easymail (Website OS) at http://hosting.mtsbiz.net. Login using your domain and password, click Email, then click Easymail Setup 3.
- If you had previously acquired additional email products (e.g.: additional email accounts or an email hosting plan) you may notice a change on your monthly invoice. In all cases, these changes will reflect an amount equal to or less than the amount shown on your previous invoice.
As a CVDN email webmail user, please remember to back-up your webmail messages, as they will not be moved as part of the new Business Email upgrade. Starting April 16 to login to webmail you will use webmail.mtsbiz.net
Thanks again for your time. We will email you once more upon successful completion of the upgrade.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Today I listened to an amazing speech done by Chris Orwig in one of his training titles. What he said stuck a nerve and really inspired me. I know this doesn’t nearly do the speech enough justice but here was most of the conversation:
Every year I get my students to do something that they normally don’t do. For example one student wore two different shoes. One was blue and the other one was white and she wore them like that for the entire day.
She said to me that Chris, when I went out for the day, I was really self conscience about myself. My senses were heightened. I was noticing everything, I was noticing everyone’s observation of me. She said: “You know what? No one even paid attention.” She said: I think the whole thing was more important to me then anyone else. She said it made me realize I want to take more chances. I want to do more. I loved how it heightened my awareness and observed things I wouldn’t have even noticed.
I think everyone should take a queue from Chris and his student. Do things different every day. Bring an energy to what you do and try to notice what is going on around you. You just might find something special you would have never noticed had you not “taken the chance”.
I just learned today that there is no way of automatically configuring the Blackberry through a policy to allow the call display to work while locked. You can force the policy so that a user can NOT enable the display of the contacts while locked, you can’t do the opposite. As you can see from the screen shot below I’ve highlighted the *NOTE* in question.
*BOTH the admin AND the user MUST allow the address book to be excluded from content protection. Otherwise the address book contents ARE CONTENT PROTECTED.
To allow the contacts to be excluded you must either have “False” selected.
Next on the Blackberry hand held you must follow these steps:
Options -> Security -> General Settings -> Include Address Book –> set to "No"
For the Full write up on the policy:
This was really bugging me because I remember seeing it in my Photoshop training course but because I only used it once I forgot! What do I do when I forget something. I make a How to article on it so that if I do forget I can always search my website for it. 😉
I plan on writing an article later why you might want to do this but since you are here you most likely already know why one would want to to create a mask from a color channel.
You can hold down the CTRL and clicking on the Color Channel. Go back to the Image and make a mask from the selection.
In depth tutorial
Anyways let’s get down to it:
- Open Photoshop and the photo you want work on.
- You want to make sure layers is visible. If you don’t see it in the sidebar hit “F7”.
- Make sure you only have one layer.
- Make a copy of that layer by hitting “ctrl+J”.
- In the layer you just made click the channels tab. Currently you should be on the layers tab.
- You will most likely see 4 channels. RGB, Red, Green and Blue. Each Channel can be selected by the displayed shortcut. For example red is: “Ctrl+3”
- You will notice the picture turn to grey scale.
- Holding down the “Ctrl” key click on the Red Channel. This will make a selection of ONLY the red channel.
- You will need to go back to the Layers Tab from the current Channel tab. Click it now.
- At the bottom of the layers box there are a few different Icons. There is a “link” then “FX” and then a “Circle in a box” icon. This is the “add layer mask” button. Click it.
- You picture will no longer be grey. You should now have a mask that looked identical to the grey scale image.