“Just open Zoom”

In my opinion, any sentence that begins with “just” should be ignored. This next bit may seem simple to some, and if it does, congratulations. If it doesn’t seem simple, just ignore everyone else and continue reading.

The first problem is that I am assuming that you know where to look for something to open, and then know what to do to open it once you find it. I’m also assuming that what you are looking for is actually downloaded.

Just open your list of programs and look for the little blue square that has something that looks like a white video camera. Or look on the task bar at the bottom.

Clicking on one will bring up your zoom app launcher, now click sign in.

Now! Sign into the app with the same email and password that you use to log into the zoom website

Success! Simple right?

I know, I know. I almost got it right. I did assume that zoom was downloaded in the first place. And I assumed that you understood I wanted you to sign into the zoom app.

If you made it this far with me, then you are doing fine. Stick with it.

3 Rules for the Internet

There are actually over a hundred. These are my main guidelines.

a. Cats are good. Cats are safe. If in doubt, go to Cats.

b. Don’t go looking for anything that you don’t want to see. If a friend says “Hey, google this”, don’t. Go to Cats.

c. If you find something that you don’t like, close it, back out of it, turn it off. Go to Cats.

This may seem humorous, but the point is to remember that you control how you interact with the internet. If there is any doubt, there is no doubt, go to Cats.

My Desktop

First Thoughts about Zoom

I really enjoy this software. It’s easy to use, and very intuitive. You can find the few things you need very easily. With that said, there are a number of things that give many people problems. Two are worth mentioning before anything else.

  1. Zoom has 3 parts. The Meeting Window, The App, and The Website. Each has distinct uses and settings, and are arranged differently. Confusion often arises when one person is talking about the app and another person is talking about the website.
  2. Scheduled meetings can be started and stopped anytime after they are created, and remain valid until deleted or 30 days after the scheduled time. “End Meeting for All” does not destroy the link.