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Nick Tech: Hints for Zoom Singaround Hosts (54* d) RE: Tech: Hints for Zoom Singaround Hosts 31 Jul 20

I'm in a Zoom meeting tomorrow - not as an administrator - and will explore solutions. You are not alone in your problem. I have a friend who administrates Zoom meetings who has trouble keeping track of 10 people. Apparently it is even worse on a phone.

Starting point is that underlying most things is text. So if you know where the text is you can always do something even if you aren't supposed to unless it is encrypted to prevent it. But then you can take a screenshot of the are pop it into Google docs online and you have a text file

Many very low tech ways to skin cats.

Many years ago you might remember there was a spate of trying to stop people right clicking on things. Which worked unless you knew that if you left clicked on them and kept the left click down you could then right click...

They are machines and there is usually a way to do it if you want to

Where I used to work there was a software problem that meant that a certain number of images were missing on a very major website (estate agency/houses for sale). Management answer was that x% of images missing was "acceptable". What that related to was HUGE numbers of calls on a bad day and quite a number of calls on a good day. I had an incredibly low tech solution. I got the file downloaded in the middle of the night and had three or four batch files and excel files that told me every day how bad the world would be. I could tell you where the guy who I used to have the 'acceptable' conversation now works but won't. Suffice it to say I hope he doesn't take the same view with their airplanes

Within a week they found the bug and wrote the problem out as they got sick of me. Good for the clients. And missing images (and calls) went down to nothing

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