Technology Archive

Improving Visitor Experiences with a Raspberry Pi

Ever heard of Raspberry Pi? No, I’m not referring to a baked good or an obscure geometric theorem; I’m talking about a small, inexpensive computer perfect for learning to code, and for DIY experimentation. I first heard of Raspberry...
June 21, 2017

Shipping Container or Home?

Written by Anne-Marie Siudzinski Think shipping containers are strictly for moving cargo? Think again. Shipping containers are being used in a variety of unexpected ways—emergency shelters, pools, medical clinics, office and retail buildings, hotels, and pop-up restaurants.  It doesn’t...
May 31, 2017

REALTOR® Content Resource

Stop me if this is too meta, but sometimes the struggle is real when it comes to creating content for your website or blog. It takes a lot of time to brainstorm topics, research said topics, and craft a...
March 15, 2017

Home Energy Use

It’s officially Winter, and I found a way to heat my apartment for free! Of course it involves coincidence and an overheated restaurant below my apartment, so it’s not scalable. For those of you who don’t live over people...
December 21, 2016

New and Updated in the Library – December 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: NEW in the Library at Realtor.org: Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) FIRPTA was enacted in 1980 to address perceived abuses by foreign investors, who, unlike US...
December 16, 2016

What We’re Reading: December 5-9

#FlytheW, ceramics, offices, VR, agriculture, dessert, Pantone, bedding, and technology. Just a holiday reminder that the Cubs won the World Series. Nope. It’s cold in our office, but no where near as cold as the recommended office temp in...
December 9, 2016

What We’re Reading: November 28-December 2

Shortcuts, privacy, taste, nature, freelancers, stress, currency, and amusement. This article keeps showing up in my feed, so it must be useful. Cyber Monday has come and gone, but online shopping is forever. Take precautions. In case you feel...
December 2, 2016

What We’re Reading: November 14-18

Technology, nature (bad), nature (good), inventory, toys, information, and Thanksgiving. Some genius devised a new, and much improved, use of drone technology! You might have heard something about the disappearance of bees over the past 10 years or so....
November 18, 2016

What We’re Reading: October 24-28

CUBS!, innovation, photography, physics, elections, mystery, Halloween, home buying, food, and amenities. Did you hear who made it to the World Series this year? GO CUBS GO! (Forgive our department’s bias — we are headquartered in Chicago, after all)...
October 28, 2016

What We’re Reading: October 10-14

Literature, technology, security, builds, recreations, clowns, libraries, and procrastination. How many roads must a man walk down, before you call him a Nobel Laureate? You’re never going to own Samsung Galaxy Note 7 now. Why do bad things happen...
October 14, 2016