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Are you slowing down the Internet?

As my faithful Twitter reader knows, I have been having some issues with my computer attaching to the network at the office. It has been Outlook locking me out, Windows Domain Server locking me out, IT changing the network configuration, entire system going down… etc. Some of these issues were due to the configuration changes that IT is making, some were unforeseen, some were just plain dumb luck. Something that surprises me though is that for how much we like to cast aspersion on IT; sometimes we are our own worst enemy. By we, I mean the users. Not just at my company but pretty much everywhere IT has a love hate relationship with the users, the users love to hate IT. I am not saying that IT is beyond reproach, but some of the decisions we make, often times it makes it worse for everyone.
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Why Net Neutrality matters?

Over the past few weeks there has been talk about Net Neutrality, including the FCC making rulings. I will be the first to admit that me writing about the issue is a little late, as the decisions have already been made. The decisions are not final and with Joe Lieberman now wanting to be able to turn off the Internet it is time for us to get more involved with the issues.
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Harassment Sucks

I try to keep my blogs fairly light and as positive as possible. However, this post is not going to be that. This post is about harassment, specifically sexual harassment. This needs to stop in all industries and locations. This problem is a global problem. It is not limited to just one industry. I have seen it first hand in the AV Industry.
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Business Beliefs

Some times making decisions based on one's beliefs is more important than finances. Each person decides when it is time to take a stand, it is not always easy - especially when it impacts your business.
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EdTech Electronic Education about Privacy

This post was originally written in May 2017 and posted at AVNation.tv. I am reposting this piece as I believe it is extremely important. It is more of an issue with the COVID pandemic and the amount of children learning at home.Bradford – September 17, 2020 Many of...
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Zoom Backgrounds – The Overview

People were asking how I have been doing countdown timers. After doing some testing, I realized that what I thought would be a simple video file became a large video file. What I have been doing, does not translate easily to a simpler system. My system is not...
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Be the Helper Mr. Rogers Believes You Are

A version of this post was orignally published on AVNation.tv The Pandemic of COVID-19 is changing the world, forever. There are the horrible things More importantly there are opportunities for good. As Mr. Rogers said, “Look for the helpers … because if you look for the helpers you...
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Share the Joy

Every so often things can get pretty crappy around here. Yup, more often than I would like. Things seem to just not go right. It sucks. I have found a solution that works for me. I do something nice for someone else. Feeling crappy, send a complimentary note...
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Another blog?

Does the Internet really need another blog? Not really. I however do need my own blog. I have blogged at SCN, AVNetwork and AVNation. However those are in a sense, professional and speaking either for an organization such as AVNation or needing to be to a higher standard...
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Mountains of Mail

Recently during an AV in the AM discussion one of the topics that came up was employee burnout and how to prevent it. A matter of debate was electronic mail and how to manage it. That was when people started sharing the number of unread emails that they...
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