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My 1 Share of Facebook Stock Came Today

Yes, last week, I bought 1 share of Facebook stock. The replica stock came in the mail today. I was pretty happy with the purchase, and I can say I was a first gen Facebook stock buyer. It’s all about novelty, but if this stock does well, novelty can turn to profit. Why I bought 1 share of Facebook Like I said on Geek Smack! last week – I bought it for novelty. I was too young to purchase Apple or Microsoft stock when they issued their IPO. I didn’t buy Yahoo! stock (thank god!) or Google stock when they filed. I didn’t even buy Packer stock yet. So when an event like Facebook has a stock offering, I decided to be a 1st Gen owner. The reality: I can lose $38. Actually, it was more for the replica piece of paper. But still – If this stock...

Sococo: Second Life for Your Office – CES 2012 0

Sococo: Second Life for Your Office – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this day and age, a business doesn’t need to have a physical location. Heck, the employees might not even be in the same state or country. It’s called “Virtual organizations” – Your programmer might be in Ohio, your web developer in Florida and the graphic designer is in Germany. Nonetheless, you need to make sure they are continually productive in what they do. That is where Sococo comes in. They provide an integrated tool which creates a virtual office – cubicles, offices, common areas, meeting rooms. Each employee gets and avatar, so you can pass by your programmer and actually have a conversation with them. If you cannot be bothered, set your avatar to “Private” and others will know. Meet online, share documents and more. There is an option for VoIP, bringing all the online communication tools together in one area. Prices...

2009 in Twitter Posts 0

2009 in Twitter Posts

Here it is – Every single tweet I sent this year. Reverse chronological order and doesn’t include Dec 31. It’s amazing how much data I gave out for free. And now it’s all here. Enjoy! @WISCTV_News3 Biggest was MJ, but I point to the Emergency Broadcasttweets, which caused Techradium to file patent infringement on26 minutes ago from TweetDeck in reply to WISCTV_News3 @chrisheuer Never heard about invite for #lenovo #CES event. Let me know if I can put that on the schedule. Thanks. -j32 minutes ago from TweetDeck Fone FUD – Geekazine 2010 http://bit.ly/7i7yB8 about 2 hours ago from TweetMeme @LindsayG awesome! Let’s do another video shootdown this year!about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck @karlwireless indubitably #ces – here we come!about 4 hours ago from TweetDeck @LindsayG well good luck on that. See you next week at #ces ?about 4 hours ago from TweetDeck I suppose to bed early. Tomorrow is a long day including looking at new camera for #CES backchannel. Don’t know if the #AIPTEK will sufficeabout 12 hours ago from TweetDeck @JohnAtkinson Where the heck are you flying...

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick 2

16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link Watch or another gadget watch – BTW – I remember having a “Transformers watch”. It was awesome! Still, the Dick Tracey style communication watches, the “Computer on a wrist”, never really hit it off. I even remember a watch that gave you directions. You would put in the...

Twitter – I Don’t Get It 0

Twitter – I Don’t Get It

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Gotoassist – 30 Day Free Trial at www.gotoassist.com/techpodcasts I just don’t get it – This is the line I heard today from a fellow IT person. He then proceeded to say “The younger people do it more. I guess it’s not a part of my generation”. Wait a minute. I remember an article that says older people DO like twitter. But they are not staying on twitter. So who is right?

Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs? 0

Will Customer Service Suffer from Layoffs?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSBrought to you by Citrix’ GotoMeeting – Free 30 day trial – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. You’ve been working at your job for years. You’ve made lots of money for the company and are the most loyal employee they know of. Yet, tough times are ahead and the company decides you are one of the 10% they have to let go to stay afloat. It’s a frustrating thing to have happen, but what are you gonna do? Now let’s flip that: You are at your job and survive the cut, but now you are in the position to take up a part of that person who was laid off. As companies like Intel and Google are looking at trimming the fat, it makes the average consumer wonder – what will our customer experience be without 10% of the workforce?

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Quote the Geek – Nevermore – Bitstrips

It has been a long day. It all started yesterday when we began the process of moving a website to a different server so I could put up the new version of said site. All heck seemed to happen after that. We’ll leave the water heater out of this story, let’s just say I have taken 3 cold showers in the last 3 days. YAY! I have found I not only hit the limit on my website, I went WAYYYY past it. I had to remove 2/3rds of the podcasts just to get under quota. I am not sure what happened – but now I am on the hunt for a service to store the data. Once it finds a new home, I will make all adjustments. For now – Episodes 1-52 of the weekly podcast and the first 24 Quickcasts / 5 min show. are down. So...