Tagged: job

Find a Lifetime Job You Love with Elevated Careers by eHarmony

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWe all hate looking for a job, but sometimes we look because we hate the job we’re in. Going to job sites can be as frustrating as filling out your taxes. eHarmony works on getting you the perfect relationship, now they are taking their algorithm to help you find the perfect job with Elevated Careers. “For years people have been calling themselves the ‘eHarmony of jobs’, and they’re not,” states Dan Erickson, Director of Special Projects. “We figured we might as well be the eHarmony of jobs because we’re going to do it right.” Get your job right, you'll get your life right. @elevatedcareers #geekout A photo posted by Jeffrey Powers (@geekazine) on Mar 30, 2016 at 4:53pm PDT Dr. Neil Warren came out of retirement 3 years ago to reorganize eHarmony. He brought on Dan Erickson and Dr. Steve Carter...

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Sony Handycam PJ710 Review

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI had the opportunity to play with the Sony Handycam PJ710 over the summer. I saw these Sony cameras at CES and was really excited to add this to my video arsenal. This is a camera that is also a video projector. Great for showing off those videos you just took of the kids, the parents or whatever you recorded. The camera is part of the PJ7xx series. PJ710 and PJ790. The main difference between the two is the PJ790 comes with 96 GB internal flash memory – perfect for a few hours of recording. I also have the Sony Handycam XR260 – a previous model with internal HD that records up to 24 hours in 1080p. Advantages of Sony Handycam PJ710 The best advantage was the stabilization system. The balanced optical SteadyShot is a device that will actually stabilize the...

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5 Years of Geekazine.com – The Good, Bad and the Future

Do you remember what you were doing 5 years ago today? I do. I started this website. -Jeffrey Powers, Geekazine.com It was this day in 2007 where I hit the button and started Geekazine.com. The podcast was already running (as I started it a month prior). I launched the website and did the podcast for the day. I felt it was a great launch and an exciting time for me and Geekazine. Then I got laid off from my job. It was literally the day before launch that I was called into a room and told my services were no longer welcome. I was also sick during the launch and the audio was not going my way. I took the negative focus and put it in positive articles on Geekazine. Adding the Focus section and the video (pic 1*) which I talked about tech how-to. I also started...

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New York Film Academy – SXSW 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you want to learn more about making film, and are planning to take classes on it, you might want to check out the New York Film Academy. The school helps you learn how to use the video gear so you can take a job in film career path you want. Alumni include Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Nicholas McDonald (the Middle), Zac Wong (Road Runner), and more. Jeffrey talks to Mike from New York Film Academy about the school. Jeffrey also uses the green screen they had set up. Subscribe to Geekazine SMF – Also on TechPodcasts SMF – Get on iTunes SMF – Get on Zune SMF

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold: Applying to New Media [review] 0

The Greatest Movie Ever Sold: Applying to New Media [review]

Jeffrey Powers looks at “POM presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold”. He poses that New Media should look at this model.

GadgetTrak Finds Your Computer, Tablet, Smartphone 1

GadgetTrak Finds Your Computer, Tablet, Smartphone

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf your laptop gets stolen, if you misplace your smartphone or if you just want to know where your kid took your tablet. That is what GadgetTrak is about. GadgetTrak is software you install on the device which can then be tracked via the website. You can use it for recovery or location spotting. Say you want to know where a worker is – just run the program and you can find out if they are at a job site or at home sleeping. GadgetTrak will also take a picture of a would-be thief when they turn the computer on. TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Ecovacs Robotic Window Cleaner Scale Glass to Clean 0

Ecovacs Robotic Window Cleaner Scale Glass to Clean

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you own a building – especially one that has multiple floors – it can get hard and dangerous to clean windows. But not anymore as Ecovacs are here. Ecovacs is a Chinese company that produces cleaning products for multiple use. Now one that cleans the windows. Winbot is an interesting cleaner. It works on the same magnetic connection as some name badges you see have. The two halves separate, then adjoin back together on a window pane. One moves around and both of them clean the window in a pattern that will not leave streaks. You would have to be able to connect both parts on the window, so sealed glass on the 100th floor might not work. However, if you have a storefront, or a 2 story house, it can do the job without you getting on a ladder. It...

Corning Puts Tough Glass on Smartphone, Tablet 0

Corning Puts Tough Glass on Smartphone, Tablet

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHollis James joins the TPN Live CES Coverage. Corning is the company that puts the glass on those devices. Corning puts their “Gorilla Glass” on these devices. That is what is used on Samsung, LG and other devices. From phone to TV – the Gorilla Glass will withstand above average wear and tear. Not only shatter-resistant, but also scratch resistant. They have a group of people in a room that try to break the glass. How fun a job is that? Since Corning is 50% owned by Samsung, it’s safe to say their surfaces are Corning. Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central TPN CES 2011 Live Coverage Sponsors: Thanks to Audible for sponsoring GoDaddy services saves you money! New Customers Save 25% on Hosting at GoDaddy. Thanks to Luxor for sponsoring

Ramblings: Hard Drive Woes – July 3rd, 2010 0

Ramblings: Hard Drive Woes – July 3rd, 2010

It’s been a while since I did a Ramblings. Here we go… Last night I went to record some of July’s Day in Tech History episodes. The audio was lagging – when I stopped processing, it would sit and think. I was able to save the recording, but it took a good 5 minutes to catch up. I finally got it to work better by putting the cache files on another drive. Uh oh… This is the first time in 15 years of PC computing that I have had a hard drive even start to falter in a production machine. Not a good feeling. At least I have good backups. I was able to pull the data off the drives. It just took a while to do. I still have to run the Seagate software, but the bigger question is if the drives are still under warranty. Seagate drives...

When SPARC is Gone: Bill Allen – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure 2

When SPARC is Gone: Bill Allen – HP Road Show Converged Infrastructure

We all hate the word. It means extra hours and that one thing that hangs up the project until someone goes “Wait, this is how it works” and everything just makes sense. Migration We are coming up to a point where even old software needs to move forward. Legacy is not the way to go in this day and age. Staying on Legacy equipment may mean you are going to pay even more when you don’t have a choice. Bill Allen talks about why it is important to get off the old Legacy and get on a system that will bring a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) back to the company. Bill mentions the dedicated migration centers of HP, and their single source support for Linux, Solaris, Windows and HP-UX. Most important, you will be upgrading to machines that will do the job in a fraction of time...

Nuance – Dragon Naturally Speaking v 10 learns your voice – CES Digital Experience 2010 0

Nuance – Dragon Naturally Speaking v 10 learns your voice – CES Digital Experience 2010

I remember using Dragon in the past. It did the job, but sometimes was a real pain. However, that was 5 years ago, and a lot changed since. Think of a program that will not only understand what you say, but will also scan what you have typed in the past to compile the recognition software. Then when you speak a friends’ name or a word that only you say, it will type it. Nuance (the makers of Dragon Naturally Speaking), also created an iPhone application that you can use while mobile. Todd Cochrane talks with Krisi from Nuance. She shows how easy it is to create documents. In fact, part of the CES articles I have created have been done via the program. Sponsor:  Try GoToAssist free for 30 days – GoToAssist.com/techpodcasts. Get this content on TiVo, Roku and Boxee

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...

Guest Appearance on PC/Mac Smackdown 0

Guest Appearance on PC/Mac Smackdown

So Cal and I were having lunch the other day and he says – “Why don’t you come on the show”. I say “Why not?” He says “Yeah, why not.” and I say “Ye… wait. I have to get more Pizza Hut Buffet Pizza.” Then we go get some more Pizza. Nonetheless, that evening we got together and talked on many topics in the PC/Mac Smackdown. We talked about the iLiver, Morro and Netbooks. Cal and Rachel do a great job in this show and it was a lot of fun. There was a lot of items we didn’t talk about on air, but you get the idea. Also, you should Razz Cal about getting a Dell Mini 10v.

Podcast Ep 78 – 3-19-09 – Flu Knocks Me Down 0

Podcast Ep 78 – 3-19-09 – Flu Knocks Me Down

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFlu – WiFi issues – Colin – Mountain Dew – Voicemail – Last of CES VideoIf you like the CES Coverage, please support the site. Use Pod125 at GoDaddy.com Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geek08” 877-654-2265 Put Your Financials into order – Edward Jones All Show Notes are also on Delicious

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?

This Week In Tech History p1 10-06-08 – The Apple Falls 0

This Week In Tech History p1 10-06-08 – The Apple Falls

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt was Ocober 6th 1997 that CEO Gil Amelio was asked to leave. Many people wanted Steve Jobs to come back, however it was a concern that it wouldn’t be the right move at this time. Michael Dell went on record saying that Apple should shut it’s operation down. Today, even with the stock issue last week, Apple’s market cap is greater than Dell and even Google. Of course we have some great products out of the turnaround and eventual comeback of Jobs. All from a company that could have dissolved back in 1997 Hear about this and a bunch of cool stuff on Part I of This Week in Tech History. Brought to you by Gotomeeting – Get a 30 day free trial, no CC required.

BYOC – Personal Computer As a Corporate Machine? 0

BYOC – Personal Computer As a Corporate Machine?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAs a consultant, I use my own equipment all the time. When I get to a specific client, sometimes I am asked to sign a waiver that states I will not take company data. I sign it because I am not going to ruin any relationship by walking out with secrets or customer lists. Data nowadays can be controlled. We at the Quickcast have talked about how that can happen many a time. However, the most important thing in a work environment is to make sure the data stays within the company – even after a person has left. Citrix Systems has given  Employees a bonus payment to buy their own laptop for corporate use. While it does give advantage, could the company lose control of the data? Brought to you by CareerSaver – Download Free Certification Tests.

Ep. #51 9-17-08 – No Illness will bring the show down. 0

Ep. #51 9-17-08 – No Illness will bring the show down.

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Ep. #50 – 9-10-08 – Lots of news and info on forums 1

Ep. #50 – 9-10-08 – Lots of news and info on forums

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Firefox Download Manager Slow and Annoying. Please Fix. 8

Firefox Download Manager Slow and Annoying. Please Fix.

On my podcast, I ran through a TechTweak to continue a download if the download is taking a longer time. Little did I know that issue was more Firefox than receiving packets. When I was beta testing Firefox, I noticed that downloading files took a lot longer and caused the browser to actually run slower. I posted a bug report on Mozilla.org. I mentioned that I downloaded several items via Firefox and IE, and I saw IE not only did a better job in downloading, it did not affect my browsing habits. I also told them I had seen this happen on more than one machine and plugins do not make any difference. They said (in so many words) this was not a big issue and marked the case “Unconfirmed”.

Episode 44 – 7-30-08 – New Listener Drive 0

Episode 44 – 7-30-08 – New Listener Drive

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DigGoogle – What Google Can Gain if They Buy Digg 3

DigGoogle – What Google Can Gain if They Buy Digg

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDigg grew to a powerhouse site in a very short time. The Popular News Aggregator service continues to be a great place for people to not only read news, but also contribute to what they think is news. Alexa reports that Digg has been fluctuating around the top 100 to 150 sites being viewed. 52.5% of those viewers are in the US. The rumor mill is stirring up again that Google has put interest in buying Digg. TechCrunch reports that the “Rumor” is Digg will be selling for $200 million although CEO Jay Adelson denies it. Will this be a good deal for Digg, or can they grow and survive on their own? Digg started in 2004 by Kevin Rose, Own Byrne, Ron Gorodetzky and Jay Adelson. The idea was to aggregate news items and...

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New Affilliate: Careersaver

It is with great pleasure to say we have aligned ourselves with Careersaver.com, the leader in Adaptive Learning. CareerSaver is the place to go if you are an IT professional that is working on getting certified. With Interactive Software, Audio, Video, Books and Expert advice, CareerSaver is committed in getting you, the IT professional, the tools to pass that next Certification Exam. Certification is an important key in showing you have the knowledge in a specific area. As an IT professional and a Microsoft Certified Professional, I can say that certifications not only help you land a job, but also advance your career. Careersaver is a child company of Interactive Study Systems. They work with many vendors including Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, Oracle, Citrix, Sun and many others. They pride themselves with a highly comprehensive learning system. They also back up their systems with a money back guarantee. If...

Why Should my Resume Look Good if the Company Does Not? 1

Why Should my Resume Look Good if the Company Does Not?

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt never fails. I put all my time and energy into my resume. I even have a professional resume builder look over the content and make sure it talks about me in the best way possible. Yet almost every time I look for a job I get subpar descriptions and requirements to fill out all my information again. Some people don’t even look at my resume. All for a job that I may not get. Is it really worth it?

The Race for Energy – Can We Lower Gas Prices? 0

The Race for Energy – Can We Lower Gas Prices?

A barrel of Oil is 42 Gallons – but when refined, the amount of oil is 44.77 Gallons. From each barrel, 43.9% is turned into Gasoline (19.65 Gallons). 22.4% goes to Diesel (10.03 Gallons),

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