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Goodbye to PASS

  • Editorial

On December 17, the PASS organization announced the news that it would cease operations on January 15, 2021. Since the announcement, folks have been scrambling to figure out how to keep their user groups and events going or downloading recordings. By the way, if you need assistance with your user group, please reach out to […]

2020-12-26

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Bad career advice from a 14 year old

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I was having a conversation with my 14-year-old grandson Thomas the other day. He was telling me that is signed up to take a programming class in school next term and sees a future career in technology. He loves playing video games, so maybe developing them would be a good choice. He also was thinking […]

2020-11-28

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Azure Resource Mover

  • Editorial

Microsoft recently held the 2020 Ignite conference. Just like in previous years, there were many announcements introducing new services and expanded capabilities of existing ones, especially in Azure. Ahead of Ignite, I was asked to take a test drive of one of the new features, Azure Resource Mover (in preview). It’s easy to move a […]

2020-10-03

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New Stuff Can Be Scary

  • Editorial

I'm learning how to be a net controller for a high frequency (HF) radio network. Nets are a fun way to make lots of contacts quickly. Taking part in a net is simple. You check in with the net control and then you can answer calls or make calls (different nets have different rules). It's […]

2020-09-26

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Mentoring

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Over the years when I changed careers and then advanced in IT, many people helped me learn or provided opportunities. Some of these people gave specific in-person help, like my brothers who taught me programming logic and database normalization before I ever thought about working in technology. Others assisted from a distance when I read […]

2020-09-05

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