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Thoughts, Stories & Learnings

Lots of thoughts, ramblings and stories / Many topics on my mind over the years!
A while back I wrote I am the sum of my parts which explains my many dimensions.

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Streaming At Home

A couple of data points before I begin: Broadband or high-speed internet — defined by the Federal Communications Commission as defined as 25 megabits per second download speed and 3 megabits to upload. Nationwide, 18 million Americans lack broadband access, according to February data from FCC. The other day I read about Comcast data cap…
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Photo Organization – 2021 update

have to admit I am still astonished at the fact that there is no good reasonably priced and friendly multi-user cloud-based system to manage a large photo collections. I have tried a lot of them and none has really hit the mark of what is needed. This is a big problem as we “the common people” continue to collect thousands of digital photos which remain unsorted/un-cataloged on disk drives!
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Let’s Bring in 2021

Very thankful for our blessings in 2020. We feel very lucky. As the sun sets for the last time in 2020, I wish you all love, hope, strength, courage and please stay smart and keep safe! Much work ahead of us all…It’s gonna be a rebuild 2021 to remember!! Remember that At 12:01 a.m. on…
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Merry Christmas

A quick note to wish all of you a very good and safe holiday season. What a year 2020 was! – For me personally, my family kept me safe and grounded, but doodling and kept me sane and helped me relaxed through so much this year. I am thankful for my hobby, and I…
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Thanksgiving Day 2020

On this US Thanksgiving Day I can’t think of anything else but to be especially grateful to all those that keep us safe and healthy.Family, Teachers, First responders, First Line Workers, Essential Workers. To all of you, and your families, that have sacrificed so much . Thank you!! (Thankful)
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Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my Mom’s Birthday. She passed a couple of years ago and she is very much missed.. She was a crafter and artist, but what is cool about it is that she loved to teach… She was very special. This year, continuing my 2020 doodling tradition, I did a couple of doodles in her…
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Instagram Photo / Video Sizes

Something I have been using often lately, but always have trouble remembering…. So a simple post to remind me: For Photos and Carousels: Type Ratio Best Size (Pixels) Sample (.png) Square 1:1 1080 x 1080px Portrait 4:5 1080 x 1350 px Landscape 1.91:1 1080 x 608 px For Videos: Ratios: 1:1 4:5 or 16:9 30FPS,…
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Communicating On A New Normal Day

Funny true story / observation…. In my work I communicate with many types and size of customers on many different industries. Usually, I use a couple of video collaboration / conferencing software as the meeting is set by us. This past week, I had a particular day in which i used the following systems: Microsoft…
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Top Free Tools I Use

I am always on the lookout for good tools I can use on my daily tasks. It is a bonus when they are free. I am thankful for those that work on these and offer them to the world via open source, donation based or truly free.
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Doodling to Relax and Recharge

I have been doodling on and off since I was a little kid. I distinctly remember a memory with my father where I drew lines, circles or anything I wanted on piece of paper and he will make something out of it… I always thought that was pretty cool… If you have seen my notebooks,…
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Selling Consulting Services

Part of the Services Sales 101 Series Selling consulting services requires a strategic approach that combines effective marketing, networking, and a consultative sales mindset. When selling consulting services, it’s essential to take a consultative approach rather than a hard-sell tactic. Position yourself as a trusted advisor who can help clients identify and solve their problems….
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personalTracker DB

personalTracker DB is an application that helps track information and notes on that information personalTracker DB is a compiled Microsoft Access database application designed to keep track of records and record progress notes on those records. Why use a personalTacker DB? Keep track of information easily and effectively Locally stored database (no need for Internet…
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Excel Gantt Timeline Generator

In my work, I need to quickly generate timelines. I have been doing it by hand in Excel adding each tasks in a line, formatting the columns and then snipping the graphic into the document I need to paste it into. If changes were need, it was not easy to do, and started the timeline…
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Cool Data Visualization

It is cool to see data visualizations. I especially enjoy the ones over a span of many years. Couple of good ones: Most Popular Websites 1996 – 2019 based on number of visitors per month Internet Users by Country 1990 – 2019 (Eye opener!) Another cool one, World Population between 1960 to 2019
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The Age of AI

A great brand new (November 2019) report from Frontline on how Artificial Intelligence is changing our lives – (no longer the future, it is affecting us all now!) Not only explores what will the future looks like, but also what is happening today in China, USA and other places around the world. I have written…
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Glimpse at the New Generation

Had an experience last week that I have to share… Last Friday morning I was getting a coffee in the lobby of the Marriott in La Joya, California   and just behind there was a couple of very happy very animated people talking to each other.    Not sure how to pin this, but their happiness was…
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Tumblr Has A New Owner

As I usually do, I was on a plane catching up on my podcasts, listening to a WordPress news when they casually mentioned that “… Automatic, the company that produces WordPress, has purchased Tumblr from Verizon on August 2019. What? Did I hear this correctly? How did I missed this? Wow! It woke me up!…
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A New NAS for Home

As far as I can remember, I’ve had four network attached storage (NAS) devices over the years. They have stored all of my digital memories (movies, music, photos) for a long time. A few years ago, when SMB 1 protocol was deemed insecure, my 3 year old NAS did not have an update option but…
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A Busy June

Wow July 1, 2019. Is it only me, or the year is just flying by… Still very much adjusting to my Mom not being around. The weekly FaceTime calls, the laughs, the new suggestions on Netflix. Aside from her voice, I specially miss her likes on social media — Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and even the…
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A week in my Life as an EUC Solutions Principal

As we detailed in the previous article, “The Solutions Principal Role” within Dell Technology Services involves: “… customer facing activities acting as a subject matter expert (SME) in their respective field.    Their key responsibility is to assist services sales and account teams drive professional services through technical expertise, thought leadership, customer interaction and solution development….
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A Town Over 100 Years Old

According the City of North Bend, WA website, it was incorporated in March 12, 1909. Yep – this means that as of the time of this blog post I live in a town that is over 110 years old. – How cool is that! When I moved into North Bend, WA – strike that –…
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Getting to SeaTac Airport?

I travel quite a bit, and ever since moving to North Bend about 6 years ago, I have driven the 35 miles from our town down to Seattle Internal Airport (specifically MasterPark Log G) at lease a few hundred miles. I typically drive drive there via I-90 and I-405 , but depending on traffic I…
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My Role as a Solutions Principal

First NO that is not me! — Never had that much hair but I was young once 🙂 The Solutions Principals role within the Dell Technology Services team involves customer facing activities acting as a subject matter  expert (SME) in their respective field.    Their key responsibility is to assist services sales and account teams drive…
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Thankful for 2018. Hello 2019!

Very thankful – Thank you 2018! Although this year work was intense with  lots of pressure and travel, it was a fulfilling professional year.  Learned a lot from the Podcasting and YouTube vlogs  with a lot more still need to learn!   I am especially grateful for the memories and quality family time with the family…
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