Rapid-Fire Tech & Business Bootcamp

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Rapid-Fire Tech & Business Bootcamp

Media Paradox, The NYC Business Networking Group (NYCBNG) and the The New York Public Library, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) invite you to attend the Rapid-Fire Tech & Business Bootcamp:

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 3:30 PM
NYPL Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL)
188 Madison Avenue (at 34th st.) New York, NY

This 4-hour FREE event is part conference, part mini-expo and part networking event to connect you with NYC industry professionals, executives, business owners and decision makers.

Each 20-minute presentation is geared to business owners, executives & entrepreneurs who have already built a successful business and are looking to ramp up and expand. Now is the time to get you out of your comfort zone and to achieve even bigger goals.

Attend 8-10 short and informative 20-minute seminars on cutting-edge business products and services. You’ll learn how to quickly achieve success and go beyond your current business goals. Discover affordable technology to automate parts of your business and free up more of your time. Seminars will provide you with practical strategies you can implement immediately. The tips and tools you learn will drive business growth, revenue and ROI and save you time by operating your business more effectively.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Guglielmo Marconi – Son of Italy

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Guglielmo Marconi – Son of Italy

In honor of Columbus Day, a note about Guglielmo Marconi, known for the development of the radio telegraph. Marconi was the first to be recognized for transmitting radio signals over long distances. He went on to build high powered radio stations on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. The US division of his company went on to become what was once known as RCA. The broadcasting division of RCA lives on as the NBC division of NBC-Universal, Inc.

A Little Knowledge Is Dangerous

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A Little Knowledge Is Dangerous

At the end of February I accidentally took the blog off-line by trying to be fancy in my WordPress “General Settings”. Woe was me! Today I finally had the time to explore my hosting company’s “phpMyAdmin” control panel and was able to fix the error of my ways.

The lesson: “If it’s working, DON’T fix it!”
(That applies to equipment as well.)

Where I’ve Been

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Where I’ve Been

So I haven’t posted in the l-o-n-g-e-s-t time…
A recent reoganization (read downsizing) at my employer has left me busier than ever, but also wondering when I’ll be next. That’s what happens when you leave consulting for a staff gig.

So forgive me while I go about reinventing myself again, this time perhaps more ‘social media-ish’ and less engineering.

I’ve also changed my personal hosting provider to one that supports WordPress, soon as I figure it out I’ll move this blog over and you can comment or rant.

- Techmanager

“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore”

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“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore”

Way off topic:


Network
– one of my two favorite TV News movies was re-released last month with some special features not seen in the two previous (1998 & 2000) DVD releases. Truly, the evils that writer Paddy Chayefsky predicted in this 1976 movie have come home to roost. For example: entertainment masquerading as news, corporate meddling and violent reality shows, just to name a few. (See page 14 of the 3/1/06 issue of The Hollywood Reporter for a thorough review of this 2-disc set.) The extras disc contains the Dinah! episodes featuring Peter Finch (1976) and Paddy Chayefsky (1977) as well as an hour-long Sidney Lumet retrospective.

And my other favorite?
Broadcast News
, of course! It didn’t matter which of the three commercial network news divisions you worked for, the characters had their counterparts at all three. (Hint: I used to be “Bobby”.)

WOO ! SWISH ! SNIPE !

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WOO ! SWISH ! SNIPE !

As if it weren’t bad enough that we have all these lower left
snipes
telling us what show we’re watching and what’s coming up next, at
least one cable network has taken the practice to a new low with two
innovations. SOAPNet’s snipes now make noise coming on and going off,
distracting you from the show’s dialog. Not only that, but many of the
snipes are there to tell you what’s coming up in the plot (in the
current act.) Guess they’re trying to keep veiwers with shorter
attention spans glued to plots that move at glacial speeds.

Prognostication

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Prognostication

A lot of sites and blogs are doing ‘Predictions for 2006′ or the "Best _
_ _ _ _ of 2005." I’m not smart enough to do either of those. I simply
think it is important to read the enrties refered to in
"De-Ba’athification, Italian-style" and "The Unbundled Newsroom." I
couldn’t have said it better myself.