Author: ljrain

Why We Must Save Net Neutrality

Yesterday, my children, both teenagers asked a lot about net neutrality.  I was explaining what it is and what it means. It was interesting as a parent to see them question a policy and government action. Watching them grow is very difficult and also exciting. Below is a tweet that sums up net neutrality very well in the short Tweet form. Yes. The isp’s provide bandwidth (Comcast, etc) and content providers (Netflix) use it to deliver to customers. ISP’s want content providers to pay more based on volume (Netflix, google) are 50%+ — Chris Lovett (@_chrislovett) December 15, 2017...

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Blogging Motivation…

I’ve been struggling lately with my blogs. I have two, my personal blog here and my non-profit (SunflowerEffect.org). I enjoy blogging and writing, I find it relaxing and a time for me to reflect. I also journal just about every day, sometimes multiple times a day. Just thoughts throughout the day and sometimes long entries in my journal. I journal about ideas that I would like to write about and share. I also journal about personal thoughts and feelings. Curious how many of you go through this and how to get back out. Between family, work, and volunteering, life gets...

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CRMUG Summit 2017

I was able to attend CRMUG Summit again this year. The 2017 Summit was hosted in Nashville at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. I have been so impressed with the amount of content and the people who attend Summit both times now. Before I leave for the Summit, I always prepare what my goals are out of the Summit. The number of sessions available is amazing and it is very easy to become overwhelmed and miss some very good sessions. Having my goals helps lower, not eliminate this. I keep my goals simple and also use the available app to “favorite”...

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Create Your TV 2.0 Show With BeLive.tv

Live streaming has so much to offer and is really taking off. Now, with so many more innovative technologies like BeLive.tv you can live stream and have a strong interaction with your audience. I have been using BeLive.tv for over a month now and have found the platform to be easy and powerful. BeLive provides a way of streaming from BeLive to Facebook Live and enhancement the stream with wonderful features from BeLive. Have up to three (3) people online at a time (with Talk Show Format) Have up to ten (10) people in the lobby waiting to go live on the show (with Talk Show Format) Screen sharing (limited availability on Talk Show Format) Show Facebook comments during the stream and interact with people (all formats) Stream to Facebook personal timeline, page, group and events (all formats) Very responsive support team Highly interactive user group The BeLivers Facebook Group is the place to be to learn about streaming and also BeLive. It is also a community of people who are willing to help and learn and teach each other. Yes, a community, that is what I think of it. I have made some good friends on the BeLivers group and we help each...

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Being Part of an Agile team

As a technologist I have worked on several different types of teams over my 20+ years of technology development career. Also, as a person I have been involved in different types of groups of people that are working together to solve a common problem or outcome. Several years ago I began a journey with Agile and started working on a Scrum team. I became a Certified Scrum Master and learned from some very intelligent and passionate people who know Agile and Scrum. I have built relationships so I can continue to learn, I believe that you must always continue to learn and never become stagnant. Today, I wanted to share a blog series that two people that I know and learned from wrote. They have been instrumental in my Agile journey and I am grateful for the knowledge they have shared and continue to share. Agile seems easy until people get involved. This quote from the blog series is spot on! Agile does appear very simple, but once you start working on an Agile team with other people it gets difficult. There is confusion, tension and personalities. This must be addressed for any process and Agile has tenants that are geared towards this. This post is about sharing the series, Agile Leaders, that Russ and Jay wrote, I encourage you to read the series to learn about Agile. I...

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