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Let me draw you a picture

IT manager wants a group of staff members to interview a systems administration job candidate -- and it seems he has some, um, interesting ideas about competition.


Throwback Thursday: Info sharing, meet sharing info

This manufacturing company decides it's time to start sharing information between the warehouse and the factory -- but the biggest challenge isn't exactly technical.

So you think anyone will want this 'timesharing' stuff?

Flashback to the days when the mainframe is king and timesharing is a huge boon for programmers -- who get more than a little jealous when they can't get access to it.

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Apple's App Store privacy efforts are backfiring big time

Although Apple is trying to position itself as the consumer-privacy-friendly company, some have complained that it is doing it in far too heavy-handed a way.

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Will 2019 be the year of the Mac?

There are some pretty good reasons why 2019 may be the year of the Mac.

And that was actually the CLEAN version!

This oilfield services company's new email filter flags language that's not considered business appropriate -- but it turns out that depends on what business you're in.

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eBay's ApplePay stats show why mobile payments are struggling

When eBay recently started giving customers the option to move away from paying with PayPal, something interesting happened.

Forbidden names, revisited

Flashback to the glory days of CompuServe, when anyone could get an account, but not everyone could use their real names -- even if there wasn't a naughty word involved.

But hey, she sure interviewed well!

Contract programmer comes recommended by her employer and, after a brief technical interview by non-programmers, she's hired. How could that approach possibly go wrong?

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Hell froze over: Microsoft moves Edge to Chromium

This move is not only good for users, it showcases both a new Microsoft and a new, more successful tech industry approach to success for everyone.

Throwback Thursday: Bin there, done that

It's a few years before eBay, and this IT shop is upgrading one of its oldest machines with external tape drives -- and some obsolete but expensive interface cards.

Just like clockwork

Flashback to the days when this programmer pilot fish is working on system software for large computers -- and one of the thorniest problems is knowing what time it is.

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Why 5G will be disruptive

With more spectrum and friendlier small cell regulations, 5G will have the wind at its back.

The name that must not be, um, Skyped?

This pilot fish needs to install Skype on her home computer, but she's having trouble getting it set up -- it seems Microsoft really doesn't approve of her name.

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Project Fi changes name to Google Fi, but is it growing?

Google is changing the name of their MVNO wireless service from Project Fi to Google Fi. What does this mean to Google...and to the wireless marketplace?

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Why it really doesn't matter if Apple is ‘late’ to 5G

The early players in 5G will deliver half-baked services that don’t work to a thunder of marketing.

Why we love recommendations

First-time IT manager hires a new member for his team, but he doesn't work out well -- and in light of his glowing recommendations, the manager can't figure out why.

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It’s time for BYOF (bring your own Fi)

Google targets Google Fi at consumers and families. But it’s even better for business. Here’s why.

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Microsoft Surface Headphones help mitigate the distractions of horrible open plan offices

According to Dan Lyons’ new book “Lab Rats,” one of the worst workplace trends in recent years is the ‘open plan’ office. Excessive ambient noise and distractions reduce productivity, increase stress and drive employee churn. The...

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