Sept 11 2001 and Video Conferencing

September 11, 2001 (Originally written for ForCarol.com) Lori’s mother’s birthday started out just like any other day.  I was just getting up, Lori was already getting Kristen ready for school, Sunny (our currently 11 year old yellow lab who now has a tumor that is scaring us) was bouncing around as only he could do. Lori had the TV on. Suddenly, she yelled to me….”Mike…a … Continue reading Sept 11 2001 and Video Conferencing

BlueJeans Network: Cloud Video Conferencing

UPDATED: 5/25/2020 Ah yes, I remember it well.  I remember the day when I had to order an ISDN line at home (remember 2B+D?) to attend a videoconference from home (hey…I practice not just preach telecommuting!). Then, what seems like a short time later (and after ATM and Token Ring fell by the wayside…) we set-up pretty close to the first (Dr. Bob and Tim … Continue reading BlueJeans Network: Cloud Video Conferencing

Free Advice on How To Start a Telecommuting Program

Telecommute while cornavirus is still active OK, companies…here is the free advice on how to start a telecommuting program at your place of work. Ready?  You sure? OK…. It ain’t rocket science…..do it.  DUH.  Give your employee a task with a deadline. Let them work on it anyplace, anytime. Remotely connect with them, everyday if you have to, via any of the millions of ways … Continue reading Free Advice on How To Start a Telecommuting Program

Facebook Skype Video Chat

Well, it seems that Facebook now offers point-to-point video chatting from within Facebook. Good for them!  BUT…point-to-point is kinda useless…just saying.  I have more than one friend I like to chat with, and all the Bay Shore Kids could have a reunion. Overall Opinion  HoHum, but, at least video conferencing is now reaching the masses.  After 20 years….my work is done?!  🙂 Google+ (if anyone … Continue reading Facebook Skype Video Chat

Telecommuting: Crossing the Threshold to Work, Part 4

Telecommute while cornavirus is still active This article was published in the Tracy Press Go here to read Part 3. Go here to read Part 2. Go here to read Part 1. READ MY 2011 UPDATE FIRST:  Free Telecommuting Advice Telecommuting: Crossing the Threshold to Work, Part 4 Gas is nearly $4.00 a gallon.  Traffic is horrendous.  Now is the perfect time to start telecommuting. You probably have … Continue reading Telecommuting: Crossing the Threshold to Work, Part 4

Telecommuting: Crossing the Threshold to Work, Part 3

This article originally published in the Tracy Press. Telecommute while cornavirus is still active Go here to read Part 2. Go here to read Part 1. Go here to read Part 4. READ MY 2011 UPDATE FIRST:  Free Telecommuting Advice Telecommuting: Crossing the Threshold to Work, Part 3 Save money, time, and the environment, reduce traffic, increase productivity, and maintain business continuity. As we have seen, telecommuting can … Continue reading Telecommuting: Crossing the Threshold to Work, Part 3

Telecommuting: Crossing the Threshold to Work, Part 2

Telecommute while cornavirus is still active This was also published in the Tracy Press (a long long time ago). Go here to read Part 1. Go here to read Part 3. Go here to read Part 4. READ MY 2011 UPDATE FIRST:  Free Telecommuting Advice Part 2: Telecommuting wants you! TeleWork vs Telecommuting Since I co-wrote a Telecommuting Plan many years ago, a new term … Continue reading Telecommuting: Crossing the Threshold to Work, Part 2