Saturday, January 13, 2018

Bad Videos and the Enduring Value of Creativity

In 1997, the phrase "viral-video" had not been created. But in '97-98, this video was single-handedly bringing down email-servers across the globe.

The video was created by a tech company in CO called Loronix - they were developing DVR technology for security-camera systems and needed sample footage to show potential clients how it worked.

Turns out, it worked pretty well - not many 26 second videos have a shelf-life of 20+ years.

My kids will watch this and think, "Meh, no big deal." If fact, they could probably watch it and figure out that it was....STAGED. Something I didn't realize until today, when I read the history behind the video:…/history-of-the-first-viral-video/.


In a time when 5 billion videos a day are viewed on YouTube, it's interesting that articles are still being written about this video and its timely arrival to the low-tech Internet of 1997.

Today, it looks a cheap and poorly made video that barely elicits a raised eyebrow. But it speaks to this - the energy, effort and sacrifice of time to "create" something of value - that is also enduring - is worth the effort.

And I'm not just talking about making videos.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

All I Want For Christmas Is a New Wireless Job

18 days until Christmas.  There's no better time to prep for your new career in 2018 then NOW. 

Here's a few T-Mobile Technology jobs that you might want to consider (just click the job title that piques your interest):

What the heck, want to look at all 240 technology jobs?  Click away:  T-MobileTechnologyCareers

Happy 18 days 'til Christmas!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Can You Spare 45 Seconds to Help a College Student?

My daughter created a super-short survey for her tech-writing class at UNT  and she is hoping to get a wide-variety of of survey results.

Would you mind giving up 45 seconds of your day to help a struggling college student? : ) 🙋

Simply click the link below, which will redirect you to the survey link on Facebook.

Thank you!!!