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:https://www.wired.com/sto…/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 super-low-res...like 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!!!

Dennis

 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Summer 2017 Road Trip

Summer 2017 is quickly coming to a close, so thought I'd share some of our highlights from Summer Road Trip 2017 to Utah.

Thursday, August 10, 2017