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Submitted by Wisconsingod
Wisconsingod (995241) writes "Why has Slashdot never had a comment about Spiceworks (Do a search, this posting is the only result). Is is because their community is a competition to slashdot? (some people will only dedicate themselves to 1 community). I have been glued to slashdot for years and normally I hear of every revolutionary change to the IT world first here, but not with Spiceworks. This amazing community has sprouted from nothing to 1.4 million users in 5 years.

What do you get when you take network monitoring, a helpdesk, PC inventory tools, IT Reporting and more⦠and combine it with an online community of IT pros exchanging practical how-tos and vendor reviews?
Spiceworks! The free âoeeverything ITâ network management software and IT community that 1.4 million IT pros worldwide use to simplify â" and become better at â" their jobs.

Check it out here
http://www.spiceworks.com/referrer/HABCO

Spiceworks beta went live in July 2006. 60 days later, an IT pro in every single country of the world had installed Spiceworks. Fast forward to today, and over 2000 new IT pros choose Spiceworks each day to do their jobs. Plus, it's been referred to as everything from "the Facebook for IT pros" by TechCrunch to "the future of media" by Forbes. All in less than 5 years!

Spiceworks has changed the way I manage my network. What can it do for you?"

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Why has Slashdot never had a comment about Spiceworks (Do a search, this posting is the only result). Is is because their community is a competition to slashdot? (some people will only dedicate themselves to 1 community). This amazing community has sprouted from nothing to 1.4 million users in 5 years.

Comment: OLD NEWS (Score 1) 356

by Wisconsingod (#31148042) Attached to: Comcast Shoots For New Image, Rebranding As Xfinity
Wow, This story sounded a bit familiar, the news hit over two weeks ago!
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100203-708909.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines
The piece of news that is happening is that they started Marketing it on Friday. Wow... a company comes out with a new ad campagin.... great slashdot news.

Comment: Rotary International (Score 1) 4

by Wisconsingod (#30838440) Attached to: How do you volunteer professional services?
Might I suggest looking into Rotary International.

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to live by the motto service above self. Rotary brings together business professionals from throughout your community and we unite together to share our talents in helping both our local community and the world. Odds are your community has a local club, and you could work with like-minded business professionals to fill your philanthropic desires.

I myself am a computer technician, and I have worked with our local club and a club in Pignon, Haiti, to provide computers in their local schools for administrative and teaching staff. We have worked with a club in Rajkot, India, to build a dam and provide clean water for thousands of people.

Many districts also partake in a program called the group study exchange. A group of 8-10 local professionals travel to another community somewhere in the world to learn and work with similar professionals in other parts of the world. What do network technicians do in Brazil, or Japan, or Germany? Contact your local district to see if they are offering a Group Study Exchange to any of these countries and work with professionals in those countries.

You can click on the club locator on the top of the Rotary International website to find a club near you. There are also a plethora of matching grants available worldwide, and I'm sure you could find multiple ones that are related to your interests.

Comment: Rotary International (Score 1) 366

by Wisconsingod (#30838388) Attached to: How Do You Volunteer Professional Services?
Might I suggest looking into Rotary International.

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to live by the motto service above self. Rotary brings together business professionals from throughout your community and we unite together to share our talents in helping both our local community and the world. Odds are your community has a local club, and you could work with like-minded business professionals to fill your philanthropic desires.

I myself am a computer technician, and I have worked with our local club and a club in Pignon, Haiti, to provide computers in their local schools for administrative and teaching staff. We have worked with a club in Rajkot, India, to build a dam and provide clean water for thousands of people.

Many districts also partake in a program called the group study exchange. A group of 8-10 local professionals travel to another community somewhere in the world to learn and work with similar professionals in other parts of the world. What do network technicians do in Brazil, or Japan, or Germany? Contact your local district to see if they are offering a Group Study Exchange to any of these countries and work with professionals in those countries.

You can click on the club locator on the top of the Rotary International website to find a club near you. There are also a plethora of matching grants available worldwide, and I'm sure you could find multiple ones

Comment: Re:idiocy? Incompetence? (Score 1) 269

by Wisconsingod (#30669242) Attached to: Y2.01K

I would bet all the money I have that 99.99% of these problems are caused by people not taking the time to learn the standard library of whatever programming language they're using.

I'll take that bet, and you can send me a cashier check.

The bulk of the 2016 bug was due to a miscode in a library of microsoft software, that was used by various systems, notably Windows Mobile 5.1+, EFTPOS systems in Austrailia, etc. Bugs exist in all aspects of code, and even standard library functions. The problem is when the bug is in the library, it has widespread effects around the world. The benefit is that a single fix can be coded, and then rolled out to everyone using that library.

Comment: Re:Holy shit? - What are they Teaching (Score 2, Insightful) 950

by Wisconsingod (#29432185) Attached to: Heart Monitors In Middle School Gym Class?
Isn't the purpose of a School to TEACH???

When it comes to monitoring heart rates in Gym Class, there are two ways to go about this
1) Teach them to take their own pulse, and they can learn a valuable skill to be used anytime
or
2) Use Heart Rate Monitors, therefore teaching the students to be peons to the capitalistic sale of gadgets that are only useful when they are present and work

I love gadgets as much as the next geek here on slashdot, but come on... without basic knowledge, how will the next generation be able to function without these tools.
.... this is as bad as the match classes that now teach use of a calculator, as opposed to teaching MATH

Comment: Re:There must be a better way (Score 1) 863

by Wisconsingod (#29172529) Attached to: "Smart" Parking Meters Considered Dumb

Stopping being idiots and start (re)introducing 1 dollar coins, and add 0.5 and 2 dollar coins while you are at it.

I have dollar coins, and I use them almost daily. Our work vending machines accept them, and the change machine only spits out dollars, no quarters used here. (and I'm in Minnesota)

It's always fun when you hand one to a Kid at McD. and has no idea what to do with it :)

Comment: Wired Magazine Link (Score 1) 295

by Wisconsingod (#29139033) Attached to: A Video Ad, In a Paper Magazine
Wired magazine has quite an extesive review of the magazine, reviewing many aspects, from chip maker itself, the audio, to the rest of the page

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/08/cbs-embeds-a-video-playing-ad-in-a-print-magazine/

Some side notes for those that don't RTFA.
Audio - yes there is audio, and quite loud they note
Chip Maker - Americhip (the first 5 seconds is an promo for the chip maker)
Depth - the chip itself is 1/4 inch thick, not exactly paper thin.
Market - Sending to select subsribers in LA & NYC

I am still curious about the environmental impact of this technology on the garbage world

The herd instinct among economists makes sheep look like independent thinkers.

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