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Video: TR Out Loud - February 6, 2009

TROLOV -- that's TR Out Loud on Video -- brings you a weekly dose of the top discussions and members on the TechRepublic forums.

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TROLOV — that's TR Out Loud on Video — brings you a weekly dose of the top discussions and members on the TechRepublic forums. If you're not a fan of video (sorry about the Flash, Jaqui), you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Notes: Top discussion threads:

  1. Why can't President Obama keep his BlackBerry?
  2. A gross violation of user support trust — What would you do? Take the poll
  3. Frustrated by a coworker's use of old-school programming techniques
  4. How intuitive should developers make software?
  5. Use Excel's Text To Columns command to separate first and last names

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Most "Thumbs Up" in the TR Questions arena over the past week

  1. Jacky Howe (12 thumbs)
  2. OH Smeg (10 thumbs)
  3. ThumbsUp2 (9 thumbs)
  4. Old Mycroft (7 thumbs)
  5. robo_dev and Peconet Tietokoneet (5 thumbs)
Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. jdclyde (145 posts)
  2. boxfiddler (134 posts)
  3. seanferd (131 posts)
  4. Old Mycroft (122 posts)
  5. OH Smeg (116 post)
Voice messages, e-mails, and photos = swag This week's Question of the Week, submitted by w2ktechman is: "How many 'new' software packages seem to perform worse than previous versions?" Send your response to trol at cnet.com.

Also, thanks to TR members sarpri, Vindora, and Michael Jay for participating in this week's show. If I mentioned your name on this episode of TROLOV, please send me your mailing address and swag item of choice.

If you want to earn some free TR swag, all you have to do is participate. You can send in an answer to the Question of the Week, a brand new Question of the Week, comments, photos, small videos, or even a voice message. Our e-mail address is trol at cnet.com, our toll free number is (866)-414-CNET (2638), and our Skype ID is tr.out.loud.

We have lots and lots of swag — shirts, lanyards, stress balls, pens, toolkits, frisbees, disposable cameras, etc. — plus the following list of premium products:

Workbook with CD-ROM

  • Windows NT/2000 Network Administrator Resource Guide, Volume 2
  • Microsoft Access Resource Guide
  • PC User's Troubleshooting Guide
  • IT Professional's Guide to Project Management, Volume 2
  • IT Security Survival Guide, Volume 1 and Volume 2
  • Visual Basic Resource Guide
  • Administrator's Guide to Windows Server 2003
  • Disaster Planning and Recovery, Volume 1 and Volume 2

CD-ROMs:

  • Fast Track: SAMS Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache All in One
  • Fast Track: Dreamweaver 8
  • Fast Track: Visio 2000/2002
  • Fast Track: Project Management
  • Fast Track: HTML
  • Fast Track: Quickbooks
  • Building .NET Solutions
  • IIS Resource Guide
  • Developer's Guide to Web Services
  • Fast Track: IT Help Desk Survival Guide, Third Edition
  • Fast Track: Linux Network and Systems Administration
  • Fast Track: Linux Apache Web Server and Workstation Management
  • Fast Track: Windows 2000 Network Infrastructure and Design
  • Fast Track: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices v2.1
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Project 2003/2002/2000
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Project 98/2000/2002
  • Fast Track: Microsoft SQL Server 7.0/2000
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Access 97/2000/XP
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Access 2003
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Excel 2003
  • Administrator's Guide to Active Directory
  • IT Manager's Tool Kit, Volume 2 and Volume 3
  • IT Manager's Financial Tool Kit
  • IT Manager's Hiring Tool Kit
  • Network Administrator's Tool Kit
  • Network Administrator's Resource Guide
  • Network Administrator's Security Resource Guide
  • Wireless Networking Tool Kit
  • IT Consultant's Tool Kit, Volume 1 and Volume 2
  • IT Help Desk Survival Guide, Volume 2
  • Support Professional's User Administration Tool Kit
  • PC Troubleshooting Tool Kit
  • IT Professional's Guide to E-mail Administration
  • IT Professional's Guide to Microsoft Certification
  • IT Professional's Guide to Data Storage Design and Management
  • IT Professional's Guide to Policies and Procedures, 2nd Edition
  • Securing Your Enterprise: A Guide to Network Threat Management
  • Handling Internet Security Threats
  • IT Policy Risk Assessment
  • Risk Management Tool Kit for Project Managers
  • Small Office Took Kit
  • Small Office IT Policies
  • Home and Small Office Tool Kit
  • Windows 2000 Network Administration
  • Windows 2000 Server Resource Guide
  • Windows Server 2003 Migration Tool Kit
  • Windows Desktop Support Resource Guide
  • Desktop Support Resource Guide
  • Microsoft SQL Server Resource Guide
  • IT Vendor Management Tool Kit
  • Essential IT Forms
  • Landing Your Next IT Job
  • Managing Government Projects
  • Managing Effective Teams
  • TechMails Tech Tips for Windows Administrators (NT, 2000 Pro, and 2000 Server)
  • Tech Tips for Exchange Administrators,  1st and 2nd Edition
  • Tech Tips for Outlook Support, 1st and 2nd Edition
  • Tech Tips for Windows XP Professional, 1st and 2nd Edition

About Sonja Thompson

Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.

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