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Video: TR Out Loud - January 16, 2009

In this episode of TROLOV, you'll find out what discussions and members are most active on the boards, plus you'll learn how quite a few TR members answered Hal 9000's Question of the Week: "What's your least favorite IT job, task, or responsibility?"

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In this episode of TROLOV — that's TR Out Loud on Video — you'll find out what discussions and members are most active on the boards, plus you'll learn how quite a few TR members answered Hal 9000's Question of the Week: "What's your least favorite IT job, task, or responsibility?" 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. Anatomy of a layoff
  2. Born to be in IT?
  3. REAL ID in a nutshell
  4. Video: Understand five things that suck about working in IT
  5. American Idol - Who watches?

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

  1. OH Smeg (24 thumbs)
  2. Jacky Howe (10 thumbs)
  3. ThumbsUp2 (8 thumbs)
  4. NormH3 and jdclyde (7 thumbs)
  5. t_mcnally_2001 (5 thumbs)
Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. jdclyde (233 posts)
  2. OH Smeg (217 posts)
  3. jck (163 posts)
  4. Oz_Media (130 post)
  5. boxfiddler (112 posts)
Voice messages, e-mails, and photos = swag Many thanks to BFilmFan, Hal 9000, Dhutton, GSG, jdclyde, jimmy-jam, jamesski, The Scrutinizer, Martin, jellimonsta, NickNielsen, The Scummy One, and Melissa for sending in contributions for this week's show. If I mentioned your name on TROLOV, send your mailing address and swag item of choice to trol at cnet.com.

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

We have 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

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