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Video: TR Out Loud - June 6, 2008

TROLOV (TR Out Loud on video) goes to greater links to educate and entertain the TR community in even less time this week! Find out which discussions and members are hot on the boards, and see what interesting e-mails Sonja received for the show.

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TROLOV (TR Out Loud on video) goes to greater links to educate and entertain the TR community in even less time this week! Find out which discussions and members are hot on the boards, and see what interesting e-mails Sonja received for the show. 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. Do you use the Objectives section on your resume?
  2. Sanity check: Is Apple's sway over the media and tech now complete?
  3. Offshore developers: Focus on comprehension rather than speed
  4. Security alarmism helps the bad guys win
  5. Boss wants my wife's cell # when we go on Vacation - would you give it?
Most “Thumbs Up” in the TR Questions arena this week?

  1. OH Smeg and True Blue (12 thumbs)
  2. Peconet Tietokoneet (10 thumbs)
  3. nepenthe0 (5 thumbs)
  4. robo_dev (3 thumbs)
Most Comments in the TR Forums this week?

  1. jdclyde (360 posts)
  2. Absolutely! (234 posts)
  3. w2ktechman (164 posts)
  4. OH Smeg (143 posts)
  5. boxfiddler (142 posts)

* Did I get it right this week, Col? ;-)

Voice messages, e-mails, and photos

Alright, so we didn't get any voice messages this past week. On the bright side, there were a few e-mails and pictures that trickled in. I've listed the senders below, all of whom are eligible for TR swag. Keep 'em coming folks!

  • gadgetgirl (GG): Thanks for the pic with the snazzy booby top and all the great comments and suggestions for TROLOV. One of GG's suggestions was for a Video Spotlight. Anyone want to volunteer?
  • faradhi: He and his wife started a blog about their experience fostering children. Check it out at stateofapathy.wordpress.com.
  • Hal 9000: Wow, that one picture was scary - but thanks for sharing the story. The pictures I featured on video this week include his low-end workstation and one of him riding a crotch rocket at 135 mph.
  • Absolutely!: Here are the links that Abs wanted to resurface now that home loans are in the news again:
  • CG IT: Love the TR coffee mug on the test rack! Can I feature the photo of you next time, pretty please?
  • BlazeEagle: Here's a silly robot dog -- WowWee’s Wrex the Dawg
  • Also, a special thanks to my mom and aunts for volunteering their fun vacation photo for this show. Okay, so they didn't actually volunteer the photo. I haven't lived at home in forever, but I am still SO grounded.
How to earn fame and free stuff

Please send in your questions, comments, or weekly scoop on technology, the TR forums, or life in general (hint: pictures and even video clips are fun).

Send an e-mail to TROL at cnet.com or call toll free (866)-414-CNET (2638). You can also leave a voice message on Skype at TR Out Loud (tr.out.loud). If I share your e-mail or voice mail in next week’s show, you can have your pick of some free TR goodies, including mugs, shirts, toolkits, frisbees, disposable cameras, and the following list of premium products:
  • IT Vendor Management Tool Kit (CD-ROM)
  • IT Managers Hiring Tool Kit (CD-ROM)
  • PC Troubleshooter Resource Guide, Fifth Edition (Book with CD-ROM included)
  • Administrator's Guide to Active Directory, Second Edition (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • IT Security Survival Guide, Second Edition (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • IT Professional's Guide to Project Management, Volume 2 (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • Administrator's Guide to TCP/IP, Second Edition (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • Administrator's Guide to Windows Server 2003 (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • IT Manager's Guide to Business Strategy (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • IT Professional's Guide to Desktop Control, Second Edition (Workbook with CD-ROM included)

About

Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

49 comments
CG IT
CG IT

and the swag better be awfully good. All ready got a mug and polo shirt. my wife's cats don't like frisbees.... if you sent a flag the cats will have it in tatters in a few hours... I dunno about the premium stuff... got most of that on my own.... hummm......... have a camera....

Tig2
Tig2

Ask for the little dart board. Or not. Right now, I have the only one.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

A video Interview with GG showing us all how she uses her battery operated appliances? :0 Of course Sonja would have to employ Neils Translations Service so that the majority of us can understand what she is saying, that is of course if Neil can understand her as well and translate for the rest of us. Just kidding GG I know Neil can't understand you as he would never have stood you up would he? :D And as for your question Sonja I'm not even going to look this week as I got into too much trouble last week maybe well no I tell you what yo did wrong this week. Besides Nick has already pointed it out so my job here is done. :D :^0 :D :^0 As GG would say there is no Maniacal Laughter Motion and we desperately need one. :p Col ]:)

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

GG video -- appliances -- food stuffs (veggies) -- must find ICE -- tooo -- HOT!!! Oh, she should also do the Hummer video (I volunteer as the recipient) :D TR Bathing Suits -- :D :D :D -- Now to get Tammy to table (or pole) dance on video :0 :D Oh Tammy -- JD posted too much nonsense -- please Edit his posts down to about 5 or so (just delete them, nobody would miss them :^0 )

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

You were obviously inside W2K for a long time - that Hummer post goes back further than your existence! I'm surprised you remembered the Hummer bit - it's one of those posts I long wish I'd bookmarked at the time, purely for the giggle value...! Appliances? Yup, check.... food stuff - veggies? oh, you mean a cucumber? I thought you would have gone for the fruit option, I just llluuuurrrrvvveee practicing on a -whoops! no! I mean eating- banana... goes all soft and mushy in my mouth before I swallow it..... ]:) GG Yup, you guessed: My Religion Made Me Do It - GOS

Jellimonsta
Jellimonsta

We just got back from the motherland this past weekend. BabyWobble turned 1 year old while we were over there and the family all fell in love with him. :) I am going to try and be more regular in TR (no fiber jokes please). :D How are you anyway GG? :)

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

appreciate that! Glad you found TR again (and lost your TROLOV virginity!) How's BabyWobble doing? You all - sorry, Mae! y'all ok?? :x GG

Jellimonsta
Jellimonsta

I had a prolonged absence from TR so I missed this one first time round. :D

jdclyde
jdclyde

That is ok! ]:) well, there it the... um, how about the... excuse me, gotta go to the bathroom, back in 10... :p

tcavadias
tcavadias

He didn't even say anything about the nice Happy Birthday sign I made for him! Table pole huh? How about Table pool? I have one of me shooting Nine Ball :D -Tammy :-)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

They get you into so much trouble that if you didn't love em there would be no reason to keep them around. :D Mind you now that [b]SWMBO's[/b] are much older I have to wonder why we kept them in the first place. :( [b]SWMBO[/b] never believed me when I told her it was much more fun practicing to be pregnant than really being pregnant so she used to hit me when I said that now she hits me for allowing her to have her own way. :^0 Col ]:)

tcavadias
tcavadias

Out of the mouth of Babe's... got to love em -Tammy :-)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Kids . . .. . gotta love em! Read them all ? they're funny! Junior School Children Writing about the Sea. Priceless!!! 1) This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly age 6) 2) Oysters' balls are called pearls. (James age 6) I need to know urgently. :p Col ]:)

w2ktechman
w2ktechman

it is a swimsuit edition :D and was that 9 ball or 9 balls :0

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

]:) :^0 ]:) :^0 ]:) Does that work? Of course I edited; did you expect otherwise? :p

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

we need more emoticons -- such as the Puking emoticon Oh Sh!t emoticon Maniacal Laughter emoticon Angel emoticon (I use one to try to fool people about intentions at work) :^0 -- too bad they know me too well :(

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

Now, of course, comes the "but"... The link in the blog notes for faradhi's blog is incorrect. The correct link as stated in the video is http://stateofapathy.wordpress.com/ Coffee cup on a test rack, hmm? That's mild compared to some of the "racks" I see. I'll have to send pictures.

CG IT
CG IT

the mug is sitting on the Exchange 2007 server. Under that is the W2008 server for testing that out and below that is the test domain controller and DNS server. the spagetti is from the routers and switches used for site links.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Faradhi pinged me as well. The link is now correct in the blog.

faradhi
faradhi

Get the ice is correct! Another fine job Sonja.

Ceespace
Ceespace

where do we send the photos? another fine video!! Chris (getting his trunks out of storage)

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Send the photos to trol at cnet.com.

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

well, you said you were putting your running shoes on...... Could do with a nice trip out to such a nice place, too..... where da car keys?? ;\ GG ]:) :D :p

Ceespace
Ceespace

luckily my digital camera is not working so I took it with my webcam so I am almost invisible in the fuzz (gets his running shoes ready just in case)

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

ooooh, am I looking forward to that one! Hey, lookout if it's any good, I'm not that far from you! GG Be afraid: be very afraid..... ;\ ;) GG ]:)

Ceespace
Ceespace

I have sent the photo It might have been better if I had gone to a beach but it is raining... (right now a cup of coffee to steady the nerves and put my trousers back on)

JamesRL
JamesRL

You are getting better at editing all the time....just the right length of pause... James

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

I really do appreciate the positive feedback!

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

Just because I care, good job Sonja.. Keep it rolling.

CG IT
CG IT

looks great. only thing missing is the booth babes....

Tig2
Tig2

You can do longer videos. The podcast gets old after 15 minutes but the vids are fun. Love the pic of GG. You need to get more peeps sending you stuff. C'mon, peeps! Send Sonja stuff!!! Neil- I know that YOU can send pictures! Another excellent show Sonja. Keep them coming!

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

today, I learned what a 'snazzy boob top' is. Fun podcast. Scary picture? HAL pushing someone out an airlock? :D Bad guess on my part last week! Oops. Keep em coming, I'm definitely enjoying these.

gadgetgirl
gadgetgirl

that pic wasn't my snazziest or boobiest top in the wardrobe! Good laugh, though - I didn't think Sonja would include it; my face must have been a picture when I saw it on there! :p :p GG

JamesRL
JamesRL

Where videos are blocked.....you are going to make me wait. James

jck
jck

They are the only thing at work that makes me smile :) BTW, I know what snazzy boob tops are. I admire them all the time at my height ]:)

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

There's a reason I love retail support!

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Thanks to everyone who participated in this week's show - photos, e-mails, thumbs, comments.... Gimme gimme gimme more stuff for next week's show! And Tammy, I'll get you back.

Jellimonsta
Jellimonsta

I was a TROLOV virgin until this AM. Great job Sonja! I will try to stick around enough to check out forthcoming installments. :)

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

I get the hint -- more PICS. If I have time next week I'll get pics of the desk area of someone who does not do IT anymore. You would be amazed at how many IT-ish things that I can do with plenty - o - desktops and notebooks. :) And it may help to show those unbelievers just how hard it is to determine who I am logged in as.... (and what the heck I do all day) :^0

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

:^0 Well, that's what it [u]sounded[/u] like.

tcavadias
tcavadias

for that contest, you would have blown me away! Now we need to turn on the fan to cool down the fella's :D

jck
jck

more than a fan, honey! ]:) lol

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Constant editing off all your posts or TR Account Deletion may prove somewhat effective for several nanoseconds. :^0 Col ]:)

jck
jck

I'm a lost cause. Medical science gave up on me in utero ]:) Drool factor 10, Mr. Droolu! :D

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

As he is the King of Swill and well there is nothing that can be done to make the puddles of drool any smaller. :p Col

tcavadias
tcavadias

on JC's head.. and gets out mop to clean up the drool... no drooling on Sonja :p -Tammy