TechRepublic’s Sonja Thompson gets a little help in the studio from her bozz, Jason Hiner. Find out what discussions are topping the charts this week, which members are cooking with full steam on the boards, and much more. If you’re not a fan of video (sorry about the Flash, Jaqui), you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Top discussion threads:

  1. Sanity check: Will IT 2.0 eliminate the geeks or spawn a new breed?
  2. Bandwidth metering: Is Time Warner just the beginning?
  3. How long will it be before Linux is on your desktop (if it isn’t already)?
  4. Poll results: Do hiring managers consider your resume’s Objectives statement?
  5. Friday Night Music – Requests – June 6 ’08

Most “Thumbs Up” in the TR Questions arena this week?

  1. True Blue (17 thumbs)
  2. OH Smeg (12 thumbs)
  3. robo_dev (10 thumbs)
  4. nepenthe0 and Old Mycroft (6 thumbs)
  5. bwilmot and ThumbsUp2 (3 thumbs)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week?

  1. jdclyde (372 posts)
  2. boxfiddler (215 posts)
  3. jck (148 posts)
  4. Absolutely! (140 posts)
  5. True Blue (137 posts)

Voice messages, e-mails, and photos

The majority of the TR community was really lame this past week. No voice mail and no e-mail = no TROLOV. Seriously, I can’t keep producing this show if more people don’t start participating. Many thanks to the members who were mentioned in this week’s episode: wthimmes, CG IT, and Hal 9000. You guys ROCK.

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 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)
  • 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)