This week’s TROLOV (TR Out Loud on Video) had even more fun behind the scenes at TechRepublic. Find out what some folks at TR think about the top discussions of the week, plus get the stats on which TR members are burning up the boards. Also, you don’t want to miss the very first video submissions by the TR community. 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. Six grammar and punctuation mistakes you might not know you’re making
  2. Women are getting beaten up. Again.
  3. Sanity check: Five MORE things that suck about working in IT
  4. Photo gallery: First Look: Google Chrome
  5. Video: Three ways you might be breaking the law with your computer

Additional discussion threads that were highlighted include:

Most “Thumbs Up” in the TR Questions arena over the past two weeks?

  1. ThumbsUp2 (17 thumbs)
  2. Peconet Tietokoneet (10 thumbs)
  3. Jacky Howe (7 thumbs)
  4. CaptBilly1Eye (5 thumbs)
  5. larry, boxfiddler, and w2ktechman (4 thumbs)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week?

  1. w2ktechman (428 posts)
  2. boxfiddler (332 posts)
  3. jdclyde (318 posts)
  4. NickNielson (164 posts)
  5. OnTheRopes (117 posts)

Voice messages, e-mails, and photos = swag

Many thanks to Jellimonsta, Tom Joyce, Ceespace, Jimmy-jam, Hal 9000, and Mark Jones for participating in this week’s show. Tom and Mark both won a Black & Decker snake light with a TechRepublic logo.

We still have a “Name that TR member” photo that could win you some free swag. Submit your answers to TROL at keep the other submissions coming, as well. I would love to receive some comments, questions, photos, and even small video clips. You can also leave a voice message on our toll free number: (866)-414-CNET (2638); or you can leave a message via Skype, and our Skype ID is tr.out.loud.

What kind of swag do we have? We have TONS of free stuff to give away, including mugs, shirts, toolkits, frisbees, disposable cameras, and the following lists 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)
  • 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 Professional’s Guide to Desktop Control, Second Edition (Workbook with CD-ROM included)


  • Fast Track: SAMS Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL, and Apache All in One
  • Fast Track: Dreamweaver 8
  • Fast Track: Project Management
  • Fast Track: HTML
  • Fast Track: IT Help Desk Survival Guide, Third Edition
  • 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 2003
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Excel 2003
  • Fast Track: Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP
  • TechMails Tech Tips for Windows Administrators (NO, 2000 Pro, and 2000 Server)
  • IT Manager’s Tool Kit, Volume 2
  • Network Administrator’s Tool Kit
  • IT Consultant’s Tool Kit
  • IT Consultant’s Tool Kit, Volume 2
  • IT Help Desk Survival Guide, Volume 2
  • Small Office Took Kit
  • Tech Tips for Exchange Administrators, Second Edition
  • Tech Tips for Outlook Support, Second Edition
  • Tech Tips for Windows XP Professional
  • IT Vendor Management Tool Kit
  • Essential IT Forms
  • Linux Network and Systems Administration
  • Landing Your Next IT Job
  • Developer’s Guide to Web Services
  • Building .NET Solutions