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Productivity Hack: The Email Game

The (email) struggle is real.  At this point, I get between 20-50 emails a day. Which ones are meaningful?  Which ones need to be dealt with today, tomorrow, right now, not at all?!  These are the questions that lead to slowness in my replying to email, or often missed messages altogether. Plus, I spend about 1 hour a day just …

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Customize your Azure Portal – Your Azure, Your Way

It isn’t just Burger King that let’s you “have it your way” today as we see the launch of the fully customizable Azure Cloud dashboard option.  It’s a very cool way to set up a portal that makes your goto items easy to see and quick to access.  One of the most common complaints among systems admins as they explore …

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Social Fasting: A Mind-Focusing Productivity Cleanse

Having a very community-focused job and life means that I (and many others we know) spend a lot of time staying “connected” to our peers through social media. I’m a big fan of the power of social media as well as an opponent to it in certain ways.  My personal social habits include the use of LinkedIn for professional posting …

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On Joy, and Meaningful Work

There are many folks in the IT community and in my life who have inspired joy, and allowed me to seek out the two things that continue to enrich me which are: Meaningful work – creating and finding opportunities to affect the people and organizations in a positive way through the work that I do on a daily basis, regardless …