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Jeffery Hallett
Works at Mindea LLC
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lives in Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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I'm taking a week-long vacation for the first time in 6 years. I have my laptop and internet access, but it's still a little scary being so far away if an emergency arises at a client that requires on-site work (which happened the night before my vacation started!).
How do you handle vacation? Do you have a comrade who can respond in case of emergencies?
PS: It's nice being away!
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+Timothy Hamlett if only that brother were available and willing
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What do you use for billing clients? I wrote a custom Microsoft Access application that's been working great for me for 10 years, but I'm curious what other people use.
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Repairshopr, it syncs with quick books automatically. Does much more. Pretty awesome, used excel first. Uhhg
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I have clients that sell electronic components to computer companies, defense contractors, and all kinds of tech businesses. These guys are EE majors with 20 years of doing their job with a computer. But they don't know how to access their email from a web browser, don't know the difference between Address Bar and Search Bar, refuse to write down their password, and can't remember the distinction between www.theirdomain.com and mail.theirdomain.com.

I don't know doodoo about car engines but I know where the gas goes and know the difference between oil and wiper fluid. Does that mean I'm gifted? A genius? A savant?
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I work on hardware and software......my laptop has 7 pro 64 bit........A long time ago software people started off doing hardware or punched card entry....and worked their way up to software... math majors used to end up as mainframe programmers
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J@#$% H. C&%$#@ Another service provider completely falling down implementing their solution. The sales guys selling the service to the management guys buying the service are all, no doubt, out on the golf course. The engineers at the provider have little clue what was promised and executed only half what their project coordinator described in his casually soothing drawl. Terrible.

On the bright side, they got their money.
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That's what underpinning contracts are for; if the service providers are not delivering what was stipulated, then it's time for penalties.
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Did a presentation at a customer today whom I have talked into Yammer and OneDrive for Business -- which they already pay for with their Office 365 subscriptions, but have never used. Management is on board and will push everyone to use it. All 50 users will be jumping in on Tuesday. Should I be afraid? I think so!
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Order a boatload of aspirin
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I'm an independent IT consultant for very small businesses (mostly 5 - 50 users). I used to do mostly Lotus Notes/Domino but lately I've been migrating clients to Office 365 where I've now discovered Sharepoint. I'm eager to explore all it can do and start offering it to my customers.
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Very glad to see this. As a part of Office 365, Yammer holds great promise, but the current iteration seems a bit old. These updates will be most welcome.
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It's funny how I can go for stretches of time without a lot of calls from clients or projects to work on. I try to fill these slow times by learning something new, tinkering with my network or Linux, etc. How do you fill in empty hours?
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What is this thing you call ... 'empty hours'? Is that related to the thing called 'lunch' I have heard about? 
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I need a tech to go onsite at a remote office for one of my clients. The two we had been using have gone dark. Any suggestions on how to locate such a resource, short of the Yellow Pages? (btw, the remote office is near Indianapolis)
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I am a member of WorkMarket.com and one of the venture capital firms is the same entity responsible for Spark Capital or Union Square Ventures (a firm responsible for Twitter in part).  Writing from the contractor's perspective, I liked their set-up and tools, but I was never fast enough to land any of the jobs - they were always taken/claimed by the time I got the e-mail and went to the website.

The employer's perspective and experience might be something much different.
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Has anyone seen Yammer as a valuable or useful tool?
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It comes and integrates with Office 365 now, which is kind of cool. The biggest hurdle is overcoming "why wouldn't we just use email?".
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#showyourdesk Created my own walk-up desk with odds and ends. I've been standing here for way too many hours over the past two years.
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+Jeremy Mordkoff Yes. I bought that for $1.49 in about 1974, the year I first read LotR. The poster matched the cover of The Fellowship of the Ring. Framed it in 2002.
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IT Consultant. Technology advocate, instigator and integrator.
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Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft 365, Linux, Windows, Microsoft Access, Security, Email.
Employment
  • Mindea LLC
    President, 1996 - present
    Owner and sole employee most of the time.
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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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I get your Technology WORKING
Introduction
I've got nothing against plumbers, but I don't think of Information Technology as plumbing and I am not a plumber. If you're ready to make technology integral to your company's existence and growth, I can help you.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    English, 1975 - 1979
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Outstanding food. There are several Mediterranean places within 5 miles of my house, but this place is by far the best.
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Good food. Seems like a good price, too, except they almost always leave something out of my carry-out order. So I call them and they say, "come back and will give you the [fill-in-the-blank]". Right, I'm gonna drive an extra 15 minutes for my $4.00 felafel. This happens there A LOT.
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