Week in Review #1

Twitter Lists

Nice feature in Twitter is lists. I use it for categorizing and sanity since I follow a lot of accounts on Twitter. I’ve unfollowed a lot of individuals that I didn’t personally know and didn’t get much out of. But I can still add them to a specific list that I can look at later like music or regional news.

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Twitter Lists

Great examples of what you may find in one of my lists:

The first two examples, cited in the bulleted list above, have twitter accounts [URLs] but I put there world wide web website, main landing page, in the hyperlink. To find the Twitter account for TuneIn or Valley News Live you can simply search for the Valley News Live Twitter page and should be in the Bing results. Not sure about Google but either way the search should find it if you cross reference the entity with Twitter [Valley News Live Twitter]. You can also just hit www.twitter.com and search for Valley News Live in the search box in the top of the Twitter webpage you are on. Their site appears to use master pages so any page you hit under Twitter.com with a few exceptions (e.g. online help, developer/API pages) should have the menus and the search bar at the top.

News List

https://twitter.com/APRykhus/news
My Twitter news list

This contains all my news sources that I’ll re-tweet news stories with.

NSA and Snowden

On the latest This Week and Enterprise Tech podcast they tried to downplay the issue and gave some very good reasons why the problem is not an issue for computing professionals. In my opinion, I would agree. However, the business and political landscapes will most undoubtedly change. They also mentioned a few things I took away that were of interest on the information technology side.

  • Tap devices, similar to wire taps but on computers/networks/LANs
  • EFF.org
  • NSA facility in Utah
  • Auditing
  • Storage
  • VoIP

Keeping things strictly, [IT] industry verbiage. All good things so far. Not sure what to say yet about Snowden. I’ve been watching stories all week. Seems that he has no problem appearing on camera. But that’s just my opinion, based on my 30+ years on this planet and 15+ in IT. He may have been encouraged to appear in front of a camera for the world to see. Which is fair I guess. Just not sure why he went to China. But right now that seems to be purely conjecture and anecdotal to assume much at this point.

But the guys on TWiET seemed to calm my nerves about the situation.

Podcast
This Week in Enterprise Tech episode #45: Can you hear me now?

Jobs

Had an interview this week at what appears to be a very good, reputable, business in the area. The job actually came to me through Teksystems but not in the way I was expecting. Another company called Aerotek called me up and had an interview with them. Currently waiting on a callback. I had a hunch that the two companies were affiliated and they were. The only thing I regretted about the [actual] job interview was not having a real-world example of how I knew Active Directory without using a SharePoint example. The only good way to do that is to take a certification test. So that may need to happen.

Grand Forks Bomb Scare

Back page material. But I took interest because there apparently was another one [false alarm] earlier in the month [or two] preceding this one. Came in on the wire last night from Grand Forks. Walmart and another business were evacuated. False alarm. Sounds like the natives [residents] were a little restless last night:

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Father’s Day

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Firestarter (movie)

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Aaron Paul Rykhus (APRykhus) on Twitter

Came across this classic movie. A film, if you were, on YouTube. Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear, and some other guy who was on Law and Order SVU or something a several years, or eons ago. But I digress of course…

Good viewing quality for a movie from 1984 posted on a [free] streaming video site. On channel 9 TV, out of the Twin Cities, back in the 80’s they’d show stuff like this all the time. And Night Owl Theater. I mean forget about it. Such an umbrella name. Good luck finding any of those online. Everything I’ve searched for is based on other cities and not the old, independent KMSP after they were a DuMont affiliate.

Twitter and News integration on msnNow

I checked on msnNow just now and was pleasantly surprised with tweets. Normally, I’m not a big fan of more Twitter anytime, all the time so to speak. For sanity sake I prefer to stay out of it and only use it when I need it. But this is nice because now I don’t need to go to Twitter for the news. I can get both search [SEO] trends. The one catch is that I need them connected for search engine optimization (SEO) and should be logged into both Bing and Twitter persistently, meaning that I check the keep me logged in checkbox when I login and connect the two in the respective governance settings. Those settings are usually on the settings menu on the top nav bar of most sites.

Microsoft News Center

MSN Launches msnNOW to Keep You in the Know

Internet Explorer throws alert on my Twitter “Discover” page

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https://twitter.com/i/discover

When trying to hit the above site I get the following error message:

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Internet Explorer blocked this website from displaying content with security certificate errors.

There’s a Show content button with an x next to it.

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