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A Content Experiment in Corporate Blogging – Introduction to the IoT Confessions Series

In Content Strategy, General, How To, Opinion by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

I firmly believe it’s critical to have a mixture of content styles when it comes to corporate blogging. All too often, companies seem to hang their hats on creating blog content that is either very “marketing-y” or very technical. And, frequently these articles focus on a lot of chest-thumping. They tend to be very inwardly focused, talking about products or services and their benefits and only that. There is a time and place for this type of content. It must be done. But other approaches may be equally successful or even more so.

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My Wife Stole This Standing Desk Mat From Me After Just 1 Hour – AnthroDesk ErgoSlant Mat Review

In General, Hardware, Review by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Usually, my wife doesn’t really care that much about the products that I receive to review. There are a few exceptions, but I would say that it’s less than five percent. Well, I recently got the AnthroDesk ErgoSlant Anti-Fatigue Standing Desk Mat, and it literally was at my standing desk for about an hour for me to test out and then it was gone. When I came home from work, it had been replaced with a plain old mat which was better than the hardwood floor, but NOT to the level of the AnthroDesk mat. I quickly searched around and found the AnthroDesk carefully placed under my wife’s standing desk. Oh well.

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If You (Or Your Kid) Carry an EPIPEN, You MUST Get the Veta Smart Case – Review

In Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Parenting, Review, Safety, Technology, Video by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

My youngest daughter has severe peanut allergies. And because of this, she has to always carry a pair of epinephrine injectors with her. In the past, she carried EPIPEN JR’s and then EPIPENs, but because of the recent price hikes, we have elected to switch to generic epinephrine injectors. Regardless, these injectors are life-saving should someone start having an anaphylactic reaction due to an allergy (e.g., food, bee sting, insect bite). It does not stop the reaction but does extend the time (by minutes) prior to emergency response to arrive and take over. EPIPENs and these injectors become a part of the daily life of someone with these allergies. And forgetting an EPIPEN or injector can actually be a fatal decision. Luckily, the Veta smart case by Aterica is there to help. And it got some pretty critical tech driving it. (*Disclosure below.)

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How to Save Huge Amounts of Hard Drive Space Using OneDrive’s On-Demand & Selective Sync

In Apple, Application, Cloud, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Microsoft, Software, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

A few weeks ago, Microsoft released an update for the Mac version of OneDrive that included their new On-Demand service. For me, and probably others who rapidly run out of hard drive space over time, this is a big deal! In essence, it’s using one of the core attributes of cloud computing, that of expanding or contracting storage on-demand, to basically make your hard drive larger than it actually is. And, when you couple the new On-Demand feature with the already existing selective sync feature, you have a pretty powerful combination of on- and off-line capabilities that can definitely add some space to your precious hard drive.

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Video: How To Replace Headlight Bulbs on 2013 Hyundai Elantra – the EASY Way!

In Auto, Fix It, General, How To, Video by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

While I normally write (and sometime film) about technology products, sometime “real life” issues hit and I need to do a little pivot. This past week, the front headlight of my 2013 Hyundai Elantra burnt out. So, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to film and write about the process of replacing the burnt out headlight bulb with the goal of hopefully teaching and empowering others to be able to replace the headlight bulbs themselves. (Note: the instructions I provide most likely works for 2011-2016 Hyundai Elantras!)

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