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Project Management Tool – Less Meeting – Review

Project Management Tool – Less Meeting – Review

| March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

As project managers we often spend our days in meetings.  In my case, with my remote teams,  these are often meetings that are via conference call with both internal and external customers.  These meetings have always presented challenges mostly in the area of managing the Action Items and Decisions and being sure that all of […]

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Geocaching.com – No More!

Geocaching.com – No More!

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

For those of you that are geocachers you may have noticed that I have archived all of my caches and have consciously made the decision to NOT renew my geocaching.com website annual subscription.  In the spring I will recover all of the cache containers and if they contain any trackables I will attempt to move […]

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Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas to All!

| December 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

At this time of year I would certainly like to wish all friends and family a very Merry Christmas.  2013 has been a rough year for our household with both of us losing a parent, and our trusted companion Dawson.  I’ve also had to endure 2 surgeries both with complications.  We certainly don’t want to […]

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Fitbit Flex Activity and Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Flex Activity and Fitness Tracker

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last year my company started on a health and fitness program called Virgin Healthmiles… It has since changed name to Virgin Pulse.   The idea behind the program is, in a social environment (the people that you work with), promote healthy living.  The program offers ways for you to challenge each other and they have a […]

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Internet Controlled Home Automation

Internet Controlled Home Automation

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I decided I would jump feet first into the Internet controlled home automation arena as a consumer.  As many of you know we have a house up near the Canadian border.  For years we have had our security cameras on the Internet and in fact we post here on BillMasella.com […]

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Estimate At Completion (EAC) Earned Value Formulas

Estimate At Completion (EAC) Earned Value Formulas

Updated on 9/22/2013 and republished… I’ve been studying for my PMP this past week in the Knowledge area of Cost and was blasted with a whole group of Earned Value formulas. My first reaction was to ask if I could pass the PMP without really learning all of the details and while I likely could, […]

Changes in Progress…

I upgraded the blog to WordPress 3.6.  I do not expect any problems but I have a number of addons that have not been fully tested.  If you run into any problems please let me know what you are finding. Additionally, I am revamping the Weather and Image page for Deep Lake.   I am […]

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Micro Apartments in Spokane?

Micro Apartments in Spokane?

As plans for the former Ridpath hotel in Spokane are revealed, it seems like Spokane will be getting something that New Yorkers have had for some time…  micro apartments.    When I saw the floorplans I was just baffled trying to figure out how I, or anyone for that matter would be able to “live” […]

Cervical Fusion – Number 3 for Me

Cervical Fusion – Number 3 for Me

Fusion of the vertebrae is a pretty common spine surgery and cervical (neck) fusion is second to lumbar (lower back) fusions.  Your vertebrae may need to be fused together for any number of reasons including fractures, stenosis on the spinal column or nerve roots, improper movement or structure, disc (the cushion between vertebrae) issues.  You […]

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Samsung Galaxy S4 – 10 Tips and Tricks I Learned Day 1

Samsung Galaxy S4 – 10 Tips and Tricks I Learned Day 1

So I just changed from my iPhone to a Galaxy S4.   The change was predominately based on the fact that my previous provider had absolutely lousy coverage when I was working in my home office and I would regularly lose calls or have to go stand on the deck with one arm in the […]

Kite Festival Media – Fall 2013 (Lincoln City)

Kite Festival Media – Fall 2013 (Lincoln City)

I had the great pleasure of getting to attend once again another kite festival in Lincoln City, OR.   I suspect this will be a regularly attended event for me and I am already looking forward to the spring festival at the end of June. For the Oregon coast, October weather is usually associated with […]

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Avoid Common Pitfalls to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Avoid Common Pitfalls to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Are you looking to run own business? If yes, then certainly you need to know the common pitfalls to be a successful entrepreneur. Running a business is not an easy task. You need to be a responsible person and should develop a positive spirit. To run an effective business you need to build a strategic […]

How to Set (and Keep) New Year’s Resolutions

How to Set (and Keep) New Year’s Resolutions

Every year, people around the world promise themselves, next year will be different. They make commitments to improve their lives, end bad habits, and generally be better people. From losing weight to quitting smoking to spending more time with their families, people resolve to make big changes at the end of each year, but more […]