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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:00:21 +0000

Quick update – if you are still reading here -> All posts have been copied over to Http:// I’ve finally made the big move to my own hosted blog from this blog…. Http:// is the new address, although now points there as well. If you are still reading this on please update […](image)

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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 20:03:56 +0000

Originally posted on Eye on Housing:
On July 1st, among other changes, interest rates on newly originated Stafford student loans are scheduled to increase from 3.4% to 6.8%. Due to this looming deadline, there has been a lot of attention paid to the rising amount of student loan debt. Some of this commentary goes as…(image)

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Is Entrepreneurship The New Degree?joshmaher

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:46:34 +0000

I saw this clip of Alan Patricof and started wondering how the increase in entrepreneurship will influence the job market and hiring in the future. Historically… well a century ago… building a business was the norm for most people to earn a living. Granted the businesses were different, but earning a living was a family […](image)

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The definition of runningjoshmaher

Wed, 25 May 2011 19:24:01 +0000

Running, or some form of running has been around since the dawn of man. It has been the basis of our transportation, the measure that other modes of transportation were initially compared against, and it continues today to be a method of transportation that is both enjoyable and ever changing. So what is running exactly? […](image)

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Thoughts on the Seattle Startup Ecosystemjoshmaher

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:29:04 +0000

Just realized that I never actually posted this from last November – good post though :) I recently spoke with Laura Rich from Fast Company about the local startup environment. She is doing a piece on startup ecosystems and has spoken with Fred Wilson, Jeff Bussgang, Brad Feld, Andy Sack, and is making her way around the […](image)

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Thoughts on NetworkingjoshmaherLinkedIN_SearchLinkedIN_ResultsLinkedIN_results_in-depthLinkedIN_results_in-depth_SuccessLinkedIN_Connection

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 23:47:17 +0000

I promised a follow-up to my last post, how to get plugged-in to the local network after I spoke at NWEN‘s Entrepreneur University. It’s also a great follow-up to the last post about working less. So if you are looking for work, there are some things here that are good to learn. Thanks for everyone who sent feedback on […](image)

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Are we all working less?joshmaherhoursciv

Sat, 07 Nov 2009 02:57:04 +0000

That’s right, work less, good catchy title for a post about the job numbers released on Friday :) According to the calculations of our friend Jake over at EconomPic, the current average of working hours in the US is the lowest it has ever been! (well the lowest it has ever been since we’ve been keeping […](image)

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How to get plugged-in to the local networkjoshmaher

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 18:48:32 +0000

I am going to be on a panel about getting “plugged-in” to a local network of people. Obviously this has a lot of uses, from networking for a job, to networking to find business partners, to finding customers, to finding a significant other. There are loads of reasons to network and everyone has their own […](image)

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The Bear Market Cometh?joshmaher1929 Crash1930 Bear

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 18:33:44 +0000

Well now that we hit our magical 10k number (again) and the big market makers had a chance to take some profits, some wonder if we’re on the verge of a bear market, and others (like last time we hit 10k) think we’re on our way to 14k… Whether you are optimistic or not about […](image)

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Mon, 18 May 2009 00:32:09 +0000

After participating in Gabriel’s School auction this weekend, I got to thinking about the purchases we made and how the money we spent will go to basic components of their school education (technology in the classroom, art, elementary school plays, supplemental math and reading curriculumn, etc, etc). Overall, our contributions (and the matches that we are […](image)

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Thoughts on Seattle 2.0 AwardsjoshmaherSeattleAwards_speech

Fri, 08 May 2009 18:12:34 +0000

Wow, what a great event put on by Marcelo and team!! Truly a top class event. For those of you who didn’t attend the event (in-person or live) – you should not make the same mistake next year! Marcelo and team put together a welcoming environment where the focus was on the event, the speakers, […](image)

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Seattle 2.0 Awards – today 5/7/9joshmaher

Thu, 07 May 2009 14:46:58 +0000

A few thoughts to keep in mind regarding today’s big awards ceremony… First,  I want to say thanks to Marcelo and the team for putting on the Seattle 2.0 Awards, Seattle definitely needs this kind of event! Second, I want to thank the community for nominating Seattle Lunch 2.0in the Best Social Event for Startups category. […](image)

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Reducing Payroll Costs Closer to Homejoshmaher

Sun, 26 Apr 2009 00:06:44 +0000

I have been slowly following a series of cost reductions that seem to touch a lot of people I know (yes myself included). We have all heard the stories on the news about automotive workers, home builders, and financial industry types losing jobs and not having anywhere to go. These seem so distant though (despite […](image)

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Exchange Server 2010 Featuresjoshmaher

Tue, 21 Apr 2009 20:38:01 +0000

I am not going to pretend to have more answers then everyone else on the internet. There are some smart folks asking/answering questions on the internet and in the forums about Exchange Server 2010 and there is lots of information on Microsoft’s site. I’d like to provide some summary information here for you… If you don’t […](image)

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Experiences Attending and Hosting Seattle Lunch 2.0joshmaher

Fri, 17 Apr 2009 17:46:24 +0000

In response to a discussion about events and what value they have for people, I wanted to post my thoughts on the experience of attending and hosting a Seattle Lunch 2.0 event…. I can’t speak for the “Think Tanks” or WTIA events, but the Seattle Lunch 2.0 events are Mingling events and they contain great […](image)

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Exchange Server 2010joshmaher

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:00:05 +0000

As I’m sure you’ve all heard by now Microsoft is putting the word out on Exchange Server 2010 today. This is exciting as usual and there are some great features that Microsoft and others will be talking about, among other features (that Martin Tuip has posted) there are: Built-in Archiving JBOD support (yes – JBOD) The […](image)

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Microsoft Leaks – 2010joshmaherpress_release

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 02:53:12 +0000

Looks like Elizabeth Montalbano over at PCWorld and everyone else has gotten early approval to talk about Microsoft’s HUGE announcement tomorrow!! This includes the announcement of the next version of a number of products including: Exchange Server 2010 (previously e14) Office 2010 (previously office14) SharePoint 2010 (…14) Visio 2010 (…14) Project 2010 (…14) Well you get […](image)

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EMC Social Media Blitzjoshmaher

Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:17:02 +0000

After the sordid history between EMC and the blogosphere… Trying to join, not sure if they should join, banning blogging, accepting blogging…. I was so proud to see EMC using Social Media for a marketing blitz today!! Looks like they are using facebook, youtube, linkedin, and a number of blogs to promote their virtual datacenter […](image)

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Entry Level eMail Adminjoshmaher

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 17:21:48 +0000

I was asked an interesting question today by a helpdesk technician…. I think I am a great helpdesk support tech, but I would really like to make a change and move up the ladder to become an entry level email admin, what should I do? Wow!! The first step here is to recognize where you […](image)

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Microsoft Website Only Supports Windows 2000 or XP?joshmahervvr_site

Tue, 07 Apr 2009 21:05:44 +0000

This is absolutely hilarious!! I am doing some work through Microsoft’s EDPS program and part of the requirement is to use some software assurance vouchers. The concept is Microsoft pays their partners to deliver services for their customers. Well, luckily I have some great customers who want Microsoft to pay us to do work for […](image)

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