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Author: Michael Cruse

I live in Orange County, California with my wife and two wonderful daughters. My eldest is now off to college in Arizona. I started in IT, have led IT groups, Data Warehouse teams, overseen Facilities, and Sales Operations groups. I am now moving my career into Corporate Operations where I can bring all these experiences together.
A short thought for the day

A short thought for the day

I have not been writing much this last couple of years. I cannot say there’s any particular reason for this lack of engagement. I enjoy the writing process, but I think life gets in the way. As I write this, it sounds like a rather pathetic excuse. But still, it now feels a little cathartic to admit that I am busy. Life is complex with the challenges of balancing family life and work, not to mention the whole COVID situation….

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Hey, I’m Workin Here…

Hey, I’m Workin Here…

Evidently, I am loud. I had not thought about it before, but I received some feedback today that made me realize that I am on the louder side when I engage in recreational activities. A case in point occurred today when I was completing a streaming spin class on my balcony. I was on my bike, peddling away and having a grand time. I was working super hard and looking like I had just stepped out of a swimming pool….

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What is this “mobile phone”

What is this “mobile phone”

It is a fair accusation to say that I frequently prefer the quick and easy email rather than picking up the phone or walking over to someone’s desk to ask a quick question or follow-up on an item. I couch it in the argument of efficiency and not wanting to be too disruptive to the other person. Now that I have been working from home for the last few weeks, I am finding that I genuinely miss the social interactions…

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Cadence with the Scosche Rhythm 24 Armband

Cadence with the Scosche Rhythm 24 Armband

I was unsuccessful in using the cadence sensor included in the Scosche Rhythm 24 armband with the Peloton App.  The values the Peloton App displayed were ridiculously out of the realm of reality.  It estimated my RPMs between 100,000 and 1 million per minute.  The heart rate sensor was spot on, but the cadence values were useless. Today, I used the Scosche Rhythm 24 armband with iCardio by Fitdigits.  I was projecting a Peloton spin class through my laptop onto…

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