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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.
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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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Heart Rate in the Peloton App and a Scosche Rhythm 24 Armband

Heart Rate in the Peloton App and a Scosche Rhythm 24 Armband

When I travel and the hotel gym has a Peloton Bike, I take a spin class or two.  I love a good spin ride and enjoy the Peloton bike and classes.  I was delighted to see an ad several weeks ago regarding the Peloton App.  It had a 30-day free trial, so I gave it a shot using the basic spin bikes in our office gym.  The app worked great, and the classes were challenging and fun.  I was hooked…

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Dashlane Chrome Web Extension in Brave Browser
Brave and Dashlane…Please Be Friends

Brave and Dashlane…Please Be Friends

I love the concept of having a complex and unique password for every website and service that I use.  If one site becomes compromised, the other remain safe.  Remember that reusing passwords is Bad. However, remembering all the unique passwords is a nightmare of impossibilities and writing them all down in Notepad does not seem to be a secure idea.  This is where password managers come in to play.  They store all your passwords separately from your web browser, password…

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