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Topic: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas

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betarhoalphadelta

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #742 on: March 28, 2020, 01:37:05 PM »
We've used Skype. I've used Google Hangouts a long time ago, and found it pretty good. But haven't tried it for a few years.

I haven't really used Zoom personally, but it seems to be the "hot" app right now. That might be a downside though. I've noticed for work that Webex has been much more flaky lately, largely because I think the increase in traffic is overwhelming them. Zoom might have the same issue.

Picking a less trendy app might be a better option. Though that it's on a Saturday evening maybe will help somewhat. 

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #743 on: March 28, 2020, 01:46:39 PM »
options are good, Skype, Zoom, and HouseParty
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #744 on: March 28, 2020, 02:01:36 PM »
We use Zoom and Go-to meeting for work, and I'm not a huge fan of either.  Left to our own, my small team has been using Google Hangouts with good results.

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #745 on: March 28, 2020, 02:06:02 PM »
In my experience there's not much difference between Google, Skype, and Zoom for personal use, even in the past few weeks. I just let other people decide which to use.
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #746 on: March 28, 2020, 03:01:22 PM »
We have web ex at work and use it a ton. I probably have had 10 web ex a day the past two weeks.  The best strategy in these times is to try and have off time meetings.    Start at quarters and 25s.  

We do mostly old school 3 and 4 ways and that remains foolproof. 

Web ex is very temperamental these past few weeks.

I have resorted to using Skype im which I'd swear I'd never use.   As a BD using im used to be forbidden as you couldn't reliably archive all messages, that's been figured out recently.  It's been useful on a small scale.  

Kids use zoom and facetime 

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #749 on: March 28, 2020, 03:49:55 PM »
My very large computer manufacturing corporation used to be standardized on Skype, but is currently switching to Zoom.  Both are still currently supported, but Zoom is way more stable these days, which makes sense if the company is committing the majority of its infrastructure resources to the new platform.

We run all of it on our own servers, so increased usage from the rest of the world isn't our issue, but since so many more people are WFH within out own company, that's where the resources are being stretched thin.

Anyway, it's working well enough to get business done.

It's funny watching all of the "n00b" work-from-home folks attempting to set up video conferences, while all of the grizzled old veterans are all... "nah, I'm good, laptop camera is covered with duct tape anyway... ":)

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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #750 on: March 28, 2020, 03:58:05 PM »
good tip on the duct tape
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #751 on: March 28, 2020, 04:07:20 PM »
good tip on the duct tape
I had to remove it last night for that virtual happy hour we did over Zoom.

Reminds me, I need to put it back on.  Don't want it randomly turning on in the middle of a conference call with my executive VP whilst I'm working from home in my Winnie the Pooh pajamas.


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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #753 on: March 28, 2020, 04:46:21 PM »
My camera is covered too. My wife's is not. We'll use her machine for tonight.
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #754 on: March 28, 2020, 04:54:49 PM »
Reminds me, I need to put it back on.  Don't want it randomly turning on in the middle of a conference call with my executive VP whilst I'm working from home in my Winnie the Pooh pajamas.
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Re: Coronavirus discussion and Quarantine ideas
« Reply #755 on: March 28, 2020, 05:13:56 PM »
Winnie the Pooh pajamas are burnt orange
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