Google Chromecast – The Good, The Bad, and the Wishlist
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 9:14a Mitch Cohen I have had a Google Chromecast for a couple of months now, and until recently was disappointed with it. That all changed this week when Google announced support for 10 news apps including Plex. Previously I had used Netflix a little over Chromecast and it worked well, but I have quite a bit of content on my Plex server to watch as well. With Plex on Chromecast it comes closer to taking over for the Roku box. So here is my good, bad and wishlist for Chromecast
Very easy to set up us [read] Keywords: apple
2014 IBM Champion
Mon, Dec 9th 2013 8:10a Mitch Cohen Last week the 2014 IBM Champions for Collaboration Solutions were announced. I am honored to have been selected again along with 86 other deserving champions.
Thank you to anyone who might have nominated me and to the selection committee.
Now would also be a good time to welcome Oliver Heinz who was recently appointed as the new ICS community Manager. [read] Keywords: collaboration
My Google Reader Replacement(s)
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 5:47a Mitch Cohen After Google announced the shutdown of Google Reader in March I went through a period of denial, surely Google would change their mind. By mid May I realized I better start looking for alternatives, and with less than a week to go until Google Reader shuts down I think I have settled on my replacements.
I check my RSS feeds on my PC, Android Phone (Samsung Galaxy SIII), and on my iPad. Having them all in sync is probably the most important feature to me. After trying a few alternatives her [read] Keywords: apple
Bad Marketing or Clever Spam?
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 6:40a Mitch Cohen This morning I arrived in my office to find an envelope waiting for me on my desk. Physical mail of any sort is a rarity at the office these days, let alone a hand addressed envelope from someone I don’t know.
Curiosity made me open it and look inside where I found this
Note the custom URL with my name.
NO I did not type that in to a browser and I have no plans on doing so, but it leaves me wondering is this a terrible attempt at marketing something, which missed in both credibility an [read] Keywords: email
Sun, May 5th 2013 5:21p Mitch Cohen Survivor is the only reality TV show I watch. I have been watching it since it went on the air in 1998. Some seasons have been better than others, some of the survivors have been more fun to watch than others, but through the years for some reason I keep watching.
This morning we are celebrating real survivors, including my favorite survivor pictured here.
Feel free to support our team and raise money for Breast Cancer Research and Support here [read] Keywords:
Speaking at IamLUG
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 8:23a Mitch Cohen IamLUG is back in St Louis, MO next week and I will be there and be presenting. My Session is titled “Fast track users for IBM Smart Cloud for Social Business with Tivoli Directory Integrator“.
I will be showing how to use Tivoli Directory Integrator to provision your users in to IBM SmartCloud. In addition I will be covering the basics of Tivoli Directory Integrator, so if you are working with SmartCloud, IBM Connections Profiles, or have any other Directory Integration needs t [read] Keywords: connections