Comments for People, Process & Technology http://www.peopleprocesstech.com Tangential Musings about Enterprise IT... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:33:17 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Comment on Late-2016 MacBook Pro – long term review by Shane http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/late-2016-macbook-pro-long-term-review/#comment-4325 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:33:17 +0000 http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/?p=614#comment-4325 I was going to ask you about the touch bar – we’ve got some kids at school with these and even though they’ve been brought up on iPads, even they don’t use it.
A gimmick is definitely what it is, as well as a poor excuse by Apple to provide touch ‘capabilities’ without making the device directly compete with their other devices.
Also, the Surface Pro 4 has just gone from strength to strength – all issues I’ve had with the Pro 4 are now non-existent and I’m 100% confident rolling it out to staff.

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Comment on The ten reasons I hate Microsoft Lync the most by AlterEgo http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/the-ten-reasons-i-hate-microsoft-lync-the-most/#comment-4319 Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:23:34 +0000 http://peopleprocesstech.com/?p=327#comment-4319 Hello,

I use skype for business 2016 32-Bit, on Windows 7 64-Bit , 8GB RAM Laptop. When I am connected via my own Wireless 4G Hotspot Portable Router, the lync calls within my company or other company’s network (which are federated trusted networks) , always face the audio quality issues in terms of stuttering and robotic voice quality. When i switch to my company wifi network, the call quality becomes better and doable.

The data plan on my personal 4G hotpsot is also pretty reasonable in terms of speed and volume however I don’t seem to understand what could be the issue. I am usually on business trips and customer visits and always need to connect via my personal 4G router, hence it is becoming a bottleneck for me now.

I have noticed that this problem only exist with my laptop and probably not with others. So is a fresh windows installation the only solution or there could be some other remedy applied to it.

Thanks.

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Comment on The ten reasons I still hate Microsoft Lync by Steve Steiner http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/the-ten-reasons-i-still-hate-microsoft-lync/#comment-4318 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 03:08:42 +0000 http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/?p=503#comment-4318 Or do what I, and most of my colleagues, do and use something else. Slack for chat and Zoom for meetings. Problem solved. People vote with their feet. Lync sucks. Period.

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Comment on The true cost of our caffeine addiction and why Nespresso is not the answer by Larry Vandemeer http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/the-true-cost-of-our-caffeine-addiction-and-why-nespresso-is-not-the-answer/#comment-4315 Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:31:05 +0000 http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/?p=409#comment-4315 Let’s see now… when the original post was written the author figured the math with 60c nespresso pods. Your post of Feb 2013 talks about pods being 65c. And now in late 2015/2016 nespresso pods cost 70c, 75c and 80c, some 20-30% higher while a 2lb bag of espresso coffee beans at your local costco is still less than $10 or 900 7gr coffee cup at 7.7c/cup. So while the total cost of ownership (TCO) of nespresso has gone up 20-30%, the TCO for super automatics and semi automatic machines has gone down (I bought a Rancilio Rocky grinder and a Gaggia classic with 2.2 lb bag of Lavazza espresso coffee beans, 2x Urnex descaler, a 20oz frothing pitcher and frothing thermometer and a credit of $27 for more free coffee, all for $675). I figured in just the first year alone not using a nespresso machine would pay for the whole Rancilion and Gaggia setup I have and end up with much better coffee to boot. 900 nespresso pods x 75c on average=$675. And you won’t be littering the planet like nespresso pods do.

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Comment on The true cost of our caffeine addiction and why Nespresso is not the answer by jdizzle http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/the-true-cost-of-our-caffeine-addiction-and-why-nespresso-is-not-the-answer/#comment-4313 Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:31:55 +0000 http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/?p=409#comment-4313 First you are comparing coffee to espresso. At the very least you would need to compare a doppio shot. Second, Nespresso machines have come down in price big time, so now the equation is off. I think you need to stick to the 4-5 dollar latte a cup and maybe add some milk into the equation at home as well. Like pretty much everything, it’s MUCH cheaper to make it at home yourself. The only exception I’ve found is some ethnic take out restaurants where a lot of ingredients and time are there. Honestly nespresso is better espresso than what they serve at starbucks anyway. If you were comparing coffee, just plug in a mr coffee machine and a bag of beans, cost savings go up even more. That being said, I still go to coffee shops frequently to hang out, work on wifi, grab a bite to eat, get out of the house, etc.

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Comment on The true cost of our caffeine addiction and why Nespresso is not the answer by Costandinos P http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/the-true-cost-of-our-caffeine-addiction-and-why-nespresso-is-not-the-answer/#comment-4306 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:48:40 +0000 http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/?p=409#comment-4306 Hi, a small error in your article, Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee per day, not per year! Cheers, now let me brew a Nespresso… : )

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Comment on About by Jason Baxter http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/about/#comment-4303 Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:30:46 +0000 http://peopleprocesstech.wordpress.com/?page_id=2#comment-4303 Hi John,
Jason here. I found you post on coffee (The true cost of our caffeine addiction and why Nespresso is not the answer) and want to know a little more about your readership base. Would you have interest in writing about office espresso?

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Comment on The ten reasons I hate Microsoft Lync the most by Lyncguru Fromfield http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/the-ten-reasons-i-hate-microsoft-lync-the-most/#comment-4302 Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:34:16 +0000 http://peopleprocesstech.com/?p=327#comment-4302 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N77D8T3

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Comment on The true cost of our caffeine addiction and why Nespresso is not the answer by Richard Soos http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/the-true-cost-of-our-caffeine-addiction-and-why-nespresso-is-not-the-answer/#comment-4301 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 11:41:27 +0000 http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/?p=409#comment-4301 I was totally with you for a number of years, my Gaggia Classic sat on the shelf whilst I made do with the Nespresso, telling myself the convenience and consistency I got outweighed the palava of using the big machine as nespresso was a perfectly good cup of coffee. I eventually got bored of the same blends and often went past roasteries, pining for a fancy blend of fresh beans and I decided to revisit the Gaggia. I had it serviced and after a few hours reading up on coffee forums, bought a couple of tweaking accessories to ‘pimp up my embibe’. I have learnt so much about chasing that little black unicorn and after a lot of time and money wasted experimenting and honing technique until I stumbled upon that perfect extraction, that I am totally sold back into the old school ways. Let’s be clear, this article is about the ‘true cost’ and in that sense one can argue what is the cost of an obsession? Well it doesn’t usually tot up in the two figures category! A Nespresso is an excellent piece of kit for a starting (but not obsessive) coffee lover with little room but it remains a compromise. I consider it analogous to someone with an embryonic interest in photography. A subcompact costing a couple of hundred will take a perfectly acceptable picture 99% of the time with minimal effort. But it will never take a picture of the quality of a high end SLR with all the bells and whistles and lenses and flashes, preset on ‘manual’, with hundreds of hours of trial and error and learning to get that one ‘perfect exposure’. If you haven’t the time or the patience and inclination, you will never get that perfect shot, be it an image or an espresso! So in answer to “What is the true cost of our caffeine addiction”, my answer is, it depends if you are simply after your next hit, or if you are willing to go beyond to discover the sublime. I can tell you that my Nespresso currently sits on the shelf and every morning I get up and beg forgiveness of my Gaggia, in pride of place on the kitchen counter next to its new friend, the Mignon Eureka grinder. My morning coffee has again become a little escape from the daily drudgery, a ‘tea ceremony’, if you will; much, much more than a caffeine hit, a few moments that leave me not only feeling more awake but also deeply satisfied with the creation of a little cup of deep black magic amidst an otherwise dreary day of compromise. If you have invested significantly in an espresso machine and are finding yourself getting tired with it. I strongly suggest taking a few minutes out in your day to check out a couple of the excellent forums online to see how you can bring life and love back into your brew. Although I have nothing against modern compact coffee makers, they cannot match the quality achieved from a half decent machine used with care and attention by someone who wants more than ‘coffee to go’.

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Comment on The true cost of our caffeine addiction and why Nespresso is not the answer by Paul Clarke http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/the-true-cost-of-our-caffeine-addiction-and-why-nespresso-is-not-the-answer/#comment-4298 Sat, 05 Nov 2016 15:23:05 +0000 http://www.peopleprocesstech.com/?p=409#comment-4298 So if you are wanting to move to a super automatic from a Kuerig and drink 3 cups average per day what is the best $2k ish machine. In terms of features I would like the option to plum water line to it and don’t need a bunch of fancy features but do want something simple to clean and maintain.

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