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Sometimes you just learn something strange you'd like to share but there is no good place.


TIL: The subreddit /r/marijuanaenthusiasts is actually about trees, dendrology and getting trees identified from pictures. It has this name becase /r/trees was already taken by marijuana enthusiasts who didn't want to give up the name.
 

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Today I learned, church services are going online via Zoom. I still not sure why people have left Skype, seemed to work fine.
Microsoft decided to sunset Skype starting January 2021 and replace with Microsoft Teams, which IMO, leaves a lot to be desired for.....it sucks.
 

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TIL ok... yesterday... that ytterbium is an element. Yb. I thought a coworker made a typo for another element.
 

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TIL (well, during the VP sweepstakes) that Delaware is the only state with no commercial flights. (Frontier has had service in the past, and is/was to resume in 2020).
 

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Microsoft decided to sunset Skype starting January 2021 and replace with Microsoft Teams, which IMO, leaves a lot to be desired for.....it sucks.
yeah they started informing customers last year or 2018. i've consulted on a few migrations. basically skype, notes, and zoom all in one, but a birch to navigate. not a fan.
 
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TIL, there's 380 species of parasite isopods that swim in thru gills and feed off fish tongue until it atrophies at which time the isopod becomes the tongue.

 

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Microsoft decided to sunset Skype starting January 2021 and replace with Microsoft Teams, which IMO, leaves a lot to be desired for.....it sucks.
Teams is awful, and so is Outlook. Both are clunky, slow, and thoroughly unintuitive just like my employer who uses both :hihi:
 

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The more I use Teams, the more I like it. Honestly, IMO, its better than Skype, for what we use it or anyway.
I feel the same. It's like if Lotus Sametime grew up and included Sharepoint storage.
 

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The more I use Teams, the more I like it. Honestly, IMO, its better than Skype, for what we use it or anyway.
I figured the more you would use it, the more it would grow. The thing I hate the most is that we live off of the messaging at my organization and those messages live with you w/Teams, for some odd reason Microsoft decided you cannot delete, rather you can archive, though when I archive they reappear weeks later. My organization uses Skype/Teams for in-house screen sharing and Citrix WebEx for client conference calls or screen sharing. I was told we are moving away from Teams at the start of the new year and will be going with something else, I have no idea what that could be because we were warned if a client is using Zoom, that Zoom is not HIPAA compliant, so I am sure it will be something I don't like :).
 

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We are still using Skype, but the sharing desktop feature is terrible. We can stay connected for more than a fewseconds before it loses connection. Really hurts me because my coworker wants to train me how to create a new entry and the best way to do that is to show me through the sharing of screens.

This is why I hate teleworking. If I'm encountering a problem or issue, I can't just walk to my coworker's station to trade feedback, and doing it through Skype hasn't worked very well for the most part.
 

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