Bart's Blog

News and updates from RFX

We here at RFX like to share some of what's going on around our house. Not only updates about the latest technologies that we're using, but also updates on what is going on in our lives. Bart’s Blog is a culmination of articles contributed by a variety of RFX Team members. We hope that what you read will be informative, funny, thought provoking and more. Enjoy!

Posts in Life

My Weight Loss Journey: Celebrating the Successes
My Weight Loss Journey: Celebrating the Successes
Posted by: Crystal Christy
on: November 13, 2015
in: Life , Rfx

In the past several months I have received an outpouring of response to the first blog entry I penned regarding my weight loss journey. The e-mails and phone calls have been overwhelmingly positive; and I really can’t thank each of you enough for all of the support and encouragement...

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My Weight Loss Journey: Celebrating the Successes
My Weight Loss Journey: Celebrating the Successes
Posted by: Crystal Christy
on: November 12, 2012
in: Life , Rfx

In the past several months I have received an outpouring of response to the first blog entry I penned regarding my weight loss journey. The e-mails and phone calls have been overwhelmingly positive; and I really can’t thank each of you enough for all of the support and encouragement...

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Microsoft is Coming to a Mall Near You
Microsoft is Coming to a Mall Near You
Posted by: RFX Staff
on: September 21, 2012
in: Life

Wondering who's moving in to your city's abandoned Circuit City? It might be the Microsoft Store. While you've always been able to find Microsoft's products in any retail store with a technology department, now you can visit one of their tailored stores...

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Grammatically Speaking
Grammatically Speaking
Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: August 8, 2012
in: Life

I am a big fan of the stance taken in a recent Harvard Business Review blog that employers should avoid candidates with bad grammar, regardless of how much writing the job involves. The author of the post goes so far as to deliver a grammar test to all applicants. Nobody is perfect, even us English majors. But if you're careful enough to use proper grammar and spelling, you're likely to be careful in other areas of your life...

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The Importance of Company Culture
The Importance of Company Culture
Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: July 10, 2012
in: Life , Rfx

When brainstorming on how to improve business and profits, we first tend to look outward to the customer or client: how to attract them, care for them, and keep them. But maybe we need to start by looking inward at our employees. Are your employees “engaged”? Not just happy employees, but employees who are actively engaged in the mission of your company and won't hesitate to go the extra mile. Having engaged employees is not something that can simply be bought or created with a couple rounds of free donuts. Employee engagement grows out of an excellent company culture...

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Microsoft Joins the Tablet Scene
Microsoft Joins the Tablet Scene
Posted by: RFX Staff
on: June 26, 2012
in: Life , Productivity

Christmas came early for Microsoft fans last week with the announcement of two Microsoft tablets. Of course, with a few months to go before the tablets' release, Christmas might be right on time. The Surface for Windows 8 RT, similar to the iPad, should hit the shelves with Windows 8 in a couple months. You'll have to wait a little longer for Windows Pro, which is more comparable to an Ultrabook. Only time will tell if the Microsoft Surface can loosen the iPad's grip on the tablet market, but in the meantime, let's check out some of its great features...

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Continuing Education
Continuing Education
Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: June 12, 2012
in: Life

Staying educated on what's happening in your industry is essential to being a valuable employee and strong leader. Here are some of my favorite places to get technology and business news with a sample article to get you started...

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Get Out of Your Chair
Get Out of Your Chair
Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: February 21, 2012
in: Life

There's nothing quite like opening the website of your favorite news source and learning that your job is slowly killing you, but I've read a lot of articles lately about the dangers of desk jobs. The main threat seems to be the ill effects of sitting. Even if you work out regularly, if you spend the bulk of your day sitting, you will likely still struggle with slower metabolism and weight problems. It might seem like a hopeless cause, unless you're interested in a career change, but there are several alternatives to sitting from 9 to 5...

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Presentation Matters
Presentation Matters
Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: February 7, 2012
in: Life

Whether it's for a new client, old client, potential client, or for internal use, speaking in front of an audience isn't the easiest thing to do. Even after years in the field, many still find it to be a nerve-racking chore. Especially if you don't have a professional designer on your staff, there can be a lot of pressure to craft an impressive digital show. But you don't need to worry. Here are some helpful tips to guide you through your next presentation...

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