I’ve been trying out some of Microsoft’s newest tools this weekend: Microsoft Loop, Microsoft Designer, and Microsoft Whiteboard, although it isn’t as new as the others. In this article, I’ll present...
Yes, the following was actually written by GPT-4, as integrated into the Microsoft Edge "Discover" panel. This paragraph is the only one that I wrote by hand, and I have to say... I have mixed feelings.
The conversation of a looming recession keeps getting stronger despite apparently falling away from the average consumer’s consciousness. It’s hard to blame these average consumers because their peers are spending mightily and unemployment is somewhat curiously falling.
There's little doubt that you've heard a lot about deep work, or being "in the zone", or working in a state of flow. what isn't talked about enough are the negative side effects of deep work that will leave you feeling like a zombie more than a super-productive creative genius.
I love the Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic keyboard and mouse (and 10-key) combination. It’s my favorite combo yet, even if the keyboard can’t live up to the insanely high bar originally set by the IBM Model M keyboard. No fault there, nothing will ever compare to the Model M.
Zilliqa has announced that it's spinning off Web3War into its own e-gaming business: Roll1ng Thund3rz. The spinoff will be helmed by Valentin Cobelea, who will also retain his duties at Zilliqa's still-internal gaming division.
Teachers and schools are questioning if they should ban generative AI technologies for students and contemplating how to execute such a ban if implemented. Ultimately, this is a waste of time. Generative AI shouldn’t be viewed as a threat, but rather...
With 13 years of adult teaching experience, I thought I knew how students and instructors felt about grade reviews. What I found through some basic research surprised me. My expectations had been...
A couple of weeks back, I went to a theme park that I love. It’s not just a local theme park that I visited frequently as a kid, but it’s also where I started the marketing portion of my career. Marketing has been one of the three pillars
Remember being young and idealistic and thinking deadlines were stupid? Somehow, I’ve come back around to that position. Sure, there are times when deadlines are necessary or simply unavoidable. The pace of the world needs to keep moving forward and sometimes there’s just not an unlimited amount of
You could say that I have a problem with staying on-point and on-message. In the early days of social web-based technologies, this varied focus was a trademark of thought-leaders and influential early adopters. When the masses came around to the adoption of a more social web, it was mistakenly viewed
You want to get better at predicting the future,and you want to be better at being yourself in the here and now. This doesn’t require metaphysics or pseudoscience… it just requires a few meditative thought exercises. Let’s take a few moments to explore the future together. Exercise
You may notice thing things are beginning to look a little wonky around ChaseRaz.com. Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. There’s a lot of construction work going on here, and my personal blog is growing into its own and serving as a resource for more than just my
You’ve already asked yourself this question a dozen times. Build a house or buy an existing? Build a raised garden bed or buy a kit? Print your own vacation t-shirts, or order them online? For someone with just enough development skill to be dangerous, the question is often the
Look, this title isn’t all that appealing, but it’s short and to the point. Fellow INTJ’s will appreciate that. I wanted to obfuscate it even more and call this post MBTI INTJ & SME MVPs, but I chose to spare you the trouble. Either way, I’m going
Generating a lot of ideas is easy for some of us. Sure, you hear the technically proficient repeatedly decry, “If only I could come up with an idea!” But, for those of us who are creatives… oh how we wish we could get anything done! Creativity and idea generation (ideation)
We talk a lot about the Artificial Intelligence (AI) that is being created thanks to our impressive technologies such as Machine Learning, but we never seem to talk about some of the other–more negative–artificial creations that technological achievements have brought about. To fully understand this, we need to
Years ago I worked in the Fortune 100. In my mid-20’s, like most of you, I transitioned from having jobs to having a career. My career, at the time, was all about saving a big company some even bigger bucks. At first by using a statistics-based just-in-time inventory system,
I know that what started as a consumer technology blog back in 2012 and eventually turned into a business technology podcast in 2015 is now finished. At least in its current incarnation. Today, I released Episode 110 of the Multinewmedia Podcast and announced that there will only be 10 more
It’s been a while since I’ve posted. It was sometime around Thanksgiving (U.S.) and even then the post was geared towards feeding search engines more than anything else. But I’m happy to announce that I’m officially starting to get my shit together for 2019. The
Thanksgiving isn’t just about giving thanks. It’s also about reflecting upon the very act of giving thanks. In order to go to such a meta level, one must inquire about a given situation and deep-dive into its specific components and their constitution. For instance: what was involved in
You’ve been fed a bunch of lies about economics. My question to you is, “What do the ketogenic diet and economics have to do with one another?” It’s meant as a rhetorical question, of course, because I’m already aware of the answer and I’m eager to
Over the past week or so, I’ve been setting up a HDHomeRun device to stream live over-the-air (OTA) television across my home network. Okay, really, I spent five minutes setting up the HDHomeRun, about a day playing with recording settings in Plex for DVR capability, and almost every other
I took the “Disney” menu item off of this site. I don’t quite know what this means, if anything, other than I don’t want the menu item thrown in with some of my other topics for which I’m more professionally known. Yes, my Disney project will be
So, I’m way behind the curve alright?! Today marks my first adventure with PC water cooling, and I’m equal parts frustrated, embarrassed, and overjoyed. I’ll tackle each of these parts one-by-one within this brief piece on why you shouldn’t be overlooking liquid cooling. Frustrated To fan
Have you read anything about the new AMD Threadripper 2990WX? It has 32 processing cores. That’s right, 32 cores in a non-server setting. I… want… one. Will I buy one? Well, not yet. Here’s why: In my production rig, ROI (Return on Investment) is a major factor, and
For a number of years now, I’ve told myself that I’m going to update my graphics card and move from a two-monitor setup to a three-monitor setup. Up to this point, I’ve been thwarted by unexpected expenses, indecision on desired specs, and a general laziness surrounding any
I normally wouldn’t publish anything about the creation of my projects. Mainly because my project ideation is almost always spontaneous and never meticulously planned like I’m doing for this so-called Disney Project. Also, because I’m not really a fan of talking about things I’m going to
I’ve been feeling a little bit disregarded and disrespected recently in ways that I won’t address directly. This experience, however has led me to be quite keen on detecting when others are also being disregarded or disrespected. I teach, I consult, and I provide corporate training… I get
I stopped by Walt Disney World on the way home from work today. The purpose was just to spend some time around the property without being at the parks. Don’t feel bad for me, I’m taking the family to the parks tomorrow, but I just needed some alone
WordPress isn’t my jam. Let’s start there. But, I run ChaseRaz.com with WordPress because it’s easy, efficient, and we require our students in the undergraduate business programs at Full Sail University to use WordPress to power their portfolio websites. I ought to practice what I preach,
What an interesting experiment I’ve been on recently. I’ve talked about the need for work hobbies, learning constantly, and project based work, but actually implementing these behaviors as everyday professional life is quite eye-opening. To jump to what would otherwise be the conclusion, I feel like a more
I’ve become a bit of an overzealous project completer these days. Likely this is due to the fact that I feel the need to overcome the procrastinations and repeated dead-ends and failures of the past. No matter what is causing it, I’m really enjoying the raised eyebrows and
I started a ketogenic lifestyle in June 2015. It’s now July 2018, I’ve been off of keto more than a year—albeit with on-again, off-again starts—and I never really talk about ketogenics online. Sure, my friends, family, and colleagues know me as a resource for information resource,
It is said that you should never stop learning. As someone who works in education, both academic and training, I know this to be true. What surprises me is just how much time really needs to be dedicated to learning in order to make the desired level of progress in
For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been sneaking over to Walt Disney World. By sneaking, I mean going by myself but not in the classic sense of a solo trip. I mean simply stopping by on my commute home from work. I pass Disney World on about three
Recently, I took the Gallup StrengthsFinder assessment for the second time. I first experienced StrengthsFinder in 2015 as a student of a leadership development program at work. Now in 2018 I’ve taken the test again, this time to serve as a mentor for the aforementioned leadership program. The results?
Why have I gone almost an entire month without posting? Well, I’ve been taking my time evaluating existing projects and planning for new projects to replace those that are under performing. As a part of that, I decided that it was time for a bit of a technology update,
I get asked a lot why I use Bing. Do I think that Google is evil? Am I that strange guy that really loves Microsoft? The answer to both of those questions is a resounding, “No” although I do believe that both Microsoft and Google are pretty nifty companies that
As a small business owner, increasing prices is really tough to do. Reaching out to existing customers about rate increases is sometimes more painful than being on the other side of that equation. Yes, you read that right: it’s often more uncomfortable to raise your own rates than to
You want to accomplish something. Whatever it is, you’re going to have to make an investment. You’ll either be investing a lot of time, a lot of money, or a little of both. In this article, I’ll illustrate this concept by discussing modern options for having graphic
Okay, so I’m supposed to be working on other things right now, but I’ll make this brief. The first step in making any type of impact (in business, in culture, in life) is summed up in the age-old phrase, “Get your house in order!” Although, you may know
Okay, I’m not here to be negative, but I need you to know something: podcast and blog sponsorships are often fake. No, the other podcast with only 20% more listeners isn’t really pulling in the amazing sponsors they say they are. Are they lying? Not really. See, most
There’s no shortage of thing for me to do in the day. If I could make two clones of myself, all three of us would end up with full time jobs from my existing workload. It’s not that I’m bad at time management or that I’m
Welcome to my blog, I’m Chase Raz. This is a place for thinking and a place for understanding. The topics here will range from my professional pursuits of business, technology, and marketing to my passions for science and futurism. I welcome each of you who land on these pages,