Entries by Rick Gregson

An Influencer’s Influence over BitCoin

You know, realizing that Elon Musk has such a voice, he’s controversial, and he can be polarizing (all qualities reminiscent of a past president). I can’t help but wonder… Did Tesla/Elon sell off any of their BTC holdings prior to his public announcement regarding Tesla accepting BitCoin? Similar to complaining about people short selling Tesla […]

Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Retrospect

So it’s Thursday, November 7. I’ve spent the week in Orlando, Florida, at Microsoft Ignite.   Microsoft runs many large events annually that draw a lot of attention from business partners and end clients, but Ignite and Inspire seem to be the two my contemporaries attend most often. Although both are good, Ignite seems to be the […]

AI/Machine Learning, Consumer Expectations, and Liability

As a Tesla owner, I purchased a Model S two years ago due to its promises of cutting-edge self-drive capability and the fact that I’d never have to buy gasoline again. It’s been two years, and I’m still waiting to reap the benefits. My car and I have been through a couple of accidents—the last […]

Leadership, Ownership, and the Technical SME Role

So what’s an SME? An SME is a Subject Matter Expert. This label applies to a person with a very narrow focus of expertise, a niche. Some folks at Microsoft used to describe this as “inch-wide, mile-deep.” The opposite would be more of a generalist, i.e. “mile-wide, inch-deep.” For years, I’ve been identified as an […]

Palms Up or Palms Down

So, I was attending a yoga class at a local studio; the class was intended for stress management. In preparation for the last meditation, the instructor told us to lie on our backs, place our arms on the floor at a slight angle from our bodies, and then rest our hands either palms up or […]

How to: Active Directory Migration Discovery

So I’ve mentioned this in several posts now.. A well-planned migration comes in phases: Discovery End-User Compute Applications and Services Cleanup & Closure So what does a migration discovery actually consist of? What level of privilege should I request in the environments? These are some of the more common questions I’ve been asked. For my […]


So, I’ve arrived—Day 5 in Austin, and damn, these days are flying by! Observations: It’s hot. And humid. And has lots of tourists here in the SoCo area where I’m staying. I’m trying to get out and explore on a daily, partly because my Airbnb host hardly runs her A/C and mostly because my intention […]

Paging Dr. Gregson….Dr. Gregson Stat!!!

Information Technology, is neither an exciting nor a glamorous career choice. However, I’ve always likened us to emergency room doctors, and, often, the patient is about to code. There are many roads to get here. Some people arrive via formal education – bachelor of science, master’s degree, or some other form of higher education. Some […]

A Day in the Life

So as a small business owner, especially in this fast-paced gig economy, you don’t know what your day is going to hold. I wake, make my coffee, then catch my first round of the daily news. Forewarned is forearmed, right? Alexa is one of my tools and my briefings include the latest bits from Wired, […]

The X Meets Convergent Technologies for the UnknXwn

2019 is the tenth year for the TEDxGreenville annual conference.  Come by and say hello at our Convergent Technologies booth … pick up a bit of swag and play vintage Atari games during the breaks.  We look forward to seeing you there! Proud Supporter of TEDxGreenville