In This Issue: Cisco 8861 Five-line Color Display IP Phone | What does AWG mean for Ethernet patch cables? | News to Start Your Day
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The CK Daily – Too much of a good thing.
As you are reading this, I am flying back from an event in Chicago. It has been a phenomenal trip meeting with new and old vendors, learning a lot, having great conversations, and seeing some old friends in the industry. Oh, and probably the best part is getting to eat some amazing food…ok, getting to eat WAY TOO MUCH of that amazing food.
When in a different city, you, of course, have to eat stuff that is local to that area. We always joke about not eating at a chain restaurant that we have back in Georgia or at least in our area. We succeeded in not doing that again this year, but dang, we did eat some good food this week. I am a huge fan of deep-dish Chicago pizza and so was everyone else with me on the trip. We ended up eating at Giordano’s twice. That might not sound like a lot, but trust me when I say it was a ton of pizza in the three days we were here. The pizza was absolutely amazing! The sauce was perfect, the cheese was great, the meats (all the meats…) were so good. I literally could not stop eating it…both times. I regretted the decision of not stopping…again, both times.
As we all know though, too much of a good thing can be bad. Chris joked about us going there again last night. Normally I would have been fine with it, but immediately I had to say “no!”. It was a sad moment, but I knew I had reached my limit on the deep-dish pizza. It is even shocking to me. Haha!
While I am a huge Giordano’s fan, I know this is a very heated topic all over. I have had all three of these but what’s your favorite type of Chicago deep-dish pizza – Giordano’s, Lou Malnati’s, Gino’s East, or another option?
Have a great Thursday and go order yourself a deep-dish pizza from somewhere!
Hot Topic of the Day
A German animal shelter began using the Tinder dating app to post profiles of lonely dogs and cats looking for love. They hired a photographer to come in and take their profile photos and write their profiles to help them all find “the purrfect match.” People could then swipe right on the animals. Many requests have been processed and the shelter has started interviews in hope of finding homes for the single pets.
Would you use Tinder to find the perfect four-legged friend for you? What would you like to see in their profile to be able to swipe right on them? We’d love to know what you think! Let us know your thoughts over on the CK Facebook page!
Product Spotlights & Updates
Happy Thursday! Today we’re highlighting the Cisco 8861 Five Line Color Display IP Phone and this is one you want to snag while it’s 20% off!
This Cisco CP-8861-K9 desk phone is an excellent choice when looking for a phone to help you increase productivity through an engaging user experience. This phone features crystal clear wideband audio performance, comes with 5 programmable lines, Bluetooth, Cisco Intelligent Proximity, an integral Gigabit switch, and the ability to add Key Expansion Modules. Not only is the 8861 highly function, but it comes in a sleek ergonomic design and is highly reliable and secure.
What does AWG mean for Ethernet patch cables? – CK Learning Center
What does AWG mean for Ethernet patch cables? What is the AWG for Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6a cables?
AWG stands for American Wire Gauge. It is the common measurement used in the U.S. and Canada to determine the thickness of a wire made for electrical purposes. First established in 1857, AWG originally measured basic solid wire. Now it is used to measure stranded wire as well, which can lead to some confusion when looking at a cable to determine AWG. Stranded wire contains air pockets, which can make a cable look much bigger than it is.
Gauge size can be counterintuitive for some, as smaller numbers mean larger wire diameters, which means there is less resistance for the signals carried through the cable. The wire in Cat6 and Cat6a patch cables, with their improved performance abilities, run slightly thicker than their Cat5E counterparts, giving you a better quality of throughput.
Cat5e cables usually run between 24 and 26 AWG, while Cat6, and Cat6A usually run between 22 and 26 AWG.
One of the newest types of Ethernet cables on the market, Slim Run Patch Cables, actually have a 28 AWG wire. This allows these patch cords to be at least 25% smaller in diameter, than standard Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6a Ethernet. While the higher AWG in slim Ethernet cables limits the length of the cable you can run without creating resistance, these cables are beneficial for high-density networks and data centers, as well as a lot easier to install and manage.
Find this on the CK Learning Center here.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat battle to achieve price parity with real meat. Meat substitutes and alternatives cost more than animal meat products due to supply-chain issues, higher costs of ingredients, and higher costs of production.
- Using Microsoft Teams on an iPhone may require some serious updating soon as the platform will only work on certain versions of iOS. Microsoft has revealed that its video conferencing service will soon only work on iOS 14 and above, meaning a change for many users with older devices.
- Spencer Elden, who was photographed nude as an infant and appears on the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album, is suing the band over the image. In the filing, Elden’s lawyer claims the image constitutes child pornography, violating federal laws. Elden is seeking $150,000 in damages from each of the 15 defendants named in the suit.
- Disney has reached a deal with the Service Trades Council Union to require all of its unionized employees working at Walt Disney World in Florida to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by October 22, 2021.
- Cryptocurrency creators who claim they are trying to educate consumers say their content is getting censored and taken down for violating community guidelines on TikTok. TikTok recently rolled out a system that automatically removes content that violates community guidelines. Many creators are now considering a shift to Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Discord if TikTok continues to remove crypto-related posts.