Is It Down?

Yesterday there was an outage of 8×8 (eight by eight) which is a VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) Phone Provider. I didn’t know if it was that site’s internet or specific to their account or the whole system. I came across two things that I thought I would share.

First, if you rely on a service for your business you should always know of their status page for their service. Comment below if you have others you would like me to add.

8x8-logo - ACP CreativIT
8X8 – https://status.8×
Microsoft to end device limits for consumer Office 365 subscribers |  Computerworld
Office 365 –

Zoom –

Google –

Second, there is a website, iOS and Android app for Downdetector which is user submitted outages for a plethora of service providers. Check it out!

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Google Play Store picks up a new icon and notifications -

HP 3 Monitor Daisy Chain

Specs HP Z24f G3 60,5 cm (23.8") 1920 x 1080 pixels Full HD Silver Computer  Monitors (3G828AA)

While it is not a new concept, I just had the pleasure of setting up 3 monitors via DisplayPort daisy chaining. Using a Lenovo ThinkCentre M92g and two HP z24frg3 monitors plus another HP monitor, I was able to connect DP out from desktop to 1st monitor, DP out from that to 2nd monitor, DP out to a 3rd monitor. Windows 10 automatically handled the screen extension just fine and dandy. We did try a 4th monitor but the video card wouldn’t pick it up. STILL 3 monitors using daisy chaining is a HUGE benefit for cable management and port savings. You can see on this picture below the DP in and DP out. This monitor is about $250 each.