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Guest Posters....

One of the most important things you can acknowledge is that you can't know everything about everything. At work, as a team lead and a trainer, I always drill this into everyone. "You don't have to know all the answers, you just need to know where to go to find them."

On that note, I've invited two friends to help me out here and offer their personal insights and tips. To respect their privacy, I will let them introduce themselves to you in whatever way they see fit, but I'm anxious to see what nifty tidbits they have to share with us.

Welcome and thank you guys.

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