Brothers in Tech

Hosted ByAlan Jackson & Brian Jackson

Whether you are the person who everyone calls for tech support, are the person who is doing the calling, or simply interested in technology…this podcast is for you!

Brothers in Tech: Working from Home

To help with the transition that many of you are facing of having to work from home during the COVID-19 crisis, the Brothers are sharing some tips for making that transition as seamless as possible in this bonus episode, including:

Workplace Set-Up

  • Separate space
  • Second monitor
  • Scheduled work hours
  • Dress for work


  • Check/Increase internet speed
    • Hardwire or dedicated IP address
    • Check/update your WiFi router’s firmware
  • Additional webcam (w/light)
  • Noise isolating/canceling headphones
  • USB hubs/dongles
  • External Keyboard/mouse
  • Document share/collaboration


  • Use headphones/microphone
    • Test your input and speaker output in advance
  • Check lighting
  • Use mute when not talking
  • Check surroundings
  • Recognize that you are always visible/recorded
  • Test features in advance (e.g., screen share)
    • ‘Hide’ desktop items & other pages

BiTs (Brothers in Tech Suggestions)

Alan: One Switch, an application that provides easy switches to hide desktop, do not disturb, etc.

Brian: Set break timers. Use your fitness watch, phone, or computer apps to remind you to take breaks every X-minutes.

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