Author Archives: Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

About Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES

Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Sharon, Kansas. For the last 20 years he's worked for Purple Wave from Manhattan, Kansas. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote the AMM designation course from NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests. During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest release, Enter: The Wind, can be found at iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

Auction Podcast Episode 11 – Open source auctioneer

One of the reasons AuctioneerTech exists is to make life easier for everyone, including auctioneers. One of the ways this goal is accomplished is by reviewing software that performs a novel or important function. Most of the software covered is … Continue reading

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AVG flags FlashUtil10a.exe as Trojan horse virus

This morning, I began getting reports that AVG antivirus on multiple machines on multiple networks began flagging FlashUtil10a.exe as the PSW.Generic6.AQPD Trojan Horse virus. I’m assuming this is a false positive, even though I would equate anything made by Adobe … Continue reading

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Hard drives fail, protect your data with a Drobo

Hard drives fail. I want a Drobo. I guess I’m probably not going to get much Google play out of those two statements, so I’d better keep going. Hard drives fail. As hard drives keep getting bigger at an absurd … Continue reading

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7-zip hands down winner in compressed file management

The concept of file compression is fairly simple. You take a file or group of files and you make it or them smaller and save them as a single, compressed file. The actual mechanisms can be complicated, but the simple … Continue reading

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Hosted Exchange allows users to share Outlook without headache

Microsoft Outlookis the best corporate email and scheduling tool. That’s a tough statement to make as an open source advocate, but until the open source equivalent called Evolution matures, Outlook will remain the corporate standard for email, calendar and scheduling. … Continue reading

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