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The #BYO craze has taken the world by storm and now infiltrates every sector of out lives

The #BYO craze has taken the world by storm and now infiltrates every sector of out lives.  Here is a partial list, in alpha-order, of various bring your owns.

BYO Apple: For the teacher in your life, the princess you’d like to put to sleep or to keep the doctor away for a day.

BYO Beer: The original classic, college style.  And BYO Booze for when you’re out of college and got a little cash.

BYO Candy: With Halloween approaching this could see a surge over the next 30 days.

BYO Device: Or danger, destruction, demolition, detonator or any other dastardly ‘D’ word to represent risk.

BYO Everything: When Internet of Things takes over our lives.  Chocolate Chips have a whole new meaning.

BYO Food: The newest Potluck Parties.

BYO Game: Actually sitting at a table playing the physical versions of Monopoly, Life, Candy Land, Scrabble, or any other favorite.

BYO Hacker: Bodyguards in the 21st Century.

BYO Intelligence: Actually using your brain to figure out something…or when AI robots take over the world.

BYO Jump Drive: A whistleblower’s favorite.

BYO Kittens: For making that irresistible, can’t-stop-watching, almost viral video.

BYO Litigation: The new term for Small Claims Court.

BYO Money: What Cash with be called 10 years from now.

BYO N: BYO’s maximum amount.  As far as BYOingly possible.

BYO OMG: The Surprise Party.

BYO Presents: What you take to the BYO OMG.

BYO Quarrel: The updated version of an older brother’s favorite ‘Stop Hitting Yourself.’

BYO Raven: Quoth he.

BYO Sushi: The new ‘Gone Fishing’ Bumper sticker.

BYO Time: It’s all relative anyway.

BYO Utopia: Happiness comes from within.

BYO Vacation: The latest Griswold adventure this time with a Hybrid LTD Country Squire.

BYO Warnings: Wouldn’t be cool if everyone had to announce the hazards of interacting with them?

BYO X: Half of a Tic-Tac-Toe game or how Hawaiians greet each other.

BYO Yawn: What you did right now when you read this entry.

BYO Zombie: Pretty much anyone walking around fully engaged with their BYOD.

Well that was fun.  C’mon play along – it’s easy and works with almost any word!

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Peter is an F5 evangelist for security, IoT, mobile and core. His background in theatre brings the slightly theatrical and fairly technical together to cover training, writing, speaking, along with overall product evangelism for F5. He's also produced over 350 videos and recorded over 50 audio whitepapers. After working in Professional Theatre for 10 years, Peter decided to change careers. Starting out with a small VAR selling Netopia routers and the Instant Internet box, he soon became one of the first six Internet Specialists for AT&T managing customers on the original ATT WorldNet network.

Now having his Telco background he moved to Verio to focus on access, IP security along with web hosting. After losing a deal to Exodus Communications (now Savvis) for technical reasons, the customer still wanted Peter as their local SE contact so Exodus made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. As only the third person hired in the Midwest, he helped Exodus grow from an executive suite to two enormous datacenters in the Chicago land area working with such customers as Ticketmaster, Rolling Stone, uBid, Orbitz, Best Buy and others.

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