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Let me start by wishing you all a very Happy Holidays!

And thank you all for your continued support and patronage!

Getting Ready For A New Year:

It always seems like the end of the year is a good time to think over how the year went, as well as plan for the year ahead.

It’s also a great time to get organize, which is something I really needed to do as my office and studio was getting pretty cluttered.

So for the last couple of days I’ve been cleaning the place up, and I thought I’d share with you what the Studio currently looks like:

Studio A at Insights In Automation where I mostly film lessons for

Above you can see a partial panoramic of Studio A where I mostly film lessons for my courses at

And below you can see a partial panoramic of Studio B (the other half of the room) where I have been filming most of the episodes for The Automation Show:

Studio B at Insights In Automation where I mostly film The Automation Show for

And for a complete view, below are both full panoramics stitched together:

Insights In Automation is the name of the company I founded in 2013, and went full time at in July of 2015. It’s the company behind and

Note: You might find it interesting to compare these pictures to the ones I took when I renovated the studio back in 2018:

Now that my Studio (and office) has been completed cleaned up, I’m feeling pretty good about taking a few days off to spend with my wife and adult kids knowing that I’ll be able to come back ready for the new year 😀

If we don’t get to talk before then, let me wish you a very Happy Holidays, and a Safe and Prosperous New Year!

Until next time, Peace ✌️ 

Shawn M Tierney
Technology Enthusiast & Content Creator

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