516 posts categorized "Web/Tech"

December 30, 2016

Don't be Phished by Russians - or Anyone Else

The Washington Post has a More...

December 20, 2016

Droning into Retirement

When I had my first job after college I saved every penny not spent on dates for flying lessons. Eventually I got my private pilot's license and even an instrument rating. But I haven't been an active pilot in years.

So it's only appropriate that I got myself a drone as a reti More...

January 29, 2012

Why Republicans (Finally) Opposed SOPA and PIPA

Originally House bill SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and Senate bill PIPA (Protect IP Act) were More...

January 07, 2012

Huh?

Posted a comment on CNN.com. See hilited contradiction below.

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January 04, 2012

SOPA and PIPA are Bipartisan Bad Policy, Really Bad Policy

In China you can't get to some Internet sites: no Facebook, no YouTube, no Twitter. More...

September 13, 2011

Irene Lesson #3: Critical Data Belongs in the Cloud, Not Under It

"As flood waters from Tropical Storm Irene swamped the Waterbury state office complex, seven employees from the Vermont Agency of Human Services rushed inside to rescue computer servers that are critical for processing welfare checks and keeping track of paroled prisoners living around the s More...

July 19, 2011

Small Screen as Swiss Army Knife

Cyberlight

Somewhere in the dark grass beyond the lights of the wedding tent our granddaughter had lost her shoe. She cried in her mother's arms to let us know it was past her bed time. "I think there's a flashlight in my bag in the car," Mary said. The More...

July 12, 2011

Business Card with QR Code

That funny black and white pattern on the top of my new business card is called a QR (Quick Retrieval) code. Think of it as a two dimensional succe More...

July 05, 2011

The Empress’ New iPad

Update: I was sloppy in my debugging and wrong to blame Safari on the iPad for problems we had viewing web pages on that device in my post below. Although iPad, as is well known, doesn't support Flash, the problems I was seeing were caused by settings on the two WiFi routers I use; More...

May 10, 2011

Pulse Interviews Me on MSFT Skype Deal

Got a Facebook message this morning asking me to appear on the Pulse in 30 minutes to discuss Microsoft and Skype. Quickly put a shirt on and did the interview, appropriately, on Skype running on my Windows 7 PC.

 

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