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June 27, 2014
Net Neutrality & Internet Capabilities

From my point of view I see is the loss of net neutrality as a boon for the technology of the Internet as a whole.  If service providers can charge more for ‘premium’ content it stands to reason that the provider has to offer a ‘premium’ class of service for that content. This concept is…

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June 27, 2014
What is Your Hobby?

Mine tend to be outdoors, skiing and sailing are my principals, but I tend to buck the trend. It seems that a large number of people find their hobbies on-line, gaming being one of the principals. A recent survey shows that the U.S. supports about 145 Million gamers and that they spend on the average of about…

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June 19, 2014
Connected Fabric? What's on your T-shirt?

I know it is a worn out marketing line, but the recent advances in technology have sparked an interest in this technophile. Wearable technology made techie headlines with the announcement of an electronic fabric. Today we have glasses and watches that are connected, and I am sure that I can find a ring that can…

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June 19, 2014
Layered Security on a Network Device

I recently co-authored a whitepaper discussing the layered network security approach typically implemented with PCI Compliance.  This got me thinking about layered security in general. Data center security, network security, application security, physical security, and national security…  One thing these entirely different security architectures have in common is the layered approach to securing critical assets.…

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June 19, 2014
What Gauges Are You Watching?

As a sales engineer for Integration Partners I have the opportunity to spend long periods of time behind the wheel of my car. I am in tune with the rhythms of my car, the sound of its engine, the vibration of the tires on the road surface and any number of other observations that my…

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January 30, 2014
Keep Right Except to Pass

An interesting sign to be found on the highways of Vermont, I looked for it in Connecticut and Massachusetts, but they do not seem to care, left, right center, drive where ever you please. But in Vermont it seems that the department of transportation wants to preserve the road surface of the left lane, only…

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December 18, 2013
Amazon in Line to Break the Wireless Speed Record

Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos unveiled the plan on CBS’s “60 Minutes” news program in the U.S., showing interviewer Charlie Rose the flying machines that can serve as delivery vehicles. Bezos said the gadgets, called octocopters, can carry as much as 5 pounds within a 10-mile radius of an Amazon fulfillment center. Amazon may start…

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December 17, 2013
Maple Syrup the Ethernet of the Kitchen

For the holidays I tried a new twist on the festive fowl. I found a receipt for apple maple roasted turkey (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/maple-roast-turkey/). It was a hit. Maple syrup is a staple around our household, it sweetens everything possible in the kitchen (from apples to zucchini). I liken it to the way that Ethernet has transformed networking, a…

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