Tag Archives: technology advances

On the durability of ephemera

If 30 years ago a merchant had told me “We’re sorry, your shopping cart no longer exists” it would have freaked me out. I don’t have a screen shot of the message I just received because it wasn’t until after … Continue reading

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A career in Tech Support

Anyone who is even moderately geeky soon becomes the Tech Support person for all their tech-challenged friends and family.  My professional friends are all pretty tech-y and know this all too well.  But I also have a foot in the … Continue reading

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Solar Roadways is funding – and why you should care

Scott and Julie Brusaw of Idaho came up with the brilliant idea of embedding solar cells into roadways.  Even with the meager conversion rates of today’s solar cells and even in the more Northern regions where the incident solar angle … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality – Part 2

In my yesterday’s Net Neutrality post I wrote “For your ISP, a packet is a packet is a packet.” In another forum, Howard responds: Speaking as an ISP engineer, no, it isn’t that simple. Set aside preferential charging of source … Continue reading

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VRM as root of sovereignty

A VRM-y system would presumably alert you if you didn’t meet the age requirements for some web site you wished to join or subscribe to.  Considering that under the CFAA doing so would be a felony in the US, you’d … Continue reading

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Soverign by design

Over at moxytongue.com, Devon writes: I am challenged by questions concerning the structure of #VRM tools that are built for “Me” in a personal data context, versus the structure of #VRM tools that are built for “Us” in a market … Continue reading

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Imp no wimp

Hours after posting on-boarding for real people I ran across the Electric Imp web site.  I hate the architecture, love almost everything else about it, especially the on-boarding.  Take a look: (Note that the Electric Imp isn’t the thing you see … Continue reading

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