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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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Net neutrality for the rest of us

Net Neutrality has been framed as a debate between corporate giants who can well-afford to pay to publish their content, and rightly should.  But that’s a straight-up lie.  Let’s try a thought experiment, shall we?  Imagine the public outcry if … Continue reading

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Facebook explores emergent behavior, invents bully-bot

Has anyone actually been successful getting Facebook to enforce its own Terms of Service?  Because I’m striking out left and right.  Oddly, the people having success seem to be the ones abusing the reporting process.  In his book Out Of … Continue reading

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Small business frozen in Carbonite

Dear Carbonite, I originally purchased the Carbonite Business service based on the strong recommendation of Leo LaPorte and the product’s ability to let me manage my own encryption keys.  Although this feature is advertised heavily on Leo’s various shows, it … Continue reading

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