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The Real Cloud Computing Transformation

October 16, 2011

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I recently gave the keynote address at a Kansas City symposium on cloud computing. So when I saw this article, my interest was piqued. The author believes that cloud computing is devouring itself. Um, alright. I guess I can buy the premise. But I think the author may be too absorbed with the technical layers […]

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I Remember When…

October 10, 2011

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…remote control was either difficult or expensive. You could choose the Microsoft approach.  You could use the RDP solution from any client.  But if you wanted to actually connect to a desktop, that system needed to be running a “professional” version of the OS.  That meant that you could have remote control from Microsoft if […]

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DLNA Difficulties Defy Desires

September 5, 2011

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Over the past couple of days, I’d completed all the chores that needed to be done on this long weekend. So today was a free day. The weather was amazing today. But Cindy and I decided to take care of a few things: Cindy spent the day working on schoolwork while I worked on configuring […]

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A Very Samsung Summer

September 3, 2011

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It’s been a Samsung kind of month here at the castle. First it was the Galaxy Tab. Then we added a Samsung refrigerator. Finally, we ended up buying a second Samsung TV. Why did we need another TV? Well, our second daughter has started a job in Chanute, Kansas as an assistant basketball coach. She […]

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From Uber-Geek to…Corporate Wonk?

August 27, 2011

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It is always good to see when talent is rewarded. So many of us began our careers very humbly. I started my career by building my own PC. [When I started, you were forced to solder them yourself. And most folks were using CP/M (from Digital Research).] Still others gained their notoriety by being public […]

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Me and My Tablet

August 27, 2011

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It’s been twenty-one days since I bought my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device. And in that time, the tab and I have been through a lot. We’ve had to replace the Zagg screen protector twice. We’ve shared a firmware upgrade (courtesy of the talented Samsung support team). We’ve even solved a DHCP problem with a […]

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Bouncing Between Various Quanta of Activity

August 20, 2011

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It has been an amazingly hectic week.  And today has epitomized the chaos that I’ve felt.  This week has seen a lot: We got back from vacation (which was really just a long weekend).  But we have been struggling to re-integrate into our normal routines. The man who enticed me to leave my previous job […]

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I’ve Upped the Ante – My Increasing Android Investment

August 6, 2011

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Android has been my smartphone OS for almost a year.  And it has served me quite well.  But it has its limitations on a smartphone.  The limitations are many.  And some of them are even noteworthy.  But my biggest challenge with my smartphone is that it is a wholly inadequate platform for writing notes and […]

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Welcome Back My Friends…

July 30, 2011

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…to the show that never ends. Last weekend was exciting – and frustrating.  Seven days ago, I decided that I needed to switch to a different ROM on my phone.  I loved Liberty GB.  But about a month ago, it lost all of its momentum.  Daily builds had dried up.  And there was no sustainable […]

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Using Android to Remotely Control Media Playback

July 26, 2011

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It’s interesting to see how mobile devices can be used for the oddest little tasks.  My Android phone can do a lot.  It can run all sorts of network apps.  And the latest app I’ve picked up is a remote control tool for the VideoLAN VLC media player. When you think about it, there isn’t […]

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