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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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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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Platform Pivot Possibilities

June 11, 2011

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Anyone who has read my musings before already knows that I have loved technology for a very long time. You are also aware that I’ve used many different forms and flavors of technology. The list of operating systems is quite long. On the server side, I’ve used: Univac Exec 8, IBM MVS, IBM VM/ESA, IBM […]

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Does Amazon Have the Whole Enchilada?

April 2, 2011

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For those who have read my musings for some time, you’ll know that I use a lot of Amazon services. I have purchased music from Amazon for many years.  Why would I use Amazon’s music service when iTunes owned the market?  Because I really believe in competition.  And I really believe in good prices.  And […]

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A Little Dab’ll Do Ya

February 21, 2011

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Sometimes, help comes from the oddest sources. As you can probably tell by my last post, I really don’t like compromising on technical matters.  But I had to compromise a little in order to achieve the download speeds that I wanted.  Consequently, I chose to “relax” my desire to use DD-WRT. But I couldn’t live […]

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MSN Messenger Integration

December 19, 2005

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There is a new version of MSN Messenger for general use. It’s MSN Messenger 7.5.0322. While it still needs the ability to communicate with (and through) other IM networks, it is one of the nicest client programs I’ve seen. First, I must apologize. This is the first version I’ve loaded of MSN Messenger for quite […]

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The New Hotness

December 1, 2005

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Old and busted, meet the new hotness. This week, we are seeing some amazing releases that have been in development for many months. As everyone must know already, Firefox 1.5 is finally available in a GA form. I’ve been using trunk builds and release candidates for several months. And now everyone can share the fun. […]

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Morning Grind #10

August 19, 2005

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From the heartland, here are your morning bits and bytes… I am now fully immersed in the most recent grid computing initiatives. I ran a couple of work units for the Folding@Homefolks at Stanford. This is a very cool project that is performing distributed calculations to determine protein folding characteristics associated with key protein sequences. […]

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CERN: The Center of the Universe?

August 16, 2005

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In late September, I’ll be giving a presentation on grid computing for the Kansas City Computer measurement Group (KCCMG). And since I am responsible for getting speakers to this year’s event, I thought I’d do the intro presentation. I’ll do this for several reasons. First, I’ll get to define terms and set the tone for […]

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