Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Let There be Training

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a pretty geeky guy.  I am fascinated by new gadgets and clever software.  Looking around my desk, I see at least nine different electronic widgets, gizmos, and questionably practical appliances.  Even worse, I have an almost obsessive curiosity about what makes them do whatever it is that […]

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Understanding Telephone Number Translation

It wasn’t that long ago when electronic communication was limited to telephone calls.  You picked up a telephone receiver, pressed a finger down on a series of numbered buttons, and voila, you were able to speak with someone miles away. Sometime in the 1980’s we added email to our bag of communications tricks.  Since then […]

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Selling Ownership vs. Providing Access

I have always been the kind of person who likes to own things. No, I don’t mean that in a materialistic, hoarding kind of way. Rather, it’s all about saving to buy over renting over time. I don’t lease cars, I buy them. From the moment I was able to afford a mortgage and the […]

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IPv4 vs. IPv6

Those of you who are as old as I am will remember the multi-year attempt to move the United States from the English system of measurements to the metric system.   The most visible push came in the form of dual speed signs placed alongside highways across the country. As I recall, the top sign showed […]