Tag Archives: IoT
I have been programming since I was a senior at Coronado High way back in 1975. Yes, I am that old. While today’s projects are light years beyond the simple things I once wrote in BASIC and Fortran, the thrill of creating something amazing out of a bunch of number and letters is still just […]
“The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke In technology, some ideas take a long time to catch on. Consider Microsoft’s journey to Skype for Business. For better or worse, I was there from the beginning — from Microsoft’s first foray into telephony […]
On a recent episode of the public radio program, Marketplace, the host, Kai Ryssdal, asked his guest to describe her job in five words or less. I can’t remember what her response was, but it made me think about what mine might be. My first reaction was something akin to “Waiting until retirement day,” but […]
Come together, right now over me Lennon and McCartney If you are as old as I am, you have almost certainly been asked this question at least once in your life: “Beatles or Stones?” While that is an easy answer for some folks, I happen to really like both bands. No single Beatle had […]
It’s easy to learn how to drive a car without understanding how an internal combustion engine works. The same can be said about many of the machines and devices that we take for granted. Who among us can explain how an air conditioner cools a room? I expect that most people cannot. We typically learn […]
Once again, my friends at Avaya have done really cool things with my IoT software!
Those of you who know me from my technical, nerdy life know that I love protocols. It’s true. I simply adore bits, bytes, request messages, responses, ACKs, and message bodies. I take great pleasure from looking through a complicated Wireshark trace and knowing exactly what a particular header value means and why it was used. […]
Avaya has been very busy creating Breeze workflows with my IoT software and the most engaging uses of my work can be found in their Lego Smart City. It’s impressive how little blocks of plastic can be so successful at presenting IoT in ways that everyone can relate to. Here are two videos that demonstrate […]
It’s important to know one’s limitations. For example, I consider myself a pretty good computer programmer. I love problem solving and turning abstract concepts into lines of code. Over the years, I have written everything from SIP-based communication services to hard disk interrupt processors. However, I am not good at writing software that people can […]
I was very excited to see that one of the winners at the Enterprise Connect TADHack-mini used my Zang IoT software! That’s pretty darn cool!