Flat Tire on the Information Superhighway

When you want to go places, and I mean really go places, you think of everything you need for where you want to go. So, you pack up your stuff, head out on the superhighway, and promptly get derailed by a flat tire. Whether a flat tire is a nuisance or a catastrophe depends upon quick and ready backup, and …

SIP Trunks: An Incomprehensible Service the size of Texas

President: What is this thing? Truman: It’s an asteroid, sir. President: How big are we talking? Engineer: Sir, our best estimate is 97.6 billion… (President looks on, confused) Truman: It’s the size of Texas, Mr. President. President: Dan, we didn’t see this thing coming? Truman: Well, our object collision budget is only a million dollars, it allows us to search …

The Fix is in!

  In 1955, the whole family gathered around a new form of entertainment and information, the TV. It was a revolution, a wonder, and it broke a lot. Enter the TV repairman. In time, TV’s became a lot more reliable, cheaper, and capable of not only receiving TV signals but data and video signals as well. In time the TV …

When a Tesla Costs a Nickel

Right now, if you could upgrade your clunker to a new Tesla at the cost of a nickel you would do it in a jiffy. An impossible deal you say, technology can move fast of course, but pricing just can’t move as fast. Well, pricing does move that fast, and in the real world, cost really counts. But you resist …

China Finds Waldo

  Finding needles in haystacks or Waldo in a crowd is near impossible for us, but child’s play for modern data recognition software, and that should make you happy and scared at the same time. A camera system is the eyes of a physical enterprise, seeing everything, but up to now, not making much sense out of it. And the …

How Atlanta Got Burned

This time, it had nothing to do with Sherman, although like Rhett warned, the opposition has the factories and foundries, and all you have is arrogance. Well, arrogance seems to die hard in the deep south, and it sure did when the City of Atlanta ignored warnings from its IT auditors, did not adequately protect its systems, and got promptly …