Category Archives: Software

Apple’s iPhone X Announcement: Evolution or Revolution?

As the early adopter of technology that I am, I patiently wait for the announcements from Apple.  Today was was the first announcement made from the new Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus.  With this being the 10th anniversary … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Computer History at the Living Computers Museum + labs

Today, I took a stroll down technology memory lane and visited the Living Computers Museum + labs in Seattle, WA.  This museum houses working computers from the 1960’s through today.  By “working”, I really mean that they are powered up and you … Continue reading

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Secure Shell: Part 1- The Basics

In our technological infancy, no one really was very concerned about security. Use of the telnet application was the common method used to establish text-based connections to remote systems. The downside of telnet is that all of the traffic (usernames, … Continue reading

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Removing Microsoft Windows Updates: A Temporary Solution to Restore Productivity

Although most often harmless to existing installed software and computer configurations, occasionally, Microsoft Windows updates can negatively impact your system. It isn’t possible for Microsoft to test every combination of hardware and software prior to shipping these updates. Often, these … Continue reading

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White Spaces: What Is It and Why Do I Care?

On December 22, 2011, the FCC announced approval of the first television white spaces database and device.  This announcement will have an impact on you in the future. An additional relevant FCC announcement can be found here. In layman’s terms, … Continue reading

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Traits and Skills of a Good Software Test Engineer

I have been in the software industry for nearly 25 years.  In that time, I have had various roles including software developer, trainer, software builder, tester, development manager, test manager, test lead and software release coordinator.  I recently put together … Continue reading

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The Secrets To Apple’s Success

I had a discussion with some friends yesterday about how the departure of Steve Jobs will impact Apple.  Among the things we talked about were the reasons that Apple has been so successful. Here is a quick summary of those … Continue reading

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