Monthly Archives: August 2014

What is a VIM?

In the new world that is the Internet Of Things (IOT), the sky is not clear, but filled with clouds (metaphorically speaking). My current focus has me doing research into OpenStack, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). … Continue reading

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“The Album is dead”

“Make no mistake,” declared George Ergatoudis, head of music at BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra, this month. “With very few exceptions, albums are edging closer to extinction.” I was surprised when I read about the death of the music … Continue reading

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Funding Science in North America

I have been talking recently with a number of what you might call “Captains of Industry”  and everyone agrees that there is a serious problem with available capital for new technology companies. The instant gratification model of the Internet generation … Continue reading

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“You work with me, not for me.”

The topic today is another quote from Sir Terry. A number of years ago I celebrated a milestone by buying Terry a custom coffee mug. When he asked what it was for, I mentioned that I had worked for him … Continue reading

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“Everyone is in Sales”

I have had the good fortune to work for a very long time with one of the tech industries very successful entrepreneurs. I’ve collected a number of quotes over those years, but perhaps one of the most fundamental ones is … Continue reading

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Starting your day…

The information age has created a great deal of wealth and prosperity but it has also made it harder for people who sit at desks all day to maintain a healthy body. Many of us join health clubs and participate … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Birthday Dad

Since I posted birthday wishes to my mother yesterday, I felt that I should follow up with a few words for my Dad. I had to dig out birth certificates to determine that I actually missed my father’s birthday on … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mom

On this day in 1932 Joe and Alma Wood had their first of nine children. She was a baby girl and they named her Mary Eileen Theresa Wood. She lived through the Second World War and spent her teen years … Continue reading

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