Category Archives: Technology Trends

The Virtual Reality

Over the past three years I have come to rely more and more on virtual machines. Virtual machines allow me to create snapshots of development and product environments that are easy to backup and share with others. What this means … Continue reading

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Is it time for a general compensation review?

It’s been my experience that the quantity of tech jobs tends to cycle between feast and famine. We seem to be entering a feast period where the number of jobs exceeds the number of candidates. Couple that with the fact … Continue reading

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When to invest in a tech company

One could say that I’ve been around the block when it comes to tech companies and start-ups, so a¬†question that I get quite often from investors is “Is this a good investment?” It’s not a really easy question to answer, … Continue reading

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Real and make believe

There’s a song by Three Doors Down that refers to the singers life as containing things that are real and make believe. The Singer is struggling to tell the difference between the two. I suspect that everyone has moments like … Continue reading

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Retirement?

So what does it mean to retire? People have been asking me about retirement for years and my response has always been that I retired in 1981 when I graduated. I actually had a manager at Mitel in the 80’s … Continue reading

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TechNADA

I just got back from a quick walk around at today’s TechNADA job fair at the brook street hotel. It reminded me of the early 80’s in that there was good representation from local tech companies and the tech community. … Continue reading

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Big Thoughts

It’s 2:05AM and I find myself wide awake in a Hotel room in Wroclaw Poland with no air conditioning and a squeaky oscillating fan. I managed to sleep off the 12 hour transit during the later afternoon and with a … Continue reading

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Robotic trash pickup?

A few years ago the movie Wall-E highlighted what we have to look forward to as the world slowly devolves into a giant garbage dump. Wall-E was a garbage disposal robot that was left behind to clean up the mess. … Continue reading

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The Intel Edison

A few years back, Intel announced that it would be manufacturing a small all-in-one computer with an SD card footprint. In the end, that footprint was a bit too small, but they did release a very small foot print device … Continue reading

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