An obnoxious meme has returned to the fore lately, claiming that innovation is dead. The hippies did it, or maybe it was the Internet, or even a decline of America. But nothing could be further from the truth, and statements like this make me question the perspective of the speaker. "These Kids These Days!" "These kids these days don't know how bad is used to be! We had … [Read more...] about On the Death of Innovation, or “These Kids These Days!”
The Tech Field Day events I run are hotspots of social media, but it has been hard building an Internet presence to keep up. Constantly on the move, I need a flexible network with scalability and failover (and fail-back) between 3G/4G and wired Internet. My latest design relies on CradlePoint's MBR1200 "Failover Router", which can load-balance across multiple 3G and 4G data … [Read more...] about Building a Combination 3G/4G/Wired Wi-Fi Network
I spent this week at the 2011 Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond, WA. It was an excellent trip, full of great information that I can't talk about: Microsoft is the only company I have an NDA with! But I can say that no one should count that company out. Although Apple, Google, and Facebook (?!) get all the attention, Microsoft is making some good moves. The Kinnect and Windows … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, March 4, 2011
Amazon is offering the PHS300 for just $79 with free shipping available. This is $100 off the retail price! My PHS300 has been a constant companion for me for two years, providing Internet access for me and my friends wherever I go. I'm using it right now, in fact! The PHS300 is a battery-powered box with a USB port and Wi-Fi radio. Attach almost any 3G or 4G modem or … [Read more...] about Get a Cradlepoint PHS300 Portable 3G WiFi Router For Just $79!
I recently purchased a Novatel MiFi 2200 on Virgin Mobile (USA) as an emergency fallback networking device for Tech Field Day, and it saved our bacon on-site at Symantec. It literally saved our bacon. See, being a security company, Symantec had a strictly-controlled network that did not allow live streaming to Ustream. Since the CradlePoint PHS300 was in use by the delegates, … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My MiFi Charge?