(To stop the clip from playing….click the stop button.) Here is a video clip one of the developers of the technology that has become the Internet. He is a biggie in my world (Electrical Engineering) and when I was in college I looked up to him and others (Kleinrock, Tobagi, Roberts, Frank, Kahn, etc) as much as I did Maris and Mantle….hmmm, maybe not that … Continue reading Vint Cerf on the Internet
If you do not know what podcasting is, here is a very cool introduction: The world is changing. Streaming (podcasting included) technology has already proven itself at some Universities where students who may have missed class, or need to refresh their memory can watch a video stream of the class anytime. For example, see these classes available by streaming by Berkeley. Now students at any … Continue reading Tech for Teachers – Podcasting Classes
If you are faint of heart or easily offended…please turn to another page. For the rest of you, this story in Time (remember this is not YeOldeTechy’s story, I am just passing along information) is interesting. But I believe it is more interesting after you hear my short story about this particular topic. Interesting Story Way back in the mid-1990’s when Internet video was just … Continue reading 3G and cell phone video – an application
Just trying something….this was Kristen’s idea to see if we could download the contents of the Apple IPod to a “random” computer. Can we? Let’s give it a try…. The first thing we did was plug in Kristen’s old IPod (she now has a brand spanking new IPod Classic 80 gig so she can fit in all the great country songs of the world (see … Continue reading Apple IPod Transfer — A quick test
For Fathers Day I received a couple of books (Sue Grafton’s “K” and “L”) a really cool sign for my yard (Free Weeds: Pick Your Own), and a badly needed expansion of our computer storage capacity: a Western Digital “My Book” 1 terabyte external hard drive with USB 2.0. To me, it is amazing that 1 TB is now available at the desktop. And even … Continue reading Western Digital My Book 1 TeraByte Drive
I hopped on a new forum today, this one dedicated to the world of “Telepresence”. Verrrrry interrrresssssting. The Telepresence Forum. I’ve already posted our version of “Personal Telepresence” and plan to visit that forum a lot more in the future. For the record, even though personal telepresence is being re-defined by marketing $, here is what we originally defined it as: “Personal Telepresence is an … Continue reading Telepresence Forum
If you have not yet been convinced that the time for telecommuting has finally arrived maybe you should look at what you spend on gas now driving to work. At over $4.00 a gallon (and Stockton being the highest in the Nation) a typical commute from Tracy to the Bay Area now can cost you (assume 20 MPG in your automobile, you travel 100 miles … Continue reading Telecommute: The Time is Now!