Information Technology

The world is changing. Rapidly. Bits are flying over the Internet at an unprecedented pace. As my loyal reader…..you know my feelings about Cisco and video conferencing, but, it looks to me as though they are getting back to focusing on handling bits….a very good thing.  For everyone! This commercial by Cisco is interesting.  I LOVE the part where they say that you do not … Continue reading Information Technology

Old Days

It’s Valentines Day, and I am sitting at AltamontCowork just thinking about how technology has changed my life.  MY technology, since I am an engineer (MSEE, University of Kansas) who spent most of his life advancing (or trying to advance) technology….in particular video conferencing and collaboration from a distance. Truthfully….I am not really sure if we did (or are doing) a great job with technology…sometimes … Continue reading Old Days

PCMag Compares Skype and Facetime Video Conferencing

I ran across this this morning (see YouTube video). A very cool comparison by the very knowledgeable techy’s at PCMag.com showing the video call quality between Skype and Facetime. The test was completed via WiFi since Facetime is limited to that transport mechanism. My Opinions My issue with Facetime is it’s limited call-ability….it works fine between other iPhones, or Macs, but, that is it.  The world is bigger … Continue reading PCMag Compares Skype and Facetime Video Conferencing

Google Docs Application Sharing

Note:  Fast forward to time 5:48 to see how you can share a doc. This past week, I tried something new:  Joleen and I worked remotely, but, together, on a proposal we submitted for a new project. In the old days, application sharing (working together on a document) with video conferencing stuff was unheard of. WebEx (and others) came along to make application sharing a … Continue reading Google Docs Application Sharing

Google Chrome Web Store

Cloud Cool Another day, another cool new technology thingy from Google. If you ever wondered how you could live in the cloud, today’s introduction of the “chrome web store” may provide the beginnings of an answer. But only the beginnings… Using Chrome (the only browser that works) you can go here and download any number of free (or fee) apps. Very cool. These apps cover … Continue reading Google Chrome Web Store