QuickView: Samuel Adams Rebel IPA

It’s Saturday, so that means another Quick Review of a beer I haven’t tried before.  This time it’s Samuel Adams Rebel IPA.  You know me, I love me some IPA! So here are my thoughts....

QuickView: Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

Along with my regular Saturday Publix purchase, my wife convinced me to try a single new beer (you know, so I don’t buy a 6 pack of something that turns out be complete crap). I selected Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo Extra IPA.  A friend of mine told me that it...

The Not So Hidden Truth of Net Neutrality

ALL ISPs oversubscribe the bandwidth that they’ve purchased. In the late 90s, when cable broadband was just taking off, an ISP used statistical multiplexing models to determine the amount of bandwidth they needed to purchase knowing that they were oversubscribing what they had. The idea behind statistical multiplexing was...

Use Podcasting to Break Through Social Media Noise

Social Media Noise Back when social media first started, it was an uncharted land with plenty of real estate for a person to take up residence and others to visit with.  As does happen with many land development deals, the area started getting crowded with MySpace, Twitter, Facebook and...

A blast from the past – My BBS years

The late 80s and early 90s were the time of Bulletin Board Systems aka BBSes. From Mustang Software's Wildcat! BBS software to Galacticomm's The Major BBS and eventually WorldGroup client/server architecture, BBSes were the most widely used forms of electronic communication (especially for the technically minded) until the...

Broadband & Wireless Technologies and the Role of Local Government

I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the GCCMA that was being hosted in Tifton, Georgia this year. The topic, as indicated above, was a natural for me as Tifton has been running a broadband cable company since 1999. Below is the text of my speech: Broadband...

CityNet’s 7 Year Anniversary Celebration

The speech below I prepared and presented at CityNet’s 7. Year Anniversary Celebration that we held on October 26, 2006 at the CityNet offices. Seven years ago, the result of a decision made by the City of Tifton’s leadership came to life. It had been decided that the incumbent...