Category: Technology

Tin Can Telephone

The Intercom Problem

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Basically, the Two General’s problem demonstrates how it’s impossible to guarantee that you can coordinate an activity by communicating via an unreliable connection. However, by accepting some level of risk that messages won’t get through you can engineer a solution that mitigates problems and is good enough in most situations.

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Surface Pro 3 on desk near keyboard and monitor

My Experiment with the Surface Pro 3

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When I am in my home office or ADNET office, I rely heavily on my “mobile work station” laptop with its full size keyboard, 16” screen and a second monitor. However, the concept of having a lighter device to carry around was intriguing, so I agreed to take a shot at the Surface.

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Foundation of building under construction

A Strong Foundation

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Many organizations spend a great deal of money on their servers, applications and workstations without reviewing the foundation that holds everything together.

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External Hard Drive with USB cable

Beyond the Bare Minimum Backup Strategy

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Have you ever considered backing up some of the other components on your network such as phone systems, network appliances, firewalls and routers? Each one of these devices can be just as critical to your business as your data.

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Closeup of Watch Face

How Fast is Fast?

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​It used to be that I could install a server OS, get it patched, and get it connected to a client’s network in about 4 hours on a good day. That was pretty quick. But if I can’t get it done today in 2 hours, I’ve been slacking.

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