Posts Tagged: networking

How do I network effectively? Good tools help!

I’m really looking forward to being one of the three panelists at tomorrow’s Capital Ideas Edmonton event tackling the question, “How do I network effectively?” I guess you could say I have had some success with networking and I definitely have some ideas and thoughts on the subject to share! How do you approach someone… Reads more »

Divertido’s Network @ The Aquatic Lounge

Tonight I finally made it out to a Divertido event! Hosted at the Eye Care Group on 104th Street and Jasper Avenue, Network @ The Aquatic Lounge was Divertido’s twelfth event since they launched in September 2008. I’ve wanted to attend one of their events for a long time now, but always had something else… Reads more »

Please don’t send me large files via email

If you’ve ever sent me a large file through email, you probably know how much I hate it. No one escapes a lecture! Just because GMail and other services give you gigabytes of storage, doesn’t mean that it’s okay to send really large attachments. I was happy to read that one my favorite blogs posted… Reads more »

Don’t worry about undersea cable cuts

Remember all the undersea cables that were cut last month? I still haven’t come across a definitive reason for the disruptions, though a February 19th article at The Inquirer claims it was sabotage. I’m not sure about that, but the one thing that is clear is that everyone has moved on. For instance, Google announced… Reads more »

Fifth undersea cable cut

With each passing day, another undersea cable serving the Middle East is severed. At least that’s the way things are going right now! Slashdot reported earlier today on the fifth incident, originally suggesting that it resulted in all of Iran going offline. They later backtracked as it became clear that Iran was still on the… Reads more »

Undersea cables carry 95% of the world’s telephone and Internet traffic

On Friday I posted about the three undersea cables that were cut, disrupting Internet access in South Asia and the Middle East. Since then, another cable has been cut, and the story is finally starting to get some coverage. The BBC posted about the issue today, and included a really interesting diagram that explains the… Reads more »

If I were a terrorist…

…I’d launch an attack on undersea cables around the world. On Wednesday, two such cables near Egypt were cut resulting in a major disruption of Internet access in south Asia and the Middle East. Today, another cable was cut near Dubai. In both cases the cause remains unknown, but ship anchors seem likely. Why bother… Reads more »

Wi-Fi Heartbeat

Oh man I totally need to get me one of these! BoingBoing posted yesterday about a DIY project that can give you a “sixth sense for wireless networks.” Here’s the project description: This project is for a small electronic unit that allows the user to sense the presence and relative signal strength of wireless hotspots…. Reads more »

Telus finally upgrading broadband network

Dickson sent me this story today about Telus. I recently got rid of my Telus landline and while I am not a big fan of the company, I have been pretty happy with their mobile phone service, and until a couple years ago when I lost my static IP, I was happy with their ADSL… Reads more »

OpenDNS

I came across OpenDNS today via Geek News Central. I have been meaning to look for something like this for quite some time. Basically, it is a DNS service, used by your computer to look up the IP address of a domain name. Whenever you setup your Internet connection on your computer, or router, or… Reads more »